It is 1910 and the bloodstained body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry Chetwynd's Shropshire estate. It is a murder that unveils dark shadows of the past, and has an unexpected impact on the lives of Sir Henry Chetwynd and his family. This is the story of love, war and intrigue.
Following the huge success of "The Shape of Sand", shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger award, comes this dramatic story of love, war and intrigue. It is 1910 and the bloodstained body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry Chetwynd's Shropshire estate. It is a murder that unveils dark shadows of the past, and has an unexpected impact on the lives of Sir Henry Chetwynd and his family. But it is not only the Chetwynds whose lives lie under a shadow: Hannah, living in London, has lost part of her memory after being involved in a serious accident. As she attempts to piece together the fragments of those missing years, it seems that the ongoing murder investigation in Shropshire could hold the key, finally allow her to bring the past and present strands of her life together. Switching between the troubled South Africa in the last years of the nineteenth century and the mysterious murder in Shropshire ten years later, Marjorie Eccles's delicate narrative reveals the lies and deceptions concealed beneath the veneer of polite Edwardian society.
'One of the stalwarts of British crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph 'Beautifully written and evoking a bygone age... Marjorie Eccles portrays so eloquently the elegant lifestyle of the upper classes in the Edwardian era and then slowly and delicately peels away the facade and exposes the lies beneath the elegant picture' Mystery Women
About Marjorie Eccles
Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. The author of over twenty books, serials and short stories, she is the recipient of the Agatha Christie Short Story Styles Award. Living on the edge of the Black Country, where she taught creative writing, inspired the acclaimed Gil Mayo series. A keen gardener, she now lives with her husband in Hertfordshire.
Shadows and Lies by Marjorie Eccles
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