Hello again readers
Just one more day and my second and latest book will be one sale on Easter Sunday on Amazon in e-book format for £2.01. Why the odd penny? That is because Amazon set the lowest prices for any e-book and you have to set up the price in US dollars. Right now $2.99 = £2.01.
Anyway I digress and now I will return to my story. The central character is a tall and very attractive female with red hair. Sentenced to death she sits in a prison cell and her execution date is fast approaching. Unbeknown to her, people are working tirelessly to save her life. Petitions in Nottingham and Eastwood raise 11,000 signatures in two days. A Nottingham magistrate has seen the Home Secretary and been told her sentence will be respited for 14 days. Nothing official in writing has been received. At the very last hour and little more than a day before the execution a messenger arrives from the Home Office. It is official now, her execution has been put back 14 days to August 20th.
A respite is not a reprieve and when the respite expires the death sentence can be carried out. This story is far from over but here I will leave it to your imagination. Suffice to say a very nasty prison awaits her, a dangerous and long voyage and then adventures in a brave new world. In truth this is one of the most tragic true stories I have ever come across. If you want to read the first few chapters for free just click on the link below to find my book and then click LOOK INSIDE. I will leave you now to read the book synopsis and there is a final message below that…….
Synopsis for ARSENIC SALLY
A poison panic grips the land. Each month brings news of yet another horrid arsenic murder. In the East Midlands village of Eastwood a man has died suddenly. The coroner is worried; this is the second reported case of poisoning in the village. Is a poisoner really at work? Who really poisoned Joseph Barber? How could a surgeon miss signs of arsenic poisoning? Why did a key witness disappear on a ship to America? Was there a miscarriage of justice?
This true crime story is based on extensive research. It revolves around one central character and explores themes of crime and justice, attitudes to women, and a government response to the numbers of deaths by arsenic poisoning. It is based on the tragic life of Sarah Barber of Eastwood and charts the sad and serious events that had such an impact on her life.
And finally readers a very special offer. To mark the launch of my book I am offering a free download today Saturday 4th April. The timing goes by Pacific Standard time so it should be available well past midnight April 4th GMT. Thereafter it will cost only £2.01 for a 74,000 true crime e-book and will not be free to download again until Christmas Eve 2015.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my writing……….