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The poison thread

Author: Laura Purcell
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Purcell, Laura, author.
Poison thread
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2019005177
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Purcell
ISBN: 9780525505822 0525505822
OCLC Number: 1086410683
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Laura Purcell.

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A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread-because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations-of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses-will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted' Is she mad, or a murderer' The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence.

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