The Murder Next Door: a Sapphic Historical Mystery

By (author)Sarah Bell

In July 1912 Leeds, England, a shocking murder and a missing wife unravel a complex mystery. As neighbors Louisa and Ada investigate, old memories resurface and conflicts arise, leading to a compelling exploration of justice and morality. Will they be able to find the truth and agree on what should happen to the guilty party?

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July 1912Leeds, England.. A man is found dead on his study floor and his now-missing wife is the obvious suspect. To their neighbour, Louisa Knight, it’s a shocking piece of news but nothing more. However, when she tells her ‘companion’ over breakfast, Ada Chapman nearly breaks their teapot and looks ready to run out the door.. For Ada watched Mrs Pearce leave from the window of her painting studio. A moment’s glance of a fearful face brings back old memories and gives her doubts. As far as the more pragmatic Louisa is concerned, Ada’s determination to investigate is bound to lead them into trouble. Again. Yet Louisa’s curiosity cannot be denied, and as the pair delve deeper into their neighbour’s life what they uncover only clouds the issue further. The question soon becomes not just ‘Who killed Mr Pearce?’ but also ‘Does that person deserve to hang for it?’. Even if the couple can find the guilty party, will they be able to agree what should become of them?

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