THE DARK CORNERS
MALICE AND FANATICISM: WALES 1656
About the Book
The book continues the adventures of Oliver Cromwell’s top agent, Luke Tremayne. As Cromwell’s government faces conspiracies and uprisings from royalists, republicans, Catholics, religious extremists, and senior army officers, Luke is sent into Wales to assess the level of antigovernment activity and to solve the murder of a local magistrate. Several more murders follow, and in solving them, Luke confronts devious Welsh gentry, seductive women, a band of highwaymen, smugglers, an evil witch, and a major insurrection against the government.
About the Author
Geoff Quaife was born in Melbourne, Australia, but spent most of his life in Armidale, New South Wales, where he taught seventeenth-century European and American history at the University of New England. He has used his historical knowledge to provide an authentic background to the adventures of his fictional hero, Colonel Luke Tremayne.