We’re thrilled to share that Cathie Dunn‘s bestselling novel, Dark Deceit, is now available through Ocelot Press.
In a gripping combination of murder mystery, historical setting, and romance, Dark Deceit takes you to medieval England and Normandy in the era that became known as ’the Anarchy’ – the civil war waging for two decades between King Stephen, the usurper, and the Empress Matilda, rightful heir to the English throne.
Cathie is currently working on the long-awaited sequel.
A tale of danger, betrayal and love in medieval England & Normandy
On his return from battle at Lincoln, Geoffrey de Mortagne, undersheriff of Gloucester and spy for the Empress Matilda, assists a dying knight who had been ambushed. Promising to look after the welfare of the knight’s only daughter, Geoffrey stays at her manor, investigating the murder. Keen to join the Empress on her progress through England, he is torn between his oath and his duty.
Left to defend herself and her manor following her father’s murder, Alleyne de Bellac reluctantly accepts Geoffrey’s support. But as she doesn’t trust the taciturn stranger, she asks Will d’Arques, an old friend of her father’s, for help. But loyalties change, and she is no longer able to tell truth from lie. Her life in danger and her inheritance at stake, Alleyne must decide which man to trust.
Discover England and Normandy divided by a brutal civil war, where vows are broken as men switch allegiances between two sides.
Dark Deceit is the first in The Anarchy Trilogy. The second instalment will be released in 2020.
The Kindle version is now available on Amazon, with the paperback version to follow shortly. Enjoy the read!