Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed. It was as if the house called to its own...

When Sadie inherits Poet's Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. Pearl was a children's writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour. She was also violently murdered in the cellar of Poet's Cottage and her murderer never found.

Sadie grew up with a loving version of Pearl through her mother, but her aunt Thomasina tells a different story, one of a self-obsessed, abusive and licentious woman. And Pearl's biographer, Birdie Pinkerton, has more than enough reason to discredit her.

As Sadie and her daughter Betty work to uncover the truth, strange events begin to occur in the cottage. And as the terrible secret in the cellar threads its way into the present day, it reveals a truth more shocking than the decades-long rumours.

Author

Josephine Pennicott

After winning second prize for 'Bait' in 2000, Josephine was awarded the eighth annual Scarlet Stiletto for the very disturbing 'Birthing the Demons'.  She then went on to win the 2003 third prize and Malice Domestic for 'Hail Mary'; the Malice Domestic again i 2004 for 'Tadpole'; and two special commendations in 2006 for 'Love Me Tender' and 'Children's Hour'. Josephine, a Sydney writer and artist, is also the author of three dark fantasy novels:  Circle of Nine, Bride of the Stone and A Fire in the Shell published by Simon & Schuster.

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Series: Scarlet Stiletto

Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review POET'S COTTAGE - Josephine Pennicott
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 13, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Poet's Cottage, Josephine Pennicott
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Review THE FIRST CUT - Scarlet Stiletto Award Winners, edited by Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
ISBN
9781742610894
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Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review POET'S COTTAGE - Josephine Pennicott
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 13, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Poet's Cottage, Josephine Pennicott
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, April 1, 2012

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