The Kings Lizard: A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe, 1782: A New Mexico Mystery Pamela Christie

ISBN: 9780966686074

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345 pages


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The Kings Lizard: A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe, 1782: A New Mexico Mystery  by  Pamela Christie

The Kings Lizard: A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe, 1782: A New Mexico Mystery by Pamela Christie
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Santa Fe. 1782. The colony of New Mexico teeters on the brink of extinction. Unknown enemies sabotage the desperately needed peace between the Spanish and Comanches. To whom can Governor Anza turn? Unexpectedly, aid comes from the least likely of hisMoreSanta Fe. 1782.

The colony of New Mexico teeters on the brink of extinction. Unknown enemies sabotage the desperately needed peace between the Spanish and Comanches. To whom can Governor Anza turn? Unexpectedly, aid comes from the least likely of his subjects, one as invisible as a lizard on a wall. Nando Aguilar, the half-breed son of a Spanish don and a Ute slave, finds himself recruited to be the eyes and ears for Anzas government. Caught between warring cultures, Nando soon becomes deeply embroiled in murder and intrigue.

Immerse yourself in the world of one the greatest governors of New Mexico and gallop across the lands of El Norte with the wily Nando. The Kings Lizard is a fascinating and colorful journey back into time, rich in historical detail, full of treason and revenge, with enough red herrings and plot turns to dazzle the most ardent mystery fan.Illustrated with maps after the style of the eighteenth century cartographer and explorer Don Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco, and complemented with a bibliography of sources that is a substantial must-read list for Anzas New Mexico, The Kings Lizard is both a super-charged mystery and a historically authentic visit to New Mexicos past.

Students and study groups have chosen this book as a lively introduction to New Mexico in the late colonial period.. . . a rarity among the lightweight historical novels knocking around bookstores nowadays . . . a hell of a saga.--The Santa Fe New MexicanChristies plot twists are so well woven the reader keeps reading late at night .

. . sure to delight the most discriminating historical devotee as well as the mystery fan.--Southwest BookViewsThe Kings Lizard is a fascinating and colorful journey back into time, rich in historical detail, full of treason and revenge, with enough red herrings and plot turns to dazzle the most ardent mystery fan.



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