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The Soldier's Curse

(2017)
(The first book in the Monsarrat series)
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From the "greatest living practitioner of historical fiction" (Christian Science Monitor) Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg Keneally comes the first novel in a fast-paced, gripping, and witty historical crime series.

In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally imprisoned for forging documents to pass himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant.

His position has certain advantages, including access to the Government House kitchen and outstanding cups of tea from housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who is his most intelligent companion. But things change when the commandant heads off on assignment and his beautiful wife, Honora, suddenly falls ill. Only when she dies does it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned.

Monsarrat and Mrs. Mulrooney suspect the commandant's right hand man, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shared an intimate history with Honora. But when Diamond has Mrs. Mulrooney arrested for the murder, Monsarrat must find the real killer in order to exonerate this innocent woman and his good friend in this thrilling and whip-smart mystery.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Soldiers Curse (Monsarrat 1)
Author(s): Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
ISBN: 1-78607-199-1 / 978-1-78607-199-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Soldier's Curse
Author(s): Meg Keneally, Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1-4893-8285-2 / 978-1-4893-8285-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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February 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Soldier's Curse: Library Edition (Monsarrat)
Author(s): Meg Keneally, Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1-4893-8287-9 / 978-1-4893-8287-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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February 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Soldier's Curse
Author(s): Meg Keneally, Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1-4893-8286-0 / 978-1-4893-8286-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier's Curse
Author(s): Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Soldier's Curse: A Novel (Monsarrat Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Thomas Keneally, Meg Keneally
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA