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A baby's bones. #1 / Rebecca Alexander.

Alexander, Rebecca, 1960- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781785656217
  • ISBN: 178565621X
  • Physical Description: 473 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #2
    Sage Westfield, county archaeologist for the Isle of Wight, is investigating a sixteenth-century well for a property owner who wants to build an addition to a house. Expecting to find the usual pottery and other debris, she is surprised when bones appear. The skeleton of a woman and that of a newborn baby reveal a possible crime scene that is centuries old. Her research leads her to records and lore revealing a romance in 1580 involving the man who rented the cottage, Solomon Seabourne, who was a philosopher who dabbled in alchemy and sorcery. The current owners of the cottage are sure that it is haunted, having been plagued by misfortune since they moved in. Sage, who is pregnant, takes the case very personally. When a tragic death occurs at the site, she is sure that there is a contemporary killer involved. Readers who favor historical mysteries as well as those who enjoy modern forensic science will enjoy this one. Fans of Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series will definitely want to meet Sage, as will those who have followed Erin Hart's Haunted Ground (2003), also featuring a forensic archaeologist. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Alexander is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of the Jackdaw Hammond series of supernatural crime novels published by Del Rey, The Secrets of Life and Death (2013), The Secrets of Blood and Bone (2014) and The Secrets of Time and Fate (2016). She lives in Devon.

Subject: Archaeologists > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Archaeologists > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction.)
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