Books by C.W. Gortner

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C.W. Gortner holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California. In his extensive travels to research his books, he has experienced life in a Spanish castle and danced a galliard in a Tudor great hall. Half-Spanish by birth, he lives in Northern California. His novels have been translated in 20 countries to date.

C.W. enjoys talking to book groups.

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The Last Queen: A Novel
by C. W. Gortner
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from C. W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow.Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country’s throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth. Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Romance
Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel
by C.W. Gortner
For readers of The Paris Wife and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel—the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and become one of the most influential and...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Tudor Conspiracy: A Novel (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles Book 2)
by C. W. Gortner
Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary's court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London's treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen—or send her to her death in C.W. Gortner's The Tudor Conspiracy, the second book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles. England, 1553: Harsh winter...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici: A Novel
by C. W. Gortner
BONUS: This edition contains a The Confessions of Catherine de Medici discussion guide and an excerpt from C.W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow. The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess.  So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family’s illustrious line. Expelled from her...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Bestsellers
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile
by C. W. Gortner
No one believed I was destined for greatness.   So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Tudor Secret: A Novel (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles Book 1)
by C. W. Gortner
The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle: The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
by C. W. Gortner
In two stunning novels, C. W. Gortner brings to life two of history’s most intriguing and courageous women: Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici family of Italy, and Juana of Castile, daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would be the last queen to inherit her country’s...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Marlene: A Novel
by C. W. Gortner
A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich—from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood, a sweeping story of passion, glamour, ambition, art, and war from the author of Mademoiselle Chanel. Raised in...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction; All Women's Fiction
The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia
by C. W. Gortner
For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)
by C. W. Gortner
The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king’s brilliant but enigmatic sister...
Today's Bargain Price: $9.95
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