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The Man in the Moss

The story unfolds in the fictional small Pennines community of Bridelow, where an ancient mummy is discovered preserved in a peat bog. The town is steeped in tradition, with residents strictly adhering to old customs and beliefs – especially when it comes to Samhain. The protagonist, a former rock star named Moira Cairns, finds herself drawn into the mystery when her husband, a minister named Tim, is appointed to the local parish.

As Moira and Tim probe deeper into the town’s secrets and the mystery of the mummy, they uncover a series of unexplained events and chilling folklore. It deftly explores the clash between the modern world and ancient traditions, with the town’s eerie past threatening to engulf the present.

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