The Lady in the Loch

The Lady in the Loch

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by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
     
 

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When a woman�s bones are found in the icy dregs of the noxious Nor� Loch, newly appointed sheriff of Edinburgh, Walter Scott, is called upon. Are these the remains of a drowned witch or religious heretic, or are they perhaps linked to something more recent and sinister? For although Edinburgh is known to be the center of literature, science, and medicine, it is also

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When a woman�s bones are found in the icy dregs of the noxious Nor� Loch, newly appointed sheriff of Edinburgh, Walter Scott, is called upon. Are these the remains of a drowned witch or religious heretic, or are they perhaps linked to something more recent and sinister? For although Edinburgh is known to be the center of literature, science, and medicine, it is also the haunt of body snatchers who prey upon the living and the dead alike, selling their victims for study by the student physicians at the medical school. When a band of Travelling People is forced to winter near the city, two young women are taken, one from her bed while she sleeps near her family. Justice from the settled people is rarely accorded to gypsies and the Travellers fear they will be murdered one by one by the ghouls stalking their people. A young gypsy named Midge Margret is sure that Scott will care.� He befriended her family before and once more he promises to help find the murderer who prowls the snowy forest in a black coach. When a patchwork woman with supernatural strength begins hunting the streets as well, Scott and Midge Margret know the crimes are rooted in bloody dark magic. In order to catch the killer, the butchered victims themselves must testify. By Nebula Award winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Publisher's Weekly says, "� Skillfully cross-stitching history, mystery and old-time urban legend. . .tension mounts steadily. . .an artful work."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452429908
Publisher:
Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
433,651
File size:
175 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the author of 22 solo fantasy and science fiction novels, including the 1989 Nebula award winning fantasy novel, Healer’s War, loosely based on her service as an Army Nurse in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She has collaborated thus far on 16 novels with Anne McCaffrey, six in the best selling Petaybee series and eight in the YA bestselling Acorna series, and most recently, the Tales of the Barque Cat series, Catalyst and coming in December 2010, Catacombs (from Del Rey). Her last published solo novel was CLEOPATRA 7.2, soon to be re-released for e-Book download and print on demand under the Fortune imprint of Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She is currently working on a YA fantasy cat mystery, SPAM VS THE VAMPIRE. Website: http://www.eascarborough.com

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Lady in the Loch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fromvthe finding of the first dismembered body, to the creepy letters, there are suspects aplenty and one sinister murderer. It is up to Sir Walter Scott (the sheriff of Edinburgh) to catch the killer before another woman dies...