The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland

ABOUT THE BOOK

The thirteenth-century is just begun and King John has fallen out with the Pope, leaving babies to lie unbaptized in their cradles and corpses in unconsecrated ground. Across a fear-ravaged England, the people are dying in sin. In the village of Gastmere, this has shocking consequences for servant girl Elena. Unwittingly drawn into a macabre scheme to absolve dying Lord Gerard of his crimes, death and betrayal haunt her dreams like a curse. And when Elena is threatened with hanging for a murder she did not commit, it is certain that unnatural conspiracy lies behind these dark deeds. But where can she turn? For in every face lies wickedness and in every shadow lurks treachery . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karen Maitland lives in Lincolnshire and is the author of The White Room, which won an Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. Her latest novel Company of Liars is published by Penguin (2008).

You can read more about the book at Penguin Books

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141047447
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 592
Published : 15 Mar 2012
Publisher : Penguin

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