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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fiona Buckley Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ursula Blanchard Mysteries Release Date:
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As the thrilling adventures continue for Ursula Blanchard, secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I, she finds herself in France, reunited with her husband, Matthew de la Roche, in a passionate but flawed relationship. But when Ursula learns that her daughter, Meg, has mysteriously disappeared, she immediately sets out on a frantic and dangerous search. The trail leads back to England, to Vetch Castle, a grim, haunted keep owned by the enigmatic Philip Mortimer. Soon Ursula forms an alliance with Mortimer’s aging but beautiful mother and finds herself investigating a murder and an elaborate plot that could overthrow the queen’s throne.

With surprises on every page and a high-suspense setting, To Ruin a Queen is the best yet from an author whose series continues to gain momentum—and whose heroine becomes more beguiling with each new tale.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers with a taste for melodramatic suspense will relish this solid historical…Buckley takes a Chaucerian interest in characters from all social strata, their garments, physical distinctions and manners.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[McCaddon’s] always-perfect characterizations encompass royalty and an aging hag, loyal servants and scruffy children, smarmy nobles and star-crossed lovers, all with skill and insight. Her enthusiasm for the story keeps her energy high.”


  • “An absorbing page-turner.”


  • “The historical detail about Elizabethan life and times is fascinating. [McCaddon’s] voice performance is spot on—her Welsh and Scottish dialects are excellent as is her French pronunciation and accent.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe | 11/16/2013

    " On the border to Wales and never a dull moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bonnie | 6/14/2013

    " I picked it up not knowing anything about it. Then found out it's part 4 of a mystery series during Quenn Elizabeth's (16th century) time. I liked it but felt out of the loop when past things were referred to, so I think I'd like to read the first one sometime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pamela | 12/7/2012

    " good series...she goes though lots of husbands... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 5/7/2012

    " I found this book difficult to get really intersted in. I guess I have been reading more modern mysteries and this seemed a bit slow and less corners to go around. It still had a good plot and I liked the character taling in the first person. "

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