The Bone Fire: A Somershill Manor Mystery

The Bone Fire: A Somershill Manor Mystery

by S. D. Sykes


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In the new Somershill Manor Mystery, Oswald de Lacy brings his family to a secluded island castle to escape the Black Death, but soon a murder within the household proves that even the strongest fortresses aren't free from terror in fourteenth-century England.

When the Black Death reappears in England in 1361, Oswald de Lacy knows that the safest place for his wife and young son is the island-fortress of Eden, where his eccentrically pious friend Godfrey has invited the family to stay to wait out the plague during the long, dark winter. But Oswald has barely had time to settle in when a brutal murder shocks the household and it soon becomes clear that the castle is not the stronghold of security that he was so desperately looking for.

Oswald knows the castle isn’t safe, but escaping to the plague-infested countryside outside its walls is not an option. His only hope is to solve the mystery of the murder before the killer strikes again. With a cast of characters like something out of Chaucer—a lord and lady, a knight, a religious radical, a court jester, a drunk, and a couple of traveling craftsmen are just some of the suspects Oswald must reckon with—and the all-consuming threat of the plague hovering just outside the castle walls, the newest novel in the Somershill Manor Mysteries is the most brilliant and frightening yet.

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ISBN-13: 9781643131979
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: Somershill Manor Series , #4
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

S. D. Sykes received an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam in England and is the author of Plague Land, The Butcher Bird, and City of Masks, all available from Pegasus Crime. She lives in England.

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