A riveting, atmospheric, and intriguing historical crime novel set in Bruges as Cromwell continues his reign as Lord Protector of England.
Forming part of an incredibly well written, detailed yet vibrant and exciting historical crime series, this is a stonkingly good read. If you’ve not yet explored the Captain Damian Seeker novels (two of them have won the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger Award), then I recommend that you start at the beginning with The Seeker. The House of Lamentations is the final book in the five book series, and while sad that it’s ended, I can shout from the rooftops that this is a series that is most definitely worth reading. Taking place in Bruges in 1658 the Royalists plan to fund a last-ditch attempt to place the exiled Charles on the throne. However, a traitor has been feeding information to Cromwell’s enforcer who now needs all of his wits about him to deal with the threat. While the main story plays out, a number of smaller mysteries weave their way around the plot. As I read my thoughts twisted and turned inside out as I tried to work out who to keep my eye on, and when the ending came it made me smile in satisfaction. The House of Lamentations is a fine final hurrah to the Damian Seeker Novels and I just want to stand up and applaud S. G. MacLean on her wonderful creation, so this sits as a Liz Pick of the Month.
'One of the best historical crime series out there' Crime Review
'Could challenge CJ Sansom for dominion' Sunday Times
Summer, 1658, and the Republic may finally be safe: the combined Stuart and Spanish forces have been heavily defeated by the English and French armies on the coast of Flanders, and the King's cause appears finished.
Yet one final, desperate throw of the dice is planned. And who can stop them if not Captain Damian Seeker?
The final gripping book in this acclaimed and award-winning series of historical thrillers. Will Seeker's legacy endure?
|Publication date:||10th June 2021|
|Author:||S. G. MacLean|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 05/06/2022
You won't find many period crime novels that match The Seeker series for insight and evocation of time and place - NB magazine
Complex and gripping ... this high-quality, deliciously moody series continues to deliver. I long for more - For Winter Nights
Excellent at conveying the insecurities and unsettling memories that bedevil Cromwell's dying Protectorate - Daily Mail
MacLean's light touch portrait of a hard man with a softer core is what makes these books so memorable - The Times
S. G. MacLean has a PhD in history from Aberdeen University, specializing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Scottish history. She lives in Conon Bridge, Scotland with her husband and four children. The Devil's Recruit, her fourth novel, follows three highly acclaimed historical thrillers, The Redemption of Alexander Seaton, A Game of Sorrows and Crucible.More About S. G. MacLean