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The Cuckold's Bride

(The first book in the William Gilbert series)
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As Elizabethan England reels from the clash of religious and renaissance ideas, a young pregnant woman dies. Did jealousy kill her – or science?

Doctor William Gilbert is the epitome of the renaissance scientist. Interested in philosophy and true science, he is broad minded when it comes to religion and sceptical of the revered ancients. To Dr Gilbert, rationality is all.

However, Dr Gilbert is also ambitious, and when his friend offers him a job tending a rich man’s pregnant wife, William seizes the chance with his eyes on a prosperous future. But when the beautiful young bride is found dead, he has cause to reconsider his actions – and his ideas about the world. And when William himself is accused of the woman’s murder, he must use all of his intelligence and rationality to save his own skin.

The Cuckold’s Bride is an immersive and fast-paced novel of murder, science, and the best and worst of human nature, which takes the reader into the heart of Elizabethan England. It will delight Leonard Tourney’s many fans, and please all who enjoy high-quality murder-mysteries and historical fiction.

Leonard Tourney is a popular American writer of historical murder-mysteries and fiction, as well as academic papers on British literature. His books include the Joan and Matthew Stock mystery series, and the Shakespeare-themed mysteries Time’s Fool and Catesby’s Ghost.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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