- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (October 16, 2012)
Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.
As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever expected. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.
Praise for Mr. Churchill’s Secretary
“Delightful may seem a strange word to describe a novel that takes place against the backdrop of the bombings of London during World War II, but it’s appropriate for this debut novel. . . . As sweet as it is intriguing.”—USA Today
“A captivating, post-feminist picture of England during its finest hour.”—The Denver Post
“Daring . . . Blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a spectacularly crafted novel.”—Bookreporter
“A ripping good yarn [that] enthralls and satisfies.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
Please note: Bloggers on this tour will receive both books in the series, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary and Princess Elizabeth’s Spy.
Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope mystery series, including her debut novel, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, and the upcoming Hitler’s Nightingale. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and child.
For more information about Susan and her work, visit her website at SusanEliaMacNeal.com.
Susan Elia MacNeal’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, October 16th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Tuesday, October 16th: Paperback Princess – author interview
Thursday, October 18th: Oh! Paper Pages
Thursday, October 18th: Unabridged Chick (Winston Churchill’s Secretary)
Friday, October 19th: Diary of an Eccentric (Winston Churchill’s Secretary)
Friday, October 19th: Paperback Princess
Monday, October 22nd: Diary of an Eccentric
Wednesday, October 24th: Life in the Thumb
Thursday, October 25th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, October 30th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Thursday, November 1st: Book Dilettante
Friday, November 2nd: Man of La Book
Monday, November 5th: Joyfully Retired
Monday, November 5th: Unabridged Chick
Tuesday, November 6th: Wordsmithonia
Monday, November 12th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, November 12th: Unabridged Chick – author interview
Wednesday, November 14th: Broken Teepee
Sunday, December 9th: Simply Stacie