Searcher of the Dead (A Bess Ellyott Mystery #1)

Searcher of the Dead (A Bess Ellyott Mystery #1)

Herbalist and widow Bess Ellyott tries to escape the loss of her husband in Elizabethan London only to find that death is following her, and she may very well be next in Searcher of the Dead, the first in a new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman. Living amid the cultural flowering, religious strife, and political storms of Tudor England, Bess Ellyott is an herbalis Herbalist and widow Bess Ellyott tries to escape the loss of her husband in Elizabethan London only to find that deat...

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Title:Searcher of the Dead (A Bess Ellyott Mystery #1)
Author:Nancy Herriman
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1683315383
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:330 pages pages

Searcher of the Dead (A Bess Ellyott Mystery #1) Reviews

  • Mary Ann
    Apr 05, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

  • Pat
    Feb 21, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

  • Marianne
    Feb 27, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

  • J. Else
    Jan 20, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

    I like her other series much better ...

    It?s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband?s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother?s house in Wiltshire. One evening, their sister arrives at the door fearing that her husband, who left that morning for business in another town, is in grave da...

  • Amy
    Mar 22, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

    I like her other series much better ...

  • Kathy Martin
    Feb 05, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

  • Lucy Crowe
    Mar 24, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

  • Jane Irish Nelson
    May 15, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

  • Edith Maxwell
    Apr 07, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

  • Talk Supe
    Mar 13, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

  • Argum
    Nov 22, 2017

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

  • Susan
    Mar 03, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

  • Maggies Daisy
    Nov 03, 2017

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

  • LadyJBookishNook
    Feb 14, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

  • Caroline
    Apr 17, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

  • Sheri
    Feb 05, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

  • Moriah
    Oct 31, 2017

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

  • Christina
    Jan 19, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

  • nikkia neil
    Mar 02, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

  • Kristina
    Mar 08, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

  • Helen Howerton
    Apr 21, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

    I like her other series much better ...

    It?s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband?s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother?s house in Wiltshire. One evening, their sister arrives at the door fearing that her husband, who left that morning for business in another town, is in grave da...

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  • Michael Brown
    Apr 22, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

  • Shirley
    Nov 22, 2017

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

  • Juli
    Mar 12, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

  • Deborah Almada
    Apr 21, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

  • Dawning  Moon
    Mar 02, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

    I like her other series much better ...

    It?s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband?s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother?s house in Wiltshire. One evening, their sister arrives at the door fearing that her husband, who left that morning for business in another town, is in grave da...

    ...

  • Daphne Sharpe
    Feb 27, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

  • Chris Collier-Roberts
    Apr 01, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

    I like her other series much better ...

    It?s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband?s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother?s house in Wiltshire. One evening, their sister arrives at the door fearing that her husband, who left that morning for business in another town, is in grave da...

    ...

    ...

  • Pamela
    Mar 06, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...

    Bess Ellyot is a herbalist and a widow who has fled from London after her husband was poisoned. She is living with her brother in a small town. When her sister's husband is found dead, she doesn't believe that he committed suicide but that is what the crowner decides. A verdict of suic...

    Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and intelligence as they work together to ...

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com Follow me onTwitter What a great historical mystery by author Nancy Herriman. Searcher of the Dead is the first installment in The Bess Ellyott Mystery Series. The story starts out in London but quickly moves t...

    Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the first book A Bess Ellyott Mystery series that is set in the late sixteenth century (1593). Elizabeth ?Bess? Ellyott is a widow, herbalist and healer who moved from London to Wiltshire one year ago after the death of her husband. Only Be...

    Searcher Of The Dead by Nancy Herriman #NetGalley #SearcherOfTheDead #Bookreview #Goodreads #maggiesdaisy start 10/29/2017 end 11/00/2017 A Recent widow and herbalist Bess Ellycott are one step away from finding the actual killer of her brother-in-law, who was found hanging fro...

    This historical mystery set in 1593 was a slow read. It?s about a young widower named Bess who is an herbalist. She is living with her brother after fleeing because her husband was murdered. Long story short, a murder takes place in Bess? family that she sets out to solve? well k...

    3.5 Stars I usually suck at mysteries in that I could never guess who the perpetrator is most of the time, but in the case of SEARCHER OF THE DEAD, the suspect was totally hidden and anything that might point out to him is under wraps! Fans of mysteries and suspense will get a kick ...

    Liked this more than I anticipated. Might be my first late 1500s mystery and boy were things different! (Especially since Regency and Victorian eras seem to be my forte). I became very invested in the characters, so I eagerly await book 2! ...

    Searcher of the Dead is Ms. Herriman?s debut entry into what I hope will become a long-running mystery series set realistically, and intriguingly, in the Elizabethan era. As in her other works (The Irish Healer and the Old San Francisco Mystery series) the heroine of the book, Bess E...

    An amazing book with a wealth of carefully researched detail. I love the Tudor/Elizabethan age,but I was fascinated with the workings of the justice system,the practices of the church and the beautiful descriptions of rural life in all its bloody glories. Bess Ellyott is a recent wido...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Searcher of the Dead is an Elizabethan era historical mystery featuring Bess Ellyott who has moved in with her brother following the death of her husband. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Bess's husband...

    Nancy Harriman has provided the cure for having finished the last Veronica Speedwell novel! Bess Ellyott is just the tonic I needed! Ms. Ellyott - a feisty, fearless herbalist living in 17th century London - is a woman on the run from the man who murdered her husband. She is also siste...

    Historical mysteries are a bit harder than we think to get right. You either tell the reader up front that you have created an alternate setting or not. If you are using the 'real' world then you must do your research. The little points of background settings, events, personalities, be...

    Possibly a little bit higher rating, but I had some reservations about this book. To begin with what is the point of the mystery regarding the death of Bess's husband? It seems to me to be an attempt to make sure the reader will continue reading the series in hopes of a solution, but t...

    It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed after I got over the hump. Bess is a widowed healer. She has fled London with her servant to her brother's home after the death (murder?) of her husband. When her sister's husband, a thoroughly disagreeable man, is found hanging from a t...

    Herbalist, widow Bess Ellyott, escapes Elizabethan London after discovering that her husband is dead. This is book one in a brand new historical mystery series by Nancy Herriman (amazingly researched, BTW). After her escape she discovered that the murderer has followed her - and the...

    1590's and after the death of her family Bess Ellyott has gone to live with her brother Robert Marshall. All is well until the husband of her sister Dorothie, Fulke Crofton, is found hanged. Although the coroner proclaims a suicide Bess is not convinced. With the help of the town const...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into this, but enjoyed eventually. THe historical period was applied in a heavy handed way or ignored most of the time. Bess is living as a widow with her brother. Her brother in law is found hangi...

    I was hesitant at first with the setting of Elizabeth I's England. Not usually a time period I enjoy in my love of mysteries. But it wasn't stodgy and draggy at all. I loved Bess's cool head and her determination. The cast of characters were well rounded and could have been from any sm...

    This was a new author for me, I really enjoyed the Elizabethian time period, the characters and the mystery. Bess Ellyott is a widow and a healer, forced to return to live with her brother in the country after her husband dies in London, but the quiet country life she expects is not to...

    Thanks Crooked Lane Books and netgalley for this ARC. Very easy to feel camaraderie and respect for the heroine of this murder mystery. Set in the times of religious strife and backstabbing, this novel shines a spotlight behind the scenes so we can see how a smart woman got things d...

    Loved it! Right up my alley. Great mystery that kept me guessing (and I had it all wrong). Lots of historical info which I enjoyed. I will definitely look for the next book in the series. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review. ...

    I really loved this book. I thought the characters were very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the historical atmosphere to the story and felt the mystery was excellent. I loved seeing how things were done in that time period. Can't wait until the next Bess Ellyott book comes out...

  • eyes.2c
    Mar 21, 2018

    Bess Ellyot flees London after the death of her husband. Martin's cause of death was recorded as the bloody flux, but Bess knows he was murdered. After arriving at the home of her brother, she hopes that she has escaped from whatever evil killed her husband. But when her brother-in-law...

    Suspicions run rife! Set in Elizabethan England, the customs of the times dictate that a suicide leaves those behind not only emotionally bereft, but they are stripped of all their worldly goods. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott's sister's husband is found hanging from a tree and is d...