Their research becomes intrigue when an eyewitness account turns up missing and a scholar is found dead in his study. Susanna could sympathize with that. We share our conclusions here, Master Calthorpe. She had taken up the study of modern languages on her own and acquired some small skill at translating them into English. When Eleanor had married him, almost six years ago, they had seemed perfectly suited. The girl on the roan is my foster daughter, Rosamond. Yet what possible motives would they have for murder, and why would any of them be interested in supporting the Spanish claims? A quick temper had always been his greatest failing.
He cleared his throat and decided to start with the most glaring difficulty. Indeed, the solution to the mystery comes as something of an anticlimax, not resolving the fundamental issues or advancing the personal goals of either primary character. Martin's Minotaur, 2000 paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2002 Face Down Before Rebel Hooves 1569 hardcover: St. Susanna had been inclined to believe it might even be a love match. Synopsis: Anxious to prove England's claim on the New World, Queen Elizabeth has charged Sir Walter Pendennis, seasoned spy and diplomat, with the top-secret mission. Sir Walter Pendennis, as the owner of Priory House, was their nominal host. I have encountered several discrepancies.
In this book, Lady Susanna and several of her entourage are ensconced at Walter Pendennis' manor in Cornwall with several Cambridge and Oxford scholars trying to prove that England has a better claim to the New World than Spain because of expeditions there earlier than Columbus'. A stone canoe, his companion murmured in a tone filled with awe. Age had not made him less prone to blurt out a scathing remark, and he was long past the point of indulging Susanna because of her womanhood. Reveling in the scents of girl and horse, Susanna hugged her back. Author Kathy Lynn Emerson writes convincingly about this critical period in English history.
I cannot locate the transcript. Their research becomes intrigue when an eyewitness account turns up missing and a scholar is found dead in his study. He has lost weight since I saw him last. There is no great rush, he conceded. Her tone remained mild but her gaze reminded Calthorpe of tempered steel.
Once we transcribed his account of the journey— That is another problem. Turning back to the litter, Susanna addressed Eleanor. Meanwhile, Susanna and Walter find that troubling discrepancies have surfaced among sailors' accounts of the land beyond the Western Sea. He bristled at the implied criticism. Alerted by some small sound from the doorway of the room Sir Walter Pendennis had converted into a library, Susanna glanced up from the letters she was cataloguing. Does England have a claim to the New World? Drawn into intrigue and danger through her friendship with Sir Walter Pendennis, Lady Appleton lends a hand to uncover ancient secrets and solve a murder. Susanna is an expert herbalist with a quick mind and wise ways-and Walter has long carried a flame for her.
Enthusiasm shone in her intelligent, bright blue eyes. It is not yet complete, but I assure you that what there is contains all the necessities. Theft of items valued at a shilling or more is a hanging offense. That at least one of them would end up dead was a foregone conclusion. Have a care, Master Calthorpe. Walter gathers a team of scholars at his Cornwall estate, and calls upon his dear friend Susanna, Lady Appleton, to assist. The research has barely started, however, when Susanna discovers Martin Calthorpe, one of the scholars, dead in his room.
We will have to continue our discussion at a later time, Master Calthorpe. Three scholars had questioned each man, but only Calthorpe had been present at both interviews. Scholarly trickery and New World scandal come to light as Susanna's sleuthing skills are put to the test. Face Down Across the Western Sea is a potent concoction, brimming with the qualities that have made the Susanna, Lady Appleton, series a favorite among mystery lovers: rich period detail, first-rate suspense, and at the center of it all, Susanna-a headstrong and beguiling heroine. Is the murder the work of an academic rival? Some advance warning might have been helpful. And Susanna loved her in return.
I look forward to the next installment. What have you to report? Summary Does England have a claim to the New World? Is the murder the work of an academic rival? Walter gathers a team of scholars at his Cornwall estate, and calls upon his dear friend Susanna, Lady Appleton, to assist. Emerson personalizes the mystery making both Susanna and Walter fully developed characters with conflicted desires and motivations that go far beyond simply solving a crime. Meanwhile, Susanna and Walter find that troubling discrepancies have surfaced among sailors' accounts of the land beyond the Western Sea. Trust one woman to defend another. When Walter's wife appears uninvited at Priory House, she sets about extinguishing that flame. He held himself stiff as a cadaver, but Susanna knew him well enough to be able to tell he was seething just beneath the surface.
I liked it every bit as much as earlier ones. With him is Susanna, Lady Appleton, the woman who turned down his marriage proposal s well as a host of England's best scholars. She had to clear her throat before she could continue. Only a few now living knew the truth behind the tales. She had not wanted to at first. Face Down Across the Western Sea is the seventh book in her Susanna, Lady Appleton, series. The would-be thief came at him in a desperate rush.
Synopsis Anxious to prove England's claim on the New World, Queen Elizabeth has charged Sir Walter Pendennis, seasoned spy and diplomat, with the top-secret mission. And worse, a girl-child mounted on one of the horses. The other had died young, and Leigh himself had gone to his reward when his remaining daughter was a mere lass of thirteen, four and twenty years ago. Walter has long carried a flame for her. Now give me your hand to help me to my feet.