The Burial Plot (Hardback)
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The Burial Plot (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 06/06/2024
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From the bestselling author of The Doll Factory comes another spellbinding gothic thriller set in nineteenth-century London and revolving around two career criminals, a Thameside mansion in mourning and a host of dark secrets.

From the bestselling author of The Doll Factory, The Burial Plot is an unstoppable historical thriller about murder, manipulation, and a young woman trying to wrestle power from the hands of a dangerous man. But he’s always one step ahead ...

London, 1839. Where the cemeteries are full and there is money to be made in death, Bonnie and Crawford lead a life of trickery, surviving off ill-gotten coin and nefarious schemes. But one hot evening, their luck runs out. A man lies in a pool of blood at Bonnie’s feet and now she needs to disappear.

Crawford secures her a position as lady’s maid in a grand house on the Thames, still deep in mourning for its late mistress. As Bonnie comes to understand this family – the eccentric Mr Moncrieff, obsessively drawing mausoleums grand enough for his dead wife, and their peculiar daughter Cissie, scribbling imaginary love letters to herself from the mysterious Lord Duggan – she begins to question what really happened to Mrs Moncrieff and whether her own presence here was planned from the beginning.

Because Crawford is watching, and perhaps he is plotting his greatest trick yet ...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529090949
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 225 x 135 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Propulsive, rich and properly gripping. Macneal is a masterful storyteller - I genuinely could not put this down. - Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars and Mrs England

The always-brilliant Macneal levels up once again in this tour de force of a gothic thriller. I devoured it. - Gillian McAllister

A book to sink into and relish. Dark, clever, with a twist worthy of your attention. Macneal gets better and better. - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, bestselling author of The Mercies

Elizabeth Macneal is the real deal - she crafts meticulously researched, page turning gothic tales in beautiful prose. The Burial Plot’s rich blend of mystery, mayhem and murder both grips and enchants. - Rachel Hore

The Burial Plot is gothic and gripping, full of twists and turns. I was hooked from the first page, and on constant tenterhooks about the fate of the book’s heroine. Macneal brings Victorian England - and all of its potential dangers - vividly to life, and the characters leap off the page. - Flora Carr, author of The Tower

Taut, propulsive, beautifully done - Macneal has once again written a richly drawn story with characters that leap from the page and a plot which hooks you in from the first page to the very last. - Susan Stokes Chapman, Sunday Times bestselling author of Pandora

You know the books everyone loves? Wuthering Heights, And Then There Were None, I Capture the Castle? The Burial Plot deserves a spot right alongside them . . . I feverishly devoured every perfect page of Elizabeth McNeal’s tense, terrifying, and absolutely brilliant novel. It’s an irresistible work of genius. - Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair

The Burial Plot is a masterclass in gothic storytelling. I was completely gripped from the first page, the period detail is utterly immersive and the tale Elizabeth MacNeal weaves is so dark, rich and compelling. Her main character Bonnie is a wonderful creation - flawed, sympathetic, fascinating - and I adored every moment I spent in her company. And the finale of the novel is just fabulous - it gave me chills - Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den

Gripping, taut, elegantly-written and full of richly-researched period detail, The Burial Plot is exactly what a gothic should be: thrilling. - Rebecca Stott

As dark, twisting and magnificent as Victorian cemetery itself, The Burial Plot is a brilliantly clever and richly imagined novel. I loved it. - Anna Mazzola, author of The Clockwork Girl

Macneal demonstrates her gift for conjuring up the 19th century . . . ingenious - Sunday Times

A Gothic thriller which is both immersive and compelling. Its shivery spell might best be enjoyed on a sunny day. - Teddy Jamieson, The Herald

Infused with a real sense of threat, it's a mesmerising and compelling read - Heat

Another gripping Victorian thriller from the author of The Doll Factory - Good Housekeeping, The best books to read this month

[The Burial Plot made] me think of the greatest Victorian crime or mystery novel, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins . . . Admirable and deeply enjoyable . . . Elizabeth Macneal has written a novel which, while offering a welcome escape from the times we live in, also presents aspects of human behaviour which are true to all time. I think it even better that its predecessor, Circus of Wonders.’ - Allan Massie, The Scotsman

This macabre mystery is perfect for those who enjoy historical fiction, more so the Victorians and death culture. - The York Press

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Hardback

“A perfect gothic thriller ..”

Everyone was spellbound by Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel “Doll House”.

In “The Burial Plot” she spins a wonderful story that revolves around a stately home that is full of secrets. Macneal is expert at setting... More

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“A literary Masterpiece”

This book cements for me that Elizabeth Macneal is easily one of my favourite authors of all time. Her writing style is vivid, effective, and expressive.
The worlds she creates just pull you in. You feel transported... More

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“Brilliant.”

This book is Amazing!

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