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Mass hysteria sweeps through the country with deadly consequences.

Beneath the wit and laughter of Charles II’s Restoration Court, political and religious tensions mount, and Countess Elizabeth Herbert tries to keep her family safe. 
When Titus Oates, a minister begging on the streets, claims to have uncovered a plot to kill the King and replace him with his Catholic heir, no one is safe from accusation. When suspicion falls on her husband, Elizabeth’s life is thrown into turmoil.
As a tangled web of lies and deceit unfolds, Elizabeth realises her husband is a pawn in a much larger game. Caught up in the mass hysteria sweeping the country she’s forced to fight back to stop his execution for high treason. But, how can a woman take on the most powerful men in England?

Set at a time of religious and political turmoil, when the fate of English rule is at stake, and it’s impossible to know who to trust ‘Reign of the Marionettes’ brims with historical detail and intrigue.


Anyone with an interest in British history will relish this book. InD'tale Magazine.

The period was a time full of unprecedented political and religious unrest. Allegiances changed, constantly fueled more by greed and power than by religious piety. The novel captures all these elements perfectly, and cries out for a stage or screen adaptation. Enthusiastically recommended".  Historical Novel Society.  

Any reader who enjoys historical fiction, a story with lots of intrigue, or just an excellent work of fiction in general should absolutely read this book. I am so pleased to be able to highly recommend Reign of the Marionettes. Readers Favorite

An excellent, enjoyable and edifying read.  I highly recommend Reign of the Marionettes.  Douglas Debelak author of the Ghostwriter Series



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Works In Progress

Fury of the Crown


A Novel set in 17th century England

When her close friend becomes Queen, Elizabeth and her husband, Powis, are caught up in a rebellion in which an usurper tries to claim the Crown.

Based on actual events and historical characters.


Coming soon.

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