An exciting new series of historical fiction short stories exploring the true life events of the Pendle Witch Trials in 1612
Now Available for Kindle, in paperback, large print and audiobook:
Divided by Witchcraft
Lancashire, 1612: Fourteen-year-old Grace Sowerbutts is at a dangerous crossroads, caught between the righteous might of the local Pendle Protestants, the fury of their Catholic neighbours, and the insidious threat of witchcraft.
Inspired by the true story of the Samlesbury Witches
Desperate to do the right thing, Grace's family is torn apart as the local Jesuit priest in hiding – Father Christopher Southworth of Samlesbury Hall – uses her to further his personal vendetta against his nephew’s widow, Jane Southworth.
Jane’s crime? To reject his Catholic faith and join her parish church.
Therefore, she must be a witch.
Now all he has to do is prove it.
Murder by Witchcraft
Jennet Preston was an ordinary woman, with an extraordinary death. Pursued and vilified by her young lord and master, Thomas Lister, she was accused and tried – twice – for Murder by Witchcraft in 1612. This is the story of her second trial.
A friend of the Device family of Malkin Tower, Jennet Preston’s story starts and ends in Yorkshire, yet is inextricably entwined with the most famous witch trial in British history – that of the Pendle Witches.
Murder by Witchcraft is the first book in an exciting new series of five historical fiction short stories exploring the true life events that inspired Karen Perkins’ forthcoming supernatural novel: A Question of Witchcraft.