Miss Aldridge Regrets (Hardback)
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Miss Aldridge Regrets (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 28/04/2022
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Waterstones Says

The author of the critically acclaimed This Lovely City wraps a searching examination of race, class and gender in interwar Europe in a brilliantly plotted and compulsively readable whodunit set aboard the Queen Mary.

From the author of This Lovely City comes a new historical murder mystery, this time set on board the Queen Mary

London, 1936

Lena Aldridge is wondering if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn't worked out. Instead, she's stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho and her married lover has just left her. She has nothing to look forward to until a stranger offers her the chance of a lifetime: a starring role on Broadway and a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary bound for New York.

After a murder at the club, the timing couldn't be better and Lena jumps at the chance to escape England. Until death follows her onto the ship and she realises that her greatest performance has already begun.

Because someone is making manoeuvres behind the scenes, and there's only one thing on their mind...

MURDER

Miss Aldridge Regrets is the exquisite new novel from Louise Hare, the author of This Lovely City. A brilliant murder mystery, it also explores class, race and pre-WWII politics, and will leave readers reeling from the beauty and power of it.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008332617
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Louise Hare:

'Superb . . . compelling storytelling, beautifully drawn characters and atmosphere that's deeply immersive' - Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange

'A beguiling, atmospheric and important novel, with wonderful, memorable characters and a vital message about love, loyalty and hope' - Caroline Lea, author of The Glass Woman

'A story about solidarity and love but above all hope' - Zoella

'Not just twisty and compelling; it's an honest and, at times, brutal exploration of the prejudices that continue to haunt the lives of many. The writing is wonderful; London's energy runs right through it; the characters leap off the page. I was truly sad to leave them behind' - Adam Kay, Observer

'Hopeful and inspiring' - Abi Dare, Observer

'Hare's enthralling novel pulls off the rare trick of being a clever murder mystery, an evocative portrayal of Windrush London and a genuinely touching love story' - i

'Full to the brim with such complete joys and heart-aching tragedies ... you can feel the warmth and colour emanating from the pages . . . a transporting debut novel with lovable characters and musical depth splattered across the pages' - Magic Radio Book Club

'Terrific . . . atmospheric, combustible' - Metro

'Mistress of suspense, Hare keeps us guessing to the last page' - Daily Mail

'Hare's story is an important one to tell and I feel so grateful to have been given the chance to read it' - Daily Record

'Expect to be obsessed . . . [a book] you need to know about' - Good Housekeeping

'Atmospheric . . . a mystery with characters you can't help but feel drawn to' - Woman

'Poignant and compelling' - HELLO!

'With enthralling and poignant storytelling, this [book] is both joyful and heartbreaking' - My Weekly

'Heartfelt . . . brimming with nostalgia' - Prima

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