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The Wounded Thorn

(2015)
(The first book in the West Country Mystery series)
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A retired teacher and her friend are caught up in a mystery when they visit Glastonbury, one of Britain's most fascinating historical sites . . .

Hilary is a recently retired teacher, and with time on her hands - and her husband away doing volunteer work in war-torn Gaza - she needs a distraction. So she invites her good friend Veronica, a recent widow, to accompany her on a trip to Glastonbury, to see the ancient sights.

The pair is saddened to discover that the sacred Glastonbury Thorn tree has been severely damaged, and they wonder whether other local historic sites are under threat too. But they are unprepared for the shocking discovery Hilary makes at the Chalice Well: an abandoned bag, containing a bomb . . .

Who is to blame? A foreign tourist? An eccentric pagan author? Or an angry local who resents that a Christian place has been "overrun" by other beliefs? Hilary and Veronica just want to enjoy their holiday, but they're about to be pulled into a mystery . . .

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Fay Sampson's The Wounded Thorn

Hardback Editions

September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wounded Thorn: 1 (West Country Mystery)
Author(s): Fay Sampson
ISBN: 0-7278-7285-0 / 978-0-7278-7285-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wounded Thorn: 1 (West Country Mystery)
Author(s): Fay Sampson
ISBN: 0-7278-8485-9 / 978-0-7278-8485-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wounded Thorn: A British Mystery Set in the Sacred Historical Site of Glastonbury: 1 (West Country Mystery)
Author(s): Fay Sampson
ISBN: 1-84751-589-4 / 978-1-84751-589-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wounded Thorn (A West Country Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Fay Sampson
Publisher: Severn House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA