Two for Sorrow
By Nicola Upson
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061451584, 488pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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They were the most horrific crimes of a new century: the murders of newborn innocents for which two British women were hanged at Holloway Prison in1903. Decades later, mystery writer Josephine Tey has decided to write a novel based on Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, the notorious Finchley baby farmers, unaware that her research will entangle her in the desperate hunt for a modern-day killer.
A young seamstressan ex-convict determined to reformhas been found brutally slain in the studio of Teys friends, the Motley sisters, amid preparations for a star-studded charity gala. Despite initial appearances, Inspector Archie Penrose is not convinced this murder is the result of a long-standing domestic feudand a horrific accident involving a second young woman soon after supports his convictions. Now he and his friend Josephine must unmask a sadistic killer before more blood flowsas the repercussions of unthinkable crimes of the past reach out to destroy those left behind long after justice has been served.