The Vanished Bride
Book Feature - The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
HBL Note: The publicist’s email to me started off like this: What if literature’s most famous family put their curiosity, intelligence, and fierceness towards a new endeavor—not writing, but crime solving? Wouldn’t you be intrigued? This book is about the Brontë sisters, not as writers as we know them, but as amateur detectives. A mother goes missing and these sisters are determined to find out what happened. Scroll down to read more about this creative take on the Brontë sisters.
From the publisher:
Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery...
Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson’s daughters—the Brontë sisters—learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.
These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent “lady detectors.” Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, “detecting is reading between the lines—it’s seeing what is not there.”
As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman’s place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...