To celebrate the publication of my new book, The Shaker Murders, which is coming out in February, I am giving away copies of the book that comes before it. In the Devil’s Cold Dish, Rees and his family are targeted by someone who wants to destroy them. Rees is accused of murder and then Lydia is accused of witchcraft. As Rees’s hometown turns against them, mobs of angry men descend on his farm to capture Lydia and hang her. He spirits his family to safety and then returns to Dugard. On the run, he attempts to identify the person behind the harassment.
I am happy to report that 1547 people put their names in for the book. The winners have been chosen and there are four from Australia. I am very excited. Working on getting the books out now.
Hurry, hurry. My Giveaway for Cradle to Grave ends this Friday. Almost 750 people have signed up so far.
I am excited to announce I am giving away 10 copies of Cradle to Grave. Of all the books I’ve written, this is my favorite. I began working on it just when my first grandson was born and my research into the poor laws and the plight of orphans made me acutely conscious of the vulnerability of children. Go on Goodreads to try for a copy.
I am giving away ten copies of Death of a Dyer, my second Will Rees mystery on Goodreads.
In this book, Rees returns to his hometown and tries to settle down. Lydia accompanies him as his housekeeper -both are not sure where their feelings might take them. David also returns home although he and his father are still at odds.
Rees has been home for only a short time when he is asked to look into the murder of a childhood friend.
I have begun a giveaway of ten copies of A Simple Murder, the first in the Will Rees history.
A traveling weaver, Rees goes home after some time spent on the road. He find his son. David, has run away. Rees tracks him to a nearby Shaker community but he has no sooner arrived than the body of one of the Sisters is discovered. Rees is accused but quickly finds the friendly farmer in whose barn he had spent the night.
From being the suspect, Rees goes to being the detective. What he finds in the Shaker community will change his life forever.
Next month we will move on to Death of a Dyer.
I am happy to report that almost 1400 people joined the lottery. I am sending the books out now in batches. Since I just moved, this was more difficult than usual – just finding the books to send in the boxes piled everywhere was a triumph.