Sup with the Devil
Murder in Colonial America... 1774: Spring brings uncertainty to Boston as the entire city awaits the Crown's response to the infamous Tea Party. Urged on by the Sons of Liberty--and Abigail's husband, John--militias form and arm themselves. But when a Harvard Loyalist is murdered, the only side Abigail finds herself on is the side of justice... After an attempt on the life of her scholarly young nephew Horace, Abigail travels to Harvard to investigate. A mysterious woman had hired Horace to translate some Arabic, only to leave him disoriented and frightened--and at the mercy of her henchmen. But Horace survived--with a tale of pirate treasure... While Abigail and Horace try to unravel the strange circumstances, one of his fellow students--a young man loyal to the King--is murdered. And though the Sons of Liberty are desperate to find the rumored gold, Abigail is more interested in the truth. For the Devil's treasure comes with a curse that could bring down anyone, regardless of where their allegiance lies...
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 104 x 170 x 25mm | 159g
- 03 Sep 2013
- Berkley Books
Praise for the Abigail Adams Mystery novels... "A captivating series for all historical fans." --Library Journal "An exciting new mystery series set in revolutionary Boston. Abigail Adams could become my favorite historical sleuth."-- Sharon Kay Penman "Hamilton does a wonderful job combining history with mystery to create an enjoyable read for mystery fans and historical fiction fans alike."--Fresh Fiction "Fans will want to join the tea party hosted by Ms. Hamilton with guests being a who's who of Colonial Massachusetts."-- The Mystery Gazette "Barbara Hamilton plunges us into Colonial Boston where we walk beside the legendary Abigail Adams as she tries to find justice for a murdered young woman while also helping with the birthing pangs of a new nation."-- Victoria Thompson "While bringing to life such historical figures as Sam Adams and Paul Revere, Hamilton transports the reader to another time and place with close attention to matters like dress, menus and the monumental task of doing laundry. Historical fans will eagerly look forward to the next in this promising series."-- Publishers Weekly "Hamilton breathes vivid life into her historical characters through telling household details and finely honed dialogue. A satisfying read for mystery lovers and American history buffs alike."-- Kirkus Reviews "A super Revolutionary War-era...amateur sleuth."-- Midwest Book Review
About Barbara Hamilton
Barbara Hamilton is a pseudonym for Barbara Hambly. Hambly is a full-time author, who works in several genres. In the mystery world, she is known for her bestselling Benjamin January historical mystery series, including A Free Man of Color and Good Man Friday among other titles. She has also written a number of historical novels about famous women in American history, including Mary Todd Lincoln and Dolly Madison.