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Blood on the Wood

Blood on the Wood

Nell Bray Mysteries (Volume 11)

Gillian Linscott

Minotaur Books

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When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake!
When Oliver refuses to hand over the real painting, his son, political activist Daniel Venn, suggests an alternative plan to Nell: Why doesn't she break into the house and switch the paintings? Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime---a brutal murder in which she is now personally embroiled. . . .
Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England.

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Praise for Blood on the Wood

"The author's adept characterizations and understated use of the mores, customs, fads and manners of early 20th-century Britain make for an engrossing combination... First-rate entertainment." - Publishers Weekly

"The eleventh Nell Bray adventure finds the feisty heroine in top form." - Booklist

"Highly recommended, whether or not you’re a mystery fan." - Historical Novel Society

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About the author

Gillian Linscott

Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing. Her previous novels, featuring the suffragette detective Nell Bray, have won her the CWA/Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2000 and the Herodotus Award for Best International Historical Mystery Novel.

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