Every day until Christmas Eve I’ll be introducing you to an author whose debut novel came out this year. Today it’s Laura Shepherd-Robinson.
About Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Laura Shepherd-Robinson was born in Bristol in 1976. She worked in politics for nearly twenty years before re-entering normal life to study for an MA in Creative Writing at City University. Blood & Sugar is her first novel and will be published on January 24th. It is available to preorder now.
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London, 1781. A body is found at the slaving port of Deptford, horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark. Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham visits Deptford, looking for his old friend, Tad Archer, a passionate abolitionist who has gone missing. Tad had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. To discover what happened to Tad, Harry is forced to pick up the threads of his friend’s investigation, risking his career, his family’s happiness, and his own life.