A Baby's Bones

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Titan Books (US, CA), May 1, 2018 - Fiction - 480 pages
"Finely observed beautifully written" Daily Mail on The Secrets of Life and Death

"It was a secret burial. Maybe even murder..."

Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work...
 

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User Review  - MM_Jones - LibraryThing

A well thought-out mystery with plenty of characters, history and archeological detail centered around an excavation of a 16th Century well. The book is long and the buildup slow, a bit more editing ... Read full review

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Rebecca Alexander's A Baby's Bones is a well-paced, engrossing mystery with sympathetic characters and two timelines that really compliment each other. Lovers of archaeology and anthropology should ... Read full review

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Rebecca Alexander is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of the Jackdaw Hammond series of supernatural crime novels published by Del Rey, The Secrets of Life and Death (2013), The Secrets of Blood and Bone (2014) and The Secrets of Time and Fate (2016). She lives in Devon.

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