Join Heffers Bookshop for Murder Under the Mistletoe 2018, a convivial evening of festive drinks, readings by a selection of hand-picked crime authors and lots of book buying. This is a much-lauded annual event hosted by Heffers and we’re thrilled to share that Myriad author Elizabeth Haynes has been invited to read from her latest novel, The Murder of Harriet Monckton, heralded by The Sunday Times as ‘A thoroughly absorbing whodunnit.’
On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. Drawing on the coroner’s reports and witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet’s final hours through the eyes of those closest to her and the last people to see her alive. Her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, her former lover—all are suspects; each has a reason to want her dead.
Brimming with lust, mistrust and guilt, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a masterclass of suspense from one of our greatest crime writers.
Other authors attending will be Rachael Blok, Alison Bruce, Dominick Donald, Stephen Done, Mick Finlay, Susi Holliday, Christina Koning, Anna Mazzola, JS Monroe, WC Ryan, William Shaw and MB Vincent.
Tickets for the event are priced at £7 in advance or £9 on the door and can be purchased here, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop.