The Burial Plot

The Burial Plot: Signed Edition

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 06/06/2024
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The Burial Plot
What horrors will you unearth?
The year is 1839. The place is mighty and industrious London, a city of a million dreams, but where dreams are never a guarantee dear reader, something th... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.


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: 2928377257668
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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The Burial Plot
A Reality Based Gothic Thriller
’But she wondered, as they sat side by side, if the same might occur to Mr Moncrieff, Bonnie echoing Cissie, who was echoing Josephine, a chain of women, a... READ MORE
Charlotte Watkins
The Burial Plot
The Burial Plot
We start with Bonnie and Crawford, petty criminals who have a nice little scheme going to trick gentlemen and relieve them of their coin. They are doing we... READ MORE
The Burial Plot
Gothic Twisty Tale
I really enjoyed the gothic vibes of this book, the twists and turns, and the overall story was very good. The prose really did transport you to Victorian ... READ MORE
Hannah Lee
The Burial Plot
Tremendous - a gothic thriller created to perfection
It's London in the late 1830s and Bonnie and Crawford are living by their wits to survive, gaining money in cunning ways. After Bonnie finds herself needin... READ MORE
The Burial Plot
Wow. This is intense. I loved The Doll Factory, but I think this is my favourite? This had my heart racing and feeling pretty stressed out (in the best ... READ MORE
Elaine Nicholson
The Burial Plot
Dark and compelling
The Burial Plot is another triumph for Elizabeth MacNeal. Set in the Victorian era, the story tells us of Bonnie, a young woman with a fierce survival in... READ MORE
Maria's Book Musings
The Burial Plot
Excellent read
Recently published, I was very excited to read Elizabeth Macneal’s new novel The Burial Plot. I have read her first and second books and love the way that... READ MORE
Nicola Pettitt
The Burial Plot
Absorbing, well researched tale
Yet another absorbing, well researched story set in Victorian times. Bonnie is an intelligent, resourceful runaway from a marriage she will not go through ... READ MORE
Dana Farren
The Burial Plot
i think that Victorian Age was obsessed by death and the rites of death. This is a novel about the rites of death, how to honour those who passed, and grie... READ MORE