WorldCat Identities

Buckley, Fiona

Overview
Works: 29 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 11,202 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.U266, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fiona Buckley
The doublet affair : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursala is sent to get a job in a Cambridge pie shop that may be the center of a plot against Queen Elizabeth
Queen without a crown by Fiona Buckley( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happily married to her third husband, Hugh Stannard, lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is hoping to give up her undercover work for Queen Elizabeth l in order to enjoy domestic bliss. But when Hugh unwittingly endangers possession of his ancestral home, Ursula is forced to take on a seemingly hopeless - but handsomely paid - private assignment, which the Queen spots is the perfect cover for a covert investigation into a group of rebel barons plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne
To shield the Queen : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court : introducing Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a Catholic plot is brewing against Queen Elizabeth I. Luckily for the Protestant monarch, the plot is uncovered by her lady-in-waiting, Ursula Blanchard, a young widow making her debut as a sleuth. First in a series
A pawn for a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widowed once again, Ursula, a sometime waiting woman and spy for Elizabeth, intends to live quietly with her small daughter, Meg, at Withysham, their country home. But word comes that her devoutly Catholic cousin, Edward Faldene, has set off for Scotland, carrying a secret list of families loyal to Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots."--Jacket
To ruin a queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still loyal to her royal mistress but needing to be with her French husband, Matthew de la Roche, Ursula begins to build a new life for herself at Matthew's chateau. She loves Matthew, although she longs desperately for her little girl, Meg, left behind in England. But when Meg's passage is finally arranged, the child is missing."--Jacket
Queen's ransom : a mystery at Queen Elizabeth's court : featuring Ursula Blanchard by Fiona Buckley( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula Blanchard, a lady of Queen Elizabeth's court, is sent to France to deliver a letter to the Regent to try to defuse the coming war between French Catholics and Protestants
A traitor's tears by Fiona Buckley( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"July, 1573. Recently widowed, Ursula Blanchard is living a quiet life on her Surrey estate, caring for her infant son. But her peaceful existence is shattered when Ursula's neighbour Jane Cobbold is found dead in her own flowerbed, stabbed through the heart with a silver dagger - and Ursula's manservant Brockley is arrested for the crime. Determined to prove Brockley's innocence, Ursula seeks help from her old mentor Lord Burghley. But when a second death occurs and the queen's new spymaster, Francis Walsingham, gets involved, once again Ursula is reluctantly drawn into matters of espionage and affairs of state"--
A rescue for a queen by Fiona Buckley( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula, traveling to the Netherlands to escort her foster daughter to meet her suitor, also investigates whether or not a wealthy Italian banker is plotting to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne
Queen's bounty by Fiona Buckley( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After receiving a threatening letter from the Countess of Norhumberland, Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I, witnesses a series of strange events in her household and is soon accused of being a witch
The fugitive queen : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court by Fiona Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying to the side of her young ward, who has risked the queen's ire with her infatuations with the married gentlemen at court, Ursula Blanchard receives a new mission to spy on Mary, Queen of Scots, at the castle in which she is being imprisoned, an assignment that proves more dangerous than anticipated
A perilous alliance by Fiona Buckley( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January, 1576. Widow Ursula Blanchard is in no position to refuse when Sir Francis Walsingham decides she must wed Count Gilbert Renard in order to build a strategic alliance with the French. Soon after the count arrives at her country home to pay court, one of Ursula's household staff is found dead. An accident - or something more sinister?
The heretic's creed by Fiona Buckley( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula Blanchard must acquire a mysterious medieval manuscript in the latest enthralling historical adventure. February, 1577. Sir William Cecil has a dangerous new mission for Ursula Blanchard. He has asked her to visit Stonemoor House on the bleak Yorkshire moors, the home of a group of recusant women led by Abbess Philippa Gould. In their possession is an ancient book, and the Queen's advisor, Dr John Dee, is eager to get hold of it. However, while the Abbess is anxious to sell the book, others such as her half-sister Bella believe it to be heretical and demand that it be burned. It is not Sir William's first attempt to secure the book. His two previous emissaries vanished without trace. What happened to them - and will Ursula suffer the same fate?
A deadly betrothal by Fiona Buckley( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"July, 1579. Called upon to help a family friend who is horrified at the return of her errant husband after an absence of thirty years, little does Ursula realize that her involvement in the Harrison family's domestic dramas will lead to a case of cold-blooded murder."--Publisher description
Late harvest by Fiona Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exmoor, 1800. When farmer's daughter Peggy Shawe meets the charismatic Ralph Duggan, son of a so-called "free trader", it's love at first sight. Determined to prevent the match, Peggy's widowed mother sends her daughter to live with the Duggans for six weeks, believing she will be put off marriage to Ralph when she discovers what life is like among a smuggling family. Matters take a dramatic turn however when Ralph's brother Philip is suspected of murder, and Ralph and Philip are despatched to distant relatives across the Atlantic. Heartbroken, Peggy vows to be reunited with her lover one day. But it will be several years before she and Ralph are destined to meet again -- and in very different circumstances
The reluctant assassin : an Ursula Blanchard mystery by Fiona Buckley( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March, 1581. Queen Elizabeth is once again being urged to consider marriage to the Duke of Alenc̦on, a French Catholic twenty years her junior. The prospect of the match is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. Ursula however has more immediate matters to worry about when her 9-year-old son is snatched away while out riding. If she is ever to see him again, Ursula must undertake an impossibly difficult and dangerous mission - and commit an act of high treason. Can she rely on her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth, for help?"--Publisher's description
To shield the Queen by Fiona Buckley( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1560. The setting is the court of Queen Elizabeth. Ursula Blanchard, an impoverished young widow newly come to court, is sent to protect the queen's reputation by looking after Amy Robsart, wife of Sir Robert Dudley, courtier to the queen and prime subject of scandalous rumors swirling about the palace. When Amy is found lying with a broken neck at the bottom of a staircase, the future looks ominous for everyone involved
Queen's ransom by Fiona Buckley( )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the secretary of state to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Whom can Ursula trust? What will happen to her daughter if she fails?
The doublet affair by Fiona Buckley( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth I to visit a scholar's home where she was the children's governess. Ostensibly a social call, the trip is to investigate a report of a plot to overthrow the queen
To ruin a queen : [a mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court featuring Ursula Blanchard] by Fiona Buckley( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the thrilling adventures of Ursula Blanchard, secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I, continue, she finds herself in France--reunited with her husband, Matthew de la Roche, in a passionate but flawed relationship. But when Ursula learns that her daughter, Meg, has mysteriously disappeared, she immediately sets out on a frantic and dangerous search
 
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Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court
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