Scolds Bridle

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The death of Mathilda Gillespie shocks the English village of Fontwell and sets local tongues wagging. The wealthy old woman is found dead in her bath, a bloody kitchen knife within reach, and a scolds bridle - a medieval instrument of torture used to silence nagging women - over her head. Was her death a cleverly constructed suicide? Or a vicious murder, orchestrated by The death of Mathilda Gillespie shocks the English village of Fontwell and sets local tongues wagging. The wealthy old woman is found dead in her bath, a bloody kitchen knife within reach, and a scolds bridle - a medieval instrument of torture used to silence nagging women - over her head. Was her death a cleverly constructed suicide? Or a vicious murder, orchestrated by one of the many people who found Mathildas snobbism and intolerance too cruel to bear? Sarah Blakeney, Mathildas doctor and one of the few people who actually liked the difficult but fascinating woman, takes an interest in the case; her interest becomes very personal when she is revealed to be the main beneficiary of the deceaseds will. Suddenly Sarah is the center of local gossip, as she must face the accusations of Mathildas bereft daughter and granddaughter - as well as a police investigation that points increasingly in her own direction and forces her to face some troubling questions: What does her husband know that hes not telling? And what really did happen during those tortured hours before Mathildas death? Minette Walters is perhaps the most acclaimed new suspense novelist of the 1990s. Her debut, The Ice House, was called the most impressive first novel for years (The Daily Telegraph) and named one of the best mysteries of 1992 by the Rocky Mountain News. The St. Petersburg Times hailed The Ice House as a splendid first book by a British author who is bound to be compared with Ruth Rendell and P. D. James. Critics greeted Walterss second novel, The Sculptress, with even greater enthusiasm. Named a top crime novel of 1993 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review and the Kansas City Star, The Sculptresswas called a creepy but compulsive tale of psychological suspense that is hard to put down by The New York Times Book Review. Intricate, intriguing, and tantalizingly ambiguous, [The Sculptress] ratifies Walterss emergence into the front ranks of todays mystery writers, decl


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The death of Mathilda Gillespie shocks the English village of Fontwell and sets local tongues wagging. The wealthy old woman is found dead in her bath, a bloody kitchen knife within reach, and a scolds bridle - a medieval instrument of torture used to silence nagging women - over her head. Was her death a cleverly constructed suicide? Or a vicious murder, orchestrated by The death of Mathilda Gillespie shocks the English village of Fontwell and sets local tongues wagging. The wealthy old woman is found dead in her bath, a bloody kitchen knife within reach, and a scolds bridle - a medieval instrument of torture used to silence nagging women - over her head. Was her death a cleverly constructed suicide? Or a vicious murder, orchestrated by one of the many people who found Mathildas snobbism and intolerance too cruel to bear? Sarah Blakeney, Mathildas doctor and one of the few people who actually liked the difficult but fascinating woman, takes an interest in the case; her interest becomes very personal when she is revealed to be the main beneficiary of the deceaseds will. Suddenly Sarah is the center of local gossip, as she must face the accusations of Mathildas bereft daughter and granddaughter - as well as a police investigation that points increasingly in her own direction and forces her to face some troubling questions: What does her husband know that hes not telling? And what really did happen during those tortured hours before Mathildas death? Minette Walters is perhaps the most acclaimed new suspense novelist of the 1990s. Her debut, The Ice House, was called the most impressive first novel for years (The Daily Telegraph) and named one of the best mysteries of 1992 by the Rocky Mountain News. The St. Petersburg Times hailed The Ice House as a splendid first book by a British author who is bound to be compared with Ruth Rendell and P. D. James. Critics greeted Walterss second novel, The Sculptress, with even greater enthusiasm. Named a top crime novel of 1993 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review and the Kansas City Star, The Sculptresswas called a creepy but compulsive tale of psychological suspense that is hard to put down by The New York Times Book Review. Intricate, intriguing, and tantalizingly ambiguous, [The Sculptress] ratifies Walterss emergence into the front ranks of todays mystery writers, decl
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Title Scolds Bridle Height 13
Minette Walters Width 3
ISBN-13 9781447208099 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1447208099 Spine Width
Publisher Pan MacMillan Pages 464
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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