The Pearl Thief
by Elizabeth Wein
Pub Date 04 May 2017
June, 1938. Julie Beaufort-Stuart returns for one last summer holiday at Strathfearn, her grandfather’s highland estate. Soon the big old house will be sold, and Julie’s childhood will vanish with it. But there are dangerous currents beneath the surface at Strathfearn that are not ready to let her go.
A man is missing, presumed murdered, and many locals are blaming the McEwans, a Traveller family who have made camp at Strathfearn as long as Julie can remember. She is determined to prove them innocent. But before she can get to the bottom of the mystery Julie finds herself caught tight in a net woven of old grudges, intriguing strangers, buried secrets and rare, glimmering river pearls.
About the author:
Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in
England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and lives in
Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International
Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson
Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly
inspired the idea for her internationally acclaimed novel Code Name