by Sam Thomas
EHFA Alumnus Sam Thomas is back with a guest post marking the paperback release of The Harlot’s Tale, the second book in The Midwife Mystery series. The first book in the series, The Midwife’s Tale is currently available as an E-book for $2.99. Click here for buying options.
The Midwife Mysteries, my task was to decide what the book would be about. I knew my protagonist would be Bridget Hodgson, a crime-solving midwife in York, England, but I wanted each book to have a “big” issue in the background. For my first book, The Midwife’s Tale, this issue was rebellion: even as Parliament rebelled against King Charles a woman was accused of rebelling against (and murdering) her husband. Even then I knew that the third book’s issue would be witchcraft. But what about book two?
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To win a signed copy of The Harlot’s Tale, comment below or head over to Sam’s Facebook page, leave a comment, and you’ll be entered in the drawing.
Sam Thomas is the author of The Midwife Mysteries from Minotaur/St.Martin's. The third book in the series The Witch Hunter’s Tale will be released on January 6, 2015. For more on midwifery and childbirth visit his website.