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Scarlet Widow
07 Apr 2016 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781784976293

New Hampshire, 1756: Six pigs are found viciously slaughtered; slices of looking-glass embedded in their mouths. According to scripture, this is the work of Satan – but Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, suspects the hands of men. She must act quickly to unmask the killer – or become the next victim herself.

Fiction / FFH (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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They said the killings were the word of Satan. But Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, detects the hands of men...

New Hampshire, 1756: The god-fearing farmers of Sutton are suffering divine punishment for unknown sins. Crops fail, cows die and fish are poisoned by their water. Six pigs, slaughtered in their sty, bear the mark of the devils in their mouths.

But to Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, the truth is much more chilling. Somewhere in this idyllic hamlet, a killer is hiding in plain sight. And if Beatrice does not unmask him soon, he'll be coming for her next...

Graham Masterton is best known as a writer of horror and thrillers, but his career as an author spans many genres, including historical epics and sex-advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Vivid setting in 18th century London and America.

Gripping historical thriller with gruesome twists.

Graham Masterton has sold 10 million copies.

First in a brand new series.

'A skilfully written and wonderfully unnerving thriller' Bookshelf Butterfly

From the first page you get a feeling that this book is like nothing you've read before, and nothing like anything you'll read in the near future. Graham Masterton has perfected an eerie start that gets you intrigued right from the get go... It's so fast-paced and never once misses a beat nor does it ever let-up on the speed' Published Moments

lenty of shocks and surprises... Beatrice is a very strong character and I loved her scientific approach to explaining all the strange events in her life – she's like a scientific 18th-century Miss Marple. I will definitely be looking out for the next book in the Beatrice Scarlet series, 4/5' The Book Magnet

'A superb piece of historical horror. Graham Masterton is an expert at combining suspense with laying the groundwork for an intricately plotted thriller' Crime Review

'Fun, fresh and intriguing' The Bookseller

The characters are very well crafted, with Beatrice emerging as a fantastic new female protagonist... A promising new series' New Books Magazine

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