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The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a true story that shocked and fascinated the nation.  

On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. 

The community is appalled by her death, apparently as a result of swallowing a fatal dose of prussic acid, and even more so when the surgeon reports that Harriet was around six months pregnant.  

Drawing on the coroner’s reports and witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet’s final hours through the eyes of those closest to her and the last people to see her alive. Her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, her former lover - all are suspects; each has a reason to want her dead.  

Brimming with lust, mistrust and guilt, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a master class of suspense from one of our greatest crime writers.

©2018 Elizabeth Haynes (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant

How clever is Elizabeth Haynes? It must be so much harder to write a story when the truth dictates you take a specific path, combine imagination with fact. The Murder of Harriet Monckton is an example of how fabulous Historical Fiction can be when written by a hugely talented author. This book is full of atmosphere, there are times of terrible darkness and moments of love and light. It certainly is a clear display how far women have come in nearly 200 years, and reminds us of how hard our predecessors had to fight for equality. All the narrators work hard to bring an already inspirational book, to life. The language used is incredibly well researched. No stone is left unturned in Ms Haynes quest to make this the best book in its genre. I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Haynes and this book ensures there can be no doubt she is a masterful and top notch writer. This is a 'MUST BUY' book, in fact it's a 'MUST BUY IMMEDIATELY' book. But don't stress, you can thank me later!

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Very much enjoyed

what a great story! very well written and really drew me in. definitely with a listen. really enjoyed the different perspectives of characters. well performed.

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Sensational story!

Thank you for giving justice to Harriet, after so long. RIP Harriet Monckton. Fab Elizabeth!

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Not entirely true crime

While based on a true story & well written the author fictionalizes s great deal of the story which is great if you like fiction but I do not. I bought it expecting true Crime.

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