On the evening of 9 March 1566, David Rizzio, the private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, was brutally murdered.
Dragged from the chamber of the heavily pregnant Mary, Rizzio was stabbed 56 times by an 80-strong party of
assassins. This breathtakingly tense novella dramatises the events that led up to that night, telling an infamous story as it
has never been told before.
A dark tale of sex, secrets and lies, Rizzio looks at a shocking historical murder through a modern lens and explores the
lengths that men – and women – will go to in the search for love and power. A provocative and thrilling classic in the