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Unnatural Fire

(2000)
(The first book in the Countess Ashby De La Zouche series)
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London 1699. Anastasia Ashby de la Zouche, Baroness Penge, Countess of Clapham, former mistress to Charles II, has fallen on hard times. Cast in into the notorious Fleet Prison by the bum-bailiffs, she is forced to turn to journalism: gathering salacious tit-bits for a scandal sheet. But the Countess and Alpiew, her maidservant, encounter more intrigue than they bargained for when a mysterious woman hires them to follow her husband Beau, whom she suspects of adultery.

Their pursuit of Beau leads them to playhouses, lecture halls, the half-constructed St Paul's' Cathedral and the dives of Alsatia, only to end abruptly in a Covent Garden churchyard - leaving the Countess and Alpiew implicated in a murder. And worse if to follow, for to unravel their only clue to the identity of the real killer they must penetrate the mysteries of alchemy.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"A scintillating tale of murder and mayhem in 17th century London... Lusty, funny and gripping, this is one the best historical crime books in ages." - Maxim Jakubowski

"A wildly funny book... If you like to laugh a great deal when you read historical crime then this debut romp by an incisively witty writer is for you." - Deryn Lake

"Fidelis Morgan's tale of love and greed and alchemy in 1699 is a heady compound of wit, wisdom and wildness. It's an unsentimental warts-and-all portrait that reeks of authenticity, written with a brio that reflects the age." - Val McDermid


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Used availability for Fidelis Morgan's Unnatural Fire

Hardback Editions

March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unnatural Fire: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-688-17683-6 / 978-0-688-17683-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire: Countess Ashby de la Zouche #1
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 1-934609-50-1 / 978-1-934609-50-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (Countess Ashby de La Zouche Mysteries)
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-06-000783-4 / 978-0-06-000783-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1828 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire (A Countess Ashby de la Zouche mystery)
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-651452-9 / 978-0-00-651452-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-712653-0 / 978-0-00-712653-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-711424-9 / 978-0-00-711424-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unnatural Fire
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-232695-7 / 978-0-00-232695-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : UK Audio CD

Title: Unnatural Fire
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-7531-2430-0 / 978-0-7531-2430-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Unnatural Fire
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
ISBN: 0-7531-1816-5 / 978-0-7531-1816-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unnatural Fire (Countess Ashby dela Zouche Book 1)
Author(s): Fidelis Morgan
Publisher:
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