A M Howell is the author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of  One Hundred Clocks, historical mysteries set in and around real places in East Anglia. Her third book The Mystery of the Night Watchers continues this theme. A story set during the Edwardian period in her home town of Bury St Edmunds during a spectacular appearance of Halley’s Comet.

Anne-Marie joined me In The Reading Corner to provide some background to the story and tell us about the research.

About The Mystery of the Night Watchers
From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, A.M. Howell, comes a gripping new adventure filled with buried secrets and dark lies, set against the evocative backdrop of the Edwardian era. MAY, 1910As the blazing Halley’s comet draws close to the earth, Nancy is uprooted to start a new life in Suffolk with a grandfather she has never met.

With every curtain drawn shut, Nancy is forbidden from leaving her grandfather’s house: no one must know that her or her mother are there. Yet, when Nancy discovers the house’s secret observatory, she watches her mother and grandfather creep out every night… Where are they going? And why mustn’t any of them be seen? As the mysteries pile up, Nancy must bring dark secrets from the past to light – even if doing so will put her own life at risk