The Bone Fire: (Oswald de Lacy)
S D Sykes (Author)
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Longlisted for the 2020 Historical Writers' Association Gold Crown Award The brand new Oswald de Lacy thriller, for fans of C.J. Sansom, Minette Walters and S.J. Parris. 'Living legends Andrew Taylor and Susanna Gregory; bestselling phenomena SJ Parris and CJ Sansom... a league of extraordinary resurrectionists. If you love their books, I invite you to visit fourteenth-century England, with SD Sykes ... Savour the company of young Oswald de Lacy, among the most appealing historical sleuths currently on the hunt.' A.J. Finn 'A fascinating glimpse of an almost forgotten period of history.' Andrew Taylor 'Sykes give it (plague) a life and character of its own - swift, remorseless and deadly' New York Times *** 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.
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About the Author
SD Sykes lives in Kent with her husband. She is a graduate from Manchester University and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam. She attended the novel writing course at literary agents Curtis Brown where she was inspired to finish her first novel. She has also written for radio and has developed screenplays with Arts Council funding.
- Contributor: S D Sykes
- Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
- ISBN13: 9781473679993
- Number of Pages: 320
- Packaged Dimensions: 162x240x31mm
- Packaged Weight: 536
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Release Date: 2019-07-25
- Series: Oswald de Lacy
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: SD Sykes lives in Kent with her husband. She is a graduate from Manchester University and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam. She attended the novel writing course at literary agents Curtis Brown where she was inspired to finish her first novel. She has also written for radio and has developed screenplays with Arts Council funding.
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