This fun feature is a mini workshop invented by Rosie Amber. We look at book covers just from their thumbnail pictures at online book selling sites and make quick fire buying decisions. We look from a READER’S Point of View and this exercise is very REVEALING.
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This week I have been researching poisoning in Victorian times using the British Newspaper archive so I searched for novels about poison. The Colour of Poison instantly appealed to me because of the illuminated letter C, the pattern and colour of the cover and the words, “Medieval Murder Mystery.”
The first Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery by Toni Mount.
The narrow, stinking streets of medieval London can sometimes be a dark place. Burglary, arson, kidnapping and murder are every-day events. The streets even echo with rumours of the mysterious art of alchemy being used to make gold for the King.
Join Seb, a talented but crippled artist, as he is drawn into a web of lies to save his handsome brother from the hangman’s rope. Will he find an inner strength in these, the darkest of times, or will events outside his control overwhelm him?
Only one thing is certain – if Seb can’t save his brother, nobody can.
The author Toni Mount is a history teacher, speaker and historic interpreter. This is her first novel but her first hardback “Everyday Life in Medieval London” made it to No.1 at Goodreads for the best non-fiction history book and “Medieval Housewives…” book was voted a “Favourite book” of that year.