Blood-Red Goblet - The Tudor Queen's Glassmaker Book 4 of the Series.

Genre: Action Adventure, Historical Fiction, Historical Thrillers, Mystery

For Fans Of

Philippa Gregory, C J Sansom, Elizabeth Chadwick, Anne Stevens

Book Summary

Two Queens, one realm - one Queen must die!

In Jacob Bell's most perilous role, he is recruited by the Queen's spy catcher, Walsingham, to infiltrate the Duke of Guise's plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and put the Scots Queen, Mary Stuart on the throne. An old enemy, Jed Sutton, (The Crystal Ship), becomes involved and when Mary Stuart is arrested, he kidnaps Jacob’s wife and son. He forces Jacob to help him rescue the Scots Queen, a seemingly impossible task. Jacob takes a desperate gamble that leads to a violent struggle, as the book reaches its dangerous climax,. At stake, the lives of his wife and son, as well as his own.


“a fascinating, original historical context...the insight into the world of glassmaking is interesting...the backdrop of the story’s setting – Venice and London – and the times will also be a key part of its appeal to readers” Martyn Bedford, Award winning author of Houdini Girl.

"best series afte C J Snason I have read. Helen Teasdale.

About the Author

I was born and raised in Derbyshire and matured in Yorkshire, England, where I spent a lot of my working life as a Chief Colourist, a Senior Manager in both the Textile and Chemical industries, a Science Teacher and a University Lecturer among other things.
A well-known speaker on the Elizabethan Era and the History of English Glassmaking, I spend my time writing Tudor Historical novels, of which I have to date, written four books in a series about the Tudor Queen's Glassmaker. The books are fast paced, adventure stories, with a strong love interest. A key element is the setting in Venice and London, during the 16th century, which are brought to life, in sights and sounds, keeping as accurately as possible, to the historical facts, around which the story is woven.
Recently, inspired by my background in textiles, I began a new series about the Industrial Revolution in the Cotton Spinning Mills,. These were the first spinning mills in the World and were built in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. The importance of the mills is reflected in their World Heritage status. Belper Mill rebuilt in 1803-4, by William Strutt, is the earliest example of a fire proof construction.
The fictional series will be called Amber Mills, which is an Arkwright style mill on the River Amber, a tributary of the River Derwent. The first book, scheduled to be published next year, is provisionally titled Amber Mills Revolution, The First Generation.

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