Crippen: A Novel of Murder

Author(s): John Boyne

Fiction - Crime | True Crime | Fiction - Contemporary

The spectacular third novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.


It's July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance, the enigmatic Mathieu Zela and the modest Martha Hayes. Also on board are the unassuming Mr John Robinson and his seventeen-year-old son Edmund. But all is not as it seems...


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John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of seven novels and two children's books, including the international bestsellers Mutiny on the Bounty, The House of Special Purpose and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a Miramax feature film. His books are published in over forty languages. He lives and writes in Dublin. For more information on John Boyne and his books, see his website.

General Fields

  • : 9780552777438
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Black Swan
  • : 0.35
  • : August 2011
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Boyne
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 512
  • : port.