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England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery

by Sara Sheridan

Crime / Mystery Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery

A classically arresting mystery, overflowing with good old fashioned pluck, courage and perseverance. The third in the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries, this can also be read as a vintage standalone novel. In a bygone era, Mirabelle and her feisty cohort Vesta often outpace their male companions and are far ahead of their time. This is such an authentic read, Brighton in the early 50’s is as much a character in the book as the investigators themselves. The author acknowledges how frustrating research and inquiries can be with the last piece of the jigsaw often remaining just out of sight.  With some formidable detective work as well as some particularly perilous moments, this is a first rate read. ~ Liz Robinson

 

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

Post-WWII England was a fascinating time. Buttoned-up, seedy, glamorous, rationed ... Sara Sheridan nails the era, and who wouldn't root for her cool and enterprising heroine, Mirabelle Bevan, and sidekick Vesta Churchill as they battle corrupt masons and solve a murder or three.'

- Alison Rae, Managing Editor, Polygon

Liz Robinson

England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery Synopsis

Set during the summer heatwave of 1953, England Expects finds Mirabelle and Vesta investigating the seemingly unrelated murders of a racing journalist and a cleaning woman. Their searches lead them through Brighton Pavilion's crumbling passageways to the quad of a Cambridge college and finally into the shady underworld of Brighton freemasonry. And, while not on the murder trail, Vesta has to make some difficult decisions about her personal life.

 

Mirabelle Bevan Mystery series:
1. Brighton Belle
2. London Calling
3. England Expects
4. British Bulldog

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ISBN: 9781846972904
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846972812
Publication date: 21/03/2014
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846972904
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Sara Sheridan
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan is an historical novelist who writes two different kinds of books. One is a series of cosy crime noir mysteries set in Brighton in the 1950s – Brighton Belle - and the other is a set of novels based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers and adventurers (1820 - 1845) – The Secret Mandarin and Secret of the Sands. Tipped in Company and GQ magazines, she has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award. She received a Scottish Library Award for Truth or Dare, her first novel, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. ...

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