Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Robert Barnard's crime novel The Missing Brontë (first published in 1985) has been republished by Pan MacMillan:
Robert Barnard
The Missing Brontë
Pan MacMillan
Imprint: Bello
ISBN: 9781447238683
Publication Date: 28/02/2013

A Perry Trethowan book
Superintendent Perry Trethowan was enjoying a peaceful motoring holiday in North Yorkshire when he and his wife, Jan, had a strange encounter in a country pub. The seemingly unremarkable elderly spinster who introduced herself as Miss Edith Wing, a retired schoolmistress, proceeded to produce form her capacious blue handbag a yellowing manuscript – and claimed that it was part of an undiscovered novel by one of the Brontë sisters. Was it a clever forgery, or the literary sensation of the century?
What started out as a harmless holiday diversion for the superintendent turned into a hunt for a vicious
attacker as both Miss Wing and Perry himself found themselves in deadly danger.

‘You can count on a Barnard mystery being witty, intelligent and a joy to read’ Publishers Weekly

‘One of our most original and versatile bloodspillers’ Marcel Berlins, The Times

‘Delicious . . . an appetising entertainment’ New York Times


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