• Let Slip the Dogs

  • A Francis Bacon Mystery
  • By: Anna Castle
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Let Slip the Dogs

By: Anna Castle
Narrated by: Philip Battley
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Publisher's Summary

Secret trysts. Daring dalliances. And a body in the orchard.

It’s midsummer, 1591, at Richmond Palace, and love is in the air. Gallant courtiers sport with great ladies while Tom and Trumpet bring their long-laid plans to fruition at last. Everybody’s doing it - even Francis Bacon enjoys a private liaison with the secretary to the new French ambassador. But the Queen loathes scandal and will punish anyone rash enough to get caught.

Still, it’s all in a summer day until a young man is found dead. He had few talents beyond a keen nose for gossip and was doubtless murdered to protect a secret. But what sort - romantic, or political? They carried different penalties: banishment from court or a traitor’s death. Either way, worth killing to protect.

Bacon wants nothing more than to leave things alone. He has no position and no patron; in fact, he’s being discouraged from investigating. But can he live with himself if another innocent person dies?

©2018 Anna Castle (P)2021 Anna Castle

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Another excellent read.

Don't hesitate, Anna always delivers on the setting and the mystery. England in the middle ages was a political nest of vipers. Anna's characters fit that bill.

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Great Series

I've really been enjoying this series. The characters are full and interesting. The history is well researched and fascinating.

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Enjoyable

Best in series so far. Ending was a little abrupt. More of Francis Bacon than previously

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Great to have the team back

I was missing Bacon, Clarridy and Trumpet. And, here they are, back again, in better form than ever.

This was a great story with a good number of twists and turns. All around good fun and a fine mystery as well.

Highly recommended!