The Mourning Bells

The Mourning Bells

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One of Victorian Londona€™s most respected undertakers, Violet Harper has the new duty of accompanying coffins from various undertakers on the London Necropolis Railway for respectful funerals and burials in Surrey. But on her fateful first trip, the mournful silence of the train is shattered by the shrill ringing of a coffin bella€”a device that prevents a person from being buried alive. Inside the noisome coffin Violet finds a man wide-eyed with fear, claiming he was falsely interred. When a second coffin bell is rung on another trip Violet grows suspicious. She voices her qualms to Inspector Hurst of Scotland Yard, only to receive a puzzling reply that, after all, it is not a crime to rise from the dead. But Violeta€™s instincts are whispering that all is not well on the London Necropolis Railwaya€™s tracks. Is this all merely the result of clumsy undertaking, or is there something more sinister afoot? Determined to get to the heart of the matter, Violet uncovers a treacherous plot and villains who will stop at nothing to keep a lid on her search for the trutha€bDing dang dong, ding dang dong Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, Brother John, Brother John? Morning bells are ringing!Morning bells are ringing! Ding dang dong, ding dang dong a€”a€œFrAure Jacques, a€ French nursery rhyme ca. mid- 19thanbsp;...

Title:The Mourning Bells
Author:Christine Trent
Publisher:Kensington - 2015-03-31


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