Murder by Misrule

Murder by Misrule

Anna Castle / Aug 25, 2019

Murder by Misrule Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray s Inn He recruits his unwanted prot g Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork The son of a privateer Clarady wil

  • Title: Murder by Misrule
  • Author: Anna Castle
  • ISBN: 9780991602506
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray s Inn He recruits his unwanted prot g Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder Bacon s powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge RiFrancis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray s Inn He recruits his unwanted prot g Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder Bacon s powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge Rival barristers contend for the murdered man s legal honors and wealthy clients Highly placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets Bacon does the thinking Clarady does the fencing Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss and in danger until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

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      • Anna Castle

        Anna Castle writes the Francis Bacon mysteries and the Lost Hat, Texas mysteries She has earned a series of degrees BA in the Classics, MS in Computer Science, and a Ph.D in Linguistics and has had a corresponding series of careers waitressing, software engineering, grammar writing, assistant professor, and archivist Writing fiction combines her lifelong love of stories and learning She physically resides in Austin, Texas and mentally counts herself a queen of infinite space.


    1. This was a free kindle book from , but I don't plan to read further in this series. I did not see it tagged for Young Adults, but the book seems to me to be written at that level. Everything is explained in detail, from the nod of a head to elaborate bows and court dress and no character is allowed independent thought or action without narrator interference and justifications - quite like hearing stage directions in ones ear.A murder takes place early on and Bacon is assigned (by his uncle) with [...]

    2. Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.I have mixed feelings about Anna Castle's Murder by Misrule. On one hand I found it entertaining in an amusing sort of way, but on the other, I must admit the story didn't grab me the way I'd hoped it would.Castle's characters are a diverse collection of individuals. The socially awkward and disgraced Bacon, the rogue Tom Clarady, the pretentious Stephen Delabere, the stately Allen Trumpington and the earnest Benjamin Whitt make a well-rounded [...]

    3. Elizabethan life and times certainly make for all kinds of outstanding books as there seems to be a never-ending supply of ideas, intrigues, and mysteries from which to write historical novels or imaginate (yes, I made up a word) stories. I particularly like many of the mystery novels springing up based in this time period and Murder by Misrule, a book in Anna Castle’s Francis Bacon Mystery Series, is certainly one that can take a front row shelf.Castle debuts her writing with this first myste [...]

    4. This is an entertaining medieval historical mystery with loveable characters, profound historical background, scenes to smile and an interesting plot.It is "lighter" in tone compared to The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez set in the same period of time.Looking forward to read the next book in the series - Death by Disputation - to be published in December 2014.

    5. 3.5 stars. "Murder by Misrule" is the first book in a new historical mystery series that has Francis Bacon as the protagonist and chief mystery solver. Yes, that Francis Bacon as in the famous English statesman and philosopher. This is a wholly original series that got off to a pretty good start!Taking place in the Elizabethan age, this book has a seriously interesting setting. When the book opens, our hero, Bacon, is trying to gain the favor of the powers that be, namely that of the lovely Quee [...]

    6. I’m always up for an elaborate crime thriller and an historical one to boot. Funny thing is, as I was waiting for this book in the mail, I kept on thinking this was going to be a Victorian one! *laughing* I’ve been on a Victorian era kick lately and I guess that is why…d wow was I surprised when I started reading the story!The premise intrigued me and the colorful cast of characters amused me. They all played an integrate part in the story, even the minor roles. It was entertaining seeing [...]

    7. This is an excellent mystery featuring historical figures Christopher Marlow and Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon dispatches Tom, an "intelligencer", to identify the leader of a group of Puritans so the guilty ringleader can be arrested for sedition. Unfortunately this is not the only crime committed and Tom's life is on the line as he works to help identify the guilty man and preserve innocent others.

    8. Elizabethan England comes to life in this colorful, tightly plotted murder mystery. It follows the classic conventions of the genre creatively. When the plot takes a surprise turn—it’s a big surprise. The characters are three-dimensional and original. The middle-class working women give depth to what could have been told as a man’s story and still worked well enough. The young lawyers-in-training are complex, lively characters, and their tutor Francis Bacon is the perfect historical person [...]

    9. I love a good mystery. And what could be better than a mystery combined with one of my favorite historical eras, the Elizabethan age?! It takes a talent to write a great mystery and also adhere to historical detail and this author has done just that. I'm thoroughly impressed.I've had mixed feelings on Francis Bacon, as I've read other books with him as a character or background figure and it seems the portrayals are not always favorable. However, I really liked him in this book and his apprentic [...]

