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"[An] uncanny Gothic mystery... Satisfying."--New York Times Book Review"A romping read with a deliciously dark conceit at its center... Reminded me of Alias Grace."--Kiran Millwood Hargrave A thrilling Victorian gothic horror story about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill
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"[A] well-wrought chiller."--Wall Street Journal"Suspenseful... This smart and sophisticated historical thriller will appeal to fans of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace."--Publishers Weekly "A dark, gothic story... Purcell alternates character narratives to question motives, reality, and truth on a 'bumpy' ride full of violence and death."--Booklist
Laura Purcell is the author of The Silent Companions. She worked in local government, the financial industry and a bookshop before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Fascinated by the darker side of royal history, Laura has also written two historical fiction novels about the Hanoverian dynasty.
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Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "[An] uncanny Gothic mystery. Satisfying."--New York Times Book Review "A romping read with a deliciously dark conceit at its center. Reminded me of Alias Grace."--Kiran Millwood Hargrave From the author of The Silent Companions, a thrilling Victorian gothic horror story about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to killDorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations--of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses--will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer? For fans of Shirley Jackson, The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780143134053
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