By Harris, Joanne
AN ELECTRIC PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER: MEET THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN OF 2021 --- It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a female headmistress is in power, the gates opening to female students. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach ...this position. Barely forty, she is just starting to reap the ambitions she has sown. But as the ground shifts beneath the old guards' feet, a body is discovered on the muddy grounds, along with a Prefect's badge from another school. But Rebecca is here to make her mark. She'll bury the past, just like she has done before. Even if that means murder. --- Praise for Joanne Harris's previous books set in the St Oswald's world - which all read as standalone thrillers: 'A masterpiece of misdirection' Val McDermid 'Delivers an almighty twist . . . brilliantly atmospheric ' The Times 'Crime novel or literary novel? Categories really don't matter; readers will find themselves comprehensively gripped' Independent '[A] gripping psychological thriller . . . Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists' Daily Express 'Marvellously mischievous' Good Housekeeping 'A classic whodunnit with the characters carefully crafted and the tension at a knife edge' Sunday Express '[A] delicious black comedy'Read more
Joanne Harris is the internationally renowned and award-winning author of eighteen novels, plus novellas, scripts, short stories, libretti, lyrics, articles, and most recently, a self-help book for writers, TEN THINGS ABOUT WRITING. In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and is Chair of the Society of Authors. She is active on Twitter, where she writes stories and gives writing tips as @joannechocolat; she posts weekly writing seminars on YouTube; she performs in a live music and storytelling show with the #Storytime Band; and she works from a shed in her garden at her home in Yorkshire.
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