Alexandra Walsh was a journalist for over 25 years; writing and editing for many national newspapers and magazines. She worked in television as an associate producer and director, with a brief stint in radio. For a number of years, she wrote television and film scripts before combining her two passions of history and fiction to write The Marquess House Trilogy, a series of a dual timeline conspiracy thrillers, moving between the present day and Tudor England.
Published by Sapere Books in March 2019, Book One: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy was an Amazon bestseller while still on pre-order. In June 2019, Book Two: The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy was published by Sapere Books. This was also an Amazon bestseller, as well as being a #1 New Release in Biographical Fiction in America. Book Three: The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy was published in May 2020 and was a bestseller in five different Amazon charts during its first pre-order week.
The Marquess House Trilogy explores a secret hidden within history and the potential havoc its revelation could wreak. While the conspiracy theory is entirely fictional, the history in each book draws on as much fact as possible and has taken over ten years to research.
Each book focuses on a different period of Tudor history. The Catherine Howard Conspiracy is set during the reign of Henry VIII and his marriages to Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy takes the reader to the court of Elizabeth I and the events leading to the Spanish Armada. While The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy is set at the end of the Tudor period and in the first years of the reign of the Stuart monarch, James VI of Scotland and I of England.
The historical sections are told through the voices of the women of the period and portray, not only on the well-known historical figures, but the real women who surrounded and supported them, giving a new twist on the usual portrayal of women in the historical fiction genre.
What reviewers have said about
The Marquess House Trilogy:
“Well done, Alexandra Walsh … historical fiction of the highest order!”
– Rob, NetGalley reviewer
“I loved this book! It’s a great historical fiction, enjoyable and entertaining.
I loved the plot, full of twists and turns, the fleshed out characters and the setting.” – Anna Maria, NetGalley reviewer
“I especially enjoyed the importance the author has placed on the women of the time…” Book Blogger: Karen at GoBuyTheBook
“While posing a number of ‘what ifs?’, it is clear Walsh has incorporated a great deal of research into the Tudor and early Stuart periods…” Vivienne O – NetGalley reviewer
“The twists to Tudor history left me breathless…” Stephanie, book reviewer @bookfrolic
“Walsh has presented through this trilogy an incredibly intriguing alternate story so realistic that it might have actually happened…” Worlds Unlike Our Own
“Haven’t been this excited about waiting for a book since Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander series!” Heather E Franks (via Facebook)
“Couldn’t put these books down!” Kathleen Collins McGee (via Facebook)