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The Vanishing Witch

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Step back in time with Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars. This dark tale is sure to thrill fans of The Witchfinder's Sister and C. J. Sansom with its chilling recreation of the Peasants' Revolt.

**Includes an exclusive preview of Karen's new medieval thriller, A Gathering of Ghosts**

'A gem, crafted in the darkness ... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present' Independent on Sunday

By the pricking of my thumbs ...

Lincoln, 1380. A raven-haired widow is newly arrived in John of Gaunt's city, with her two unnaturally beautiful children in tow.

The widow Catlin seems kind, helping wool merchant Robert of Bassingham care for his ill wife. Surely it makes sense for Catlin and her family to move into Robert's home?

But when first Robert's wife - and then others - start dying unnatural deaths, the whispers turn to witchcraft. The reign of Richard II brings bloody revolution, but does it also give shelter to the black arts?

And which is more deadly for the innocents of Lincoln?

What readers are saying about The Vanishing Witch:

'Engrossing, enchanting and mysterious - this book kept my mind busy from start to finish'

'Compulsive reading. Thoroughly researched, highly informative and just a downright good story!'

'Magical and mysterious. Against this fascinating historical background, Maitland weaves a sinister tale of witchcraft, betrayal and terror'

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Karen Maitland's The Vanishing Witch

Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-1500-1 / 978-1-4722-1500-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-1503-6 / 978-1-4722-1503-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-1501-X / 978-1-4722-1501-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Vanishing Witch
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-78706-096-9 / 978-1-78706-096-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Vanishing Witch
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-78706-132-9 / 978-1-78706-132-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Witch
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline Digital
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August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Witch
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline Digital
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Witch
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU