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Jessica Blair
short-listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2014

Thursday 13th August 2020

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Jessica Blair Books:-

The Red Shawl
A Distant Harbour
Storm Bay
The Restless Spirit
The Other Side of
The River

The Seaweed Gatherers
Portrait of Charlotte
The Locket
The Long Way Home
The Restless Heart
Time and Tide
Echoes of the Past
Secrets of the Sea
Yesterdays Dreams
Reach For Tomorrow
Dangerous Shores
Wings of Sorrow
Stay With Me
Sealed Secrets
Secrets of a Whitby Girl
*The Road Beneath Me
In the Silence of the Snow
A Tapestry of Dreams
Just One More Day

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The Locket - by Jessica Blair

the locket


Emily Thornton discovers a will which sets her on a trail which is fraught with dangers when it is linked with a murder of a sea captain in Hull in the 1860’s A vital witness is missing. She enlists the help of Thomas Laycock a young man who has come to Hull to open his own detective agency. When their attention is brought to an unusual locket worn by a mysterious young woman the find an unexpected link in their investigation which takes them to Middlesbrough and Whitby.

’Jessica Blair knows how to keep the reader enthralled for page after action-packed page.’ Yorkshire Post.

’A powerful saga, packed from cover to cover with one emotional twist after another... you are caught up in a world of intrigue, rivalry and heated family disputes which make the blood run cold and the heart step up a pace.’ Yorkshire Life.

’An intriguing and excellent book.’ Yorkshire Evening Press.

Emily Thornton, unusually for a young woman in Hull in the 1860s, acts as clerk to her lawyer father. When she meets a personable stranger, Thomas Laycock, who is setting up a detective agency, Emily becomes involved in his investigations. Together they try to find the truth behind a murder for which a friend has been framed, a missing woman and an unusual locket. Thomas believes there is a link between all three cases, and as he and Emily work to crack the puzzle, they begin to share a suspicion about someone's true character...

Published: 07/09/2000
ISBN: 0 7499 3209 0

A Distant Harbour - Portrait of Charlotte - Storm Bay - The Locket
The Long Way Home - The Other Side of The River - The Restless Spirit - The Red Shawl - Yesterdays Dreams blog