By Dana Cameron
The past's blood stains the current the potential for a life-time awaits archaeologist Emma Fielding within the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts: the opportunity to review the eighteenth-century diary of Margaret Chandler, the accused witch and murderess whose domestic Emma excavated merely months ahead of. even if, the 3 different Shrewsbury origin fellows she needs to proportion the premises with are a disturbingly atypical bunch, and earlier than too lengthy one in every of them is lifeless. yet Emma can locate no solace within the bleak great thing about the encircling barren region, for there are darkish secrets and techniques encoded in Madam Chandler's writings, and surprising parallels among an historical slaying and the unusual, brutal dying of her colleague. while the killer moves back, Emma realizes her personal existence is at stake. And unexpectedly there's no selection left: she is pushed to enquire bloody crimes previous and current -- sooner than her personal demise turns into a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old tale.
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The room was large, with a huge carved bed, leather-covered desk, a straight-backed wooden chair, an armoire, and another chair, this one stuffed and more comfortable-looking than the one at the desk. The windows were large, and I was thrilled with the view out the front of the house. For a moment I was overwhelmed by a sense of luxury that had nothing to do with my opulent surroundings: It was privacy. I was free from worrying about which room was packed with the furniture of the room that was being renovated.
With the best librarians, the sort I so often had a chance to encounter professionally—well, the concern with control was still there, but it was mitigated by their understanding that the care of the books was important but, that theoretically speaking, the books were worthless unless they were used. The good ones try to find out how to facilitate your work while still caring for their charges. Upstairs was a room of the same size as those below, but differently partitioned. The reading area was similar, but in addition to the small office in the back, I could see a small laboratory to one side.
It wasn’t the paper cut that was causing my good mood to evaporate, however. I was sitting, freezing, in my faithful, though beat-up Civic outside the gates of the Shrewsbury Foundation, and as their newest Fellow, I really hadn’t expected the kind of treatment I was receiving. All I wanted to do was get up to my room, unpack, and get ready for the four weeks of research that awaited me, but the supercilious guard who had so thoughtlessly snatched my acceptance letter away was taking his time checking his clipboard.
A Fugitive Truth: An Emma Fielding Mystery by Dana Cameron