Island of Bones ; bk. 3

Author(s): Imogen Robertson


Cumbria, 1783. A broken heritage; a secret history...The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years. When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many. Gabriel Crowther's family bought the Gretas' land long ago, and has suffered its own bloody history. His brother was hanged for murdering their father, the Baron of Keswick, and Crowther has chosen comfortable seclusion and anonymity over estate and title for thirty years. But the call of the mystery brings him home at last. Travelling with forthright Mrs Harriet Westerman, who is escaping her own tragedy, Crowther finds a little town caught between new horrors and old, where ancient ways challenge modern justice. And against the wild and beautiful backdrop of fells and water, Crowther discovers that his past will not stay buried.


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Shortlisted for CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2011.

'Chillingly extraordinary thriller' -- Tess Gerritsen This series, launched after Robertson won a Telegraph writing competition, continues to excel' -- Daily Telegraph 'Matchless storytelling, gripping and moving in equal measures. Addictive' -- Nicci French

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph's 'First thousand words of a novel competition' in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.

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  • : 9780755372041
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : 0.33
  • : February 2012
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

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  • : Imogen Robertson
  • : Paperback
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  • : 823.92
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