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Summer of Secrets Cora Harrison

Summer of Secrets By Cora Harrison

Summer of Secrets by Cora Harrison


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Summary

August, 1856. The dress rehearsal for a charity performance at Knebworth House is disrupted by the discovery of a body lying in the centre of the stage, shot to death. With everyone involved in the play coming under suspicion, writer-sleuths Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens, spending the summer at Knebworth House, feel compelled to investigate.

Summer of Secrets Summary

Summer of Secrets by Cora Harrison

When a murder is staged at magnificent Knebworth House, Victorian writer-sleuths, Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins investigate.

August, 1856. Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens are spending the summer at Knebworth House, the magnificent Hertfordshire home of fellow writer Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, where they are putting on a charity performance of one of Lord Edward's most successful plays, The Lady of Lyon. But the dress rehearsal is disrupted by the discovery of a body lying in the centre of the stage, shot to death.

With everyone involved in the play coming under suspicion, the two writer-sleuths feel compelled to investigate. Their enquiries unearth a number of scandalous secrets lurking among the writers, artists and actors assembled at Knebworth. Secrets that stretch back more than twenty years. Secrets that will have devastating repercussions for the present.

Summer of Secrets Reviews

An entertaining new entry in Harrison's enjoyable series starring fictional recreations of the two famous authors, with subtle humor, period ambience, skulduggery, larger-than-life characters, a clever plot, and a satisfying ending * Booklist *
An inspired premise and compelling characters make the third in this series the best to date * Kirkus Reviews *
Another strong entry in a series tailor-made for the Masterpiece crowd * Booklist on Winter of Despair *
Superior plotting and characterization ... Fans of Harrison's Burren mysteries will be pleased * Publishers Weekly on Winter of Despair *
A surprising conclusion, coupled with vivid characters, authentic period details, and a constantly zigzagging plot, makes this a good choice for fans of historical murder mysteries * Booklist on Season of Darkness *
The Victorian atmosphere is thick enough to cut with a knife. The real triumph is Harrison's Dickens: sublimely conceited, short-tempered, self-dramatizing, often bombastic * Kirkus Reviews on Season of Darkness *

About Cora Harrison

Cora Harrison turned to writing historical fiction after she retired from teaching to live on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland. As well as the Gaslight mysteries, she is the author of the Reverend Mother mysteries, and the 'Mara' series of Celtic mysteries, set in 16th century Ireland.

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NGR9781780297514
9781780297514
1780297513
Summer of Secrets by Cora Harrison
New
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2022-09-29
224
N/A
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