Sebastian Foxley

Medieval Artist and reluctant sleuth

Dear reader, I am Sebastian Foxley, scrivener of London and the creation of Toni Mount. You can learn of all her other books here.

My adventures are captured in a series of exciting novels which are revealed below ...

The Colour of Sin, the twelfth adventure in the series was released on March 28th on Kindle and in paperback

In my latest adventure I journey on a pilgrimage across the fair county of Kent to the shrine of St Thomas Beckett in Canterbury - to follow the route of the journey and to follow my pilgrimage  click here

A pilgrimage to Canterbury should be an uplifting, spiritual experience but when Seb Foxley’s fellow pilgrims suffer a series of horrific accidents, the artist-cum-sleuth suspects this is no coincidence. Is there a would-be murderer among them?

Their journey from London to Canterbury is an eventful one for Seb, Rose and their friend, Kit, a priest with a past, along with the colourful band of pilgrims. A freak wind and flooded roads; unexplained death; attack by outlaws and a fearsome black cat: Seb struggles on, determined to pray for his brother Jude’s recovery at St Thomas Becket’s shrine. Rose is reunited with her family, causing startling consequences for all as Seb discovers his own, less godly inclinations.

But others have even darker intentions. Evil is abroad and holy ground desecrated as Seb does his utmost to keep his fellow pilgrims safe. And who can you trust when even friends prove false?

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The Colour of Bone - read it 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.

The Colour of Poison and The Colour of Gold come together in this unique, luxury, hardback edition containing the first two Sebastian Foxley books. Plus bonus material such as a detailed map of the Seb’s neighbourhood, 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.

The Colour of Rubies

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

The Colour of Evil

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.     

click on the image below to register for the unique collection of personal letters from Sebastian, Jude & Emily 

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

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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:

Book Cover

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 ...?

Five stars

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

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