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The Bleak Midwinter

(2018)
(The fifth book in the John Grey Historical Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
The fifth John Grey historical mystery

1668.

John Grey is now a Justice of the Peace and lives in the manor house he has inherited on his mother's death with his new wife, Aminta.

As the village is cut off from the rest of the world by a heavy snowfall, George Barwell is discovered dead in the woods. Grey is called to examine the horribly disfigured body amidst the rumours that the attack has been the work of the Devil as the victim had been cursed by reputed witch Alice Mardike just days before his violent death.

As Barwell's father-in-law leads the villagers into kidnapping Alice and throwing her into the millpond to see if she floats as a witch or drowns as an innocent woman, Grey agrees to investigate the murder: his main suspect is the very man leading the witch hunt.

But if Grey can't solve the mystery of George Barwell's death within a week, Mardike will be tried for witchcraft - and the sentence has already been decided . . .

Praise for L.C. Tyler

'Tyler juggles his characters, story wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' The Times

'A cracking pace, lively dialogue, wickedly witty one-liners salted with sophistication . . . Why would we not want more of John Grey?' The Bookbag

'A dizzying whirl of plot and counterplot' Guardian

'I was seduced from John Grey's first scene' Ann Cleeves

'Unusually accomplished' Helen Dunmore

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for L C Tyler's The Bleak Midwinter

Hardback Editions

December 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bleak Midwinter (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 1-4721-2855-9 / 978-1-4721-2855-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bleak Midwinter (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 1-4721-2857-5 / 978-1-4721-2857-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bleak Midwinter (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Author(s): L C Tyler
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU