The Burial Plot

The Burial Plot

Hardback Published on: 06/06/2024
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The Burial Plot
A literary Masterpiece
This book cements for me that Elizabeth Macneal is easily one of my favourite authors of all time. Her writing style is vivid, effective, and expressive. T... READ MORE
James, Canterbury.
The Burial Plot
Absolutely stunning
Any books about cemeteries especially gothic ones will always get my.attention. This one did not disappoint. It's a dark, twisty, gripping gothic thriller ... READ MORE
Sally Boocock


From the bestselling author of The Doll Factory, The Burial Plot is an unstoppable historical thriller about murder, manipulation, and a young woman trying to wrestle power from the hands of a dangerous man. But he’s always one step ahead ...

London, 1839. Where the cemeteries are full and there is money to be made in death, Bonnie and Crawford lead a life of trickery, surviving off ill-gotten coin and nefarious schemes. But one hot evening, their luck runs out. A man lies in a pool of blood at Bonnie’s feet and now she needs to disappear.

Crawford secures her a position as lady’s maid in a grand house on the Thames, still deep in mourning for its late mistress. As Bonnie comes to understand this family – the eccentric Mr Moncrieff, obsessively drawing mausoleums grand enough for his dead wife, and their peculiar daughter Cissie, scribbling imaginary love letters to herself from the mysterious Lord Duggan – she begins to question what really happened to Mrs Moncrieff and whether her own presence here was planned from the beginning.

Because Crawford is watching, and perhaps he is plotting his greatest trick yet ...

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529090949
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 450g
  • Dimensions: 225 x 135 x 32 mm

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The Burial Plot
A perfect gothic thriller ..
Everyone was spellbound by Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel “Doll House”. In “The Burial Plot” she spins a wonderful story that revolves around a stately... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
The Burial Plot
This book is Amazing!
James, Canterbury.
The Burial Plot
Engaging novel set in the Victorian era
Elizabeth Macneal's debut novel, "The Doll Factory," remains one of my favorite books set in Victorian England, so I approached her third book, "The Burial... READ MORE
The Burial Plot
Great gothic novel
Great gothic novel - scheming male characters and a FMC who changes from evil to good . Good twists a bit slow in the middle however really enjoyed the las... READ MORE
Midge B
The Burial Plot
A cosy read with a touch of the eerie and a strong, likeable protagonist
This is no Bonnie and Clyde tale. Elizabeth Macneal’s The Burial Plot is a captivating story that immerses you in the dark and twisty world of 19th century... READ MORE
The Burial Plot
Who is manipulating who in this great Elizabeth Macneal book?
Elizabeth Macneal is a favourite author of mine and I absolutely loved "The Doll Factory" and "Circus of Wonders". This book, "The Burial Plot" didn't liv... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The Burial Plot
Hauntingly beautiful
This was my first Elizabeth Macneal novel but it won't be my last. I had a great time seeing how the plot came together overtime, unraveling all the ways i... READ MORE
Joana Freitas
The Burial Plot
A beautiful historical thriller
I really enjoyed this Gothic Thriller. It was so beautifully written. It’s gives a wonderful insight to Victorian England and the cemetery crisis. The le... READ MORE
Gemma Jameson
The Burial Plot
Beguiling and unsettling
Educated beyond her status and groomed to be the wife of an elderly man, Bonnie rebels and runs away to London. There she falls in with Crawford, a grifte... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Burial Plot
The perfect gothic thriller
Macneal excels at gothic thrillers and this is no exception. Set in 19th Century London, runaway Bonnie finds herself embroiled in a life of deception and ... READ MORE
T Edwards