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A Famine of Horses (Sir Robert Carey, Bk 1)
A Famine of Horses - Sir Robert Carey, Bk 1
Author: P. F. Chisholm
In the year 1592, Sir Robert Carey, a handsome courtier, comes north to Carlisle to take up his new post as Deputy Warden of the West March. He has wrangled his appointment to be nearer his true love, a married woman, and farther from the gimlet eyes of his creditors and the disapproving eye of his father (the Queen's cousin -- possibly her ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781464208621
ISBN-10: 146420862X
Publication Date: 4/4/2017
Pages: 250
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 4
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This was a wonderful little historical mystery. Its about the arrival of Sir Robert Carey to the Castle of Carlisle in the Middle March, the border between Scottland and England. And to quote the introduction, the region makes Dodge City look like a health spa.

Aside from the trouble of settling from court to border life, someone is stealing a multitude of horses for some purpose. Then there is the murder that threatens to involve the March Wardenry in a blood feud. Add in Carey's own sense of justice (and fore sightedness (both as much out of place in the Border marches as he is)), a murder of a now account Graham becomes the focal point. From there, Carey is off to try to do right, and the trouble that brings him.

Its a good book and I enjoyed it immensely, especially the exchange between Warden Sergeant Dodd and his Armstrong father-in-law over Carey's possible fate. A fun book and one I'll be keeping and re-reading like I do the Judge Dee mysteries.
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