The Service of the Dead

The Service of the Dead

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"Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the fifteenth century, as warring factions take sides on who should be the rightful king--Richard II or his estranged, powerful cousin in exile, Henry Bolingbroke. Independent minded twenty-year-old Kate Clifford is struggling to dig out from beneath the debt left by her late husband. Determined to find a way to be secure in her own wealth and establish her independence in a male dominated society, Kate turns one of her properties near the minster into a guest house and sets up a business. In a dance of power, she also quietly rents the discreet bedchambers to the wealthy, powerful merchants of York for nights with their mistresses. But the brutal murder of a mysterious guest and the disappearance of his companion for the evening threatens all that Kate has built. Before others in town hear word of a looming scandal, she must call upon all of her hard-won survival skills to save herself from ruin."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781681774534
1681774534
9781681771274
Branch Call Number: Fic Robb
Characteristics: xiv, 235 pages : maps ; 23 cm.

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