Wanting an historical murder mystery based on truth ?
Review: The Poisoned House - Michael Ford - September 2011
When I first opened up The Poisoned House, I wasn't too sure what to expect as sometimes historical fiction can be a bit boring but as I opened the first page and read that the novel was based on a manuscript found during house renovations and was uncovered from the 1800's , I was instantly intrigued as reading something that actually happened even though it was in a fictional version can add a hint more excitement to the novel. The Poisoned House takes us to the year 1850 and tells the story of a servant girl named Abigail Tamper and the year her life drastically changed as she discovered what she had been told from her past wasn't at all true. It all started when a spirit was haunting the Greaves Manor where Abi worked and the spirit turned out to be her mother Susan's ghost. It is discovered that her mother didn't die due to chlorea but in fact she died through being poisoned as the story goes along it seems that there are alot of secrets and skeletons in the closet at Greaves Manor and somebody will do anything to stop Abi from finding out the truth of her what happened to her mother and who her true father is ? Can Abi discover the truth with the help of her servant friends or will she find herself the next victim of death by poisioning?
Find out in Michael Ford's book "The Poisoned House" suitable for Children aged 12-18 yrs.