I am always excited to have a new book published in the US where most of my readers live. In The Prophet my pregnant heroine Tabitha finds the body of a murdered woman beneath an ancient Oak, her corpse covered in May flowers. Not far from the oak a charismatic young preacher is camping with his followers: Baptist Gunn is the prophet of the title, appearing to prophecy the future while in a trance-like sleep. Alarmed and shaken, Tabitha soon learns the destiny that threatens her and those she holds most dear...
“Spooky historical detail enlivens a mystery thronged with suspects.” Kirkus Reviews
“Such an accomplished and entertaining mystery, filled with wonderful allusions to folklore - and of course the riddles of the Prophet’s predictions, and what they may mean for newlywed parents to be, Tabitha and Nat.” - Essie Fox, author of The Somnambulist & The Last Days of Leda Grey
“Bailey’s fine sequel to 2019’s The Almanack brings 1753 England to life… Offers an unexpected but satisfying solution to the murder.” - Publishers Weekly
The Prophet is released in hardback and ebook available from the usual bookstores:
US 1 May
Also available on Audible.com.