Welcome to Day 2 of the SECRETS, SPIES & SHERLOCK BLOG TOUR, featuring two exciting new middle grade mystery series: Sherlock, Lupin & Me: The Dark Lady by Irene Adler and Secrets & Spies: Treason by Jo Macauley. Each stop on the 2-week tour will feature fun posts and a chance to win a set of finished copies of the books! Today’s post features Treason by Jo Macauley.
Fact and Fiction in Treason
Treason is set during a particularly tumultuous time in English history, after civil wars had led to the beheading of Charles I, allowing the militant Puritan Oliver Cromwell to rule the country for 18 years before Charles II was restored to the throne. In the first year of the Restoration, Cromwell was posthumously convicted of treason, disinterred, hanged and beheaded. Since then his head has passed from hand to hand, and to this day only a handful of people in the world know where it is. In Treason, Beth Johnson, a young actress and spy, must race against the clock in this climate of fear and bloodlust to prevent the assassination of the newly reinstated King.