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Rags of Time: a thrilling historical murder mystery set in London on the eve of the English Civil War

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London, 1639. Spice merchant Thomas Tallant returns from India to find his city in turmoil – overcrowded, ravaged by crime and seething with sedition. A bitter struggle is brewing between King Charles I and Parliament as England slides into civil war.

A wealthy merchant is savagely killed; then his partner plunges to his death in the Tallant household. Suspicion falls on
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Published July 9th 2019 by Burnaby Press
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Clemens Schoonderwoert
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful debut novel, by for me a new Indie-author with the penname, Michael Ward, is the 1st part of the "Thomas Tallant Mystery" series.
The book has certainly excelled my expectations, and so as a whole it has been a great pleasure to read this outstanding story.
At the beginning of the book you'll notice a well-drawn map of some place names within London at around the years AD 1639/1640.
Storytelling is of a superb quality, all the characters, whether they are great historical or
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Emma
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my favourite type of historical fiction- where the author has clearly done all the hard work researching a period and manages to impart that knowledge without any big information dumps. In this way I learned many new facts about this era with minimum effort and maximum entertainment! in terms of historical knowledge, there is a gap between the Tudors and the Restoration which this book happily fills for me.I enjoyed this book for several reasons. This is a time period that I haven’t read ...more
Ian
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not normally a fan of historical fiction, but this story pulsated on the page. It's a mystery set against the backdrop of a London in turmoil, centred on the desperate mission of young merchant Thomas Tallant to clear his name following the untimely, suspicious deaths of two of his wealthy rivals.

It's full of twists and turns and satisfying misdirection (in that you might have an inkling about whodunnit but the reveal is still a frenzied denouement). It seems a tremendous amount of research
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