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y separately published work icon The Unmourned single work   novel   crime   historical fiction  
Is part of The Monsarrat Series Thomas Keneally , Meg Keneally , 2016 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Unmourned
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'Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished . . .

'For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O’Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

'Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor’s secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church’s murder. Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up friendships with certain women, which prove most intriguing.

'Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney both believe that Grace is innocent, but in this they are alone, so to exonerate her they must find the murderer. Many hated Church and are relieved by his death, but who would go as far as killing him? ' (Publication summary)


  • For Craig


    for Judy

    And in memory of Mary Shields,

    Parramatta Female Factory convict and

    Meg's great-great grandmother.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2017 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 336p.
      • Published 27th February 2017
      ISBN: 9780857989390
    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Point Blank ,
      2019 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: x, 323 pp.
      • Published 7 Marcy 2019
      ISBN: 9781786074607

Other Formats

  • Also large print.
  • Also braille.
  • Also dyslexic edition
  • Sound recording.
Last amended 21 Aug 2019 12:24:42
  • Parramatta, Parramatta area, Sydney, New South Wales,
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