Shores of Darkness
by Diana Norman
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2019
One summer day in 1706, Martin Millet came home from the war in Flanders to find his Aunt Effie murdered.Instead of settling on a small estate as he had hoped, Martin must embark on a seven-year odyssey to solve the crime. It will lead him, his aunt’s servant Bratchet, and a mysterious Highlander from London’s slums back to the battlefields of Flanders, from the court of the Sun King to the perils of piracy on the high seas and the horror of Jamaica’s sugar plantations.
Yet did they but know it, the answer to Effie’s death lies closer to home - in the apartments of Queen Anne, dying with no Protestant heir in view...
This gripping historical odyssey is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Kate Mosse.
A spectacular weaving of 18th century fable, history and fiction … superbly done’ - Philippa Gregory in the Sunday Times
’Diana Norman always strikes gold’ The Times