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?