My lovely book crush this week is The Murder of Harriet Monckton by award winning, bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes.
I was immediately attracted to this cover – the statue of a young woman, the creeping ivy twisting around her, and the handwriting hinting at secret notes and lives. I picked it up, read the back and I was hooked!
Because behind the gorgeously intriguing cover lies a Victorian crime novel based on the true story of an unsolved murder.
Here’s the blurb:
“On 7th November 1943 a young woman is found poisoned behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. Drawing on the original coroner’s reports and true witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet Monckton’s final days through the eyes of those closest to her: her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, and her former landlord and lover. All are suspects. Each has a reason to want her dead.”
I can’t wait to start reading!
If you like the sound of The Murder of Harriet Monckton you can find out more on Amazon HERE.