Crippen: A Novel of Murder : July 1910: a gruesome discovery had been made at 39 Hilldrop Crescent. Buried in the cellar are the remains of Bella Elmore, former music-hall singer and wife of Dr. Hawley Crippen. But the doctor and his mistress have already disappeared and a full-scale hunt for them has begun. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose begins its two-week voyage to Canada. And slipping unnoticed among its passengers are a Mr. John Robinson and his teenage son Edmund. . . . John Boyne demonstrates a master's touch at historical fiction in this beautifully drawn novel that reimagines the amazing escape attempt of one of history's most notorious killers.
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