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The soldier's curse

The soldier's curse

Keneally, Meg, author; Keneally, Thomas, author

In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who, despite being illiterate, is his most intelligent companion. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora

Hardback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Point Blank, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Meg and Tom Keneally
ISBN: 1786071991, 9781786071996
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 367 pages ; 23 cm.
Series: The Monsarrat series
Series Title: Monsarrat series.