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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
A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill 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' The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Laura
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.U73
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • Women murderers
  • Women dressmakers
  • Social classes
  • Prison visits
  • Phrenology
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Ghost
Label
The poison thread, Laura Purcell
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525505822
Lccn
2019006439
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D8125AFA-BDCE-4B27-83C7-F7C358F0210B
System control number
  • on1086410683
  • (OCoLC)1086410683
Label
The poison thread, Laura Purcell
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525505822
Lccn
2019006439
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D8125AFA-BDCE-4B27-83C7-F7C358F0210B
System control number
  • on1086410683
  • (OCoLC)1086410683

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