The Murder of Harriet Monckton

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Pub Date: 09/24/2019

Pages: 448

Publisher: New Internationalist

Imprint: Myriad Editions

ISBN 13: 9781912408047

ISBN 10: 191240804X

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Crime

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

By Elizabeth Haynes

Price: $16.95



About the Book

The Murder of Harriet Monckton is based on an unsolved true crime.
On 7th November 1843, 23 year-old Harriet Monckton is found murdered in the privy behind the dissenting chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. The townsfolk are appalled by her death, apparently as a result of swallowing a fatal dose of prussic acid, and even more so when the autopsy reveals that Harriet was almost six months pregnant.

Drawing on the original coroner’s reports and witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet Monckton’s final days through the eyes of those closest to her: her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, and her former landlord and lover. All are suspects. Each has a reason to want her dead.

Brimming with lust, mistrust and guilt, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a
masterclass of suspense from one of our greatest crime writers.

About the Book

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a real murder.


Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst whose debut novel, Into the Darkest Corner (2011), was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year, a New York Times bestseller and published in 37 countries. Her other psychological thrillers: Revenge of the Tide (2012) and Human Remains (2013) were published by Harper. Her police procedural crime novels, Under a Silent Moon (2013) and Behind Closed Doors (2014) are published by Sphere/Harper Paperbacks. Never Alone was published by Myriad in 2018. The Murder of Harriet Monckton is her first historical crime novel and is based on real events in Victorian London.