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Blood and Sugar – a tense and gripping historical thriller from Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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If you’re looking for thrilling historical fiction with beautifully drawn characters, Blood and Sugar is a must-read.

Set in 1781 at the heart of Britain’s slave trade, Blood and Sugar is the debut novel from Laura Shepherd-Robinson.

‘A page-turner of a crime thriller … This is a world conveyed with convincing, terrible clarity.’
– CJ Sansom

About the book

June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock – horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark.

Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham – a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career – is visited by the sister of an old friend. Her brother, passionate abolitionist Tad Archer, had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. He’d said people were trying to kill him, and now he is missing …

To discover what happened to Tad, Harry is forced to pick up the threads of his friend’s investigation, delving into the heart of the conspiracy Tad had unearthed. His investigation will threaten his political prospects, his family’s happiness, and force a reckoning with his past, risking the revelation of secrets that have the power to destroy him.

And that is only if he can survive the mortal dangers awaiting him in Deptford …

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