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Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1)
Face Down in the MarrowBone Pie - Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1
Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
"Today's letter was not a summons to serve Queen Elizabeth. It came from Lancashire. John Bexwith, my steward at Appleton Manor, is dead."Susanna frowned, surprised that this news should have affected her husband so strongly. "The man was quite elderly," she said hesitantly, "was he not?"&qu...  more »

With that incredible statement, Robert placed the letter in his wife's outstretched hand.

Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie is a delightfully cozy Elizabethan mystery introducing Susanna, Lady Appleton. When her husband's steward dies in a unique, ignominious, and highly suspicious manner, Susanna takes advantage of her husband's absence on a political mission for Queen Elizabeth to investigate Bexwith's mysterious demise.

The serving wench who found Bexwith claims that he was frightened to death by a ghost, but Susanna can think of several poisons that could have been concealed in the marrow-bone pie. (Susanna is something of an expert on poisons, having been inspired by her sister's fatal encounter with some poisonous berries to write a cautionary herbal for housewives.)

Even if Bexwith was poisoned, was it accidental or intentional? As if the case weren't complicated enough, Susanna must also unmask a "ghost"-- or are the ghost and the poisoner one and the same?

Kathy Lynn Emerson's debut Elizabethan mystery will delight as it introduces you to a sixteenth-century husband's worst nightmare: an intelligent, no-nonsense wife who happens to know hundreds of poisons.
ISBN-13: 9781575665467
ISBN-10: 1575665468
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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FeliciaJ avatar reviewed Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. Emerson combined a twisty, intriguing puzzle with a classic battle of the sexes. Lady Appleton goes behind her husband's back to investigate the death of a steward found "face down in a marrow-bone pie," convinced he might have been poisoned. This enrages her husband, Sir Robert, the typical Elizabethan misogynist with definite ideas about "a woman's place" (even toward his sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth). Susanna always stays one step ahead of her husband, which irritates him to no end.
Debisbooked avatar reviewed Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Susanna, 16th century herbalist, must identify the deadly poison that killed her husband's steward before murder occurs again.
vintagejoy avatar reviewed Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
First in the book series, wonderful introduction of characters.
MoirasMommy avatar reviewed Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Lady Susanna Appleton, Bk 1) on + 32 more book reviews
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An enjoyable mystery with a good, smart sleuth.
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