Thursday 8 March 2018

#NewRelease ~ The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne #HistoricalFiction @PamHartshorne

The Cursed Wife

by Pamela Hartshorne

Secrets and lies in Elizabethan London

As a small girl, Mary was cursed for causing the death of a vagrant child, a curse that predicts that one day she will hang.  But now she is sure the curse has been broken. She has tried so hard to be good, and has been rewarded with a happy marriage to a wealthy merchant, living a charmed life in Elizabethan London.

But one rainy day in Cheapside, her past catches up with her in the shape of Cat, once her mistress and now to be her maid.

Published by Pan Macmillan on 8 March 2018, The Cursed Wife is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.

Pamela Hartshorne

After a haphazard career working and travelling around the world, Pamela first stumbled into writing as a way to fund a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of York. Twenty years, 60 romances and one Ph.D. later, she stepped out of her comfort zone and began writing 'time slip' novels that drew on her research into the Elizabethan street and her fascination with the relationship between the past and the present.

Time’s Echo, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012, was her first mainstream novel. It was followed by The Memory of Midnight, published in 2013, The Edge of Dark in 2014 and House of Shadows in 2016.  Her next novel, The Cursed Wife, a psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London, is released on 8 March 2018.

Pamela lives in York and in addition to writing fiction, she is also a project editor and a writer of non-fiction, most recently a history of Windsor Castle.

More information about Pamela can be found on her website, her Facebook page or on Twitter. She is always glad to hear from readers and fellow history enthusiasts. 


  1. Your book sounds fascinating! I love the cover!!

  2. What a beautiful cover. Good Luck with your release!


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