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  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552777438
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $27.99

Crippen

A Novel of Murder




The spectacular third novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London.

Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance, the enigmatic Mathieu Zela and the modest Martha Hayes. Also on board are the unassuming Mr John Robinson and his seventeen-year-old son Edmund. But all is not as it seems…

  • Pub date: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552777438
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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Praise for Crippen

“Engaging”

The Irish Times

“Compelling”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“Well-crafted narrative... plenty of thrills, chills, ironies and surprises”

Washington Post

“Addictive”

People Magazine


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