Friday, March 5, 2021

Now and Then Stab

Please join me in congratulating Anna Castle on the publication of her newest historical mystery, Now and Then Stab, Book Seven in the Francis Bacon Mystery series. I had the pleasure of offering Anna some copyediting assistance, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description:

Spring, 1593. A ballad is posted in the heart of London inciting violence. The Lord Mayor offers one hundred crowns for the name of the author. Thomas Clarady wants that money and drags Francis Bacon into the game. At first it’s just a riddle to be solved. Tom talks to poets, while Francis analyzes the verse.

Things take a dangerous turn when the authorities focus on two popular playmakers. One is cruelly tortured. Another is killed in dubious circumstances. Did he start a brawl that ended in tragedy? Or was he murdered by his dinner companions? The official story seems plausible, at first. But Tom doesn’t buy it. Distraught at the death of his friend, he refuses stop digging, uncovering a plot he should have left buried.

Francis Bacon and his team hazard their lives and reputations to determine the truth. Whether justice can ever be obtained is another matter.

Now and Then Stab is available now in print and ebook formats on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Apple Books. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and check out Anna's website, where she blogs about her research and writing historical fiction set in England. Anna is also appearing at the Historical Novel Society North America virtual conference in June!

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