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Rizzio

Darkland Tales

by Denise Mina

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ISBN: 9781846975677
Published: 02 Sep 2021
Format: Hardback
Extent: 128
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
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About the Book

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING DENISE MINA COMES A RADICAL NEW TAKE ON ONE OF THE DARKEST EPISODES IN SCOTTISH HISTORY – THE BLOODY MURDER OF DAVID RIZZIO.

This breathtakingly tense work is a tale of sex, seduction, secrets and lies, one that looks at history through a modern lens and explores the lengths that men – and women – will go to in the search for love and power.

It's Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant. She's hosting a supper party. Outside, Edinburgh is bustling. It’s full of the Great and the Good and the Idiot Sons of the Rich, here for a Parliament that will take Scotland by the shoulders and turn it from England to face Europe.

Mary doesn't know that her Palace is surrounded – that, right now, an army of men is creeping upstairs to her chamber. They're coming to murder David Rizzio, her friend and secretary, the handsome Italian man who is smiling across the table at her. Mary's husband wants it done in front of her and he wants her to watch it done ...


The Author

Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in East Kilbride in 1966. Her novels include The End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Her novel Conviction was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and a Sunday Times, Observer and Telegraph 'Book of the Year'. Denise also writes short stories, and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio.

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