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The murder of Harriet Monckton, Elizabeth Haynes

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The murder of Harriet Monckton, Elizabeth Haynes
Language
eng
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Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The murder of Harriet Monckton
Oclc number
1056158574
Responsibility statement
Elizabeth Haynes
Summary
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. The community is appalled by her death, apparently as a result of swallowing a fatal dose of prussic acid, and even more so when the surgeon reports that Harriet was around six months pregnant. 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 fiancڳe, her seducer, her former lover-all are suspects; each has a reason to want her dead
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