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A Plague of Angels: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery (urspr publ 1998; utgåvan 2000)

av P F Chisholm, Diana Gabaldon (Inledning)

Serier: Sir Robert Carey (4)

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In 1592, dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey took up his northern post as Warden of the West March in order to escape the complications of creditors and court life. Trouble, however, dogs his heels wherever he goes. And where he goes in autumn, after the summer's misadventures in Carlisle, is back to London upon a summons from his father.Carey is on difficult terms with his powerful sire, Henry, Lord Hunsdon. Hunsdon, son of Anne Boleyn's elder sister, Mary - and probably of a young King Henry VIII - swings a lot of weight as "cousin" to Queen Elizabeth. But Hunsdon needs his ingenious younger son, Carey to sort out the difficulties his elder son has got himself into as an innocent party in a plot to discredit the family.Accompanied by the shrewd Sergeant George Dodd, who's like a fish out of water as he copes with the strange Londoners, Carey tackles Catholics, treachery, and such persons known to history and students of literature as GeorgeGreene and Christopher Marlowe who are working as spies and double agents. Most arresting is a portrait of a love-sick, snivelling hanger-on named Will Shakespeare... .… (mer)
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Titel:A Plague of Angels: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery
Författare:P F Chisholm
Andra författare:Diana Gabaldon (Inledning)
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2000), Paperback, 252 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:Elizabethan London, counterfeiting, alchemy

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A Plague of Angels av P.F. Chisholm (1998)

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A nice twisty plot set in Elizabethan times, with great atmosphere evocative of the era. There are wheels within wheels, and lots of ambiguous characters, and the plot takes us from the aristocracy down into the lowest level of prisons.

I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 mostly because i did not care for the depictions of either Marlowe or Shakespeare here. Neither was especially nuanced, and they were clearly complicated people.

Still- this was an entertaining book in an entertaining series, with a good feel for the period in which they are set. ( )
  cissa | Jun 15, 2016 |
In this installment Sir Robert is called home to London by his father to search for his missing brother, who has perhaps fallen with bad company, and must be searched for amidst a nest of players, including that weedy little balding guy, Shakespeare and an annoyingly arrogant atheistical Marlow who is going to get everybody arrested if he doesn't spout heresy a little more quietly!!

Elizabethan London makes a terrific setting for this fourth book, from filthy back alleys full of pickpockets to noble banqueting rooms full of backstabbing courtiers. Sergeant Dodd's bemusement at the antics of the mad Southrons and his offers to fight any three of them together, (just to keep things fair) kept me chuckling.

I'm sorry this series is over, I really enjoyed it. Hey Patricia Finney, please write some more Robert Carey mysteries!!??
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  bunwat | Mar 30, 2013 |
It was ok, but real-life characters such as Shakespeare and Marlowe did not ring true to my mind.
  Tasman | Feb 13, 2009 |
Reads a bit like a checklist of what is normally not found in historical fiction. Gritty, nasty and just plain convoluted. Along with spying and an appearance from Shakespeare this seems to be trying a bit to hard to be something for everyone and yet failed me. Possibly it's because I came on this story late in the series but honestly I didn't care for the characters or what was going on. It's a story of forging gold and multiple plots and passed the time but several months later I find myself groping to remember anything significant about it. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jan 20, 2009 |
This is book 4 of the series, and the most entertaining so far. Carey and his wonderfully funny sergeant, Henry Dodd are in London and Dodd's reactions to the sights and scenes of the big city are laugh-out-loud hilarious. Carey is searching for his brother who has disappeared. The title refers to a "gold angel", a coin. The plot involves the plague, counterfeiting, spying, Wm. Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe. We also meet Sir Robert's father, Lord Hunsdon. ( )
  lindymc | Jun 1, 2008 |
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In 1592, dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey took up his northern post as Warden of the West March in order to escape the complications of creditors and court life. Trouble, however, dogs his heels wherever he goes. And where he goes in autumn, after the summer's misadventures in Carlisle, is back to London upon a summons from his father.Carey is on difficult terms with his powerful sire, Henry, Lord Hunsdon. Hunsdon, son of Anne Boleyn's elder sister, Mary - and probably of a young King Henry VIII - swings a lot of weight as "cousin" to Queen Elizabeth. But Hunsdon needs his ingenious younger son, Carey to sort out the difficulties his elder son has got himself into as an innocent party in a plot to discredit the family.Accompanied by the shrewd Sergeant George Dodd, who's like a fish out of water as he copes with the strange Londoners, Carey tackles Catholics, treachery, and such persons known to history and students of literature as GeorgeGreene and Christopher Marlowe who are working as spies and double agents. Most arresting is a portrait of a love-sick, snivelling hanger-on named Will Shakespeare... .

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