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Those Who Go By Night

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A gruesome murder in a sleepy 14th-century English village sets the stage for a taut historical mystery laced with witchcraft, depravity, and long-buried secrets.

“A vividly told story of love, fear and the abuse of power.”
—Anne Perry, international bestselling author of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries

England, 1324—a land rife with superstition and gripped by fear of the Church’s holy wrath. When a beggar is murdered in the quiet village of Bottesford, his body draped across the altar of St. Mary’s church in a perverse pose of pagan sacrifice, the Pope’s Inquisitor General places the small hamlet in his sights.

Anxious to stave off the Inquisition, the Bishop of Lincoln dispatches Thomas Lester, son of a disgraced Templar Knight, to investigate—but the Archbishop’s fanatical emissary has already arrived to conduct his own inquiry. Thomas’s investigation uncovers a viper’s nest of perfidious players: the secretive wife of the local lord, a notorious Irishwoman accused of witchcraft, and a depraved assassin who has left a trail of murder and blackmail in his wake. As this sordid drama unfolds, Thomas finds himself falling in love with a woman whose beauty is matched only by her defiance of the Church’s fearsome power.

Is the killer poised to strike again? Will the Inquisition bring its hammer down on the hapless hamlet? And could there be a
real witch hiding in plain sight? The race is on to conjure the truth.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Those Who Go By Night invites readers into an immersive pilgrimage into the fourteenth century. In elegant and eloquent prose, Gaddes luxuriates in a lush atmosphere of intrigue, mystery and dark secrets." - Matthew Pearl

"A vividly told story of love, fear and the abuse of power. Seems like another world, but look closer… all the human qualities, and the evils are still here!" - Anne Perry

"A gripping murder mystery... Andrew Gaddes leads us into the dark recesses of the medieval mind, and explores its obsession with the supernatural, superstition and witchcraft. Thoroughly recommended." - S D Sykes

"[Gaddes is] an exciting new talent… Expertly crafted, with an impressive knowledge of the period and background, [Those Who Go By Night] is a breathless journey through the fears, superstitions, witchcraft, intolerance, and dynastic ambitions of the 14th century." - Peter Tremayne

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