Tobias Snape is dead. His son's wand cast the curse. His wife has confessed to the murder.
Eileen Snape is claiming self-defense. The rub? Tobias was killed in his sleep.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees - Victor Hugo
It is October 1949: Lycus Malfoy is dying, quarantined in his house alone but for his wife, Adelaide, who still hopes there is a miracle cure; Eileen Prince has vanished into a Muggle life, washing the dead and arranging flowers, away from the sneers she endured at school; Cygnus and Orion Black are at war with each other even as they bury their secrets six feet deep.
There is a murderer on the loose, shrouded in paranoia, and the old structures, things of blood and age and time, are starting to crumble.
And a ship arrives from Lübeck bringing Tom Riddle home.
|| Nargles 2020 Winner: Best Worldbuilding; Nargles 2018 Winner: Best Description ||
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