Indentured servant Patience Martin lives a hard life in 1721 Boston, but things get even harder when her demanding employer is found dead in a bedroom locked from the inside. Powerful townsmen accuse Patience s friend, Moll Bacon, of being a witch and the murderer, but with her own future in jeopardy, Patience doesn t kw how she can help prove Moll s incence until she finds a new friend. Ben Franklin is a clever young printer s apprentice with a fondness for wise aphorisms. Ben risks his own skin to protect Patience, and his cunning and ingenuity are a perfect match for her courage and determination. But will their friendship and teamwork be eugh to solve the mystery, clear Moll, and free Patience from a harsh life of servitude?
Bailey MacDonald is a professional actress and playwright who lives near Atlanta, Georgia. When she is not writing, she performs under a different name with a theater group in that city. Bailey has always loved theater, and when she began to write her first historical mystery, it was a natural choice to select Stratford-on-Avon, the home of the great William Shakespeare, as the setting for a tale of trickery, murder, and detective work.
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