    10. Straightforward murder mystery. Easy read. Fairly well written.Starts well, with very intriguing ideas, and good introduction of characters. However, about half way through several minor plot points emerged concerning the supporting characters that came completely out of nowhere and to no particular purpose. Also by the end of the book, the possible suspects had been gone over so many times, it was rather obvious who the murder had to be.

    11. Twisty mystery with some interesting characters, if a few too many POVs for my taste. Review to come on the blog.

    12. In my mind, any book that can make me forget I’m on the treadmill gets my vote! And that’s what happened to me while reading Murder by Misrule. This book moves along so quickly that I lost track of time. Although the novel is about the Elizabethan Francis Bacon, who is well into his career in law but must solve a murder to get back into his uncle's—and the queen’s—good graces, some of the secondary characters steal the show. But that’s ok; there’s enough interest to go around. Fran [...]

    13. Nineteen-year-old Tom Clarady has been sent by his uncle, Francis Bacon, to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, to gather intelligence on the secretive radical Puritans who are threatening upheaval in England. When an instructor allegedly hangs himself, Tom speculates that a murderer is among them, but who?Set in 1587, Murder by Misrule is a methodical look at crime detection as it used to be. Tom’s brave, resourceful, and determined, but also inexperienced, so mistakes are made. I love that th [...]

    14. This is a really good book. I like historical fiction, but – like many other historical fiction readers – I tend to stick with the periods I know, and I don’t know Elizabethan times. Anna Castle obviously does. The details she gives – food, clothing, social relations, office-holders, and much more – are convincing. What turns this from a good book to a really good book, though, is (as it has to be) the plot, the characters, and the motivations. I have to give Murder by Misrule five out [...]

    15. I genuinely found this book hard going. The story/ plot-line is okay, but it is spoilt by the over emphasis on detail, most of which is either irrelevant or but in for an accurate period setting. I found the continuing reference throughout the book to what people were wearing particularly annoying towards the end.As a Tudor mystery its an okay read. Its long. I felt it far too long to sustain the plot, hence my irritation at the fashion details. Despite my misgivings, I persevered until the end [...]

    16. Murder by Misrule combines fictional characters with historical figures. Sir Frances Bacon is charged with solving the murder of a fellow Graysian. Helping him are several first years among them Tom Clarady and Trumpet. It all coincides with the season of Misrule, a lead in to Christmas. Will they solve the murder or should I say murders and attempted murders. Anna Castle has written this and other Francis Bacon mysteries.

    17. I have mixed feelings about this book. It had the potential to be really good but the use of"olde English" terminology was very confusing. Also, the subject matter was convoluted-- the Puritans versus the Catholics versus the Protestants. It might appeal to some people but I doubt I will read any more books in the series.

    18. I enjoyed this mystery enough to immediately buy the next one. It dragged in parts but had a few well written action scenes. One thing that bothered me the entire book was that Sir Walter Raleigh's name was misspelled as Ralegh- then spelled correctly in the historical notes. Other than that glaring error I didn't notice any editing problems.

    19. Wonderfully immersive in Tudor England and the manners and politics of obtaining titles and jobs appropriate for your status. Mystery keeps you guessing up to the last minute and the legal profession quite revealing. Characters have great depths and it will interesting to follow other books in series as each character can stand alone if necessary.

    20. 3.5 really. A bit of a slog to get into but once it got going I quite enjoyed this book. The writer seems very knowledgeable about the period and the subject, but I just wasn't crazy about any of the characters so I wasn't really bothered what the outcome would be.

    21. A good glimpse of life in Cambridge in the late 1500s. Started slow and got more interesting later in the book. Some confusion: Was this text really the second book in the series, not the first? The content does not match the description of Book One.

    22. I did enjoy the "inside" look into the potential lives of the characters, such as Christopher Marlowe and Francis Bacon. A little slice of history.

    23. Interesting story, glad the author provided a list of characters at the end who were real people. Sure wish Lady Alice was. Mystery and motive only so so.

    24. I thought this was well plotted with a good though not real in-depth character development. Enjoyed the historical setting.

    25. I loved the setting for the story and the inclusion of historical figures throughout the book. I look forward to reading more about Francis Bacon and his pupils of law.

    26. I do like period mysteries and I did like this one which has enough court intrigue and interesting characters to make it a good read.

    27. Very slow to begin, then halfway thru picks up and speeds to the end. Not historically true, but well enough.

    28. A frothy mystery set amongst legal scholars in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Francis Bacon and his students solve a seizes of murders. I finished it, but it did not hold my interest consistently.

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