The Bone Fire (Paperback)S D Sykes (author)
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The brand new Oswald de Lacy thriller, for fans of C.J. Sansom, Minette Walters and S.J. Parris.
'A fascinating glimpse of an almost forgotten period of history.' Andrew Taylor
It's 1361 and Plague has returned to England. In an attempt to flee the approaching danger, Oswald de Lacy escorts his family from their estate of Somershill in Kent, to a remote island castle situated in the tidal mud flats of Romney Marsh. It seems the de Lacys have kept one step ahead of the contagion, but soon they discover that this castle is no safe haven from death.
As a murderer strikes, they find themselves trapped in this lonely outpost with a killer - somebody who must be one of their fellow guests. But who? Each of the other guests is a fugitive from the Plague. But each has a secret to hide, and each has a reason to kill. The body count rises, but nobody can leave. Plague has now reached the marsh and is surrounding the castle.
Cut off from the mainland and encircled by the horrors of the pestilence, Oswald is in the fight of his life. Protect his family and find the killer in the midst of this small and poisonous community, or leave and risk falling prey to the Plague.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Chilling and evocative. This book will have you gripped from the first page to the last -- Tracy Borman
Praise for S D Sykes * - *
Sykes is a master at combining historical setting with mystery * The Times *
The medieval CJ Sansom -- Jeffery Deaver
The whodunnit aspect is neatly done, the family secrets and waspish relationships are intriguing, and humour and originality are abundant. * Daily Mail *