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Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson
  

Island of Bones

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April 2012 Book of the Month.

Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2011.

This is the third in the series of historical crime novels that started with Instruments of Darkness and new readers should start there and have the pleasure of following the characters and their changing lives through the series. Others, like me, hooked on the series have only to wait till April to devour the latest, Circle of Shadows. These are long novels, rich in detail and incident, the lead characters immensely likeable, the historical background adding colour with Imogen Robertson using fact and fiction in her narrative to create a thoroughly satisfying picture of the Eighteenth Century.

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Synopsis

Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson

Cumbria, 1783. A broken heritage; a secret history...The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years. When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many. Gabriel Crowther's family bought the Gretas' land long ago, and has suffered its own bloody history. His brother was hanged for murdering their father, the Baron of Keswick, and Crowther has chosen comfortable seclusion and anonymity over estate and title for thirty years. But the call of the mystery brings him home at last. Travelling with forthright Mrs Harriet Westerman, who is escaping her own tragedy, Crowther finds a little town caught between new horrors and old, where ancient ways challenge modern justice. And against the wild and beautiful backdrop of fells and water, Crowther discovers that his past will not stay buried.

Reviews

'Chillingly memorable...an extraordinary thriller'
Tess Gerritsen

'This series, launched after Robertson won a Telegraph writing competition, continues to excel' Daily Telegraph

'Matchless storytelling, gripping and moving in equal measures. Addictive.'
Nicci French

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.

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Publication date

29th March 2012

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Imogen Robertson

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780755372041

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