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A Murder at Rosamund's Gate

By Susanna Calkins

In Susanna Calkins's atmospheric debut novel, a chambermaid must uncover a murderer in seventeenth-century plague-ridden London
For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and--if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.

Determined to do just that, Lucy finds herself venturing out of her expected station and into raucous printers' shops, secretive gypsy camps, the foul streets of London, and even the bowels of Newgate prison on a trail that might lead her straight into the arms of the killer.

In her debut novel, Susanna Calkins seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery into a moving and highly entertaining tale.

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2013

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9781250007902


Format: Book
Author: Calkins, Susanna
Summary: For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and---if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.
Title: A murder at Rosamund's Gate / Susanna Calkins.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Women -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Restoration, 1660-1688 -- Fiction. London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250007902 (hardcover) 1250007909 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: M Calkins
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Bib Id: 425328

Format: Book
Author: Calkins, Susanna
Summary: For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and---if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.
Title: A murder at Rosamund's Gate / Susanna Calkins.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: ix, 340 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Women -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Restoration, 1660-1688 -- Fiction.
Subjects: London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013002522
ISBN: 9781250007902 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250007909 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: M Calkins