Assassin: The Lady Grace Mysteries


Assassin: The Lady Grace Mysteries



Written by Patricia Finney


Delacorte Press, 2004, 208 pp, $6.95

ISBN: 0385731515     (ages: 9-12)

Rating:  HR                   Genre: Historical Fiction


This is a gripping tale of Lady Grace, one of Queen Elizabeth’s Maids of Honor. After Lady Grace’s mother dies she is left with the Queen as her guardian. Lady Grace is an adventurous youth who has to choose one of her suitors for marriage. While Lady Grace is trying to make the decision, one of the suitors is found dead. Lady Grace with help from two children set out to find the real killer. This is a great book to introduce children to the Elizabethan era, the royalty and the language used. (Trade Book)


Reviewer:  Darla Shaver                                                          

                  Pre-Service Teacher                                                       

                  Early Childhood Education 


Suggested Themes:  Social Studies – Middle Ages/Renaissance