The Mercy Chair
As Mike lives in Carlisle, he very kindly calls into the shop and signs his books. Mike will also write a personal dedication in your book ***Please write in the ‘Order Notes’ box at the checkout if you would like Mike to write a specific dedication in your book.
PLEASE NOTE The Mercy Chair will be published on March 28th, 2024. ( Yes 2024!)
Are you sitting comfortably? Then he’ll begin . . .
Washington Poe has a story to tell. He needs you to listen. He needs you to pay attention.
It starts with the robber birds. Crows. Dozens of them. Enough for a murder . . . Poe will tell you about that.
He’ll tell you about a man who was tied to a tree and stoned to death, a man who had tattooed himself with a code so obscure, not even the gifted analyst Tilly Bradshaw could break it. He’ll tell you how the man’s murder was connected to tragedy that happened fifteen years earlier when a young girl massacred her entire family.
And finally, he’ll tell you about the Mercy Chair. And why people would rather kill themselves than talk about it.
Poe hopes you’ve been listening closely. Because in this story, nothing is as it seems . . .