The return of Brunonia Barry, with The Fifth Petal

Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Following the success of the New York Times bestselling The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry visits Gibson's Bookstore to return to spooky Salem for a 25-year-old triple homicide now being reinvestigated by Chief of Police John Rafferty, husband of lace reader Towner Whitney, in The Fifth Petal. Join us for an author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet.

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem's most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.
But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?

Event date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Fifth Petal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101905609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2017

For readers of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.


The Lace Reader Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061624773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 18th, 2009

In the tradition of The Thirteenth Tale, Brunonia Barry's bewitching gothic novel, The Lace Reader, is a phenomenon.


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