By Dana Cameron
The past's blood stains the current the potential for an entire life awaits archaeologist Emma Fielding within the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts: the opportunity to review the eighteenth-century diary of Margaret Chandler, the accused witch and murderess whose domestic Emma excavated simply months earlier than. despite the fact that, the 3 different Shrewsbury origin fellows she needs to percentage the premises with are a disturbingly unusual bunch, and sooner than too lengthy considered one of them is lifeless. yet Emma can locate no solace within the bleak fantastic thing about the encircling wasteland, for there are darkish secrets and techniques encoded in Madam Chandler's writings, and stunning parallels among an historic slaying and the unusual, brutal loss of life of her colleague. while the killer moves back, Emma realizes her personal existence is at stake. And all at once there's no selection left: she is pushed to enquire bloody crimes prior and current -- earlier than her personal dying turns into a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old tale.
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It can be a real problem, to have someone come to study documents that were sold five years ago, but we’re getting things in order—” “He left things in a muddle,” Sasha agreed vehemently. ” “Sasha—” “I know, but I can’t see any reason in not asking—” Finally I couldn’t stand it any longer, and I broke in as gracefully as I could. ” The two librarians looked at me and burst out laughing. They managed to convey their mirth almost noiselessly. ” Sasha said. ” Harry left. Sasha led me to a carrel.
Harry left. Sasha led me to a carrel. ” A loud, metallic, grating noise from outside overrode her words. “Oh, drat, we’re still at the mercy of the workmen out there,” she informed me. ” “That’s it, it’s a mess and a racket and there’s been problems with the fire alarms with all their digging around. ” She put the annoyance aside and got back to business. “Now there may be a few other folks in and about. We have scholars who visit for a day and a couple of interns to help with the cataloguing and such.
There were a number of carrelled desks about, and a couple of flat tables on which to spread work. Reference works lined two walls, and a small office was on the third. The last wall had windows that looked out into the dense stand of trees that sprawled out in front of the annex, and I paused there to admire yet another splendid prospect. ” I was startled by a man’s voice behind me. “I’m Henry Saunders, the head librarian. ” The man I faced was a few inches taller than I, and a few pounds lighter, but not weedy, with thinning blond hair and glasses.
A Fugitive Truth: An Emma Fielding Mystery by Dana Cameron