The year is 1692, and the residents of Salem Town are panicked. Accusations of witchcraft are flying, and even the most pious men and women are being accused, imprisoned and, if they don’t confess, sent to the gallows and hanged.
The only light inside the one-room prison comes from the full moon, and a mist has settled over the fields, leaving an eerie blue grey glow over the town. The accused women sit inside the prison. It’s damp, cold, and tempers are rising. It doesn’t help that Ann Putnam, one of the most ferocious accusers, is now also imprisoned and has begun verbally attacking everyone! Suddenly, a flash of light and smoke fills the large cell. When the smoke clears, Ann Putnam is dead! Who killed her, why, and most importantly, are there really witches among them, and if so, who?
Salem Witches All-Female and Co-ed uses characters from the actual witch trials, and whenever possible stays true to the stories of the original victims (while, of course, taking liberties when necessary to create a compelling mystery).
This mystery has murder and is rated 3/5 on the “clean” scale. It is a “murder” mystery and there are mentions of affairs as well as witchcraft, of course. As with all of our mysteries, there is no foul language.