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Plague Land

(2014)
(The first book in the Somershill Manor Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In this chilling historical mystery, young girls go missing from a medieval English village and Lord Oswald de Lacy must find the killer before tragedy strikes again.

Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviving peasants.

Yet some things never change. Oswald's mother remains the powerful matriarch of the family, and his sister Clemence simmers in the background, dangerous and unmarried.

Before he can do anything, Oswald is confronted by the shocking death of a young woman, Alison Starvecrow. The ambitious village priest claims that Alison was killed by a band of demonic dog-headed men. Oswald is certain this is nonsense, but proving it - by finding the real murderer - is quite a different matter. Every step he takes seems to lead Oswald deeper into a dark maze of political intrigue, family secrets and violent strife.

And then the body of another girl is found.

Sarah Sykes brilliantly evokes the landscape and people of medieval Kent in this thrillingly suspenseful debut.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Plague Land: A Novel (The Somershill Manor Mysteries)
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-60598-673-9 / 978-1-60598-673-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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September 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Plague Land: Oswald de Lacy Book 1
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4447-8577-X / 978-1-4447-8577-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Plague Land: A Somershill Manor Mystery (The Somershill Manor Mysteries)
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-60598-980-0 / 978-1-60598-980-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Plague Land: Oswald de Lacy Book 1
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4447-8578-8 / 978-1-4447-8578-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-72132-836-X / 978-1-72132-836-9
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4815-1411-3 / 978-1-4815-1411-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Plague Land Lib/E
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4815-1409-1 / 978-1-4815-1409-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4815-1410-5 / 978-1-4815-1410-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Plague Land
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Plague Land
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Plague Land: A Somershill Manor Mystery (The Somershill Manor Mysteries)
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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September 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Plague Land: Oswald de Lacy Book 1
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU