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Chisholm, P. F. 1958-

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Works: 17 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 3,665 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Adventure stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.I519, 823.914
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Publications about P. F Chisholm
Publications by P. F Chisholm
Most widely held works by P. F Chisholm
A famine of horses : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Carlisle in 1592 is one of the most dangerous parts of Queen Elizabeth's kingdom, where the law of the Scots gives way to the law of the English, often leaving gaps where there is no law at all. Sir Robert Carey, the new deputy warden of the West March, must solve a murder and avert a minor civil war
A season of knives : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
While policing the Scottish border for Elizabeth I's government, Sir Robert Carey busts a plot by a clan to abduct for ransom Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, an unhappily married woman who is the love of his life. By the author of A Famine for Horses
A murder of crows : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
September 1592 - and the redoubtable Sergeant Dodd is still in London with that dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey, dealing with the fall-out from their earlier adventures. Carey urgently needs to get back to Carlisle where he is the Deputy Warden and the raiding season is about to begin
A surfeit of guns : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Defective guns send Sir Robert on a chase after thieves which lands him in Dumfries, where King James VI of Scotland is holding court
A plague of angels : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
"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 various midadventures in Carlisle, is back to London upon a summons from his father."--Back cover
An air of treason : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
After his hair-raising adventures in London, Sir Robert Carey has finally tracked down Queen Elizabeth, who is about to make a state visit to Oxford. But instead of giving the Courtier his much-needed warrant and fee for being Deputy Warden of the West March with Scotland, Her Majesty orders him to investigate the most dangerous cold case of her reign - the mysterious 1560 death of Amy Dudley(née Robsart), unloved wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Some thirty years back, the late Dudley was Elizabeth's favorite suitor and potential husband. Amy died at Cumnor Place, close at hand. The Queen has since been one of the most obvious suspects in arranging Amy's murder. This makes Carey deeply uneasy with his sleuthing role. He's further uneasy that his father, Elizabeth's cousin from the wrong side of the blanket, is clearly involved. Then someone manages to poison Carey with belladonna, which temporarily blinds him. Worse still, Sergeant Dodd, the man most often guarding Carey's back, has disappeared on the road from London. As the Queen's scandalous past collides with her magnificent State entrance into Oxford, can Carey rally in time to find both Dodd and the true murderer of Amy Robsart?
A chorus of innocents : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Thursday, 12th October, 1592. Eighteen days after the action closes in An Air of Treason, courtier Sir Robert Carey and Carey's surly, larcenous, and loyal henchman Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland, are back in Carlisle and the Debateable Lands -- the Border country, the Wild North, the land of the hot trod where the thieving, feuding reiver clans are "English when it suited, and Scots at their pleasure." A Chorus of Innocents ushers forward Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, a married woman whom Carey adores but respects. It opens when a very pregnant young woman rides to Lady Widdrington's tower crying that her minister husband has been murdered and she herself has been raped
A clash of spheres : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"It's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth from the wrong side of Henry VIII's blanket, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has at last been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden, is still deeply in love with Lady Elizabeth Widdrington while despising her elderly, abusive husband (will the man never die?). And he remains estranged from his dour but lethal henchman, Henry Dodd, Land-Sergeant of Gilsland, who is currently serving as one of the sergeants of the Carlisle Castle guard. Dodd can't forgive Carey for taking the high road at the conclusion of the incident at Dick of Dryhope's tower, when Sir Robert called out the Carlisle garrison, but "honourably and skillfully avoided the bloody-pitched battle" that seemed inevitable. Dodd is old-school and would have preferred to exterminate as many under Wee Colin Elliott, and also Grahams, as he could. Not for him, but for peace to the Debatable Land. Sir Robert Cecil, Privy Councillor to the Queen, warns of a new challenge: the King of Spain's "intentions in Scotland." Will Cecil be sending a pursuivant to the Borders to suss out, and possibly interrupt, whatever plots are in progress against England? Now it's Autumn. We meet Marguerite, an over-sexed and unhappy wife. Father Crichton, a Jesuit, formerly of Spain. A man who says his name is Jonathan Hepburn but, curiously, thinks in Deutsch. Marguerite's elderly husband Sir David, a Groom of King James' VI's Bedchamber, a jealous man. Various disloyal Scottish Earls. Janet Dodd, wife to Henry, who learns an interesting thing from Mrs. Hogg, the midwife. Hughie Tyndale, a would-be-assassin. Mr. John Napier, a philosopher and mathematician with a revolutionary theory of how the solar system works. Mr. Simon Anricks, a toothdrawer (and philosopher, too) bearing a secret letter from England, who becomes delighted with Mr. Napier. Queen Anne (of Denmark), not yet a mother. And King James, not your usual monarch, plus his court, sycophants, and (former) lover Lord Spynie, who is still plotting revenge. So many spheres of influence or disruption in play. Events come to a head at the King's court in Edinburgh where a great Disputation on the differences between the Ptolemaic and the Copernican systems, and a demonstration of the planets will be staged, a clash of spheres mirroring the same at the human level."--Jacket
