Publication: Headline, 2001, London
First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Samuel Atkins and Maria Eleanora are deeply in love. He is a poor clerk and she a foreigner, so their relationship must be kept a secret. When an important judge is murdered, Samuel Pepys' followers are suspected and Atkins is arrested. Maria realizes that in order to save her lover, she must find the real truth which takes her through the back alleys of London and the murderous politics of those seeking to murder the king. Story based on one of the great murder mysteries of English history.
Inventory Number: 17024