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The vanished bride
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Series title: The Brontë mysteries
Yorkshire, 1845. A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the moors, the daughters of a humble parson, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bront?are horrified, yet intrigued. Desperate to find out more, the sisters visit Chester Grange, where they notice several unsettling details about the crime scene: not least the absence of an investigation. Together, the young women realise that their resourcefulness, energy, and boundless imaginations could help solve the mystery - and that if they don't attempt to find out what happened to Elizabeth Chester, no one else will.
Light entertainment with a touch of melodrama. The idea that the Brontes were amateur sleuths is preposterous, but it's a fun read for a rainy afternoon.