E C Fremantle

The Poison Bed
  • The Poison Bed

  • 'A gripping psychological thriller. Readers will be awake deep into the night, trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year'

    A marriage. A murder. One of them will hang for it.

    Autumn, 1615.

    Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room.

    She is accused of murder.

    In a cell nearby is her co-accused - her husband Robert.

    Kept apart, Frances can only tell her side of the story.

    How did she come to be here?

    Can she somehow prove her innocence?

    And what lengths will she go to to save herself?

    'Engaging, vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry, bestselling author of The Essex Serpent

    'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl. Gripping and full of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year'

    'A tale of intrigue and ambition, this is a rich and fascinating book' Guardian

    'Immaculately detailed, dark, clever and compulsive' Daily Mail

E.C. Fremantle holds a First for her BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. As Elizabeth Fremantle she is the critically acclaimed author of four Tudor historical novels: Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. She lives in London and Norfolk.