The stars are aligned for THE ALMANACK by Martine Bailey!


The Almanack

Following a summons from her mother, Tabitha departs London for her home village only to discover that her mother has drowned. Determined to uncover the truth of her death, Tabitha consults her almanack which reveals her mother’s terror of someone she names only as ‘D’. With time running out, will Tabitha bring her mother’s killer to justice?

THE ALMANACK has landed! Martine Bailey’s intricately plotted and thoroughly enthralling new historical mystery featuring the stars, riddles and brutal murder is already receiving high praise from fellow writers. We’re feeling the love!

“Martine Bailey has done it again: impeccable research, compelling riddles and a highly intelligent narrative. Another gem of a book from this wonderful author. As clever and beautiful as a tapestry.”

Rebecca Mascull, author of The Wild Air and The Visitors

“Memorable characters, a compelling mystery, authentic riddles – The Almanack totally drew me into its gripping world.”

Alison Layland, author of Riverflow

“A richly-textured novel as full of riddles and mysteries as the Almanack it takes its name from. In Bailey’s Thomas Hardyesque world nothing is as it seems and everything shifts, including time – I was spun and played with and I loved every minute.”

Catherine Hokin, author of Blood and Roses

“Fabulous! Ingeniously plotted, hauntingly atmospheric murder mystery that satisfied on multiple levels and left me begging for more.”

Deborah Swift, author of A Divided Inheritance and the Pepys’ Women trilogy

“An intricately plotted thriller with incredibly well-drawn characters and fascinating historical facts, The Almanack also examines the nature of time and destiny, the conflict of science and superstition in eighteenth century England. A murderously dark and delightful 5-star read.”

Melissa Bailey, author of Beyond the Sea

“What a thoroughly enjoyable and absorbing read! The Almanack is an entertaining blend of mystery, romance and historical novel. I was enthralled by the riddles and puzzles and missteps that the author wrong-footed us with, leading us through many twists and surprises to a satisfying conclusion.”

Paula Brackston, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter

 “Vivid, sinister and enthralling with a stunning twist – The Almanack gripped me from the first page and did not let go.”

Louisa Treger, author of The Lodger and The Dragon Lady

The Almanack will have you in its grip until you breathlessly turn the last page to solve the final riddle.”

Tessa Arlen, author of The Lady Montfort and The Poppy Redfern series


THE ALMANACK is available now in the UK and from 1 May in the US. Read more here.

Visit Martine’s website here.


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