(and reluctant sleuth)
Dear reader, I am Sebastian Foxley, scrivener of London and the creation of Toni Mount. You can find all her books for sale here
My adventures are captured in a series of exciting novels which are revealed below ...
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The Colour of Bone - OUT NOW
It’s May 1480 in the City of London.
After workmen discover a nun’s body in a newly-opened tomb, talented artist and bookseller Seb Foxley is persuaded to assist in solving the mystery of her death.
Evil is once more abroad in the crowded, grimy streets of medieval London and even in the grandest of royal mansions, where a member of the Duke of Gloucester’s household meets an untimely end. And some wicked rogue is setting fires in the city. No house is safe from the hungry flames.
Will Seb and his loved ones come to grief when a man returns from the dead and Seb has to appear before the Lord Mayor?
Join our hero as he feasts with royalty, struggles to save his business and attempts to unravel this latest medieval murder mystery.
Feb 16th https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/ - Sir John Crosby of Crosby Place, Bishopsgate
Feb 18th https://samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/ - St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate
Feb 20th https://historytheinterestingbits.com/ - The Crown Sild in Cheapside
Feb 22nd https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/ The Spitalfields Ossuary
Feb 28th https://www.tudorsociety.com/ The Author Interview
The Colour of Poison and The Colour of Gold are returning soon in a unique, luxury, hardback edition. which will contain bonus material including a detailed map of the Seb Foxley’s neighborhood, with background details, fun quizzes and much much more.
We visit again the narrow, stinking streets of medieval London, where burglary, arson and murder are every-day events and the gossips whisper of alchemists making gold for the King.
We meet Sebastian Foxley, a talented yet challenged young artist as he tries to save his brother from the hangman's rope. Can the Duke of Gloucester or his friend Francis Lovell help? One thing is certain - if Seb can't save his brother, nobody can.
Then a wedding is planned and in medieval London this should be a splendid occasion, especially when a royal guest is attending. Yet for the bridegroom, the day begins with disaster when a valuable gold livery collar goes missing. From the lowliest street urchin to the highest nobility, who could be the thief? Can Seb save the day, despite that young rascal, Jack and his dog causing chaos?
We join in the fun and adventure, the bustle and the stench of medieval London, when we combine the first two Sebastian Foxley stories, the most popular Colour of Poison and the entertaining Colour of Gold.
Murder lurks at the heart of the royal court in the rabbit warren of the Palace of Westminster. The year is 1480. Treason is afoot amongst the squalid grandeur and opulent filth of this medieval world of contrasts. Even the Office of the King’s Secretary hides a dangerous secret.
Meeting with lords and lackeys, clerks, courtiers and the mighty King Edward himself, can Seb Foxley decipher the encoded messages and name the spy?
Will Seb be able to prevent the murder of the most important heir in England?
All will be revealed as we join Seb Foxley and his abrasive brother Jude in the latest intriguing adventure amid the sordid shadows of fifteenth-century London.
Praise for Toni Mount's Colour of Rubies
"An evocative masterclass in storytelling." - Tony Riches, author of The Tudor Trilogy
"It’s superb. What a plot. What characters" - Carol McGrath, author of the She-wolves trilogy
Every Londoner has money worries. Seb Foxley, talented artist and some-time sleuth, is no exception but when fellow indebted craftsmen are found dead in the most horrible circumstances, fears escalate. Only Seb can solve the puzzles that baffle the authorities and help Bailiff Thaddeus Turner to track down and apprehend the villains.
When Seb’s wayward, elder brother, Jude, returns, unannounced, from Italy with a child-bride upon his arm, shock turns to dismay as life becomes more complicated and troubles multiply.
From counterfeit coins to deadly darkness in the worst corners of London, from mysterious thefts to attacks of murderous intent – Seb finds himself embroiled at every turn. With a royal commission to fulfil and heartache to resolve, can our hero win through against the odds?
Share Seb Foxley’s latest adventures in the filthy streets of medieval London, join in the Midsummer festivities and meet his fellow citizens, both the respectable and the villainous.
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I love the new bookmarks for the Seb Foxley murder mysteries and my latest thriller The Death Collector
The Colour of Poison is now out as an audio book - listen as the stinking streets of medieval London are brought to life by talented actor Charley-Allsop-Parry
The Colour of Murder
540 years ago, on the 18th February 1478 the Duke of Clarence was, famously, drowned in a butt of malmsey wine. Did he jump or was he pushed? The question has never been answered, so this was an opportunity for my intrepid investigator Seb Foxley – to finally solve the mystery.
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Five star reviews:
The beauty of the cover is juxtaposed to the horror of the murders.
Engaging and vivid ... not to be missed
Excellent characterization, plot and story line
I absolutely devoured this novel, best in the series so far.
It truly is a page turner
The beautiful cover is juxtaposed to the horror of murder as Seb Foxley unravels the story of the death of The Duke of Clarence in the Tower of London in February 1478. See the cover being created by Dmitry Yakhovsky here.
The Colour of Betrayal
Suicide or murder? Betrayal is Seb Foxley's fourth murder mystery:
As medieval Londoners prepare for a joyous Christmas, a local goldsmith seeks sanctuary in a church nearby, only to be found hanged there later... was it suicide or murder ...?
historical fiction at its best! ... an astounding job of bringing you into medieval English life
Greetings, my name is Sebastian, my brother Jude and I are from Foxley, a small village in Norfolk, just a few miles north west of Norwich.
I was born in 1453, the year our lord king Henry, the sixth of that name, lost his reason; Jude is nearly three years my senior.
I'm an illuminator and Jude a scribe and we work near St Paul's Cathedral in the city of London, producing illuminated manuscripts. Most people in our trade work around here; stationers and bookbinders even store their paper in the cathedral crypt.
St Paul's Cathedral c1475
The late autumn grass, frost-rimed, crunched beneath his feet as he trudged towards his favoured spot beneath an oak tree, beside the Horse Pool.
The hedgerow was aglow with jewels amongst the last yellowing leaves; each gem dusted with frost – haws and rosehips like rubies, sloes dark as sapphires, delicate-hued pearls of bryony. But his artist’s eye was drawn to the diamond-strung cobwebs that draped the brambles.....
I am indebted to the talented artist Dmitry Yakhovsky, from Minsk in Belarus, for the beautiful designs of my book covers and the creation of our hero Seb Foxley. Not forgetting my publisher, Tim Ridgway at MadeGlobal.com