The year is 1660. England's brief period as a republic is over, and Charles II has returned from exile with revenge on his mind. In 1649 his father, Charles I, was beheaded


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  • The Book Pages: 12 must-read mysteries for summer and beyond

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  • Required Reading

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  • GDK: Summer Reading

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