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The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Elizabeth Haynes

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Imprint: Myriad Editions
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Publication date: 27 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9781912408030

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a real murder that was never solved.

4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
30 Sep 2018

"A thoroughly absorbing whodunnit"

Haynes tells much of the story through the voices of those closest to Harriet: the hypocritical minister who mistakes his own desires for the wishes of God; the shy young man who wishes to look after her; the fellow teacher with her own yearnings for love. Eventually, through a diary, we hear Harriet herself speak. A thoroughly absorbing whodunnit, with an unexpected conclusion, Haynes’s novel is also a touching portrait of a young woman unjustly stigmatised by the prejudices of the day.

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