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Chickenfeed by Minette Walters


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Based around a true story, Chickenfeed delves into the events surrounding the murder of a young woman by her sweetheart. Norman Thorne was executed for the murder of Elsie Cameron in 1925 but there was doubt as to his guilt. Was he wrongly convicted? Read it and decide...

If you like Minette Walters you might also like to read books by Robert Goddard, Karin Fossum and Vena Cork.


Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

A body is found in a chicken run...

Based on the true story of the 'chicken farm murder' which took place in Blackness, Crowborough, East Sussex in December, 1924.

Norma Thorne was found guilty of the murder of Elsie Cameron, but even at the time of his execution there were doubts about his guilt.

Still swearing his innocence, Norman Thorne was hanged on 22 April 1925.

Bestselling author Minette Walters brings a thrilling story to life in this gripping new novel.

About the Author

Minette Walters

Minette Walters is one of England’s best-selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for the The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award in America for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold’s Bridle and Fox Evil. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has been translated into thirty-six languages.

Her fascination with the dark side of the human psyche began when she read Grimm’s Fairy Tales at seven years old. Her favourite characters were wicked stepmothers whose evil deeds led to their inevitable doom. She likes to shock her readers by exploring the underbelly of so-called respectable society, writing compellingly realistic novels with a claustrophobic edge. When her characters turn on each other, it’s with a vengeance.

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3rd March 2006


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