Praise for The Vanished Bride
“The Bronte sisters as sleuths–what a delicious idea! Bella Ellis has brilliantly recreated the feel and atmosphere of the Bronte novels, as well as bringing the three sisters (and their dissolute brother) vividly to life. What’s more, it’s a rattling good story!”—Rhys Bowen New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness novels, the Molly Murphy Mysteries and The Victory Garden
“The Vanished Bride is a clever and unique historical mystery that offers fascinating insights into the lives of the Brontë siblings alongside an equally compelling atmospheric, gothic, and twisty tale. Fans of the Brontë sisters’ exquisite books will find much to love as Ellis pays homage to the spirit of their rich literary oeuvre. The Vanished Bride is sure to delight historical mystery lovers.”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times Bestselling author of When We Left Cuba
“The Vanished Bride hooks you from the first page with intricate characters, a wonderful plot and best of all, an amazing sense of time and place. I look forward to reading Ms. Ellis’s next adventure of the Bronte Sisters.”—Emily Brightwell, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries
“What a treat! The Vanished Bride is an absolute delight from start to finish. Dashing across the Yorkshire moors with the Bronte sisters felt like visiting dear old friends, and Bella Ellis does the most wonderful job in imagining Emily, Charlotte and Anne as ‘detectors’.
Beautifully written, deliciously atmospheric, and enormous fun, this series is certain to become a firm favourite.”—Hazel Gaynor, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Appropriately gothic touches as well as the author’s solid research on the lives and works of the Brontës—including cameos by their dissolute brother, Branwell; their good-hearted father, Patrick; and Charlotte’s clumsy future husband, Arthur Nicholls—enrich a diverting adventure. Brontë aficionados won’t want to miss this one. “—Publisher’s Weekly
“Move over, Jane Austen, for the latest literary ladies who snoop…[a] lively series debut.”—Kirkus