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May 16, 2022  |  394 views  |  0 reviews / comments

Time Stays For No Man by Melvin P. Tiley. Book cover"Walsingham will find out; it's his business to know everything." 

Elizabethan England is the setting for this story of espionage, love and betrayal. After a chance meeting in a tavern, two commoners, Tom and Edward, find themselves caught in a web of political intrigue.  Secretary Walsingham is setting a trap to ensnare the Queen of Scots, but he is playing a dangerous game, for a would-be assassin is already in the country sworn to kill Queen Elizabeth. Matters are complicated by a brutal murder. Is it part of a Catholic Plot?

Follow the gripping twists and turns of this Tudor mystery and romance, and discover the devastating truth.


Author's Notes

My inspiration for this novel came from teaching Year 8 students the Babington Plot. The children loved the topic so much we wrote and performed a play. From there on, the idea for the novel was firmly fixed in my mind, and the more I researched the topic, the more fascinated I became. The double-agents, the murky world of espionage, and Secretary Walsingham's intricate plan to entrap the Queen of Scots is bound to appeal to lovers of historical fiction.

About Melvin P. Tiley

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Having taught history all his working life, it was hardly surprising that Melvin P. Tiley's first novel should be set during the turbulent times of the Elizabethan era. Now happily retired, Melvin plays golf (badly) and follows football (that's soccer in USA parlance). But his real passion is writing and a second novel is well on the way.

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