A Famine of Horses (Sir Robert Carey Mysteries) (Paperback)

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"A briskly paced debut rich in spiky characters, eccentric accents, and, above all, a charismatic hero with a sense of honor and a sense of humor." —Kirkus Reviews

In 1592, Sir Robert Carey comes to Carlisle to take up his new post as Deputy Warden of the West March. He has wangled his appointment to be nearer his true love (a married woman) and farther from the gimlet eyes of his creditors and the disapproving eye of his father (the Queen's cousin—possibly her halfbrother). And of course, he can use the money.

Sir Robert won't see a profit from the perks if he fails to keep the peace. Alas, he is quickly challenged by the murder of a lad, the possible betrayal of a disappointed rival, the ire of the lady's husband, and the question regarding the hundreds of horses being stolen from all over the neighborhood. It's hard to say whether the greater danger lies without the city walls amidst the scheming Scots or within them amidst the unruly English garrison.

About the Author


P.F. Chisholm is a pseudonym of a well-known writer of historical thrillers, childrens' books, and nonfiction blogs and ebooks. Previous titles in the Sir Robert Carey and Sergeant Dodd series are A Famine of Horses, A Season of Knives, A Surfeit of Guns, A Plague of Angels, A Murder of Crows, An Air of Treason, A Chorus of Innocents, A Clash of Spheres, and A Suspicion of Silver.

Praise For…


"A briskly paced debut rich in spiky characters, eccentric accents, and, above all, a charismatic hero with a sense of honor and a sense of humor." - Kirkus Reviews

"Refreshing, startling." - Sunday Telegraph

"P.F. Chisholm admits that she has fallen 'hook, line and sinker' for the charming Sir Robert—and I must say that readers will fall for him too. The sense of place and the language is all marvelously real. And it's great fun, too!" - Historical Novel Society
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464208621
ISBN-10: 146420862X
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Sir Robert Carey Mysteries