The Cuckoo's Child by Marjorie Eccles

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A gripping historical mystery, set in the north of England - Yorkshire, 1909. When Laura Harcourt accepts a position in Wainthrope, home to a prosperous wool mill and its respected owner, Ainsley Beaumont, she does not dream that it will change her life forever. But she arrives to find the Beaumont family still torn apart by the death of Theo, Ainsley's son, in a disastrous fire twenty years ago; and the Beaumonts have secrets - secrets that DI Charlie Womersely, investigating a body found floating in the mill dam, must uncover if he is to find the truth . . .

About Marjorie Eccles

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Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. She is the recipient of the Agatha Christie Short Story Styles Award. A keen gardener, she lives with her husband in Hertfordshire.
Published November 1, 2011 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wealthy mill owner Ainsley Beaumont succumbs to his fate after falling into the Cross Ings Mill dam, helped along by a stout cosh with a stone.

Jul 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Cuckoo's Child

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Laura Harcourt, the plucky 21-year-old heroine of this solid stand-alone set in 1909 from British veteran Eccles (Last Nocturne), has sought her independence from her wealthy family by serving in a refuge for destitute women in London's East End.

May 30 2011 | Read Full Review of The Cuckoo's Child

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