Out on 29 May 2025
Book cover for The Mourning Necklace

The Mourning Necklace



29 May 2025
320 pages
Imprint: Mantle


The Maiden is a masterpiece. A thrilling historical murder tale but so much more. Vivid, evocative and full of humanity
Riveting . . . The tension persists until the last page
Kate Foster expands the slender facts of the case into something exceptional - a tense, thrilling investigation, with a decidedly feminist slant - Daily Mail on The Maiden
Threat hangs over every page like the awaiting guillotine, but the women in this book gleam sharper. Witty, gritty and full of heart, their voices rise through the brutality and hardship of seventeenth-century Edinburgh, battling to be heard