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The Diabolical Bones

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529389081

Price: £19.99

A new Brontë Mystery from Bella Ellis, a pen name for bestselling author, Rowan Coleman.

It’s Christmas 1846 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. . .

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd


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
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
Evocative and utterly enchanting
Sarah Hilary
Ellis's writing flows beautifully. The book gathers pace as the 'detectors', which the women like to be called, become more involved in the circuitous plot and the eventual outstanding denouement, which is one of the best and most unexpected I have come across recently.
Yorkshire Magazine
A Gothic mystery perfect for Brontë fans
Yours Magazine
Great Gothic fun for fans of the Bronte siblings
Yorkshire Living Magazine
Ellis's portrayal of this extraordinary family is so loving and persuasive that the book is more heart-warming than blood-chilling
Sunday Express

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