Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Harlot's Tale by Sam Thomas

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 This week I am waiting for: The Harlot's Tale by Sam Thomas (Midwife Mysteries #2)
                                   (I loved the first one in this series, The Midwife's Tale)

 Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Minotaur Books 
It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God’s wrath—and end the heat-wave—the city’s overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city’s sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled. York’s sinners have been targeted for execution.

Bridget and Martha—assisted once again by Will, Bridget’s good-hearted nephew—race to find the killer even as he adds more bodies to his tally. The list of suspects is long: Hezekiah Ward, a fire and brimstone preacher new to York; Ward’s son, Praise-God, whose intensity mirrors his father’s; John Stubb, one of Ward’s fanatic followers, whose taste for blood may not have been sated by his time in Parliament’s armies. Or could the killer be closer to home? Will’s brother Joseph is no stranger to death, and he shares the Wards’ dreams of driving sin from the city.

To find the killer, Bridget, Martha, and Will must uncover the city’s most secret sins, and hope against hope that the killer does not turn his attention in their direction.

What are you waiting for?


  1. This one is new for me. Thank you for sharing.
    New GFC follower.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  2. Never heard of this but I'll keep an eye out for it :)

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  3. Interesting book. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  4. I hadn't heard of this series before, but I think I'll have to look into it as I'm a fan of mysteries. Thanks for the introduction!

    My WoW

  5. Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Check out our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE