Brunonia Barry - The Fifth Petal (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader, returns to her contemporary, otherworldly Salem with The Fifth Petal, a complex brew of suspense, seduction, and murder.

Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims who has returned to town, Rafferty begins to uncover a dark chapter in Salem’s past. Callie, who has always been gifted with premonitions, begins to struggle with visions she doesn’t quite understand and an attraction to a man who has unknown connections to her mother’s murder. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian and sometime-aunt to Callie, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists Colony’s Strnad Invitational Fellowship, as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times and the Washington Post. Brunonia cochairs the Salem Athenaeum Writers Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary Ward, and their dog, Angel.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Fifth Petal: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101905609
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - January 24th, 2017

Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?

For readers of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of WitchesNew York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.