A young woman, Natalie Meadows, jumps from Blackfriars Bridge, escaping from the horror she has just witnessed. But she is rescued and feels duty-bound to find out who murdered her best friend, the music hall star Nellie Warwick, and why. Natalie reinvents herself as Flora Thorne and finds a position as housemaid to the Reverend Wallace and his daughter. From the sanctuary of their home, she is able to investigate the circumstances of Nellie's murder. What she uncovers is a conspiracy of silence and corruption, and of unscrupulous men preying on women like herself and Nellie. Her attempts to unmask the killer and to bring him to justice exact a heavy price on Natalie. LONDON DUST is a powerful evocation of the underbelly of Victorian London, full of flavour, completely convincing and utterly gripping.
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'... full of power and substance, London Dust is an assured debut ... a compelling and evocative novel that brings the past, and its dead, to life again.' -- Guardian, 22nd March, 2003From the Publisher:
A startlingly well written debut – a murder mystery set in Victorian London, in the bestselling tradition of Sarah Waters.
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Book Description Random House (Arrow Books), London, United Kingdom, 2003. Trade Paper. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Arrow Books, trade paperback. New, unread. Not stickered or marked in any way. A dark compelling mystery set in the underbelly of 1850's London. Who killed Miss Ellen Warwick, who last graced the London stage as "The Brick Lane Butterfly?". Bookseller Inventory # 004044
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