The definitive edition of Minette Walters' thrilling tale of courage and defiance during the time of the Black Death, featuring The Last Hours and The Turn of Midnight. England, 1348: A deadly plague is spreading across the land, and people are dying by the thousands.
In Dorset, young Lady Anne takes control of her lands with her trusted steward, Thaddeus Thurkell, at her side.
Compassionate and resourceful, she decides to quarantine the estate, bringing some two hundred serfs inside the moated walls.
But in such a confined space, conflicts soon arise... As time passes, the people of Develish have no way of knowing who, if anyone, has survived. And with dwindling stores, they soon have no choice but to leave their relative safety.
But what awaits Lady Anne and her people in the desolate wasteland beyond the walls?'Wonderful and sweeping' Kate Mosse'Enthralling' Julian Fellowes'Vividly wrought and powerful' Elizabeth Fremantle
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 1008 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/04/2020
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9781911630654