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The Plague Letters by V.L. Valentine

We’re delighted to be offering a set of books to a reading group who loves wicked, gripping historical crime…

We are looking for a group who are up for reading, reviewing online and sharing on their social platforms. A bit about this brilliant book, which fans of C.J. Sansom and S.J. Parris will love:

‘A riotous delve into the dark medical world of Restoration London’ – S.G. MACLEAN

‘An infectious read, packed with atmosphere and colourful characters’ – OSCAR DE MURIEL

‘A gripping whodunnit with a sinister twist’ – JENNIFER RYAN

WHO WOULD MURDER THE DYING

London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: a young woman with a shorn head, covered in burns, and with pieces of twine delicately tied around each wrist and ankle.

Desperate to discover the culprit, Symon joins a society of eccentric medical men who have gathered to find a cure for the plague. Someone is performing terrible experiments upon the dying, hiding their bodies amongst the hundreds that fill the death carts.

Only Penelope – a new and mysterious addition to Symon’s household – may have the skill to find the killer. Far more than what she appears, she is already on the hunt. But the dark presence that enters the houses of the sick will not stop, and has no mercy…

Follow @valentinevikki on Twitter and please get in touch via the email below to request copies.

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