NEW! Lots of exciting news as we head into the fall and winter. I've got a number of signings and appearances scheduled, and in December and January I'll release three different books and stories:

  • December 1:

    "The Maidservant and the Murderer", a short story in which we learn how Rebecca Hooke became such a malevolent figure.
  • December 10:

    The Midwife's Tale in paperback. The perfect stocking stuffer!
  • January 7:

    Official release of The Harlot's Tale, the second Bridget Hodgson mystery.

  • For purchase options, head on over to the Books & Stories page, and check back soon for a great offer for those who pre-order The Harlot's Tale.

    Hi, welcome to my website!

    Since I am a historian as well as an author, I've tried to combine the fictional with the historical on my website.

    You can read an excerpt from The Midwife's Tale, or just go ahead and buy the book. But this website also has a lot of great information about the history behind the mystery.

    The links to the left will allow you to explore topics ranging from the history of midwifery, to the English Civil Wars, to Bridget Hodgson, the real midwife who inspired me to write the novel.

    If you have any questions about the history or the fiction, please don't hesitate to get in touch!


    Sam Thomas