The Witch Maker
by Sally Spencer

A village with a dark code for Woodend to crack

To be Witch Makers in the moorland village of Hallerton is both a great honour and a heavy burden. It is he who, after years of painstaking apprenticeship, constructs the effigy of Meg Ramsden – he who ties it to the stake and burns it before a bitterly jeering crowd. But this Witch Maker – only the twenty-fourth in the 450 years of the ceremony – never lives to witness his moment of triumph.

This Witch Maker is discovered tied to the Witching Post early one morning with a length of twine wrapped tightly around his neck. DCI Charlie Woodend prides himself on knowing how villages work – but has absolutely no idea at all what makes this one tick. Why do the villagers, who almost revered their Witch Maker, seem so unwilling to help the police? Why have there been so many suicides in this apparently sleepy hamlet? And why, when he has peeled away one level of secrets, does he find nothing underneath but an even deeper level?

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“"The dark secrets behind the bright flames make Spencer's last a first-class chiller"”

Kirkus Reviews

“"Spencer's Woodend series always feature sharp procedural detail and suspenseful, well-developed storylines... It all adds up to a first-rate addition to an entertaining series"”

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Sally Spencer

Sally Spencer worked as a teacher both in England and Iran – where she witnessed the fall of the Shah. She now lives on the Costa Blanca with her partner, one rescue cat, two rescue dogs and innumerable fruit trees. Having once been an almost fanatical mahjong player, she is now obsessed with duplicate bridge.As well as the Jennie Redhead mysteries, Spencer is also the author of the successful DCI Monika Paniatowski series, the Chief Inspector Woodend mysteries and the Inspector Blackstone series.

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Editions

The Witch Maker by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Ebook978144830104122nd December 2012N/A256$10.99
Ebook978144830104112th August 2013N/A256£7.99
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