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She Be Damned : A Heloise Chancey Mystery - M. J. Tjia

She Be Damned

A Heloise Chancey Mystery

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Longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger

"An intelligent and intriguing crime novel set in the heart of Victorian London. Its atmospheric and twisting narrative had me hooked." Sarah Ward "A gripping and refreshingly different historical crime novel." Angela Buckley

London, 1863: prostitutes in the Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate. With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.

A tantalising mystery ... it draws you in and transports you back to days long gone. Heloise and her maid, Amah Li Leen, are a force to be reckoned with - Wendy Jones, author of the bestselling DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries An intelligent and intriguing crime novel set in the heart of Victorian London. Its atmospheric and twisting narrative had me hooked - Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw Tjia transports the reader to the mid nineteenth century so effectively through all the senses; sound, smell, touch, vision and feeling; contrasting the opulence of London's Mayfair with the squalor of Thames-side Waterloo ... The writing is accomplished and economic, taking the reader on various twists and turns on the journey ... We have discovered a new sleuth in Heloise Chancey - Caroline Mitchell, author of the DC Jennifer Knight series Compulsive reading ... I was enthralled from the very first page. A beautifully written book with such authenticity, that each page whisked me back in time. The story galloped along as I followed the characters that were all too real. I could not put it downCaroline Mitchell, author of the DC Jennifer Knight series

A tantalising mystery ... it draws you in and transports you back to days long gone. Heloise and her maid, Amah Li Leen, are a force to be reckoned with -- Wendy Jones, author of the bestselling DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries An intelligent and intriguing crime novel set in the heart of Victorian London. Its atmospheric and twisting narrative had me hooked -- Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw Tjia transports the reader to the mid nineteenth century so effectively through all the senses; sound, smell, touch, vision and feeling; contrasting the opulence of London's Mayfair with the squalor of Thames-side Waterloo ... The writing is accomplished and economic, taking the reader on various twists and turns on the journey ... We have discovered a new sleuth in Heloise Chancey -- David Evans, author of The Wakefield Series, shortlisted for CWA Debut Dagger in 2013 Compulsive reading ... I was enthralled from the very first page. A beautifully written book with such authenticity, that each page whisked me back in time. The story galloped along as I followed the characters that were all too real. I could not put it down -- Caroline Mitchell, author of the DC Jennifer Knight series A gripping and refreshingly different historical crime novel -- Angela Buckley, author of The Real Sherlock Holmes Fun, thrilling and very well written - She Be Damned is a carefully crafted adventure that I hugely enjoyed, and I look forward to seeing what the delightful Mrs Chancey gets up to next -- Luke Marlowe If you like your heroines flamboyant, your servants mouthy, and your murders bloody, She Be Damned is the perfect book to get both your historical fiction fix and a head start on an excellent upcoming series. -- The AU Review

ISBN: 9781785079313
ISBN-10: 178507931X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23