Last fall, Barbara Hamilton, better known to Mysterious Galaxy's readers as Barbara Hambly, launched a new historical mystery series with The Ninth Daughter. Sleuth Abigail Hamilton, wife of attorney (not yet President) John Adams, is very involved with her husband's organization, the Sons of Liberty - and shocked when one of the members is accused of murder. Barbara will discuss A Marked Man with historical mystery fans on Friday, November 5, at 7:00 PM.
Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams-who is deeply involved with the Sons of Liberty-is shocked when one of the Sons is accused of murder. Did the crime arise from the romantic competition for the daughter of a prominent Royalist-or was it politically motivated? Abigail and John believe the accused is innocent, though the evidence against him is strong.
While John works to clear his client's name, Abigail begins her own investigation, and soon learns several unpleasant facts about the dead man, things that greatly increase the number of possible suspects. But as she pursues the truth, the killer pursues her- threatening not only Abigail but her vulnerable family.
In the Massachusetts Colony, political upheaval turns murderous...a new series featuring First Lady Abigail Adams.
1773: The Massachusetts colony is torn between patriots who want independence from British rule and loyalists who support the King. At the center is the educated and beautiful Abigail Adams-wife of John Adams, the leader of the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization opposing the Crown.
When a murder occurs in the home of their friend and fellow patriot, Rebecca Malvern, John is accused of the gruesome crime, which was seemingly perpetrated to obtain a secret Sons of Liberty document. With both her husband's good name and the fate of the Sons of Liberty at stake, Abby must uncover a conspiracy that could cost them all their freedom-and their lives.