A Suspicion of Silver – (Sir Robert Carey) by P F Chisholm (Paperback) Cheap


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A Suspicion of Edinburgh 1593. The new year begins. Sir Robert Carey has just foiled a double plot against King James. He rides for Leith hunting the would-be assassin now identified as Joachim Hochstetter also known as Jonathan Hepburn. Has he taken ship for the Continent or ridden nearly 130 miles south and west into England? There at Keswick his family originally from Augsburg runs a mining operation that pays a royalty to Queen Elizabeth in gold. Its ruled by the widow Radagunda Hochstetter his mother. Sir Roberts other problem? His dour difficult and now treasonous henchman Sergeant Henry Dodd has disappeared somewhere on the snowy moors. Why cant anyone find Dodds body? Before going after Hochstetter Carey must escort Dodds widow back to her home at Gilsland. Its a complex operation involving a cart Widow Ridley and Skinabake Armstrong. Thats the man who sold Janet Dodd to Wee Colin the Elliot headman on her way to Edinburgh before Dodd disappeared. If Hochstetter goes to ground in Keswick how far will the colony of German miners go to protect Radagundas favourite child? He may be an outlaw in Scotland and King James certainly wants his head but Carey has no official authorization to kill the man in England. Predictably the Hochstetter family is politely obstructive. But something else is going on. What in the name of everything unholy is that well-known reiver Wattie Graham of Netherby doing so far over the border in peaceful Keswick? Sir Robert is tested to the utmost in chasing the traitor (underground) solving a murder arranging a duel – and then his courtship of another mans wife takes a deadly turn. A Suspicion of Silver – (Sir Robert