Pale as the Dead

Pale as the Dead

3.6 (266 ratings by Goodreads)
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Natasha Blake is a detective with a difference. She's an ancestor detective, an ambitious young genealogist with a passion for history, whose choice of career is partly driven by the mystery of her own roots. Natasha's investigations are a matter of life and death, involving secrets, scandals and supernatural happenings; forgotten tragedies and buried crimes. The trails she must follow lead her from her Cotswold home to ancient houses, deserted chapels, overgrown graveyards and into cyberspace. Her clients could be anyone for whom the past affects the present - the haunted, the hopeful, or the just plain curious. The disappearance of a young girl, Bethany, appears to be linked in some way to Lizzie Siddall, the haunting, ethereal Pre-Raphaelite model and artist, wife of painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Lizzie's tragic life was cut short by an overdose of laudanum. Was it accident or suicide? Why is Bethany so obsessed with her, and at the same time so determined to put herself beyond the reach of her lover, Adam?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 26mm | 448g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752841114
  • 9780752841113

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REVIEWS 'A haunting tale' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'an intriguing and atmospheric plot...' MIDWEEK magazine 'Mountain's brilliantly original take on the whodunnit is compelling, atmospheric, eerie and above all intelligent' GOOD BOOK GUIDE MAGAZINESGOOD HOUSEKEEPING - ReviewWRITING MAGAZINE - InterviewCRIME TIME - author article about the book and review (issue 29)PRACTICAL FAMILY HISTORY- mention in Sept issueFAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY - review and competition in Sept issueMYSTERY WOMEN MAGAZINE - reviewTHE LADY - reviewGOOD BOOK GUIDE - review PRESSDAILY MIRROR - reviewOXFORD TIMES - author article about researchingyour own family historyHAMPSTEAD & HIGHGATE EXPRESS - reviewBIRMINGHAM SUNDAY MERCURY - reviewCOTSWOLD JOURNAL - interviewCOTSWOLD LIFE - interviewMORETON-IN-MARSH HISTORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER - reviewOXFORDSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION - review in newsletter - piece on author - author article about writing the book and reviewFamily History News, online newsletter - lead article about the book RADIOBBC RADIO SCOTLAND, Brian Morton Show - interviewRADIO CLYDE - reviewBBC RADIO OXFORD - interviewBBC RADIO GLOUCESTER - interviewBBC RADIO SOLENT - interviewBBCTHREE COUNTIES RADIO - interviewBBC HEREFORD & WORCESTER - interview EVENTSBodies in The Bookshop, Heffers Cambridge BOOKSHOP SIGNINGSChipping Norton
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About Fiona Mountain

Fiona Mountain is thirty years old. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to London where she worked at the BBC for nine years as a press officer, primarily for Radio One. She now lives in the Oxfordshire countryside and runs a PR agency. She is married to composer Tim Mountain and has two young sons.
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266 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 21% (55)
4 36% (96)
3 29% (78)
2 11% (30)
1 3% (7)
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