By Dana Cameron
The past's blood stains the current the potential of 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 sooner than. even if, the 3 different Shrewsbury starting place fellows she needs to percentage the premises with are a disturbingly strange bunch, and prior to too lengthy certainly one of them is lifeless. yet Emma can locate no solace within the bleak great thing about the encompassing desert, for there are darkish secrets and techniques encoded in Madam Chandler's writings, and stunning parallels among an old slaying and the unusual, brutal loss of life of her colleague. whilst the killer moves back, Emma realizes her personal lifestyles is at stake. And all of sudden there is not any selection left: she is pushed to enquire bloody crimes earlier and current -- sooner than her personal demise turns into a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old tale.
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Idealists. ” he said. Michael got up and stretched, catlike, then slunk over to prop up the mantelpiece. “I just can’t stand how naive they were. ” That floored me; shouldn’t he have been acting more the role of the apologist, if he were interested in them? “Sure, naive, but they thought they could change the world with their ideals. ” Then I couldn’t resist asking. ” “I study the history of American philosophy, and there was money in them,” he said, with a monumental shrug of resignation. ” He must have seen the unconcealed look of surprise on my face, but Michael just laughed hugely and humorlessly.
Surrender all your secrets! Prejudices, prayers, the cost of cloth, neighborly disputes, dinner menus—! A small cough from Sasha alerted me that my enthusiasm had animated me: unwittingly, I had left my seat and was doing a little victory dance in front of the desk. Ah, but it can’t be the first time she’s seen such behavior, not in a place like this!
He carefully replaced the batteries in his stereo, placing the old ones in the charger. “But Michael, he’s just come in now. He’s in the parlor, um, I guess. ” I considered it, then shook my head. “Thanks, but I don’t think I’m up to another long drive today. I’ll go for my walk, then unpack, get some rest. ” “Maybe next time. We have sort of a bathroom schedule for the morning,” he said, rubbing his hands together like a raccoon washing its food. ” “The later the better, as far as I’m concerned.
A Fugitive Truth: An Emma Fielding Mystery by Dana Cameron