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The Coroner's Daughter Paperback – 10 July 2018

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  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1681777746
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1681777740
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.78 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (10 July 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

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Hughes takes great relish in describing the occupational hazards of being a smart woman in restrictive times. Although social class, religious fanaticism and early forensic medical procedures are all duly explored, I confess to being more thrilled by the spectacle of a life-size animatronic doll--with rotating glass eyes!--entertaining the guests at that society ball.--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

In this Dublin-set Victorian drama a convicted murderer awaiting the gallows unspools his ghastly, riveting tale.

Andrew Hughes is a wonderfully talented author, bringing Dublin and its surroundings to life with deft characterizations, detailed but never labored descriptions, and a plot which will have readers racing through the pages. An utterly transporting book and highly recommended.

A remarkable first novel...at once a close character study and a sweeping panorama of the era, this fascinating book is a stirring work of fiction and a perceptive chapter in Ireland's social history.--Marilyn Stasio

Historian Hughes puts his knowledge of mid-19th-century Ireland to masterly use in his chilling first novel...This beautifully written tale of cruelty and redemption is as unforgettable as it is harrowing.

About the Author

Andrew Hughes was born in Ireland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. It was while researching his acclaimed social history of Fitzwilliam Square--Lives Less Ordinary: Dublin's Fitzwilliam Square, 1798-1922--that he first came across the true story of John Delahunt that inspired his debut novel, The Convictions of John Delahunt. Andrew lives in Dublin.

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