V.M. Whitworth is the author of The Bone Thief (2012) and its sequel, The Traitors' Pit (2013). The Bone Thief is a historical thriller set in 900 AD, in the immediate aftermath of the death of King Alfred the Great. It tells the story of a young cleric, Wulfgar, tasked with the near-impossible job of rescuing the relics of a saint, lost a generation earlier when eastern England fell to the VIkings...

Nick Rennision in BBC History Magazine (June 2012) said, 'V.M.Whitworth's gripping tale combines convincing historical detail with a well-constructed plot, but its greatest asset is undoubtedly its central character. In Wulfgar, she has created an immensely appealing hero whose further adventures readers will anticipate with relish.'The Bone Thief

The next instalment, The Traitors' Pit, takes up the story some six weeks after the end of The Bone Thief. it is a tale of conflicted loyalties. Wulfgar's brother Wystan is accused of treason. Wulfgar wants to disprove the accusation and save his brother's life, but his Lady needs him to go north on a vital diplomatic mission to Danish York. Whom does Wulfgar value most highly, his Lady, his brother, or himself?