Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Memes: Those Who Go By Night by Andrew Geddes

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Nothing quite ages a man like penury, unless perhaps it is disappointment.
Friday 56:
Thomas dropped to his knees and began to ease aside the tangle of twigs and foliage. He wanted to drag them off her, to tear them away, but something told him to be gentle.
This week I am spotlighting Those Who Go By Night by Andrew Gaddes - a historical mystery from my review stack. Here is the description from Amazon:
A gruesome murder in a sleepy 14th-century English village sets the stage for a taut drama laced with witchcraft, depravity, and long-buried secrets.

England, 1324―a land rife with superstition and gripped by fear of the Church’s holy wrath. When a beggar is murdered in the quiet village of Bottesford, his body draped across the altar of St. Mary’s church in a perverse pose of pagan sacrifice, the Pope’s Inquisitor General places the small hamlet in his sights.

Anxious to stave off the Inquisition, the Bishop of Lincoln dispatches Thomas Lester, son of a disgraced Templar Knight, to investigate―but the Archbishop’s fanatical emissary has already arrived to conduct his own inquiry. Thomas’s investigation uncovers a viper’s nest of perfidious players: the secretive wife of the local lord, a notorious Irishwoman accused of witchcraft, and a depraved assassin who has left a trail of murder and blackmail in his wake. As this sordid drama unfolds, Thomas finds himself falling in love with a woman whose beauty is matched only by her defiance of the Church’s fearsome power.

Is the killer poised to strike again? Will the Inquisition bring its hammer down on the hapless hamlet? And could there be a real witch hiding in plain sight? The race is on to conjure the truth.


  1. It sounds like one I'd like. Happy weekend!

  2. Not my usual read, but I am curious. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I love that cover! Sounds like an intriguing mystery. Hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend! ::)

  4. Your book description sounds wonderful. I hope you are enjoying it. My Friday Quotes and review

  5. You had me at gruesome murder! Sounds like a fantastic book. I hope that you love it. :)

  6. Love the setting and era. And the cover! This sounds really good.

    My Friday 56 from One Perfect Kiss

  7. I've read very little set in this time period but I'd like to try more. I love the cover and the 56!

  8. Sounds like a good premise. I hope you'll enjoy it.

  9. The cover is so lovely and I'm very intrigued the premise. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  10. I love books set this long ago - truly different times. Thank you for sharing.


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