The Diabolical Bones

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What to expect

A new Brontë Mystery from Bella Ellis, a pen name for bestselling author, Rowan Coleman.

It’s Christmas 1846 and Haworth is in the grip of a freezing winter. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë are rather losing interest in detecting until they hear of a shocking discovery: the bones of a child have been found interred within the walls of a local house, Top Withens Hall, home to the scandalous and brutish Bradshaw family.

When the sisters set off to find out more, they are confronted with an increasingly complex and sinister case, which leads them into the dark world of orphanages, and onto the trail of other lost, and likely murdered children. After another local boy goes missing, Charlotte, Emily and Anne vow to find him before it’s too late.

But in order to do so, they must face their most despicable and wicked adversary yet – one that would not hesitate to cause them the gravest of harm. . .

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • Praise for THE VANISHED BRIDE:

  • Romps along and is lashed with Gothic colour. Fun and inventive

    Daily Mail
  • Brontë fans will undoubtedly get the most out of this: possible inspirations for [the sisters’ works] are everywhere. But you don’t need insider knowledge to enjoy either the splendid adventure, or the touching and often funny portrayal of the sisters’ devotion to and exasperation with one another and their debauched brother

  • Brilliantly entertaining and original

    CL Taylor
  • Elegant, witty and compulsively readable – I think the Brontë sisters would have been delighted. A standout book

    Rosie Walsh
  • Incredible . . . Bella Ellis is a very special talent: the Brontës are magically brought to life in this gripping, twisty mystery. I need more!

    Angela Clarke

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