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The poison thread, Laura Purcell

Label
The poison thread
Title
The poison thread
Statement of responsibility
Laura Purcell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations--of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses--will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer? For fans of Shirley Jackson, The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence
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Summary
When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692717
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Laura
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.U73
LC item number
P65 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • Women murderers
  • Women dressmakers
  • Social classes
  • Prison visits
  • Phrenology
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Gothic fiction
  • Horror tales
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The poison thread, Laura Purcell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain as The Corset by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780143134053
Lccn
2019005177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054834655
  • (OCoLC)on1054834655
  • 632013
Label
The poison thread, Laura Purcell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain as The Corset by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780143134053
Lccn
2019005177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054834655
  • (OCoLC)on1054834655
  • 632013

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