The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2)

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 270 pages
Author: W. Percival
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9791781322819
Publisher: SilverWood Books

Deadly secrets from a tainted past ...

Esme Quentin's arrival in North Devon is marred by the gruesome discovery of a fatally injured woman at the foot of Warren Cliff. Esme is troubled by the woman's dying words and curious about the old photograph clutched in her hand. The police, however, dismiss Bella Shaw’s death as accidental.

But Bella's daughter, Neave, has her own questions and approaches Esme for help. The subsequent trail leads Esme back to the brutal penal history of 19th century England and the mystery of a Devon convict girl transported to Australia for her crime.

As evidence of betrayal and duplicity are revealed, Esme discovers Bella's link to events in the past – a link which now endangers Neave and, by association, Esme.

A legacy of hatred which has festered for generations in the 'land beyond the seas' now threatens to spill over on to Devon soil with devastating consequences.

This is the second title in the Esme Quentin Mystery Series.

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  • A convict story with a twist

    Posted by Robbie on 7th May 2021

    For Australian readers who are familiar with the way in which we now regard our convict heritage, Wendy Percival's Esme Quentin takes a look at it from a different perspective. Just how do the English perceive the convict stain? It's a complex tale with false leads, suspicious characters and dangerous locations - all the desired ingredients of a good genealogical mystery!

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