Crippen : A Novel of Murder

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July 1910: a gruesome discovery has been made at 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. Buried in the cellar are the remains of Cora Crippen, former music-hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen.But Dr Crippen and his mistress Ethel Le Neve have disappeared, and a full-scale hunt for them has begun.Across the Channel in Antwerp, Captain Kendall gives the order for the SS Montrose to begin its two-week voyage to Canada. On board are 1300 passengers, including the overbearing Antonia Drake, the unassuming Martha Hayes and the enigmatic Mathieu Zela. And, slipping in almost unnoticed, a Mr John Robinson with his seventeen-year-old son Edmund . . .CRIPPEN is a beautifully drawn novel recreating the true story of the amazing escape attempt of one of history's most notorious killers.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 33mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141018550
  • 9780141018553
  • 2,122,125

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971. His first short story was published in the Sunday Tribune and was subsequently shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. He is also the author of The Thief of Time and The Congress of Rough Riders (a novel about Buffalo Bill). The character of Matthieu Zela appears in all his novels.
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