In a world made for men, Susan Hyde is no ordinary woman.
And no one would suspect that the sister of Edward Hyde, chief advisor to King in exile Charles Stuart, spends her time peddling state secrets and fomenting rebellion rather than on her tapestry.
As a she-intelligencer – female spy – Susan’s mission is to extract information from Oliver Cromwell’s unsuspecting spymaster, by any means necessary.
In a shadow-world of cyphers, surveillance, poison, seduction and duplicity, this daring spy will risk everything for king and country
- ‘Langman is a fine writer. Dark yet witty, both light and profound. I found myself frequently both amused and disturbed. It’s a rare gift.’ - Anthony McGowan, ( author of Henry Tumour )
- ‘Pete Langman’s stories invite you into a cold, unsettling world in which ugly things happen. His writing, however, is clean and perceptive; you are transported into strange minds and settings and you leave feeling like you know a bit more about the human condition.’ - Araminta Hall, (author of Everything & Nothing )
- Killing Beauties is inspired by the true-life stories of Susan Hyde and Diana Jennings, both active female spies: the former acting as postmistress for royalist secret society the Sealed Knot; the latter an altogether more shady character.
Well I never did ... my first appearance in an Amazon best-sellers list. With a musket ball at ... pic.twitter.com/0uP5Wx3u8c
Well I never did ... my first appearance in an Amazon best-sellers list. With a musket ball at ... pic.twitter.com/0uP5Wx3u8c— pete langman (@elegantfowl) November 20, 2019