WHO WOULD MURDER THE DYING…
London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: a young woman with a shorn head, covered in burns, and with pieces of twine delicately tied around each wrist and ankle.
Desperate to discover the culprit, Symon joins a society of eccentric medical men who have gathered to find a cure for the plague. Someone is performing terrible experiments upon the dying, hiding their bodies amongst the hundreds that fill the death carts.
Only Penelope – a new and mysterious addition to Symon’s household – may have the skill to find the killer. Far more than what she appears, she is already on the hunt. But the dark presence that enters the houses of the sick will not stop, and has no mercy…
Happy blog tour spot day! Today I am thrilled to share with you an extract of V.L. Valentine’s debut novel The Plague Letters, which was published by Viper Books on the 1st of April. This book is an historical fiction drenched with death and mystery which is available in various bookish formats now. You can order the hardback from any great retailer, for example, Waterstones.
Thanks to Flora for the invite on the tour and for sending me this juicy extract to share with you all. Enjoy!
There you have it, an extract to get your teeth into – Have you ordered the book yet? Join the Society for the Prevention and Cure of Plague and grab a copy! See you at the next meeting!