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Buckley, Fiona

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Works: 24 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 9,973 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.U266, 823.914
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Publications about Fiona Buckley
Publications by Fiona Buckley
Most widely held works by Fiona Buckley
The doublet affair : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Ursala is sent to get a job in a Cambridge pie shop that may be the center of a plot against Queen Elizabeth
A pawn for a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
"Widowed once again, Ursula, a sometime waiting woman and spy for Elizabeth, intends to live quietly with her small daughter, Meg, at Withysham, their country home. But word comes that her devoutly Catholic cousin, Edward Faldene, has set off for Scotland, carrying a secret list of families loyal to Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots."--Jacket
To ruin a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
"Still loyal to her royal mistress but needing to be with her French husband, Matthew de la Roche, Ursula begins to build a new life for herself at Matthew's chateau. She loves Matthew, although she longs desperately for her little girl, Meg, left behind in England. But when Meg's passage is finally arranged, the child is missing."--Jacket
Queen's ransom : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard, a lady of Queen Elizabeth's court, is sent to France to deliver a letter to the Regent to try to defuse the coming war between French Catholics and Protestants
Queen without a crown by Fiona Buckley( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Happily married to her third husband, Hugh Stannard, lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is hoping to give up her undercover work for Queen Elizabeth l in order to enjoy domestic bliss. But when Hugh unwittingly endangers possession of his ancestral home, Ursula is forced to take on a seemingly hopeless - but handsomely paid - private assignment, which the Queen spots is the perfect cover for a covert investigation into a group of rebel barons plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne
Queen's bounty by Fiona Buckley( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
After receiving a threatening letter from the Countess of Norhumberland, Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I, witnesses a series of strange events in her household and is soon accused of being a witch
The fugitive queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Journeying to the side of her young ward, who has risked the queen's ire with her infatuations with the married gentlemen at court, Ursula Blanchard receives a new mission to spy on Mary, Queen of Scots, at the castle in which she is being imprisoned, an assignment that proves more dangerous than anticipated
A traitor's tears by Fiona Buckley( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
"July, 1573. Recently widowed, Ursula Blanchard is living a quiet life on her Surrey estate, caring for her infant son. But her peaceful existence is shattered when Ursula's neighbour Jane Cobbold is found dead in her own flowerbed, stabbed through the heart with a silver dagger - and Ursula's manservant Brockley is arrested for the crime. Determined to prove Brockley's innocence, Ursula seeks help from her old mentor Lord Burghley. But when a second death occurs and the queen's new spymaster, Francis Walsingham, gets involved, once again Ursula is reluctantly drawn into matters of espionage and affairs of state"--
The heretic's creed by Fiona Buckley( Book )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard must acquire a mysterious medieval manuscript in the latest enthralling historical adventure. February, 1577. Sir William Cecil has a dangerous new mission for Ursula Blanchard. He has asked her to visit Stonemoor House on the bleak Yorkshire moors, the home of a group of recusant women led by Abbess Philippa Gould. In their possession is an ancient book, and the Queen's advisor, Dr John Dee, is eager to get hold of it. However, while the Abbess is anxious to sell the book, others such as her half-sister Bella believe it to be heretical and demand that it be burned. It is not Sir William's first attempt to secure the book. His two previous emissaries vanished without trace. What happened to them - and will Ursula suffer the same fate?
A deadly betrothal by Fiona Buckley( Book )
5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
"July, 1579. Called upon to help a family friend who is horrified at the return of her errant husband after an absence of thirty years, little does Ursula realize that her involvement in the Harrison family's domestic dramas will lead to a case of cold-blooded murder. Matters become even more complicated when Ursula is summoned to court to assist in negotiations for Queen Elizabeth's possible engagement to the Duke of Alencon. The proposed marriage between the queen and a French Catholic twenty years her junior is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. There are many who oppose the match - but would someone kill in order to prevent it? Tensions increase when a prominent nobleman is accused of murder. Ursula is convinced the man is innocent - but can she prove it?"--Publisher description
To shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The year is 1560. The setting is the court of Queen Elizabeth. Ursula Blanchard, an impoverished young widow newly come to court, is sent to Cumnor Place to protect the queen's reputation by looking after Amy Robsart, wife of Sir Robert Dudley, courtier to the queen and prime subject of scandalous rumors swirling about the palace. When Amy is found lying with a broken neck at the bottom of the staircase in her home, many suspect foul play. The queen, in love with Dudley, had a motive. Dudley, ambitious to marry Elizabeth, certainly had reason to wish his wife dead. Indeed, in the months before her death, Amy herself believed she was being poisoned. By the novel's end, the queen's spymaster and secretary of state has launched Ursula on a new career as one of his agents, setting the stage for the further adventures of one of the most enterprising and endearing heroines in historical mystery fiction
Queen's ransom by Fiona Buckley( file )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the secretary of state to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Whom can Ursula trust? What will happen to her daughter if she fails?
The doublet affair by Fiona Buckley( file )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
To ruin a queen : [a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court featuring Ursula Blanchard] by Fiona Buckley( file )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
As the thrilling adventures of Ursula Blanchard, secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I, continue, she finds herself in France--reunited with her husband, Matthew de la Roche, in a passionate but flawed relationship. But when Ursula learns that her daughter, Meg, has mysteriously disappeared, she immediately sets out on a frantic and dangerous search
A rescue for a queen by Fiona Buckley( file )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
February, 1571. Ursula is once more plunged into affairs of the state when she escorts her foster daughter Margaret to the Netherlands to meet her suitor. The queen's spymaster, Sir William Cecil, learns that the wealthy Italian banker Roberto Ridolfi will be hosting their forthcoming wedding - a man who he fears may once again be plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. But Ursula is also about to come face-to-face with her greatest enemy - and the exiled Countess of Northumberland is not the only figure from Ursula's past to put in a surprising appearance
A rescue for a queen by Fiona Buckley( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
February, 1571. Ursula is once more plunged into affairs of the state when she escorts her foster daughter Margaret to the Netherlands to meet her suitor. The queen's spymaster, Sir William Cecil, learns that the wealthy Italian banker Roberto Ridolfi will be hosting their forthcoming wedding, a man who he fears may once again be plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. But Ursula is also about to come face-to-face with her greatest enemy
 
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