What reviewers …

What reviewers are saying about

The Sun and Stars  

For sheer intrigue, you’d be hard-pressed to find a period more steeped in it than the Tudor era, so dip into Elizabeth Adair’s The Sun and Stars for a castle spy delight.

~ Teresa L. Jacobson, Library Journal

 Elizabeth Adair’s first novel, The Sun and Stars, is set in the court of Henry VIII, amid all the splendor and suspicion, the intellect and the intrigue, the pomp and passion that Tudor England brings to mind.

 ~The Historical Novel Society

“Gripping Tudor mystery!”

~ Judith Stanton, author of A Stallion to Die For and His Stolen Bride

 The Sun and Stars is an elegant, witty, and engaging Tudor mystery. The plot is well-constructed and entertaining but Elizabeth Adair’s debut mystery is lifted from four to five stars by the delightful dialogue of the well-developed characters, and by the splendid depiction of the world.

~ Customer Review, Amazon.com


The Sun and Stars ~ a new Tudor era murder mystery

My first murder mystery will be released in June 2012 from BearCat Press.

Isabel Holland, illegitimate daughter of King Henry VIII, walks a precarious road through the intrigues of the Tudor court. When her cousin Sir Hugh Lovell is accused of stealing the crown known as the Sun and Stars and murdering its guards, Isabel must save him from execution. Pitting her family loyalty against formidable opponents Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell and Lord Adam Colford, she stakes all on her quick wit, her sometimes too-quick tongue, and her bold nerve. But what she discovers is a conspiracy more deadly than a simple theft.

Isabel realizes no one but she can expose a plot to betray the King. But will her royal father believe her, or does the truth run counter to a scheme of his own?