A murder of crows by P. F Chisholm( file )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
It's September 1592, and the dark streets of London are full of people up to no good. The redoubtable Sergeant Dodd and that dashing Elizabethan gunslinger Sir Robert Carey are in London where Carey's powerful father, Lord Henry Hunsdon, wants him to solve the mystery of a corpse that has washed up from the Thames River onto Her Majesty's privy steps. Meanwhile, Sergeant Dodd is plotting how to take suitable revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen's Vice Chamberlain, Thomas Heneage. But no lawyer will sue against such a dangerous courtier--until a mysterious stranger offers help with suspicious eagerness. Now, Sergeant Dodd has to help Carey find the identity of the corpse and its murderer, while bringing a little taste of the Borders to his dealings with Heneage
A chorus of innocents : a Sir Robert Carey mystery by P. F Chisholm( file )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Thursday, 12th October, 1592. Eighteen days after the action closes in An Air of Treason, courtier Sir Robert Carey and Carey's surly, larcenous, and loyal henchman Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland, are back in Carlisle and the Debateable Lands -- the Border country, the Wild North, the land of the hot trod where the thieving, feuding reiver clans are "English when it suited, and Scots at their pleasure." A Chorus of Innocents ushers forward Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, a married woman whom Carey adores but respects. It opens when a very pregnant young woman rides to Lady Widdrington's tower crying that her minister husband has been murdered and she herself has been raped
A famine of horses by P. F Chisholm( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A season of knives by P. F Chisholm( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Carlisle, along the border between Scotland and England in 1592, was far from peaceful, but for Sir Robert Carey, the new Deputy Warden, it held some very special charms, generally female in nature. That is why he was thrilled to learn that the outlaw Grahams were plotting to kidnap Lady Elizabeth Widdrington: It gave him an excuse to ride after her to protect her, even if her journey was planned to bring her home to her husband. Carey's act of tarnished chivalry turns sour when he returns to Carlisle to discover that there has been a murder at the garrison, that his servant Barnabus is in the castle dungeon, and that Carey himself is being targeted for arrest for the murder of the paymaster. Unravelling the tangled web of deceit surrounding the murder, Carey becomes enmeshed in a knot of love and greed - striking much too close to home as he considers his own relationship with Elizabeth - that is ever-tightening around the neck of his servant and threatens ruin for himself. But even facing corrupt juries, blackmail, and intimidation, Sir Robert Carey remains certain of one thing: Living this way in the West Marches is still better than what might await him in London at the court of the other Elizabeth in his life: the Queen of England
Guns in the north by P. F Chisholm( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
1592. Robert Carey, eighth son of Lord Hunsdon, has -- to his servants' dismay -- abandoned Queen Elizabeth I's court and is heading north to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the English West March. The Border Marches are lawless badlands, peopled by cattle-rustlers, horse-thieves, arsonists, kidnappers and murderers. Spawned of centuries of Anglo-Scottish conflict, they are a festering sore that breeds treason and rebellion, threatening the fragile stability of Elizabeth I's realm. With just a handful of horseman and a taciturn sergeant with a dark past, Carey, in his lace-collared, pearl-sashed courtly finery, will be expected to bring order to this bloody flux. Carey has his own reasons for taking the post (closer to his true love's arms, farther from his creditors' gimlet eyes), but the courtier may find, in this land of duplicity and blood-feud, that he's merely traded one set of troubles for another
A plague of angels by P. F Chisholm( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The autumn of 1592 finds Sir Robert Carey and Sergeant Henry Dodd riding south, much against their will. Unfortunately his father, Lord Hundson, the Queen's trusted Lord Chamberlain, urgently wants to see his raffish son and will brook no arguments. So Carey must run the gauntlet of his multitudinous and embittered creditors, plus the embarrassingly pregnant reason for his hurried departure in June. Can Carey avert the looming family crisis before somebody throws him in jail? Sir Robert Carey - one of history's most delightful adventurers - is at his most charmingly resourceful in this new thriller
Sir Robert Carey mysteries. A clash of spheres by P. F Chisholm( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"It's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth from the wrong side of Henry VIII's blanket, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has at last been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden, is still deeply in love with Lady Elizabeth Widdrington while despising her elderly, abusive husband (will the man never die?). And he remains estranged from his dour but lethal henchman, Henry Dodd, Land-Sergeant of Gilsland, who is currently serving as one of the sergeants of the Carlisle Castle guard. Dodd can't forgive Carey for taking the high road at the conclusion of the incident at Dick of Dryhope's tower, when Sir Robert called out the Carlisle garrison, but "honourably and skillfully avoided the bloody-pitched battle" that seemed inevitable. Dodd is old-school and would have preferred to exterminate as many under Wee Colin Elliott, and also Grahams, as he could. Not for him, but for peace to the Debatable Land"--Publisher description
A season of knives by P. F Chisholm( score )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A surfeit of guns by P. F Chisholm( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The third historical mystery based on the life of the real Sir Robert Carey takes place on the Scottish borders in 1592. Investigating a shipment of suspect guns, Deputy Warden Carey forays into enemy Scottish territory and eventually the court of King James VI. Vivid depiction of sixteenth century life
 
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controlled identity Finney, Patricia, 1958-

Chisholm, P. F., 1958-
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