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Author Talk - Laraine Stephens (SOLD OUT)



Author Talk - Laraine Stephens (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 14 October

6pm - 7pm

Online via Zoom

Free event

Laraine will be discussing her book - "The Death Mask Murders"

It is February 1918. As a wild storm batters Brighton, Emma Hart, an aspiring artist, and Max Rushforth, a shell-shocked ex-soldier, take refuge in the cellar of a derelict mansion, the Death Mask Murderer’s lair and home to his sinister collection of plaster casts of murdered women. With Max under the spotlight of the police investigation, Emma gathers together an unlikely cast of amateur sleuths: Mrs Florence Darrow, a wealthy Brighton matron and philanthropist; Reggie da Costa, The Argus’s premier crime reporter; and Dr Silas Bacon, an expert in death masks. Together, they combine to prove Max’s innocence, unaware that Emma, too, is in the killer’s sights.

Set in the dying days of the Great War, The Death Mask Murders examines the treatment of soldiers suffering from ‘shell shock’ and grapples with the age-old question: Can a person be born evil? 

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