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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars will thrill fans of CJ Sansom and Kate Mosse with its chilling recreation of the Peasants' Revolt. It offers an intelligent, beautifully researched glimpse of a more deadly, superstitious era ... 'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice The reign of Richard II is troubled, the poor are about to become poorer still and landowners are lining their pockets. It's a case of every man for himself, whatever his status or wealth. But in a world where nothing can be taken at face value, who can you trust? The dour wool merchant? His impulsive son? The stepdaughter with the hypnotic eyes? Or the raven-haired widow clutching her necklace of bloodstones? And when people start dying unnatural deaths and the peasants decide it's time to fight back, it's all too easy to spy witchcraft at every turn.
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Karen Maitland travelled and worked in many parts of the United Kingdom before settling for many years in the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln, an inspiration for her writing. She is the author of The White Room, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers, The Gallows Curse and The Falcons of Fire and Ice. She has recently relocated to a life of rural bliss in Devon. www.karenmaitland.comReview:
A richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler such as Henry James * Daily Express on Company of Liars * A ripping tale ... full of colour and detail * Daily Telegraph on The Gallows Curse * Teeming, invigorating * Guardian on The Falcons of Fire and Ice * Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic * Marie Claire on Company of Liars * Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds * Marie Claire on The Owl Killers * Bawdy and brutal * Simon Mayo on The Gallows Curse * Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages * Metro on The Owl Killers * Passion and peril. A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists * Dail Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice *
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Book Description Headline, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 9.13x6.22x1.54 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk147221501X
Book Description Headline Review, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M147221501X