Murder by Witchcraft: A Pendle Witch Short Story



Based on a true story.


Jennet Preston was an ordinary woman, with an extraordinary death. Pursued and vilified by her young lord and master, Thomas Lister, she was accused and tried – twice – for Murder by Witchcraft in 1612. This is the story of her second trial.

A friend of the Device family of Malkin Tower, Jennet Preston’s story starts and ends in Yorkshire, yet is inextricably entwined with the most famous witch trial in British history – that of the Pendle Witches.


Inspired by the treacherous true events surrounding the Pendle Witch Trials, Murder by Witchcraft is a gripping historical short story, written with honesty and passion. Perfect for fans of Katherine Clements, Stacey Halls, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Caroline Lea.


What readers are saying about Karen Perkins:

“Ms Perkins is a true artist of the spoken word” – Author JJ Toner

“Fantastically creepy ghost story” – Author Lee Franklin

“Karen Perkins is an excellent author and puts you right inside the Yorkshire Dales” – Mike McManus, Amazon reviewer

“Fantastic, atmospheric, tantalising, and edge of your seat read” – Jus, Amazon reviewer

ISBN: 9781912842384
Publisher: Lionheart Publishing House
Pub Date: 01/2021
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.19lbs
Size: 7.81h x 5.06w x 0.20d

Additional information

Weight 0.19 lbs
Dimensions 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.20 in