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The Riddle of the River

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Author: Catherine Shaw

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: E-book
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 12th December 2014

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Vanessa Duncan

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On a balmy summer in 1898 Vanessa Wetherburn is contentedly feeding a clotted cream scone to her young son in her Cambridge garden when she is startled by the abrupt arrival of her long-time friend, the journalist Patrick O'Sullivan. Eager to discover the identity of a beautiful young woman found floating in the River Cam, Pat has called on the one woman he knows is sure to be able to solve the mystery. Over recent years Vanessa has garnered a reputation for solving crimes - including murders, thefts and blackmail attempts - but never before has she faced an unknown victim. She is at a loss to know where to begin.

As Vanessa considers what to do, her first important clue arrives in the form of Ernest Dixon, who is worried by the disappearance of his favourite actress; a young woman named Ivy Elliot, who was playing the part of Ophelia. Could the missing girl and unidentified body be one and the same woman?

Forced to go undercover to continue her research, Vanessa stumbles across an amazing and revolutionary discovery, which not only helps her to solve the case but will have a major impact worldwide.

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this latest case for the talented Mrs Weatherburn proves to be her most perplexing yet.

What Critics Have Said»

‘Catherine Shaw as always, has produced a well-written and intelligent book… This is certainly a good read and if you enjoy richly detailed research, this is the book for you’Historical Novels Review

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A fairly interesting yarn spoiled by the strange journey the heroine, Mrs Wetherburn, makes after the Kingstown Regatta when she leaves Kingstown for Dublin to catch a connection to Dun Laoghaire, blissfully unaware that Kingstown and Dun Laoghaire are, in fact, one and the same town.JT Campbell

Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • The Three Body Problem
  • Flowers Stained with Moonlight
  • The Library Paradox
  • The Riddle of the River

Other Books by this author                                  See full list »

  • A Fatal Inheritance
  • Flowers Stained with Moonlight
  • The Library Paradox
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