Death and the Spanish Lady

Carolyn Morwood

Death and the Spanish Lady
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Death and the Spanish Lady

Carolyn Morwood

Melbourne, 1919. Death upon death. Nurses returned from the Great War are once again risking their lives, this time putting themselves in the firing line of a deadly disease: the Spanish ‘Flu. On the frontline is Sister Eleanor Jones. Her family torn by death and shell shock, Eleanor does what she can for the sick, among them the likeable Jimmy Cotton, in the temporary hospital hastily set up in the grand Melbourne Exhibition buildings. But there is one death that she cannot prevent. A death unlike all the others on the makeshift ward. Poison. Hiding behind the gauze masks designed to stop infection, someone is intent on adding to the death toll. When Jimmy Cotton disappears, Eleanor cannot help getting involved in the investigation. As she studies her fellow nurses, the orderlies, and the patients, she finds that the war has left people damaged in many ways. She is not the only one with an unbearable, secret grief. The War has taken so many things from Eleanor, including her dream of becoming a writer. But perhaps she can turn her talent for the dramatic, her wit and her imagination, towards creating a trap to reveal a killer…A UTHOR: Carolyn Morwood is a crime fiction writer who uses Melbourne as backdrop and inspiration for her novels. Her book, A Simple Death, won the Davitt Award for best work of crime fiction by an Australian woman in 2002.

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