Gary Best in Bath

Thursday 9th May 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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When Lady Overbury takes up residence in Queen Square to enjoy Bath’s many pleasures in the autumn of 1745, she unwittingly becomes involved in a series of brutal murders. With the help of Beau Nash, the city’s Master of Ceremonies, and the novelist Henry Fielding, she sets out to discover the identity of the killer and becomes involved in the love affair between the heiress, Sophia Westbrook, and her admirer, Tom Jones. As the murder count rises, it becomes clear that Bath has become the centre of Jacobite plans to ensure the success of the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlieā€¦

Gary Best is the former headmaster of Kingswood School in Bath and the author of a number of historical books and two previous novels, Oliver Twist Investigates and Wuthering Heights Revisited.

Come and hear about his exciting new novel The Jacobite Murders and about Bath’s real links with the Jacobites