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A Surfeit of Guns

(1996)
(The third book in the Sir Robert Carey series)
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Sir Robert Carey took up his northern post as Warden of the West March in order to escape the complications of creditors and court life. Trouble, however, is where the dashing Carey, possibly a cousin of the Queen, finds it.

One black night in 1592, Carey is on night patrol along the unsettled border anchored by the garrison in Carlisle. It's a disaster. First, there's the fugitive he has to hand over to the warring Scots. Next come Wee Colin Elliot's sheep stealers. And then a gun explodes and takes off the hand of one of Carey's men. Back in Carlisle, Carey soon learns more faulty guns lie in the armoury in place of the sound weapons shipped in from Newcastle only last week. When these explosive deathtraps are stolen, he sets off in pursuit of both batches of guns-and the thieves.

The search ends in Dumfries where King James VI of Scotland-potentially King James I of England when his cousin Elizabeth dies-and his raucous court have assembled. James is as dissolute as ever, lovely Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, Carey's true love, is still shackled to her husband, and seductive Signora Bonnetti takes a serious interest in Carey and in the missing guns. Will the frustrated courtier be gallant enough to flirt with the Signora-and with treason?...

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: A Surfeit of Guns (Sir Robert Carey Mysteries)
Author(s): P F Chisholm
ISBN: 0-8027-3304-2 / 978-0-8027-3304-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Company
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November 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: A Surfeit of Guns
Author(s): P F Chisholm
ISBN: 0-340-67160-2 / 978-0-340-67160-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

August 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: A Surfeit of Guns (Sir Robert Carey Series)
Author(s): P F Chisholm
ISBN: 1-890208-35-3 / 978-1-890208-35-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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February 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: A Surfeit of Guns
Author(s): P F Chisholm
ISBN: 0-340-67161-0 / 978-0-340-67161-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Surfeit of Guns (Sir Robert Carey Mysteries)
Author(s): P F Chisholm
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Surfeit of Guns: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery (Sir Robert Carey Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): P F Chisholm
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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