A paperback edition of the first in this very popular series, now with a brand new cover look.
Since the death of her beloved mother, Lady Grace has become the Queen's favourite Maid of Honour. But even favourites have to obey the Queen's wishes - and the Queen wants Grace to be married. Choosing between her suitors – kindly old Sir Charles, flashy Sir Gerald and sweet, anxious Lord Robert – is easy for Grace: she doesn't want to marry any of them! When Gerald is found dead after the ball at which Grace should have picked her favourite suitor, suspicion falls on Lord Robert. But Grace has noticed that Sir Charles has been acting strangely – and that there is something odd about the body. With her friends Ellie the maid and Masou the acrobat, Lady Grace sets out to discover what really went on that night.
About the Author
Lady Grace Cavendish was a Maid of Honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. She became a ward of the court after both her parents were tragically killed in the service of the Queen.
"A gripping historical thriller" Sunday Times "The book truly catches the feel of the royal court and the unpredictable plot leads the reader on many wild goose chases" The Times "A wealth of historic detail" INIS (Children's Books Ireland) "The personal narrative, written with great attention to the details of Court life, is a fascinating and exciting read." Sunday Tribune (Dublin) "The reader is quickly drawn into the intrigue and chilling atmosphere of court life." Primary Times: Hampshire
Series: The Lady Grace Mysteries
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd August 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1