By Dana Cameron
The past's blood stains the current the potential for an entire life awaits archaeologist Emma Fielding within the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts: the opportunity to check the eighteenth-century diary of Margaret Chandler, the accused witch and murderess whose domestic Emma excavated in simple terms months earlier than. notwithstanding, the 3 different Shrewsbury starting place fellows she needs to percentage the premises with are a disturbingly bizarre bunch, and prior to too lengthy considered one of them is useless. yet Emma can locate no solace within the bleak great thing about the encircling desert, for there are darkish secrets and techniques encoded in Madam Chandler's writings, and stunning parallels among an historical slaying and the unusual, brutal loss of life of her colleague. whilst the killer moves back, Emma realizes her personal existence is at stake. And all at once there's no selection left: she is pushed to enquire bloody crimes prior and current -- earlier than her personal loss of life turns into a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old tale.
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It was the sort of setup that Brian and I drooled over but could never think of affording; at this point, I was glad to have walls where they were called for in the kitchen, never mind gourmet accoutrements. A small staircase, presumably for the servants, led up from the kitchen. Leaving that room, I passed a small dining room opposite the kitchen on the central hall, and farther down, there was a monstrous staircase suitable for descending debutantes, epic sword fights, and banister sliding. At the bottom of the stairs, a parlor was off to the right, and to the left was a study.
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When I’d handed over my acceptance letter at his request, I’d at least expected some recognition that, for a while in any case, I was one of them, one of the privileged few who would be allowed to handle the treasures that were kept in the library. Maybe a smile of welcome, even if my credentials didn’t impress him the way I thought they should. But this guy was doing his level best to act the literal part of a gatekeeper and was obviously relishing it. ,” I said, trying to restrain my annoyance; of course they had to be careful around here.
A Fugitive Truth: An Emma Fielding Mystery by Dana Cameron