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The Murder of Harriet Monckton

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

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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 fiance, her seducer, her former lover-all are suspects; each has a reason to want her dead.
Publisher: Oxford, England : Myriad Editions, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781912408047
Branch Call Number: MF HAYNES, ELIZABETH
Characteristics: 497 pages : map ; 22 cm


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Sep 25, 2020

Just can't get into this one, pg 148 and I quit. I have enjoyed this author's other novels but this one put me to sleep too often.

Aug 03, 2020

A very interesting story. Harriett Moncton was murdered in 1843 and her murder was never solved. The author skillfully follows the real story and fills in her interpretation of events not documented.


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