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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Fugitive from the Grave

Posted by AT on Mardi 28 août 2018

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Author : Edward Marston

Publisher : Allison & Busby

1817. Celemency van Emden receives an anonymous terse message informing her that her estranged father is dead and buried. Confounded by this news and desperate to visit her father’s final resting place, she returns from Holland determined to seek answers. A chance encounter on a busy London street leads her to twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen, who agree to help her unravel the mystery of her father’s last days. However, Paul’s attention is diverted away from London to Bath, as he seeks to thwart a daring band of highwaymen, one of whom appears to have more than just jewels on his mind.

Meanwhile, the Bow Street Runners are struggling to redeem themselves after losing, yet again, the slippery and infamous Harry Scattergood. With mounting pressure from the local magistrate to produce results, they are sent to investigate a spate of bodysnatching from local cemeteries.

When the body of Clemency’s father is discovered to be More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / A Respectable Woman

Posted by AT on Mardi 28 août 2018

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Author : Susanna Bavin

Publisher : Allison & Busby

After losing her beloved family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing that with him she can recapture the loving family feeling she has lost. Five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, making every penny do the work of tuppence and performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers that Stan is leading a double-life, she runs away to make a fresh start elsewhere.

Two years later, Nell has carved out a fulfilling new life for herself and her young children in Manchester, where her neighbours believe she is a respectable widow, as do her fellow workers in the garment factory where she is a talented machinist - even her children believe their father is dead.

But when a figure from the past turns up, Nell has to face a court case and answer for her actions. Will the life she has fought for be enough to allow her to keep her children or will her lies mean she will lose them for ever?

THE AUTHOR:

Susanna Bavin Susanna Bavin has variously been a librarian, an infant school teacher, a carer and a cook. She lives in Llandudno in North Wales with her husband and two rescue cats, but her writing is inspired by her Mancunian roots. Her debut novel, The Deserter’s Daughter, is also published by Allison & Busby.

Bibliographic Details

ISBN: 9780749021290

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS