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  • Location: Bronte Country

A Gift of Poison

A Gift of Poison

Why a Booktrail?

1847: There’s a very strained atmosphere at the Bronte Parsonage.

  • ISBN: 978-1529363425
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Haworth 1847 – Anne and Emily Brontë have had their books accepted for publication, while Charlotte’s has been rejected everywhere, creating a strained atmosphere at the parsonage.

At the same time, a shocking court case has recently concluded, acquitting a workhouse master of murdering his wife by poison. Everyone thinks this famously odious and abusive man is guilty. However, he insists he is many bad things but not a murderer. When an attempt is made on his life, he believes it to be the same person who killed his wife and applies to the detecting sisters for their help.

Despite reservations, they decide that perhaps, as before, it is only they who can get to the truth and prove him innocent – or guilty – without a shadow of doubt.

Travel Guide

Haworth to Scarborough

The author says: The Haworth of this novel is one locked in an oppressive summer, the air thick with heat and heavy with humidity, like the kind you feel in the lead up to a huge storm. There are a few chapters when the sisters depart to Scarborough and enjoy the cooling sea mist as they travel up the hill to a place known as Paradise to talk to a possible witness.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: A Gift of Poison

Destination: Bronte Country, Yorkshire   Author/guide:  Bella Ellis  Departure Time: 1847

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