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The Vanished Bride

(2019)
(The first book in the Bronte Sisters Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
'Brilliantly entertaining and original' C.L. Taylor

'A standout book' Rosie Walsh

From the Sunday Times-bestselling author Rowan Coleman, comes a special new series featuring the Brontë sisters, written under the name Bella Ellis

Yorkshire, 1845
, and dark rumours are spreading across the moors. Everything indicates that Mrs Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange has been brutally murdered in her home - but nobody can find her body.

As the dark murmurs reach Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë, the sisters are horrified, yet intrigued. Before they know it, the siblings become embroiled in the quest to find the vanished bride, sparking their imaginations but placing their lives at great peril . . .

Loved The Vanished Bride? Pre-order The Diabolical Bones, the next book in the Brontë Mysteries series now!

Praise for The Vanished Bride:

'Evocative and utterly enchanting' Sarah Hilary

'A gripping, twisty mystery' Angela Clarke

'A splendid adventure'Guardian

'A treat from start to finish' Jane Casey

'Happily, more Brontë mysteries are to be expected'TLS

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Vanished Bride hooks you from the first page with intricate characters, a wonderful plot and best of all, an amazing sense of time and place. I look forward to reading Ms. Ellis's next adventure of the Brontë Sisters." - Emily Brightwell

"The Vanished Bride is a clever and unique historical mystery that offers fascinating insights into the lives of the Brontë siblings alongside an equally compelling atmospheric, gothic, and twisty tale. Fans of the Brontë sisters' exquisite books will find much to love as Ellis pays homage to the spirit of their rich literary oeuvre. The Vanished Bride is sure to delight historical mystery lovers." - Chanel Cleeton

"Wonderful . . . A treat for everyone. I loved it so very much." - Julie Cohen

"Compelling, clever and hugely imaginative, it brings the three Brontë sisters magnificently to life . . . Glorious fun - I adored it!" - Miranda Dickinson

"What a treat! The Vanished Bride is an absolute delight from start to finish. Dashing across the Yorkshire moors with the Brontë sisters felt like visiting dear old friends, and Bella Ellis does the most wonderful job in imagining Emily, Charlotte and Anne as 'detectors'. Beautifully written, deliciously atmospheric, and enormous fun, this series is certain to become a firm favourite." - Hazel Gaynor

"What a breath-taking concept that Rowan has completely pulled off - setting up our most beloved literary heroines as investigators in a compelling mystery that asks us to think about the constraints of women in that time . . . Fun, charming and intriguing." - Araminta Hall

"Clever and captivating." - Milly Johnson

"An absolute delight, period perfect, a racing romp of a mystery in the best tradition of the Brontës - I loved it with my whole heart." - Laura Kemp

"A joy from start to finish. I've gone from loving Charlotte Brontë to wanting to be her." - Alex Marwood

"Elegant, witty and compulsively readable - I think the Brontë sisters would have been delighted. A standout book." - Rosie Walsh


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Used availability for Bella Ellis's The Vanished Bride

Hardback Editions

November 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Vanished Bride: Rumours. Scandal. Danger. The Bronte sisters are ready to investigate . . . (The Bronte Mysteries)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 1-5293-8898-8 / 978-1-5293-8898-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery, A)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 0-593-09905-2 / 978-0-593-09905-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanished Bride: Rumours. Scandal. Danger. The Bronte sisters are ready to investigate . . . (The Bronte Mysteries)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 1-5293-8902-X / 978-1-5293-8902-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery, A)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 0-593-09914-1 / 978-0-593-09914-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanished Bride: Rumours. Scandal. Danger. The Bronte sisters are ready to investigate . . . (The Bronte Mysteries)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 1-5293-8899-6 / 978-1-5293-8899-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Vanished Bride
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 1-4450-8654-9 / 978-1-4450-8654-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Vanished Bride
Author(s): Bella Ellis
ISBN: 1-4450-8655-7 / 978-1-4450-8655-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: The Bronte Mysteries
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: The Bronte Mysteries
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: The Bronte Mysteries
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: A Bronte Sisters Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: A Bronte Sisters Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride: Rumours. Scandal. Danger. The Bronte sisters are ready to investigate . . . (The Bronte Mysteries)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery, A Book 1)
Author(s): Bella Ellis
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA