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D.W. Bradbridge on tour for The Winter Siege, January 13-February 14

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Please join author D.W. Bradbridge as he tours the blogosphere for The Winter Siege from January 13 – February 14.

Winter SiegePublication Date: October 1, 2013
Electric Reads
Paperback; 488p
ISBN-10: 1492795712

1643. The armies of King Charles I and Parliament clash in the streets and fields of England, threatening to tear the country apart, as winter closes in around the parliamentary stronghold of Nantwich. The royalists have pillaged the town before, and now, they are returning. But even with weeks to prepare before the Civil War is once more at its gates, that doesn’t mean the people of Nantwich are safe.

While the garrison of soldiers commanded by Colonel George Booth stand guard, the town’s residents wait, eyeing the outside world with unease, unaware that they face a deadly threat from within. Townspeople are being murdered – the red sashes of the royalists left on the bodies marking them as traitors to the parliamentary cause.

When the first dead man is found, his skull caved in with a rock, fingers start being pointed, and old hatreds rise to the surface. It falls to Constable Daniel Cheswis to contain the bloodshed, deputising his friend, Alexander Clowes, to help him in his investigations, carried out with the eyes of both armies on his back. And they are not the only ones watching him.

He is surrounded by enemies, and between preparing for the imminent battle, watching over his family, being reunited with his long-lost sweetheart, and trying, somehow, to stay in business, he barely has time to solve a murder.

With few clues and the constant distraction of war, can Cheswis protect the people of Nantwich? And which among them need protecting? Whether they are old friends or troubled family, in these treacherous times, everyone’s a traitor, in war, law, or love.

When the Winter Siege is through, who will be among the bodies?

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
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About the Author

D.W. Bradbridge was born in 1960 and grew up in Bolton. He has lived in Crewe, Cheshire since 2000, where he and his wife run a small magazine publishing business for the automotive industry.

“The inspiration for The Winter Siege came from a long-standing interest in genealogy and local history. My research led me to the realisation that the experience endured by the people of Nantwich during December and January 1643-44 was a story worth telling. I also realised that the closed, tension-filled environment of the month-long siege provided the ideal setting for a crime novel.

“History is a fascinating tool for the novelist. It consists only of what is remembered and written down, and contemporary accounts are often written by those who have their own stories to tell. But what about those stories which were forgotten and became lost in the mists of time?

“In writing The Winter Siege, my aim was to take the framework of real history and fill in the gaps with a story of what could, or might have happened. Is it history or fiction? It’s for the reader to decide.”

For more information please visit D.W. Bradbridge’s website. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 13
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 14
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 15
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Thursday, January 16
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, January 17
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Monday, January 20
Review at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, January 21
Giveaway at The Novel Life

Wednesday, January 22
Interview at Closed the Cover

Friday, January 24
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Monday, January 27
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, January 28
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, January 29
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Thursday, January 30
Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Monday, February 3
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Tuesday, February 4
Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, February 5
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Friday, February 7
Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Monday, February 10
Review at Reading the Ages

Tuesday, February 11
Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Thursday, February 13
Review at Just One More Chapter

Friday, February 14
Guest Post at HF Connection

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