Wednesday, 13 April 2016



Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Minotaur Books
Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
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Lucy Campion, a ladies’ maid turned printer’s apprentice in 17th-century London, is crossing Holborn Bridge over the murky waters of the River Fleet one morning when, out of the mist, she sees a specter moving toward her. Frightened at first, Lucy soon realizes the otherworldly figure is in fact a young woman, clearly distraught and clad only in a blood-spattered white nightdress. Barely able to speak, the woman has no memory of who she is or what’s happened to her. The townspeople believe she’s possessed. But Lucy is concerned for the woman’s well-being and takes her to see a physician. When, shockingly, the woman is identified as the daughter of a nobleman, Lucy is asked to temporarily give up her bookselling duties to discreetly serve as the woman’s companion while she remains under the physician’s care.
As the woman slowly recovers, she begins—with Lucy’s help—to reconstruct the terrible events that led her to Holborn Bridge that morning. But when it becomes clear the woman’s safety might still be at risk, Lucy becomes unwillingly privy to a plot with far-reaching social implications, and she’ll have to decide just how far she’s willing to go to protect the young woman in her care.
Susanna Calkins has drawn a richly detailed portrait of a time in history and a young woman struggling against the bounds of her society in her next absorbing Lucy Campion mystery.

Lucy Campion Mystery Series

Book One: A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate (April 2013)
Macavity Award Finalist Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2014)
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Selection (“Mystery Pick” and “Featured New Arrival”)
Chicago Book Review – Best Books of 2013

Book Two: From the Charred Remains (April 2014)
Short-listed for the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award (2015)

Book Three: The Masque of a Murderer (April 2015)
Nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award
Nominated for the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery (Lefty) Award

SUSANNA CALKINS became fascinated with seventeenth-century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history and uses her fiction to explore this chaotic period. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two sons. A Death Along the River Fleet is her fourth novel.
For more information and to subscribe to Susanna Calkins’ newsletter please visit her website. You can also follow her blog, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Goodreads.

Please Pass The Books is offering a spotlight off of the official tour, which can be followed here:

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, April 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, April 14
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Interview at The Book Connection
Friday, April 15
Interview at Dianne Ascroft’s Blog
Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Monday, April 18
Review & Giveaway at A Holland Reads
Interview at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Tuesday, April 19
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation
Wednesday, April 20
Review & Guest Post at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

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