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The Sign of the Gallows

#5 Lucy Campion Mysteries

Susanna Calkins



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Severn House
01 June 2021
A dead man at a crossroads. A secret message. A ring with a warning about death . . . Printer's apprentice Lucy Campion is caught up in a strange and puzzling murder case in this twisty historical mystery set in seventeenth-century London.

London, 1667. On her way to a new market to peddle her True Accounts and Strange News, printer's apprentice Lucy Campion quickly regrets her decision to take the northwestern road. Dark and desolate, the path leads her to the crossroads - and to the old hanging tree. She doesn't believe in ghosts, but she's not sure ghosts don't believe in her.

But before she even reaches the crossroads, she's knocked off her feet by two men in a hurry. What were they running from? To her dismay, she soon discovers for herself: there, dangling from the tree, is the body of a man.

Did he commit self-murder, or is there something darker afoot? The more Lucy learns, the more determined she is to uncover the truth. But this time, even the help and protection of magistrate's son Adam, and steadfast Constable Duncan, may not be enough to keep her safe from harm . . .
By:   Susanna Calkins
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781780297415
ISBN 10:   1780297416
Series:   A Lucy Campion Mystery
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susanna Calkins is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion mystery series, set in seventeenth century London, and the Speakeasy mysteries, set in Prohibition-era Chicago. She has a PhD in history and works at Northwestern University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.

Reviews for The Sign of the Gallows (#5 Lucy Campion Mysteries)

An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * An involving tale. Solid historical mystery, with intriguing hints about the future * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * This fourth series entry stands well on its own . . . A nice option for devotees of Anne Rutherford and Samuel Thomas * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * Absorbing . . . Calkins' tantalizing clues and rich historical details depicting everyday life and class differences draw readers into the seventeenth century * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Masque of a Murderer</b> * Assured . . . Calkins's familiarity with the period and her use of obscure details, such as the fire court set up to adjudicate claims after the Great Fire of 1666, are a plus * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Masque of a Murderer</b> *

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