New murder mystery entertains with malice and fanaticism

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"The Dark Corners" by historian Geoff Quaife encompasses a lively era.

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Aspects of mid-17th century England, especially the plethora of religious sects, are quite fascinating.

In a complicated historical context, it can be argued that the ends justified the means.

In his new historical fiction novel “The Dark Corners,” author Geoff Quaife, a seasoned historian, tells the story of a top agent in 1656 Wales attempting to solve a mysterious murder and disappearances. Meanwhile, sacrifice, seduction and corruption follow him.

“The appeal of history in entertainment mediums is increasing,” Quaife said. “Aspects of mid-17th century England, especially the plethora of religious sects, are quite fascinating.”

Quaife, who taught 17th century European history for 30 years, said his goal was to construct a suspenseful mystery with a strong grasp of the period in which he writes.

His story follows agent Luke Tremayne as he follows the order of the Lord Oliver Cromwell to shed light on one of the dark corners of the land. As the protagonist tries to solve a murder, he encounters run-ins with uprisings, fanatics and revolutionaries.

“The Dark Corners” combines a ruthless analysis of murder scenes and religious fanaticism with a past society. It is the seventh novel in a series.

“The Dark Corners”
By: Geoff Quaife
ISBN: 978-1-4907-2684-7
Hardcover retail price: $24.33
Softcover retail price: $14.33
E-book retail price: $3.99
Available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Geoff Quaife was born in Melbourne, Australia, but spent most of his life in New South Wales, where he taught 17th century European and American history at University of New England. He uses his historical knowledge to provide an authentic background to the adventures of his fictional hero, Luke Tremayne.

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