Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. This is the second Tuesday because the first Tuesday is July 4th. We will be reading, The Midwife’s Tale by Sam Thomas. This is the first book featuring midwife Bridget Hodgson, taking place during the English Civil War. This character is based upon an actual midwife from the period.
The book summary is: “It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.
Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who's far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha's past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city's most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther's murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.”
Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 pm. Have a happy and safe 4th of July.