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The Unmourned : The Monsarrat Series : Book 2 - Tom Keneally

The Unmourned

The Monsarrat Series : Book 2

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Published: 27th February 2017
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Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished . . .

For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O’Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor’s secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church’s murder. Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up friendships with certain women, which prove most intriguing.

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney both believe that Grace is innocent, but in this they are alone, so to exonerate her they must find the murderer. Many hated Church and are relieved by his death, but who would go as far as killing him?

About the Author

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer.

On returning to Australia, she joined the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, covering everything from courts to crime to animals’ birthday parties at the zoo. She then joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer.

In 1997 Meg co-founded a financial service public relations company, which she sold after having her first child.

For more than ten years, Margaret has worked in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies, and doubles as a part-time SCUBA diving instructor.

She lives in Sydney with her husband Craig and children Rory and Alex.

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As a "quick read" the Monsarrat series fills the bill. However, as I am a committed fan of Tom Keneally, my view is he has nursed his daughter along in the writing of these books. In saying that, there is some pace and style but probably mainly down to Tom's influence. I find the dialogue in places to be a little on the "lame" side, however, as I have started on the series I will see them through. The historical content has been well served though with obvious research done

Uralla Northern Tablelands NSW

Eagerly awaiting the next in the series

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I love the author's notes regarding parts of the story inspired by actual events & places, along with the bibliography for those interested in learning more about this part of Australian history.

Brisbane, Queensland

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Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His non-fiction, includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth Of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel.

His fiction, includes The Daughters Of Mars, The Widow And Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel In Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and
Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. 

The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

Visit Thomas Keneally's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780857989390
ISBN-10: 0857989391
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th February 2017
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1