HFVBT Blog Tour: Win a copy of The Harlot's Tale by Sam Thomas

Author Sam Thomas is on tour for the release of The Harlot's Tale from January 6 - 24, and we are hosting him today with a giveaway!

The Harlot's TalePublication Date: January 7, 2014
Minotaur Books
Hardcover; 320p1250010780
ISBN-10: 1250010780

It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God’s wrath—and end the heat-wave—the city’s overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city’s sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, whipping is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled. York’s sinners have been targeted for execution.

Bridget and Martha—assisted once again by Will, Bridget’s good-hearted nephew—race to find the killer even as he adds more bodies to his tally. The list of suspects is long: Hezekiah Ward, a fire and brimstone preacher new to York; Ward’s son, Praise-God, whose intensity mirrors his father’s; John Stubb, one of Ward’s fanatic followers, whose taste for blood may not have been sated by his time in Parliament’s armies. Or could the killer be closer to home? Will’s brother Joseph is no stranger to death, and he shares the Wards’ dreams of driving sin from the city.

To find the killer, Bridget, Martha, and Will must uncover the city’s most secret sins, and hope against hope that the killer does not turn his attention in their direction.

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About the Author

Sam ThomasSam Thomas is an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, and the British Academy. He has published articles on topics ranging from early modern Britain to colonial Africa. Thomas lives in Alabama with his wife and two children.

For more information, please visit Sam Thomas' website and blog. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 6
Review at Unabridged Chick
Review at Words and Peace

Tuesday, January 7
Review at A Bookish Affair
Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, January 8
Review at Broken Teepee
Interview at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, January 9
Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, January 10
Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Monday, January 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, January 14
Review at Impressions in Ink
Interview & Giveaway at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, January 15
Review at Book of Secrets
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Thursday, January 16
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, January 17
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, January 20
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, January 21
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Wednesday, January 22
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Interview at The Most Happy Reader

Thursday, January 23
Review at Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Friday, January 24
Review at The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader


Passages to the Past has one copy of The Harlot's Tale to give away. Open to US & Canada residents only and ends on January 19. To enter, please complete form below.

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