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The Diabolical Bones

The Diabolical Bones

It’s Christmas 1845 and Haworth is in the grip of a freezing winter.

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë are rather losing interest in detecting until they hear of a shocking discovery: the bones of a child have been found interred within the walls of a local house, Top Withens Hall, home to the scandalous and brutish Bradshaw family.

When the sisters set off to find out more, they are confronted with an increasingly complex and sinister case, which leads them into the dark world of orphanages, and onto the trail of other lost, and likely murdered children. After another local boy goes missing, Charlotte, Emily and Anne vow to find him before it’s too late.

But in order to do so, they must face their most despicable and wicked adversary yet – one that would not hesitate to cause them the gravest of harm. . .


Praise for Bella Ellis and the series:

‘Brontë aficionados are sure to enjoy the accurate characterization and context, the twists turns and Gothic touches of the plot, and the strong feminist streak that manifests itself throughout, but most triumphantly at the end. Happily, more Brontë mysteries are to be expected.’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘A splendid adventure’ Guardian

‘A delight’ The Wall Street Journal

‘Brilliantly entertaining and original’ CL Taylor

‘Insightful, moving and inspiring . . . an absolute treat from start to finish’ Jane Casey

‘Elegant, witty and compulsively readable – I think the Brontë sisters would have been delighted’ Rosie Walsh
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th November 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529389043

Reviews

Praise for THE VANISHED BRIDE:
Romps along and is lashed with Gothic colour. Fun and inventive.
Daily Mail
Brontë fans will undoubtedly get the most out of this: possible inspirations for [the sisters' works] are everywhere. But you don't need insider knowledge to enjoy either the splendid adventure, or the touching and often funny portrayal of the sisters' devotion to and exasperation with one another and their debauched brother.
Guardian
Brilliantly entertaining and original
CL Taylor
Elegant, witty and compulsively readable - I think the Brontë sisters would have been delighted. A standout book
Rosie Walsh
Incredible . . . Bella Ellis is a very special talent: the Brontës are magically brought to life in this gripping, twisty mystery. I need more!
Angela Clarke
Brontë aficionados are sure to enjoy the accurate characterization and context, the twists turns and Gothic touches of the plot, and the strong feminist streak that manifests itself throughout, but most triumphantly at the end. Happily, more Brontë mysteries are to be expected.
TLS
Evocative and utterly enchanting
Sarah Hilary

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