eleanor oliphant rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Theft of Life by Imogen Robertson
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

London 1785. The effects and cruelty of the slave trade appals many but there are those who will kill to protect their reputation. This is the heart of this wonderful crime novel. It is part of a series featuring Captain Westerman’s widow Harriet and her forensic pathologist friend Crowther, a lovely duo. There are many characters from earlier books and many new characters added here so getting it all sorted out takes a bit of concentration. I urge you to do so for you will find the tale does stand on its own and is quite magnificent. The history of the slave trade with the varying attitude of everyone towards the black people seemed genuine, the poverty, squalor and noise of the slums contrasting with the households of the gentry beautifully handled and the complicated plot itself is all neatly tied up with an epilogue. Highly recommended.

If you like Imogen Robertson you might also like to read books by Jed Rubenfeld, Bernard Cornwell and Robert Goddard.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A spine-tingling new addition to the exploits of wealthy Georgian widow Harriet Westerman and her reclusive anatomist friend Gabriel Crowther, this dark, unflinching and vivid novel delves deep into the painful history of Britain’s slave trade. When a one-time plantation owner is found dead near St Paul’s Cathedral, his former slaves are the inevitable suspects, and the involvement of her footman William Geddings brings Harriet reluctantly into the investigation. Powerful individuals stand to lose both money and reputation and will stop at nothing to conceal the truth, as Harriet and Gabriel are drawn ever deeper into a world of misery and exploitation.
~ Susie Cogan

Win a Family Break to Salisbury!

Don’t miss out! Enter to win a family break to Salisbury!

Here at Lovereading.co.uk and Lovereading4kids.co.uk we have joined with VisitWiltshire. You could see yourself indulging in the finest food and slumbering comfortably into one of the grand rooms at The Red Lion Salisbury for two nights. The Red Lion Hotel is located in medieval city of Salisbury, which is home to all your favourite stores as well as independent shops, restaurants, cafes and parks and green spaces. Nearby is Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain and numerous sites of historic and archaeological interest.

There are many seasonal events in Salisbury, and you can find out what’s on here. You will also receive a family ticket to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the gardens are especially beautiful in the winter, with bold coloured stems, scents, and fabulous foliage, you can be sure to be impressed. For the children there is also a play park, and you can stop off in the Victorian tea room to warm up and treat yourself to a traditional cream tea.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Entries close 31st January 2018.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

Red Lion: Two night stay includes breakfast for two adults and up to two children sharing a family room. Subject to availability and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value. Not to be used in combination with any other offer. Valid until 1st Dec 2018 and excludes bank holidays.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Valid for day entry, Not to be used for special events or group entry. Voucher is not transferable or refundable, no Cash Value. Ticket must be redeemed on entry. Valid until 31 Dec 2018. Gardens open daily from 10am – closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Prize admits 2 adults and accompanying children Under 17 FREE to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/01/2018

Synopsis

Theft of Life by Imogen Robertson

Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger, 2014 the electrifying new historical thriller from the acclaimed author of The Paris Winter.

About the Author

Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph’s ‘First thousand words of a novel competition’ in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.

Author photo © Rebecca Key

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

26th March 2015

Author

Imogen Robertson

More books by Imogen Robertson
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.imogenrobertson.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Crime / Mystery
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Historical fiction

ISBN

9780755390175

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools