The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2)




      The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2)
Secrets from a tainted past Esme Quentin s arrival in north Devon is marred by the gruesome discovery of a fatally injured woman at the foot of Warren Cliff Esme is troubled by the woman s final words and curious about the old photograph clutched in her hand The police, however, dismiss Bella Shaw s death as accidental But Bella s daughter, Neave, has her own questions and approaches Esme for help The subsequent trail leads Esme back to the brutal penal history of 19th century England and the mystery of a Devon convict girl transported to Australia for her crime As evidence of betrayal and duplicity are revealed, Esme discovers Bella s link to events in the past a link which now endangers Neave and, by association, Esme A legacy of hatred which has festered for generations in the land beyond the seas now threatens to spill over on to Devon soil with devastating consequences. Free Read [ The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2) ] Author [ Wendy Percival ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Wendy Percival comes from the UK and lives in South West England.The time honoured box of old documents in the attic stirred her interest in Family History and it was while researching her Shropshire roots she got the idea for the first Esme Quentin mystery, BLOOD TIED.She continues to be intrigued by genealogy, its mysteries and skeletons in cupboards and writes on the subject in her family history blog In between times she shares her thoughts on surprising family history discoveries, on books and on writing in her Bite size Blog

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  • Paperback
  • 270 pages
  • The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2)
  • Wendy Percival
  • English
  • 21 February 2017
  • 1781322813

10 thoughts on “ The Indelible Stain (Esme Quentin Mystery #2)

  1. Karen says:

    This is the second book in the Esme Quentin series After enjoying the previous story Blood Tied I was looking forward to this one Esme Quentin is a historical researcher with a past that hasn t yet been fully explained I m hoping that future books will let us knowabout this very interesting character.In this story, Esme arrives in the historic port of Warren Quay, North Devon to help a friend to catalogue some documents for an exhibition Almost immediately upon her arrival, the dra This is the second book in the Esme Quen...

  2. Kath Middleton says:

    This is the second book in the Esme Quentin mysteries, genealogical conundrums which Esme picks apart I confess that I haven t read the first and no doubt it would have added depth to Esme s character if I had, but the book stands as a complete story and I felt nothing was lacking Esme arrives at a coastal town to help an old friend to catalogue some documents and the moment she arrives she finds a woman on the beach at the foot of the cliffs, dying She utters her two final words to Esme and This is the second book in the Esme Quentin mysteries, genealogical conundrums which Esme picks apart I confess that I haven t read the first and no doubt it would have added depth to Esme s character if I had, but the book stands as a complete story and I felt nothing was lacking Esme arrives at a coastal town to help an old friend to catalog...

  3. Cathy says:

    The Indelible Stain is the second Esme Quentin mystery and I ve enjoyed reading it eventhan the first novel, Blood Tied.In a dramatic opening chapter, Esme discovers an almost lifeless body on the beach and the mystery begins as Esme listens to the stranger s dying words and finds an old photograph nearby The dead woman is soon identified as Bella Shaw but the local police consider the death to have been accidental and Esme s concerns arouse little interest After Esme has met Bella s d The Indelible Stain is the second Esme Quentin mystery and I ve enjoyed reading it eventhan the first novel, Blood Tied.In a dramatic opening chapter, Esme discovers an almost lifeless body on the beach and the mystery begins as Esme listens to the stranger s dying words and finds an old photograph nearby The dead woman is soon identified as Bella Shaw but the local police consider the death to have been accidental and Esme s concerns arouse little interest After Esme has met Bella s daughter, Neave, her suspicions are confirmed and she is soon pursuing leads and trying to make se...

  4. Elizabeth Lloyd says:

    This is the second Esme Quentin Mystery by Wendy Percival and it takes us to a charming part of North Devon Esme, an historical researcher, returns to Warren Quay where she spent family holidays, 30 years ago, but this time she has gone to assist Maddy, cataloguing the archives of children s charity SAFE But her vi...

  5. Jo Barton says:

    Esme Quentin s arrival on the North Devon coast is spoiled by the ghastly discovery of a fatally injured woman lying on the beach near Warren Cliff What should be a pleasant interlude for Esme, helping out an old friend, soon becomes a convoluted and complex quest to find outabout the identity of the ill fated woman Even though the local police dismiss the woman s death as an unfortunate accident, Esme is convinced that there isto this mysterious accident and her intuitive form of Esme...

  6. Rachel Sargeant says:

    Reading this book reminded me how much I like cosy crime I ve spent the last two years immersed in psychological and literary thrillers for the course I m doing Although I ve enjoyed the experience and have found new authors I like, it was refreshing to have a break from mostly morally bankrupt and spiteful characters Virtually all the major players in The Indelible Stain are female and, well, normal They are not aggressive or alcoholic or jumping into bed with unsuitable partners In Esme Reading this book reminded me how much I like cosy crime I ve spent the last two years immersed in psychological and literary thrillers for the course I m doing Although I...

  7. Audrey says:

    Absolutely brilliant book My fathers home town is Barnstaple, I have spent many hours in the records office there Her descriptions of the area brought back many happy memories She took me home

  8. Lee Hollowell says:

    A history lesson within a great bookAt first I ordered the book because it was about ancestry and I usually love any book that has to do with ancestry as it s basis and this book did not disappoint.

  9. Wendy Percival says:

    The story behind The Indelible Stain was inspired by reading an article on researching convict ancestry As I found outabout Britain s eighteenth and nineteenth century transportation policy, I became fascinated and horrified in equal measure And as a plot began forming in my head, I knew I d...

  10. Claire says:

    I received this book from Wendy as a giveaway on good reads So first thank you Wendy.Second thanks to Kath Middleton for her review of this book I simply could not have put it better myself.The only point I w...

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