By Dana Cameron
The past's blood stains the current the potential for a life-time awaits archaeologist Emma Fielding within the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts: the opportunity to check the eighteenth-century diary of Margaret Chandler, the accused witch and murderess whose domestic Emma excavated merely months earlier than. notwithstanding, the 3 different Shrewsbury origin fellows she needs to percentage the premises with are a disturbingly extraordinary bunch, and prior to too lengthy one in every of them is useless. 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 surprising parallels among an old slaying and the unusual, brutal dying of her colleague. whilst the killer moves back, Emma realizes her personal lifestyles is at stake. And by surprise there's no selection left: she is pushed to enquire bloody crimes earlier and current -- ahead of her personal demise turns into a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old tale.
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We have scholars who visit for a day and a couple of interns to help with the cataloguing and such. And usually Dr. Faith Morgan is up here too, but she’s in Boston for a few days. She’s been studying some rare examples of Antebellum fiction, doing wonderful stuff on the nature of expressed emotion. With such an interesting topic, you’d think she’d be a little more…a little less…you know, more of a people person. I mean, she and Harry get on famously, there’s no denying that—” Something in Sasha’s voice changed and her face went red.
All other thoughts fled as I was left alone with my treasure. I moved the journal so that it was perfectly square on the desk before me and examined it as an object for a moment. What would it tell me about its former owner? Already it was more than I expected: So many diaries were simply sheets of paper sewn together with a little cardboard cover pasted on the end pages, simple recordings of the quotidian facts of a life, sometimes only a list of visitors or chores. This one already struck me as different.
That’s Fielding, as in Samuel Richardson’s friend Henry,” I explained helpfully, just in case he was a fan of Tom Jones, which I think is one of the funniest novels in the English language. But I was starting to believe that he was beefcake between the ears, too. D. badge,” he said, ignoring the fact that I’d just told him I didn’t have a badge. He very carefully clicked a pen and wrote my name down. What an awful lot of clipboards there seemed to be around here, and all attached to macho idiots.
A Fugitive Truth: An Emma Fielding Mystery by Dana Cameron