The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters

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A wealthy English matron is found dead, a medieval instrument of torture over her head, and the investigation implicates one of her few friends, her physician and main beneficiary, Sarah Blakeney. By the author of The Sculptress. Tour.

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Minette Walters, a writer by occupation, lives in Romsey, England. Her novels include The Ice-House, which won the John Creasey Prize for Britain’s best first mystery of the year, and The Sculptress, a nominee for the Edgar Allen Poe best novel award.
Published January 1, 1995 by St Martins.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Crime, Children's Books. Fiction

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Dr. Sarah Blakeney, the physician who's attended caustic Mathilda Gillespie for the past year, is shaken when her patient is found dead in her bathtub, doped with liquor and barbiturates, wrists slit, and an elaborate cast-iron gag, the scold's bridle, carefully arrayed with flowers and clasped o...

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