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THE CORONER’S DAUGHTER (Uncorrected Proof)

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  • Author: Andrew HUGHES
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Published: 2017
  • Description: Softback, Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: Uncorrected Proof
  • Ref: 13334
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A trade paperback sized UNCORRECTED BOOK PROOF published by Doubleday Ireland.  Unread.

SYNOPSIS:   “1816 was a year without a summer…

There is frost in July and a lingering fog casts a pall over Dublin, a city stirred by zealotry, dogma and civil unrest.

Amid the disquiet, a young nursemaid in a pious household conceals a pregnancy and then murders her newborn.  Rumours swirl about the identity of the father, but before an inquest can be held, the maid is found dead.  Then Abigail Lawless, the eighteen-year-old daughter of the city’s coroner discovers a message from the maid’s seducer.

An only child, Abigail has been raised among the books and instruments of her father’s grim profession.  Determined, resourceful and inquisitive, she pushes against the restrictions placed on her by society and finds herself pursuing an increasingly dangerous investigation.

Watched from the shadows by a sinister figure who she believes has killed twice already and is waiting to kill again, Abigail Lawless is a young sleuth operating at the dawn of forensic science.”




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