Book - A Baby's Bones


From acclaimed author Rebecca Alexander and Titan Books, May sees the publication of the first book in an absorbing new crime series, A Baby's Bones...

“It was a secret burial. Maybe even murder…”

Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work…

Alternating between the present day and the 1500s, the story effortlessly interweaves procedural crime with themes of witchcraft and folklore. Sage Westerfield is a compelling heroine, with secrets of her own, who takes the reader on a fascinating journey as she works to uncover both a historical mystery and a modern-day murder in this gripping, atmospheric thriller.

Rebecca Alexander is a psychologist and writer. Rebecca wrote her first book aged nineteen, and since then has been runner up in the Mslexia novel writing competition and the Yeovil Literary Prize 2012. She is the author of the Jackdaw Hammond series of supernatural crime novels published by Del Rey, The Secrets of Life and Death (2013), The Secrets of Blood and Bone (2014) and The Secrets of Time and Fate (2016). She lives in Devon.

A Baby's Bones comes out on May 1st