The Missing Heiress
Northumberland, November 1809. A menacing figure stalks women through Hareshaw Woods and when Helen Carnaby, a beautiful young heiress, disappears from her locked bedchamber everyone fears the worst.
- Hardback | 376 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
- 04 Sep 2013
- Knox Robinson Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Praise for Karen Charlton's 'Catching the Eagle' - "Told with gritty realism, Catching The Eagle is a suspense-filled page-turner, which spares nothing in its descriptions of the hardships and injustices suffered by the poor at the turn of the 19th century. Its ending leaves the reader poised perfectly for the next volume - for which I can hardly wait." --- Kathy Stevenson, The Daily Mail "It is a rollicking tale full of adultery, drinking, fighting, gambling. Rich imagery, suspense and some genuinely likeable characters - as well as plenty of murky ones --- make this an enjoyable read. Karen is particularly strong at capturing the Geordie dialect and recreating the rural Northumbrian world of the 1800s, where the wealthy lived in comfort and the poor struggled to make ends meet." ---Laura Fraine, Culture magazine, 'The Journal' (Newcastle)
About Karen Charlton
Karen Charlton grew up in Sheffield and Leeds. She completed an English degree at Hull University. After a few years of roaming between various jobs in Harrogate, Ripon, and Scarborough she finally settled in Teesside. She completed a postgraduate teaching certificate at Durham University. Since then, she has combined a teaching job at a Stockton secondary school with her writing and raising her own pair of "little villains." The Regency Reivers Series is based on the true story of her family's notorious ancestor, Jamie Charlton.