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Judgment of the Witch

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies — and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal...

Evil Unveiled

After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel — and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

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"[An] absorbing historical mystery....Matthew's race against time to save Rachel with the rudimentary tools to hand makes a compulsively readable yarn. McCammon's loyal fans will find his resurfacing reason to rejoice." Publishers Weekly

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"An excellent story, full of tension and suspense." Stephen King

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"McCammon tells a compelling story that should find a wide readership. Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"No one can paint word pictures as vividly as Robert McCammon, and never has his palette had such depth as in Speaks the Nightbird." Sandra Brown, bestselling author of Ricochet and Play Dirty

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"Our staff and customers call this one of the best books they've ever read. McCammon has recreated 16th century Carolina in his mainstream look at a beautiful and brilliant foreign woman on trial as a witch." Book Sense

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"First-rate entertainment by a world-class storyteller." Locus

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Judgment of the Witch

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies — and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

Evil Unveiled

After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel — and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

About the Author

Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Swan Song, Stinger, The Wolf's Hour, Gone South, Mystery Walk, Usher's Passing, and the award-winning Boy's Life, all available from Pocket Books. There are more than four million copies of his books in print. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and daughter.

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Rosetta, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Rosetta)
An excellent 17th century mystery! From the first chapter McCammon's got you, hook, line and sinker.

Our hero, Matthew Corbett, encounters murderous innkeepers to murderous bears in his fight to keep a woman from the fires of the witchcraft stake. Matthew alone believes in the innocence of Rachel Howarth. While the whole town is waiting for the spectacle of her burning, Matthew searches for the truth.

Who is responsible for the brutal murders of the town Preacher and Rachel's husband? What is the reasoning for this twisted set of circumstances? Is the Devil himself really at work in this town or is it a demon of a more earthly kind? To answer these questions Matthew must dig into the lives of the residents of Fount Royal. His investigation brings to light some surprising twists and turns that will keep you reading to the very last word!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416552505
Author:
McCammon, Robert
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
McCammon, Robert R.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Trials (witchcraft)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 22.715 oz

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Product details 816 pages Pocket - English 9781416552505 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] absorbing historical mystery....Matthew's race against time to save Rachel with the rudimentary tools to hand makes a compulsively readable yarn. McCammon's loyal fans will find his resurfacing reason to rejoice."
"Review" by , "An excellent story, full of tension and suspense."
"Review" by , "McCammon tells a compelling story that should find a wide readership. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "No one can paint word pictures as vividly as Robert McCammon, and never has his palette had such depth as in Speaks the Nightbird."
"Review" by , "Our staff and customers call this one of the best books they've ever read. McCammon has recreated 16th century Carolina in his mainstream look at a beautiful and brilliant foreign woman on trial as a witch."
"Review" by , "First-rate entertainment by a world-class storyteller."
"Synopsis" by , Judgment of the Witch

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies — and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

Evil Unveiled

After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel — and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

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