Narrenkind
(
Fool's Child)


A Restoration Whodunit
by
Sandra Lessmann
in 2012

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Taschenbuch, ca. 528 Seiten
Erscheinungsdatum bei Knaur: 03.02.2012
ISBN: 3-426-63646-8
ISBN-13: 978-3-426-63646-6
Verlag: Knaur TB, Preis: EUR 8,99



   
 

Fool's Child

England 1667

One warm July evening in 1667 the merchant Peter Standish stumbled into the shop of surgeon Alan Ridgeway with a deep dog bite in his arm. While trying to save his sister Elena from an unhappy marriage, Standish had become the victim of a malicious attack. In his desperate worry about Elena he asks Alan and the Jesuit priest Jeremy Blackshaw for help. Soon the friends discover a terrible family secret, which leads them into the dark world of early psychiatry.

   
 

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Sündenhof
(court of sins)



A Restoration Whodunit
by
Sandra Lessmann


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Sündenhof
Roman

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Hardcover



518 Pages,
ISBN-10: 3828989284
ISBN-13: 9783828989283


   
 


London in 1667



One night Sir Orlando Trelawney, Justice at the Court of King's Bench is called to Whitehall. A decapitated body has been found in the royal palace. King Charles II orders Sir Orlando to investigate the death of the unknown man. But without the head it is next to impossible to identify the murder victim and Sir Orlando's efforts seem to be doomed to failure from the start - particularly since the King expressly forbids him to consult his friend, the Catholic priest Jeremy Blackshaw.

While Sir Orlando is still trying to keep him out of his investigations, Jeremy already makes his own inquiries, because he knew the dead man. With the help of Amoret, the King's mistress he ventures into the treacherous waters of the Court. There the murderer is not the only one to be hiding a terrible secret. Charles himself seems to know more about the crime than he cares to admit.

To his dismay Sir Orlando is soon forced to realise that his search for the killer will expose himself and his family to mortal danger.

   
 

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Die Sündentochter
(The midwife's daughter)



A Restoration Whodunit
by
Sandra Lessmann

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release date: April 2006
published by Droemer/Knaur
soft-cover
ISBN: 3426629690


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London in 1666


One snowy February evening Sir Orlando Trelawney, judge of the King’s Bench, is witness to the cold-blooded murder of a midwife. His man-servant saves her daughter Anne from suffering the same fate. In view of the apparently senseless deed Sir Orlando turns to his friend, the priest and former physician Jeremy Blackshaw for advice. Their investigations put them on the trail of a ruthless killer, who stops at nothing to preserve a dark secret.
When the Great Fire throws London into chaos, solving the riddle seems almost impossible. But then Jeremy himself becomes a hunted man.

"Die Sündentochter" click here to read an excerpt

   
 

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The King's Judges


A Restoration Whodunit
by
Sandra Lessmann

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release date : August 2005
published by Knaur
soft-cover
ISBN: 3426629607


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the present time (from 1 August, 2005)

 




London at the time of the Restoration.

Jeremy Blackshaw, surgeon and physician, has given up his medical career to follow a religious vocation. As a Catholic priest he can only do his work clandestinely, because Catholics are prosecuted in England. Yet he has true friends he can always rely on: the surgeon Alan Ridgeway, a charming lady-killer, and Lady Amoret St. Clair, mistress of King Charles II.
A series of murders of some of the leading English advocates spreads fear among the judiciary. After saving the judge Sir Orlando Trelawney from an assassination attempt, Jeremy offers to help in the hunt for the killer. The trail leads him into the notorious Newgate prison to a young Irishman called Breandán, a former mercenary, who hates the English. There are more murders, and suspicion falls on Breandán.
Then the Great Plague breaks out in London.

   


Das Jungfrauenspiel
(The Hunt for the Griffin)


Spy-Story
by
Sandra Lessmann

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Hardcover
September 2007
Hardcover ISBN: 3-426-19766-9
ISBN-13: 978-3-426-19766-0
Verlag: Droemer, Price: EUR 16,90


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Greifenjagd (The Hunt for the Griffin)
England 1583

The Throckmorton Plot is keeping the ministers at the court of Elizabeth I in a state of anxiety. Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen’s spymaster has the exiled Roger Ashton kidnapped and interrogated in the Tower of London. He believes that Ashton knows the identity of an infamous spy – “the Griffin”.
At the same time Ashton’s wife Marianna secretly travels to England to fetch her son Nathaniel, who is living at the house of a guardian, appointed by the government. Walsingham has her arrested, but offers her a deal. She can buy back her liberty and have her son returned to her, if she spies on her uncle Henry Fleetwood, because Walsingham suspects the Griffin to be a member of his household. Marianna accepts – and soon finds herself in mortal danger.

   
 



Auch als Hörbuch erschienen bei Lagato
(Audiobook / Audio CD - September 2007)
6 Audio-CDs, von Sandra Lessmann und Elke Schützhold



Price: EUR 24,90
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