By Priscilla Masters
Set within the medieval city of Shrewsbury, this is often the 3rd within the compelling ‘Martha Gunn’ sequence - whilst a lady arrives in A and E clutching a toddler in a purple blanket, Martha Gunn isn't rather able to make the invention that the night has in shop for her. the newborn is useless, and never in simple terms that, it's been mummified. submit mortem unearths the kid to be a brand new born, deceased for over 5 years and, regardless of the mysterious woman’s protestations that it truly is referred to as ‘poppy’, most probably a boy. As regularly coroner Martha Gunn reserves judgement until eventually she is ready to resolve the case.
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Frozen Charlotte (Martha Gunn, Book 3) by Priscilla Masters