NIGHT’S COLONY, by Douglas R. Burgess
Genre: Supernatural historical-mystery
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: April 1, 2015
Cover Artist: Albert Buı
It is 1695, and New England still reels from the horror of the Salem witch trials. A pirate returns from abroad with a strange and magical device that could destroy his fragile community, or free it. When he is found with his eyes gouged and cabalistic markings around the body, many believe it a sacrifice to bring on the end of the world. Did a mortal hand strike Captain Brown, or has the Devil come to Newport?
Meticulously researched and written in the authentic voice of the era, Night’s Colony is the first and only mystery novel set at this volatile moment in American history, when the Age of Enlightenment collided with supernatural terror and millennial prophesy. Author Douglas Burgess deftly weaves actual characters and events into a brilliant tapestry of pirates, Puritans, Indians, witches, Quakers, astronomers and others that all lived together in the wild town of Newport at the fin de siècle. The result is not only a first-class mystery but also a work of significant literary merit.
Set against the gaudy, bawdy backdrop of an America in transition, Night’s Colony will enthrall mystery fans, history buffs and general readers alike.
About The Author:
Douglas R. Burgess is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction.
His work has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Slushpile Magazine, and elsewhere. Dr. Burgess is a professor of Early American History at Yeshiva University in Manhattan, and has published four books with distinguished presses on colonial society and piracy.
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