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Twelve Nights by Penny Ingham

Genre: historical fiction

Tour Dates: 11th - 15th July 2022

Publication Date: 1st June 2022

​Formats available: Mobi and PDF

Standalone First Book in a series

Estimated Page Count - 380

Types of post available: Reviews and Limited extracts, guest posts and Q&As

The Theatre

London, 1592

When a player is murdered, suspicion falls on the wardrobe mistress, Magdalen Bisset, because everyone knows poison is a woman’s weapon. The scandal-pamphlets vilify her. The coroner is convinced of her guilt.

Magdalen is innocent, although few are willing to help her prove it. Her much-loved grandmother is too old and sick. Will Shakespeare is benignly detached, and her friend Christopher Marlowe is wholly unreliable. Only one man offers his assistance, but dare she trust him when nothing about him rings true?

With just two weeks until the inquest, Magdalen ignores anonymous threats to ‘leave it be’, and delves into the dangerous underworld of a city seething with religious and racial tension. As time runs out, she must risk everything in her search for the true killer - for all other roads lead to the gallows.

About Penny Ingham

I was born and raised in Yorkshire where my father inspired my love of history from an early age. He is a born story teller and would take us to the top of Iron Age hillforts, often as dusk was falling, and regale us with stirring tales of battles lost and won. Not surprisingly, I went on to study Classics at university, and still love spending my summers on archaeological digs. For me, there is nothing more thrilling than finding an artefact that has not seen the light of day for thousands of years. I find so much inspiration for my novels from archaeology.

I have had a variety of jobs over the years, including working for the British Forces newspaper in Germany, and at the BBC. When our family was little, the only available space for me to write was a small walk-in wardrobe. The children used to say, ‘oh, mum’s in the cupboard again’.

I have written four historical novels: The King’s Daughter explores the story of Aethelflaed, the Lady of the Mercians. The Saxon Wolves and the Saxon Plague are both set in fifth century AD, a time of enormous upheaval and uncertainty in Britain as the Romans departed and the Saxon era began. My latest is something a bit different. Twelve Nights is a crime thriller set in sixteenth century London, and features William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.

I now live with my husband in the Hampshire countryside. Like many others during the pandemic, we decided to try growing our own fruit and vegetables – with mixed results! We can only get better!

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 5 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

11th July

  1. Chez Maximka

  2. Reviewsfeed


  4. B for bookreview

  5. Bookish Jottings

12th July


  2. @tigs_bookcase

  3. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  4. Curling Up With a Coffee and a Kindle

  5. Novel Kicks

13th July

  1. Jaffareadstoo

  2. QuirkyBookReads

  3. Tizi’s Book Review

  4. The Pufflekitteh Reads,

14th July

  1. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  2. What Cathy Read Next

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

  4. Over The Rainbow Book Blog

15th July

  1. The Girl Who Reads

  2. Just4MyBooks

  3. sharon beyond the books

  4. Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

  5. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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