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Dundee, Scotland, 1908
Suffragettes are dying. The police aren’t interested, taking the attitude of good riddance to bad rubbish.
Three suffragettes band together to find the truth.
Kirsty, a naïve young girl unable to escape her controlling family and the secret of her past, lives a sheltered life with her parents in their Broughty Ferry mansion. When she becomes interested in the suffrage cause, she is aware her father will disapprove and does not know if she will have the courage to defy him. Despite this, she becomes increasingly involved with Dundee suffragettes.
Ethel is a working-class mill girl fleeing from her abusive home and vicious father who has sworn to kill her rather than allow her to be a suffragette.
Martha is a seasoned suffragette seeking justice for her friends.
Kirsty and Ethel come under the wing of Martha, who protects them and encourages their aspirations. But when the bodies of suffragettes are found murdered with ‘Votes for Women’ sashes wound around their necks, they band together to hunt the killer.
Will Kirsty and Ethel forge a new destiny for themselves?
Will Martha unmask the killer? And will she survive?
A coming of age story with murder and mystery at its heart.
Chris Longmuir is an award-winning novelist. Her previous crime novels have won the Pitlochry Award and the Dundee International Book Prize.
Other books by Chris Longmuir
Death of A Doxy
Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing
The Death Game: A Kirsty Campbell Novel
Missing Believed Dead
A Salt Splashed Cradle
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