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A Chorus of Innocents: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery    by P. F. Chisholm order for
Chorus of Innocents
by P. F. Chisholm
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Itís Thursday, 12th October, 1592 in the Border Country between the North of England and the land of the Scots. Sir Robert Carey and his surly henchman Henry Dodd are back in this contentious part of Great Britain where 'the thieving, feuding reiver clans are "English when it suited and Scots at their pleasure"'.

A Chorus of Innocents by P. F. Chisholm opens as a decidedly pregnant and disheveled woman arrives at Lady Widdrington's tower crying that her husband had been beheaded and she herself was raped. We also meet King James VI, Lord Spynie, Lady Hume as well as tooth drawer Mr. Andricks who plays more than one role. There is even a boys' choir who sing for their education. What are they to do now that their benefactor has been killed?

A Chorus of Innocents gives thrills and chills as the sword comes into play. The stage is set and we, as readers, get to see what it would have been like to live in that day and age. Having read it, I'm glad I was born in this day and age.

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