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The Locksmith's Daughter - Karen Brooks

Paperback Published: 19th September 2016
ISBN: 9781489210548
Number Of Pages: 512

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In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear.

Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth – the last of the Tudor monarchs – and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory’s talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery; no plot secure.

But Mallory’s loyalty wavers when she witnesses the execution of three Jesuit priests, a punishment that doesn’t fit their crime. When Mallory discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she has to make a choice – between her country and her heart.

Mallory, however, carries her own dark secrets and is about to learn those being kept from her – secrets that could destroy those she loves.

Once Sir Francis’s greatest asset, Mallory is fast becoming his worst threat … and everyone knows there’s only one way Sir Francis deals with those.

About the Author

Karen Brooks is the author of nine books, an academic of more than twenty-years experience, a newspaper columnist and social commentator, and has appeared regularly on national TV and radio. Before turning to academia, she was an army officer for five years and prior to that, dabbled in acting. For some reason, all her career choices started with “A”: acting, army, academic and author. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania.


I would recommend this to others


I read Karen Brooks' previous book and loved it so much I just had to have this one as soon as it came out. It has history facts and features people you can picture and relate to.

Minto, Sydney, Australia


Karen Brooks reallly captures the era that this book is set.


This is the first time I have read any books by Karen Brooks. Being an Australian author I had to read it. I certainly wasn't disappointed. It was a very enjoyable read.

Central Coast. N.S.W.


Very enjoyable


I found this book to be a slow getting in to the adventure part of the story but once it started i could barley put it down. A great female lead and an intraguing love interest.

Adelaide, SA


The Locksmith's Daughter

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ISBN: 9781489210548
ISBN-10: 1489210547
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 19th September 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 23.4  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.65