Maidens in the Night
By Mark Morey
Genre: Historical Crime / Mystery
It is Whitechapel in London, November 1888. Young, attractive prostitute Mary Kelly is stalked by someone, but who? Former client Joe Flemming, the serial killer Jack the Ripper who has murdered four or five prostitutes already, or someone else? She knows any man she meets could kill her, but she has no choice other than to work the streets.
Maidens in the Night is a text-heavy historical crime novel. Set in the late 1800s, author Mark Morey introduces us to main character, Michelle Finlay who has a deep passion to give women a life away from prostitution. Her plan is to set up a home to provide shelter and work for the poor women. We also meet infamous Mary Shelley. Enter a stalker, murder ensues and the plot thickens! I really appreciate how descriptive the author was in describing this time period.
I am part-time in the workforce and a part-time author, and writing technical documentation and advertising material formed a large part of my career for many decades. Writing a novel didn’t cross my mind until relatively recently, where the combination of too many years writing dry, technical documents and a visit to the local library where I couldn’t find a book that interested me led me consider a new pastime. Write a book. That book may never be published, but I felt my follow-up cross-cultural crime with romance hybrid set in Russia had more potential. So much so that I wrote a sequel that took those characters on a journey to a very dark place.
The Red Sun Will Come and Souls in Darkness were published by Club Lighthouse in mid-2012. My next novel, The Governess and The Stalker will be published by Wings ePress in July 2014. A sequel Maidens in the Night is due to be published later this year, and at the moment I am working on a historical fiction manuscript set in Italy during the 1930s.
Author Website: http://markmorey.blogspot.com.au/
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