The Scold's BridleBook - 2012
Mathilda Gillespie's body is found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a Stanley knife. But what shocked Dr. Sarah Blakeney the most was the scold's bridle obscuring the dead woman's face, a metal contraption grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daisies. What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death? The police assume the coroner's verdict will be suicide, but Dr. Blakeney disagrees. Until it is discovered that Mathilda's diaries have disappeared...
Publisher: London :, Pan,, 2012.
Characteristics: 439 pages : map ; 20 cm.