The Butcher Bird: A Somershill Manor Mystery

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In the sequel to the critically acclaimed Plague Land, we return to Somershill Manor, where an ominous legend takes hold of hearts and minds as children begin to disappear.

Oswald de Lacy is growing up fast in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. However, there is still the same amount of work to be done in the farms and fields, and the few people left to do it think they should be paid more—something the King himself has forbidden.

Just as anger begins to spread, the story of the Butcher Bird takes flight. People claim to have witnessed a huge creature in the skies. A new-born baby is found impaled on a thorn bush. And then more children disappear. Convinced the bird is just a superstitious rumor, Oswald must discover what is really happening. He can expect no help from his snobbish mother and his scheming sister Clemence, who is determined to protect her own child, but happy to neglect her step-daughters.

From the plague-ruined villages of Kent to the thief-infested streets of London and the luxurious bedchamber of a bewitching lady, Oswald's journey is full of danger, dark intrigue, and shocking revelations.
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About the author

S. D. Sykes received an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam in England and is the author of Plague Land, The Butcher Bird, and City of Masks, all available from Pegasus Crime. She lives in England.

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Apr 15, 2016
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
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