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Third book in the Heloise Chancey Detective Series


The Continent, 1864: Two bomb attacks, three deaths.

Clues to an elaborate assassination plot are intercepted in Paris and the authorities believe the assassin’s lair lies in Soho, London. Heloise Chancey, courtesan and professional detective, must go undercover to spy upon the nest of suspects and end their murderous conspiracy.

Meanwhile, her Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen finds herself trapped in a deadly nightmare of deceit and madness. Will she be able to escape before time runs out?

Danger keeps Heloise close company as she hunts evil down to its devilish source.

‘A terrific adventure’ Northern Reader

Praise for M.J. Tjia:

'An intelligent and intriguing crime novel set in the heart of Victorian London. Its atmospheric and twisting narrative had me hooked.' Sarah Ward


‘Tjia transports the reader to the mid nineteenth century so effectively through all the senses' David Evans, author of The Wakefield Series


Compulsive reading ... I could not put it down.’ Caroline Mitchell, author of the DC Jennifer Knight series


‘A gripping and refreshingly different historical crime novel.’ Angela Buckley, author of The Real Sherlock Holmes


Fun, thrilling and very well written’ Luke Marlowe, TheBookbag


'If you like your heroines flamboyant, your servants mouthy, and your murders bloody, She Be Damned is the perfect book to get both your historical fiction fix and a head start on an excellent upcoming series.’ The AU Review



‘An entertaining tale with entertaining characters and many plot twists.’ Historical Novels Review



'It isn’t easy to put the book down until the murderer is exposedBella Online

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ISBN (Paperback): 9781789550481
ISBN (Ebook): 9781789550474
Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 272 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Markets: World
Translation rights: Yes

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M.J. is a Brisbane-based writer. She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize and the Luke Bitmead Bursary (UK), and longlisted for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize and CWA (UK) dagger awards. Her work has appeared in Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.


Twitter: @mjtjia

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