Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the A Hangman for Ghosts by Andrei Baltakmens blog tour hosted by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours! I have a feature of this intriguing historical mystery and giveaway for you so make sure to read all the way to the bottom to check it out.
A Hangman for Ghosts by Andrei Baltakmens
“We are transported. We are consigned to the ends of the Earth. And we are therefore as good as dead to the realm and its judges. There can be no hope of reprieve…”
Gabriel Carver, the convict hangman of Sydney Prison, knows that none of his kind may depart Australia’s penal colony without the system’s leave. Then three people are murdered, seemingly to protect the “Rats’ Line,” an illicit path to freedom that exists only in the fevered imaginations of transported felons. But why kill to protect something that doesn’t exist?
When an innocent woman from Carver’s past is charged with one of the murders and faces execution at his hands, she threatens to reveal an incriminating secret of his own unless he helps her. So Carver must try to unmask the killer among the convicts, soldiers, sailors, and fallen women roaming 1829 Sydney. If he can find the murderer, he may discover who is defying the system under its very nose. His search will take him back to the scene of his ruin—to London and a past he can never remake nor ever escape, not even at the edge of the world.
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About the Author
His first novel, The Battleship Regal, was published in New Zealand in 1996. His short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, and his first historical mystery, The Raven’s Seal, was published in 2012.
Since 2004, he has lived in Ithaca, New York and Brisbane, Australia, where he recently completed a doctorate in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland. He now lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife and son, and works for Stanford University as an instructional designer.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, December 18
Feature at Tar Heel Reader
Wednesday, December 19
Feature at Donna’s Book Blog
Thursday, December 27
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, December 28
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Thursday, January 3
Interview at Bookish Rantings
Monday, January 7
Review at Broken Teepee
Thursday, January 10
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, January 14
Review at A Book Geek
Tuesday, January 15
Review at Coffee and Ink
Wednesday, January 16
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Monday, January 21
Review at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, January 22
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a paperback copy of A Hangman for Ghosts! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
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