The Witch Hunter's Tale: Book summary and reviews of The Witch Hunter's Tale by Sam Thomas

The Witch Hunter's Tale

A Midwife Mystery

by Sam Thomas

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Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike.

Bridget - accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson - finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trials begin, and the noose begins to tighten around her neck, Bridget must answer the question: How far will she go to protect the people she loves?

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"Starred Review. Outstanding ... a powerful portrayal of collective madness ... How she handles tough moral choices helps make this entry the best to date." - Publishers Weekly

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Carole G

This one is the best!
I read an advance copy of "The Witch Hunter's Tale" and could not put it down. I have read Sam Thomas's first two books and really enjoyed them but this one was really great. It is hard to believe how people get so carried away with unproven facts that they will kill people who they think are witches. His main character, Bridget Hodgson, is really torn as to what to believe. Sam does an excellent job with detail as usual. Can't wait for number 4.

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Sam Thomas Author Biography

Sam Thomas has a PhD in history with a focus on Reformation England and made the leap from the tenure track into a teaching position at a secondary school near Cleveland, Ohio.

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