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The witch hunter's tale : a midwife mystery /

by Thomas, Samuel S [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Midwife's tale ; 3.Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 303 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250045751; 1250045754.Subject(s): Women detectives -- Fiction | Midwives -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | York (England) -- History -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Midwives | Women detectives | England -- York | Fiction | History | Historical fiction | Suspense fictionSummary: "Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget--accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson--finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trials begin, and the noose begins to tighten around her neck, Bridget must answer the question: How far will she go to protect the people she loves?"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p> Sam Thomas's The Witch Hunter's Tale takes readers back to Puritan England with midwife Bridget Hodgson, hailed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "one of the most fascinating detectives in contemporary mystery fiction." </p> <p>Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike.</p> <p>Bridget--accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson--finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trials begin, and the noose begins to tighten around her neck, Bridget must answer the question: How far will she go to protect the people she loves?</p>

"Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget--accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson--finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trials begin, and the noose begins to tighten around her neck, Bridget must answer the question: How far will she go to protect the people she loves?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Starred Review. In the city of York, winter is settling in, but the cold is not the only threat. As women and children die, the accusations of witchcraft begin. Midwife Bridget Hodgson, along with her deputy Martha Hawkins and nephew Will Hodgson, attempt to discern the truths behind the massive witch hunt. Facing off against Joseph, her brother-in-law, and her nemesis Rebecca Hooke, Bridget must decide what she will do to protect her family and how much she is willing to give up. VERDICT Thomas's follow-up to The Harlot's Tale does not disappoint. With authentic historical details and fascinating characters, this book will draw readers deep into the elaborate world of 17th-century England, midwives, and witch hunts. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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