Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Thursday, April 26, 2012 / “Cold Cruel Winter: A Richard Nottingham Mystery” by Chris Nickson

Today’s featured book is “Cold Cruel Winter: A Richard Nottingham Mystery” by Chris Nickson.

"Cold Cruel Winter" by Chris Nickson

"Cold Cruel Winter: A Richard Nottingham Mystery" by Chris Nickson

Why I chose this book:

Set in 1732. I love these historicals. Gives me a bit of education as well as a most joyful ride. One of the more grisly of period pieces: savage murder, cut necks, flayed skin. Truly a historical with teeth.

Second in the highly–acclaimed Richard Nottingham historical mystery series 1732. Richard Nottingham, Constable of the City of Leeds, is grieving the death of his daughter, but he must rouse himself from his lethargy when the body of wealthy wool merchant Samuel Graves is discovered, his throat slit, the skin razed from his back. Why would the killer want Graves’ skin? When Nottingham receives a slim, bound volume entitled The Journal of a Wronged Man he discovers the shocking answer – and it hurls him into a desperate battle for survival against a ruthless killer with old scores to settle.

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join our Facebook Killer Nashville group page and join in the discussion.

Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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