Giveaway: The Winter Siege

January 21, 2014 Book Talk, Giveaway 7

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1643. The armies of King Charles I and Parliament clash in the streets and fields of England, threatening to tear the country apart, as winter closes in around the parliamentary stronghold of Nantwich. The royalists have pillaged the town before, and now, they are returning. But even with weeks to prepare before the Civil War is once more at its gates, that doesn’t mean the people of Nantwich are safe.

While the garrison of soldiers commanded by Colonel George Booth stand guard, the town’s residents wait, eyeing the outside world with unease, unaware that they face a deadly threat from within. Townspeople are being murdered – the red sashes of the royalists left on the bodies marking them as traitors to the parliamentary cause.

When the first dead man is found, his skull caved in with a rock, fingers start being pointed, and old hatreds rise to the surface. It falls to Constable Daniel Cheswis to contain the bloodshed, deputising his friend, Alexander Clowes, to help him in his investigations, carried out with the eyes of both armies on his back. And they are not the only ones watching him.

He is surrounded by enemies, and between preparing for the imminent battle, watching over his family, being reunited with his long-lost sweetheart, and trying, somehow, to stay in business, he barely has time to solve a murder.

With few clues and the constant distraction of war, can Cheswis protect the people of Nantwich? And which among them need protecting? Whether they are old friends or troubled family, in these treacherous times, everyone’s a traitor, in war, law, or love.

When the Winter Siege is through, who will be among the bodies?

With many thanks to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and the Electric Reads, I have a paperback or ebook available for one lucky reader located in the United States, Canada or the U.K. {reader’s choice on version}.  To enter, simply leave a comment.  Winner will be selected via random.org on Monday, January 27th.  Contest closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 26th.  Best of luck and happy reading friends!

 

 

7 Responses to “Giveaway: The Winter Siege”

  1. phillip marlow

    one of the truly amazing gifts you have is the ability to bring out the best, to encourage, to coax to nudge just the right amount. who knew,really, that all of us out there did have that art form hidden; just below the surface? how many different ways can i say thank you?? i suppose a hug might be appropriate…without stepping to far over the line..thanks to you and here s a hug..

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