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Grave Expectations

(2019)
(The second book in the Dickens of a Crime series)
A novel by

 
 
In this clever reimagining of Charles Dickens’s life, he and fiancée Kate Hogarth must solve the murder of a spinster wearing a wedding gown . . .
 
London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiancée Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the unmistakable smell of death. Upon entering the woman’s quarters, they find her decomposing corpse propped up, adorned in a faded gown that looks like it could have been her wedding dress, had she been married. A murderer has set the stage. But to what purpose?
 
As news of an escaped convict from Coldbath Fields reaches the couple, Charles reasonably expects the prisoner, Ned Blood, may be responsible. But Kate suspects more personal motives, given the time and effort in dressing the victim. When a local blacksmith is found with cut manacles in his shop and arrested, his distraught wife begs Charles and Kate to help. At the inquest, they are surprised to meet Miss Haverstock’s cold and haughty foster daughter, shadowed by her miserably besotted companion. Secrets shrouded by the old woman’s past may hold the answers to this web of mystery. But Charles and Kate will have to risk their lives to unveil the truth . . .

Genre: Historical Mystery

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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime)
Author(s): Heather Redmond
ISBN: 1-4967-1716-3 / 978-1-4967-1716-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime)
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ISBN: 1-4967-2048-2 / 978-1-4967-2048-1 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grave Expectations (The Dickens of a Crime Series)
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Title: Grave Expectations
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Title: Grave Expectations
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July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime, 2)
Author(s): Heather Redmond
ISBN: 1-5159-3763-1 / 978-1-5159-3763-0 (USA edition)
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July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime, 2)
Author(s): Heather Redmond
ISBN: 1-63015-595-0 / 978-1-63015-595-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Grave Expectations: A Dickens of a Crime Series, Book 2
Author(s): Heather Redmond
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Title: Grave Expectations: A Dickens of a Crime Series, Book 2
Author(s): Heather Redmond
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Title: Grave Expectations (A Dickens of a Crime Book 2)
Author(s): Heather Redmond
Publisher: Kensington Books
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