A Shameful Murder
by Cora Harrison
Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.
Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘like a mermaid in gleaming silver satin’, she immediately sends for one of her former pupils, Police Sergeant Patrick Cashman, to investigate. Dead bodies are not unusual in the poverty-stricken slums of Cork city, but this one is dressed in evening finery; in her handbag is a dance programme for the exclusive Merchant’s Ball held the previous evening – and a midnight ticket for the Liverpool ferry.
Against the backdrop of a country in the midst of Ireland’s Civil War, the Reverend Mother, together with Sergeant Cashman and Dr Sher, an enlightened physician and friend, seek out the truth as to the identity of the victim – and her killer.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Harrison combines a savvy detective and a setting fraught with intrigue and tension for another winner”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Mistaken identities, strange twists, an intelligent and likable heroine, and a tragic tale of sex, greed, and betrayal—make sure your historical mystery readers get this one on their radar”
Booklist Starred Review
“This is a terrific read, carrying you along on the ride. Highly recommended”
Historical Novel Society
“Recommend for Dicey Deere fans or readers who enjoy M.C. Beaton and Carol Higgins Clark”
A Shameful Murder by Cora Harrison is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727885111||29th May 2015||146 X 223mm||256||£21.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727894137||31st March 2016||144 X 222mm||384||£23.99|
|Paperback||9781847516145||26th February 2016||139 X 215mm||256||£13.99|
The Reverend Mother Mystery Series