Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Figurehead by Bill Kirton


The Figurehead

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


ABERDEEN, Scotland – 1840

Return to an age where sail was being challenged by steam, new continents were opening, and the world was full of opportunities for people to be as good—or as evil—as they chose. When the body of a local shipwright is found on the beach, neither the customers and suppliers he cheated nor the women he molested are surprised. But the mystery intrigues woodcarver John Grant, who determines to seek out the truth of the killing. His work and his investigations bring him into contact with William Anderson, a rich merchant—and his daughter Elizabeth. Commissioned to create a figurehead that combines the features of two women, John eventually uncovers a sordid tale of blackmail and death as, simultaneously, he struggles to resist the pangs of unexpected love.


Genre:  Historical / Scottish / Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Approx pages:  338


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1 comment:

  1. Pauline (and team), what a lovely surprise. The Figurehead (and its sequel, The Likeness) were real labours of love for me and it's thrilling as well as very satisfying to know that readers are enjoying them. With so many really good historical books out there, it's an honour to receive one of your awards. Many thanks.

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