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Summary

The Fressingfield Witch is a fictional murder mystery based on true events. Two of Suffolk's darkest cases of witchcraft are weaved together in one compelling story.

Scores of innocent women died during the Suffolk witch trials. Fear and uncertainty swept the land. Years later and two unexplained deaths in the village of Fressingfield stir up rumours of witchcraft again. Private Detective Lawrence Harpham agrees to investigate. But Lawrence is still tormented by the loss of his family in a house fire. Can he overcome his own demons and discover who is behind the flurry of deaths? The sins of the fathers return to haunt in this intricately plotted Victorian murder mystery.

©2017 Jacqueline Beard (P)2020 W F Howes

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Loved it.

Excellent novel and very good narrator, he gets the Suffolk accent just right. I had already bought read the book but didn't realise that it is the first part of a series so I am looking forward to the second.

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Great read

Great read!
enjoyed it very much
historical accounts of the witch trials fascinating.
narrator was brilliant.

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a good read

the story is good, the narrator excellent but would have liked more intrigue in all

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Gentle read. Nicely tangled plot.

Would like to meet the main protagonists again. Any plans?? Interesting way to dig deeper into Victorian views and etiquette.

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Odd Narration Style.

Narrated in the style of an upbeat children's story. This is so at odds with the content, that it's easy to imagine that the narrator is being satirical.