The Perfect Daughter by Gillian Linscott
(Nell Bray Mysteries)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



Verona North had seemed the perfect daughter. She'd surprised her friends by leaving her home to attend art school in London, but they'd thought it was a normal, youthful rebellion which wouldn't last very long. However, when she did return home in the summer of 1914, it was to die--pregnant and with her body full of morphine. Her cousin, Nell Bray, isn't wholly convinced she committed suicide and is positive she was not an addict. Unable to suppress her curiosity, Nell discovers that her cousin was leading a double life--on the one hand, consorting with a group of Bohemian artists and anarchists, and on the other, collecting information on the suspected "enemies of the state" for the secret service. But where did Verona's loyalty lie? with her family, her friends or her paymasters? What did she know that caused one of them to kill her, and who was the father of her child?


About Gillian Linscott

See more books from this Author
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.
Published April 20, 2001 by Minotaur Books. 265 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Perfect Daughter

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this ninth, engaging Nell Bray mystery (after 1999's Absent Friends), set in England on the eve of WWI, suffragettes clash with police, prison inmates are hunger-striking and immigrants from variou

Apr 01 2001 | Read Full Review of The Perfect Daughter (Nell Br...

Reviewing the Evidence

[ Home ].

| Read Full Review of The Perfect Daughter (Nell Br...

Rate this book!

Add Review