The gripping tale of a legendary, century-old murder spree *** A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in1911. As a terrible heat wave killed more than 2,000 people, another silent killer began her own murderous spree. That year a reporter for the Hartford Courant noticed a sharp rise in the number of obituaries for residents of a rooming house in Windsor, Connecticut, and began to suspect who was responsible: Amy Archer-Gilligan, who''d opened the Archer Home for Elderly People and...
This novel begins in the midst of the Bubonic Plague and ends very dramatically a year later. I read this book on a flight to Miami and picked it up when the steward announced that the onboard entertainment wouldn’t be working for the nine-hour flight. I can honestly say I didn’t put it down until I’d finished it. It’s so well written that the smells, sounds and sights of seventeenth Century London seemed very real and I can’t wait to read Charlotte Betts’ next novel.