I am delighted that the paperback edition of The Almanack was released in the UK in November 2019. An ebook version is also available retailing at under £4. The US paperback and ebook editions will be out on 3 March 2020.
Thanks to everyone who has already read it and especially those who have reviewed it or written to me from as far afield as New Zealand and the US.
The Almanack was a UK Netgalley Book of the Month and had tremendous interest thanks to a great new pitch from the team at Canongate:
‘A puzzle-solvers delight, this engrossing historical mystery is as bamboozling as it is fiendishly gripping. Tabitha Hart’s mother is murdered, and the only clues to her death lie in an old book.’
It has a beautiful new cover design that I love, reflecting the story of blood and entanglement perfectly! I have also had some great quotes for the new cover:
'Historical fans are in for a treat' - Publishers Weekly
'A dark and twisting riddle that is certain to keep readers guessing until the end.' - S D Sykes
'An ingeniously plotted, hauntingly atmospheric murder mystery.' - Deborah Swift
The story runs from Midsummer to Christmas through the English feasts and festivals, so I hope that as winter sets in you will cosy up with an edition in the warm.
Many readers enjoyed the 50 riddles that preface each chapter. In my researches it became clear that riddling is an entertainment people have long enjoyed at Christmas. Why not join them and see if you are smarter than a Georgian lady or gentleman?
The UK book is available at bookshops and from Amazon or the Hive.
The Almanack is ideal for book clubs. I have been asked what the themes are: murder, romance, superstition, enigmas, love, Time, the stars, and everything…
If you do read it, drop me a line and let me know what you thought.