In a Treacherous Court


IN A TREACHEROUS COURT by Michelle Diener (Gallery Books, 2nd August 2011)
Book 1 in the Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series

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About In a Treacherous Court:

Henry VIII’s most lethal courtier and his newly appointed artist become the only thing keeping him on the throne – and if they survive, neither will ever be the same.

John Parker is one of Henry VIII most useful courtiers — utterly merciless and completely loyal. But one small favour for his King will pull Parker into a deadly plot against the throne, one that will test his courage, his resolve, and most especially, his heart.

A commission from Henry VIII should have been the crowning achievement of Susanna Horenbout’s career, but before the beautiful and talented artist even sets foot in England, she finds herself in possession of a secret that could change its history. With Parker as her only protection against killers who will stop at nothing to silence her, Susanna has to trust the dangerous, enigmatic courtier. She’s used to fighting in a man’s world, but she never expected to be fighting for her life.

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What people are saying about IN A TREACHEROUS COURT:

“IN A TREACHEROUS COURT is an action-adventure-mystery-historical that grabs the reader on page one and doesn’t let go. It reminds me of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the way it captures the “feel” of Tudor England, moving with equal aplomb from royal palace to refuse-clogged London street to leaky rowboat on the Thames.” Kate Emerson (Author of BY ROYAL DECREE: Secrets of the Tudor Court)

With its richly detailed historical setting and intrigue-filled plot, “In a Treacherous Court” is simply irresistible. Chicago Tribune

“Awesome! History woven flawlessly into riveting fiction.” Tammy J. Schneider (Special Features Editor and book reviewer at Affaire de Coeur Magazine)

“Just when readers think there is nothing new to be learned about Henry VIII, debut author Diener delivers a taut suspense . . . that will keep you turning the pages.” Kathe Robin (4 star review in RT Magazine August 2011 issue)

“A masterfully spun tale of mystery, intrigue, and the inner workings of Henry’s court!” Fresh Fiction

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  7 Responses to “In a Treacherous Court”

  1. […] DANGEROUS SANCTUARY. It is part of my Susanna Horenbout and John Parker series, starting just after IN A TREACHEROUS COURT left off and ending just before my second release, KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS, coming on […]

  2. […] or England might just go to war with France. When I was researching the first book in the series, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, I stumbled across mention of the Mirror of Naples, and KNEW it just had to be part of KEEPER OF […]

  3. […] all around awesome human being, author Michelle Diener. Last year, Michelle’s debut novel, In a Treacherous Court, was published by the Gallery Books imprint of Simon & Schuster. Today the second book in her […]

  4. […] talented Joan Swan made some beautiful ribbon bookmarks for me, with the cover of my debut novel, In a Treacherous Court, somehow shrunk into a cute, adorable ornament which was attached to one end, and a lovely crown on […]

  5. […] my historical novel The Emperor’s Conspiracy is released. I started writing this book before In A Treacherous Court and Keeper of the King’s Secrets, and then left it after three chapters because I realized […]

  6. […] was the second book in a series (In a Treacherous Court being the first) and I liked this one even better.  I think this is partly because I knew the […]


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