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A Murderous Affair The Year Is The Spanish Armada Has Recently Been Defeated, And Queen Elizabeth Rides In Triumph Through A Celebrating London But Even In Peace, The City Has A Deadly Underbelly When The Body Of A Portuguese Nobleman Turns Up On The Banks Of The Thames With A Seal Around His Neck All Fingers Point Towards Lord Rokesby As The Murderer Particularly As The Foreigner Was Last Seen At A Dinner Party At His House The Night Before Yet There Is To This Murder Than Meets The Eye John Lovat, Lord Rokesby S Illegitimate Brother, Is Called In To Dig Deeper Into The Events Surrounding The Death And The He Uncovers, The Complex The Crime Becomes Soon Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth S Chief Counsellor And Spy Master, Takes An Interest In The Case And Lovat Finds Himself Caught Up In A Murderous Affair One That Involves Murder, Betrayal And Infidelity And Which Will Take Him From Grand Houses To The Mean Streets Of Elizabethan London As He Tracks Down The Truth A Murderous Affair Is A Fast Moving Historical Murder Mystery That Combines Meticulous Research With Gripping Story Telling A Compelling Piece Of Work That Kept Me Turning The Pages Robert Foster, Best Selling Author Of The Lunar Code Jonathan Digby Is A British Writer, Who Lives In Camden, North London When Not Writing, He Can Be Found Performing Under His Stage Name John Exell, Or Creating Music With His Indie Band, Boxgrove Pseudomorph A Murderous Affair Is His First Novel Endeavour Press Is The UK S Leading Independent Digital Publisher

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  • ebook
  • 386 pages
  • A Murderous Affair
  • Jonathan Digby
  • English
  • 09 October 2018

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10 thoughts on “A Murderous Affair

  1. says:

    This is a combined murder mystery political thriller historical novel all rolled together in a page turning romp through the streets of Elizabethan London John Lovat, the very likeable hero and detective in this story, was born on the wrong side of the sheets, much to his detriment His father was titled, his mother a maid, and his half brother, Robert, got the fortune and the title when their father died In Robert s domain, his illegitimate half brother s status is below his servants in the p This is a combined murder mystery political thriller historical novel all rolled together in a page turning romp through the streets of Elizabethan London John Lovat, the very likeable hero and detective in this story, was born on the wrong side of the sheets, much to his detriment His father was titled, his mother a maid, and his half brother, Robert, got the fortune and the title when their father died In Robert s domain, his illegitimate half brother s status is below his servants in the pecking order Following the murder of a guest at his brother s house, John is called upon to use his detective skills to solve the murder John is drawn into a dangerous web of political intrigue and treachery.Not many writers would be so bold as to combine so many genres in one story but Johathan Digby achieves this with aplomb Mystery, suspense, humour, romance, and fabulous historical detail this novel has them all That this is the author s debut novel makes his achievement all theremarkable The quality and quantity of historical detail woven seamlessly into the story is exceptional I thoroughly enjoyed it

  2. says:

    This novel is an excellent first book It is very well researched and bravely takes on a past era with flourish and conviction The plot is convincing, although a little laboured and repetitive at times, but this is outweighed by a wealth of great characters who bring it to life I would have given it five stars if it had been a truly indie effort, but since it has been published through Endeavour Press, it should have benefitted from a far better proofreading and editing While it kicks off wit This novel is an excellent first book It is very well researched and bravely takes on a past era with flourish and conviction The plot is convincing, although a little laboured and repetitive at times, but this is outweighed by a wealth of great characters who bring it to life I would have given it five stars if it had been a truly indie effort, but since it has been published through Endeavour Press, it should have benefitted from a far better proofreading and editing While it kicks off with a number of good Elizabethan words and phrases, a rather annoying number of 21C words and expressions have been allowed in adrenaline and morphed are two examples that screamed at me There was also a raised that should have been razed and a misused myriad that no decent proofreader copy editor should have allowed Again, just two examples, but there are rather too many others From my own indie endeavours I know just how hard it is to eliminate mistakes, but when a book has been through a publisher s mill, these sorts of errors are inexcusable.Despite all that, I should highly recommend A Murderous Affair to anyone who likes a good page turning yarn with some great self deprecating humour on the part of the main character the book is written in the first person I hope that Jonathan Digby follows up with a sequel John Lovat is a likeable character about whom I d enjoy reading much

  3. says:

    This was a fun page turner that kept me engaged throughout, despite its evident flaws in setting in language Early in the book and periodically throughout, the author threw in a lot of undefined obscure 16th century words, which even my Webster s Third Unabridged couldn t help me with Some that were in my trusty Webster s showed a first known use of well after the book s stated time period There were some good descriptive passages that set the scene, but other passages that seemed overdone A This was a fun page turner that kept me engaged throughout, despite its evident flaws in setting in language Early in the book and periodically throughout, the author threw in a lot of undefined obscure 16th century words, which even my Webster s Third Unabridged couldn t help me with Some that were in my trusty Webster s showed a first known use of well after the book s stated time period There were some good descriptive passages that set the scene, but other passages that seemed overdone After the first few chapters, either I got used to the in your face approach to communicating we were in the Elizabeth era, or it faded somewhat, and as the book went on Ioften felt that the characters were behaving and speaking in a remarkably modern manner.That said, I enjoyed the characters, and the plot was engaging and fun So, a fun read with some caveats

  4. says:

    A gritty glimpse into the brutal reality of daily life in Elizabethan times, especially if, like the hero, you happen to be born on the wrong side of the blankets Murder, intrigue, revenge, the book has it all.If you like your mysteries with a touch of historical reality, give A Murderous Affair a go.

  5. says:

    November 1588 and the body of a Portuguese nobleman Don Alphonos de Sousa With evidence pointing to Sir Robert Rokesby, he charges his illegitimate brother John Lovat to investigate Lovat is also persuaded to this endeavour by Sir Francis Walsingham Matters can only getcomplicated as we have mystery and suspense, with a very likeable character in Lovat, and an enjoyable tale and a good writing style Hoping there isto come

  6. says:

    A gripping read, with plenty of twists and turns and an engaging central character There were times when I had to go back and re read sections, as there was a lot of cross reference to the fine detail of earlier events, and times when I felt it slipped out of the Tudor period, but overall a very entertaining book.

  7. says:

    Couldn t finish An alright story not good, not bad in need of an edit The characters weren t enough to hold my attention and the plot is just not interesting enough to keep me reading It s a shame, because it looked like my kind of thing.

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this, best described as part historical novel, part crime thriller novel.Start with a body found in the Thames, via the Amarda, the African slave trade, jewish persecution, and hidden catholics The illegitimate son makes good in the end.

  9. says:

    This story held my attention throughout and I was given a good insight into how London looked during the reign of the first Elizabeth The ending was slightly predictable, but this did not detract from the main story

  10. says:

    Historical fiction lovers delight Some very good characters Superb narration However, some words such as adrenaline are asynchronous given it is a first person narration.

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