Book Corner: The House in the Marsh by Steven A. McKay

“a story full of suspense, adventure and the threat of sudden, unrestrained violence.” Check out this wonderful review of my latest book by historian Sharon Bennett Connolly!

History... the interesting bits!

For generations, stories have been told about the ruined old house in the marsh outside Wakefield. Stories of hidden treasure, sinister night-time cries, and ghostly figures doomed to haunt the lonely estate for all eternity as punishment for some terrible crime.
This winter, it seems the old talesmight just turn out to be true…

England, AD 1330
John Little, a bailiff living in Yorkshire, has little interest in ghost stories, having seen enough horrors among the living to bother much about the dead. The strange accounts from his fellow villagers have everyone talking though, and it’s not long before he’s asked to accompany a group of curious locals on nocturnal visits to the house in the marsh.
There are more worrying concerns in northern England however, as autumn gives way to winter and rumours of rogue bailiffs attacking, and even murdering people in their own homes, begin to circulate.

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Book review – Fathers, Brothers, And Sons by Frank Bello with Joel McIver

I don't usually post things on here if they're not related to historical fiction, but I wrote this long review for Amazon about a book I read recently and thought more people might want to read it. So...This is a review of a book by Frank Bello, bass player in the metal band Anthrax. Check... Continue Reading →

Bid for a very special prize & help charity!

Fellow historical fiction author, Gordon Doherty, has been auctioning off books for the past year or so to support a charity very important to him, Myeloma UK. This week I'm donating a copy of my latest novella for the auction, BUT it will also include TWO pages of my hand-written notes (the photo only shows... Continue Reading →

The Northern Throne location – Duncryne Hill/The Dumpling

If you've read book 3 in my Warrior Druid of Britain Chronicles you'll probably remember there's a chapter or two which take place around a hill known as 'The Dumpling'. That's its modern name so, although dumplings weren't called that in post-Roman Britain, I thought it a suitably rustic, evocative and downright suitable name, so... Continue Reading →

The House in the Marsh by Steven A McKay – Review

First review for The House in the Marsh, check it out!

David's Book Blurg

Today I’m reviewing The House in the Marsh by Steven A Mckay, The House In the Marsh is a medieval Christmas mystery with a ghostly twist and is a novella in The Forest Lord series.

Here’s the blurb,

For generations, stories have been told about the ruined old house in the marsh outside Wakefield. Stories of hidden treasure, sinister night-time cries, and ghostly figures doomed to haunt the lonely estate for all eternity as punishment for some terrible crime.
This Christmas, it seems the old tales might just turn out to be true…

England, AD 1330
John Little, a bailiff living in Yorkshire, has little interest in ghost stories, having seen enough horrors among the living to bother much about the dead. The strange accounts from his fellow villagers have everyone talking though, and it’s not long before he’s asked to accompany a group of curious locals on nocturnal visits…

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