The Bone Fire - Oswald de Lacy (Paperback)S D Sykes (author)
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Longlisted for the CWA Sapere Historical Dagger 2020
1361. Plague has returned to England - thirteen years after the devastation of The Black Death.
As destruction advances towards his estate in Kent, Oswald de Lacy leads his family to the safety of a remote castle in the marshes - where his friend Godfrey is preparing a fortress to survive the coming disaster.
The rules are clear: once the de Lacys and other guests are inside the castle the portcullis will be lowered and no-one permitted to enter or leave until the Pestilence has passed.
And then a murderer strikes.
Oswald is confronted with a stark choice - leave and face the ravages of the plague, or stay and place his family at the mercy of a brutal killer. With word of his skills as an investigator preceding him, it falls to Oswald to unmask the murderer in their midst. Host, guest, or servant - everyone is a suspect in this poisoned refuge of secrets, deceit and malice.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
'An intriguing and vivid addition to an increasingly interesting series, and a fascinating glimpse of an almost forgotten period of history.' - Andrew Taylor
'If you love C.J. Sansom, you have to read S.D. Sykes. Her Oswald de Lacy series just gets better and better. The Bone Fire is a wonderfully claustrophobic and compelling mystery, filled with clever twists, fascinating characters and flashes of Sykes's sly wit. Utterly immersive, utterly gripping historical crime at its very, very best.' - Antonia Hodgson
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