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The Vanished Bride

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë become female detectives when they set off across the wet and wild Yorkshire moors in pursuit of the truth in 1845, with this crime debut for Rowan Coleman, writing as Bella Ellis. A young bride is missing from her home…
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The Vanished Bride

Written by Bella Ellis — Would you believe the premise that three spinster sisters living in a Victorian parsonage would have the experience and nous to solve a crime? And really, would you believe that the work of such seemingly innocent and almost unworldly women could have…
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The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — Seeds for this compelling historical crime mystery by Elizabeth Haynes were planted when the author stumbled across documents in the National Archives in Kew relating to an obscure mid-1840s murder. These documents include an 1843 inquest report and, some three…
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The Way of All Flesh

Written by Ambrose Parry — Will Raven is a lowly medical clerk living in Edinburgh’s poor Old Town but if he can just get through the rest of the day he will have significantly better prospects. The year is 1847, and Will is due to…
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The Zealot's Bones

Written by DM Mark — In David Mark’s Aector McAvoy novels, Hull is a hotbed of violence and murder. The former Yorkshire Post crime reporter is known for cutting to the dark heart of Hull as it is now, a city this year making a…
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Speakers of the Dead

Written by J Aaron Sanders — Writers as varied as Dashiell Hammett and Oscar Wilde have been called into action by crime fiction authors. J Aaron Sanders recruits America’s greatest poet Walt Whitman for his debut crime novel, Speakers of the Dead. The author is well…
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The Infidel Stain

Written by Miranda Carter — London, 1841. It’s the fourth year of Queen Victoria’s reign and the city is riven by the first stirrings of proper democracy. The Chartists have put forward a six-point pathway which will, if adopted, totally reform the way in which the country is governed….
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