The Poison Bed by Elizabeth Fremantle audiobook

The Poison Bed: A Novel

By Elizabeth Fremantle
Read by Karen Cass  and Steve West

Brilliance Audio 9781643130248

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721364961

  • ISBN: 9781721364961

Runtime: 13.16 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A spellbinding thriller set in the Jacobean Court of 1615 surrounding a famed couple imprisoned on suspicion of murder―but was it Lord Robert or Lady Frances who committed the crime?

A marriage. A murder. One of them did it. Which of them will die for it?

In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. Frances is young, captivating, and from a notorious family. She has been rescued from an abusive marriage by Robert, and is determined to make a new life for herself. Whatever the price.

Robert is one of the richest and most famous men in the kingdom. He has risen from nothing to become one of the country’s most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies.

Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Now a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life.

Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A riveting tale, giving us a new take on an old mystery, with her unique, accomplished skill.” Alison Weir, New York Times bestselling author
“Like all the best writers of historical thrillers, Elizabeth Fremantle weaves together documented fact with sensitively imagined fiction to create a novel that helps us understand a time and place better…I highly recommend The Poison Bed.” NPR
“Fremantle has taken the love story of Lady Frances Howard and Robert Carr in 1615 England and made it indelible. Fremantle’s gift is in reimagining the emotions and circumstances of Frances and Robert. Will stick with you long after you turn the last page.” Mystery Scene
“This craftily constructed historical from Fremantle makes deft use of a real-life crime. Fremantle does a masterly job of recreating the feel of the period, along with making the atmosphere of suspicion and plotting palpable. Readers will eagerly await her next historical.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Rich in historical detail. Bound to please fans of court intrigue.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Fremantle

Author Bio: Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle is the acclaimed author of Sisters of Treason, Queen’s Gambit, and Watch the Lady, among others. She has contributed to Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and the London Sunday Times. She has also reviewed fiction for the London Sunday Express.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English