Review: Murder at Fontainebleau




In the latest Elizabethan mystery by the author of Murder at Whitehall, amateur sleuth Kate Haywood investigates deadly machinations unfolding behind the scenes in the magnificent French court.

1561. Queen Elizabeth’s throne is threatened as Mary Queen of Scots—pushed in every direction by opposing and powerful forces—declares herself the rightful Queen of England. To discover her rival’s next unpredictable move, Elizabeth dispatches a party of trustworthy intimates to Mary’s court at Fontainebleau. Chief among them is Kate Haywood, who finds that the glittering balls and genial banquets conceal a web of poisonous ambition that soon turns deadly.

When a beautiful and disruptively flirtatious member of the visiting party is murdered, Kate suspects that the man who stands accused has been set up to discredit Elizabeth. She vows to find the real killer, but the French court is a labyrinth unlike any she has ever navigated before—and at every turn there are more traps set to spring.

Rating: 5 stars


Murder at Fontainebleau by Amanda Carmack is brilliant. This tale spins a whole new light on a historical figure. I loved how Amanda Carmack keeps readers in suspense. Readers won’t know what is really going on until it happens…the plot is steady paced but leaves readers hanging onto every word and turning every page. It’s hard to stop reading this historical mystery novel once readers begin reading it.

Murder at Fontainebleau has everything readers want. Mystery, suspense, intrigue, as well as twists and turns filled on every page. Spies are at hand…as well as sinister motives…death is at hand…and one woman is determined to figure it all out…the question is will she be able to before it’s too late? Readers will find themselves buried deep within this story’s dangerous walls and following right behind Kate as she uncovers the truth. Overall, I loved reading this well-written title by Amanda Carmack, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

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