Death in the Great Dismal
by Eleanor Kuhns
Finding themselves in a slave community hidden within the Great Dismal Swamp, Will Rees and his wife Lydia get caught up in a dangerous murder case where no one trusts them.
September 1800, Maine. Will Rees is beseeched by Tobias, an old friend abducted by slave catchers years before, to travel south to Virginia to help transport his pregnant wife, Ruth, back north. Though he’s reluctant, Will’s wife Lydia convinces him to go . . . on the condition she accompanies them.
Upon arriving in a small community of absconded slaves hiding within the Great Dismal Swamp, Will and Lydia are met with distrust. Tensions are high and a fight breaks out between Tobias and Scipio, a philanderer with a bounty on his head known for conning men out of money. The following day Scipio is found dead – shot in the back.
Stuck within the hostile Great Dismal and with slave catchers on the prowl, Will and Lydia find themselves caught up in their most dangerous case yet.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“A fine mystery that powerfully evokes the privations of the period”
Kirkus Reviews on Simply Dead
“An indefatigable, principled main character and an immersive early-republic setting, nicely delineating the life and times of the era, distinguish this historical mystery”
Booklist on Simply Dead
“The plot twists rank among the author’s most clever. Historical fiction fans will be pleased”
Publishers Weekly on Simply Dead
Death in the Great Dismal by Eleanor Kuhns is available in the following formats
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