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The Widow's Secret Brian Thompson

The Widow's Secret By Brian Thompson

The Widow's Secret by Brian Thompson

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The Widow's Secret - the first in Brian Thompson's new series of Victorian mysteries - introduces Bella Wallis, novelist and indomitable heroine.

The Widow's Secret Summary

The Widow's Secret by Brian Thompson

Bella Wallis discovers her plots in the alleyways, drawing rooms and dirty laundry of Victorian London. Under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam she takes revenge upon the scoundrels that litter London Society by destroying them - in print.

So when Bella discovers a crested cigar case at the scene of a murdered prostitute she and her friends are determined to solve the mystery and to avenge the wretched girl's death. But the owner of the coat of arms is a dangerous and powerful man, and the world he inhabits far murkier than Bella could ever have imagined. With cruelty and violence threatening to engulf her, she plots one last attempt to expose and denounce the murderer. Will Bella survive the gruesome reality of the world her characters inhabit? In body, certainly, but her conscience may never be the same again...

The Widow's Secret Reviews

'Wonderful... by turns heartbreaking and deliriously funny.' Diana Melly, Sunday Times 'Almost every page contains an observation so baldly funny that you will wish to commit it to memory, usually followed by an event so starkly desolate that its memory will make you shudder... a masterpiece.' Simon Garfield, Observer 'Astonishing... warm, funny and utterly without self pity... a fine example of that increasingly rare beast: the memoir as art.' Christina Patterson, Independent 'Beautifully written, wonderfully evocative.' Steve Boyd, Sunday Times 'Exquisitely observed, beautifully written and enormously entertaining.' Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman 'Flawless...genius.' Peter Stanford, Independent On Sunday 'Brilliantly crafted and touching.' A. N. Wilson, TLS 'It is impossible not be impressed anew - indeed at times bowled over - by the sheer economy of style and sure-footedness of pacing... It is all pitch-perfect.' Literary Review

About Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson was born in London in 1935. Two award-winning volumes of memoir, Keeping Mum, winner of the Costa Prize for Biography and the PEN/Ackerley Prize, and Clever Girl, longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, were published by Atlantic Books in 2006 and 2007. He lives in Oxford.

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The Widow's Secret by Brian Thompson
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
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