The Morbid Kitchen

Jennie Melville

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04 June 2015
202 pages

The murder of a Windsor schoolgirl at Miss Bailey's Nursery School ten years ago shocked the local community. Closed down, the school stood empty and rotting, but Nancy Bailey would not sell. Sometimes the neighbours thought that the heard voices and saw lights in the 'murder house' . . .

Nancy's half-sister inherits the house and, opening up the basement room, is greeted by a horrifying sight: the body of a woman, a decapitated head between its legs. As the police re-open their investigations, high-ranking policewoman Charmian Daniels must dig deep into an underworld of dark secrets and witchcraft to unmask a ruthless, perverted killer.

Melville imparts a dreadful disquiet to whatever she so cunningly touches.

Sunday Times

Jennie Melville shoots to the top of the crime class with The Morbid Kitchen.

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

A copper-bottomoed guarantee of a fine atmospheric and intriguing mystery

Sunday Telegraph