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Lynn Shepherd

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Lynn Shepherd studied English at Oxford in the 1980s, and got a doctorate degree there in 2006. She always wanted to be a writer and in 2000 she went freelance to see if it was possible to make her dream into reality. Ten years later her dream finally comes true. Murder at Mansfield Park was her first novel.

She describes her genre as 'literary mystery', and in 2012 she since published Tom All-Alone's / The Solitary House, which is inspired by Charles Dickens' Bleak House.

Her third book A Treacherous Likeness explores the dark secrets of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary, the author of Frankenstein. It will be published in the UK in February 2013, and in the US in August under the title A Fatal Likeness. More details and a vi

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The Solitary House
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 1,412 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Murder at Mansfield Park
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 879 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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A Fatal Likeness
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The Pierced Heart
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