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The Unmourned (Monsarrat #2) 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 The Unmourned is the second in the Monsarrat series I guess it is not essential to read the series in order However, if you don t you will miss many of the referrals to past characters and situations.I will not retell the plot as this has been above Monsarrat, with his ticket of leave housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney have moved to Sydney from Port Macquarie and have a new murder to investigate.The story is enjoyable enough and the writing is both engaging and descriptive But what I love most about this book is the authenticity of the setting and the characters The Keneallys have undoubtedly done their research.The book is not a deep and difficult intellectually challenging story but rather a character setting driven murder mystery, with only a little mystery I am sure you will have identified the villain early on The story takes you on a journey of discovery of the early history of New South Wales and societal relationships that existed at that time The colony was a very class and status ridden society I am not sure if many know that Government House in Parramatta was in use by the governors till 1855.The story is centred around the Parramatta Female Factory A history that could be lost if we don t fight for it I found the situation where women were brought out and displayed like cattle for a male settler to choose a wife fascinating The relationship between Monsarrat and his housekeeper is some what perplexing It seems to be a twen The arrival from Port Macquarie to Parramatta in New South Wales of Hugh Monsarrat and his housekeeper and friend, Mrs Hannah Mulrooney felt advantageous Hugh was a clerk to the governor s secretary, and the small house he now owned was run successfully by Mrs Mulrooney But when the hated superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, Robert Church, was found dead, with the immediate suspect being young convict and inmate, Grace O Leary, Hugh knew he needed to act The hanging of the young woman was almost a done deal with the governor s secretary allowing him a week to find answers, Hugh and his able assistant, Mrs Mulrooney set to work.But as answers came, so did danger Would they be able to discover the murderer before the week was up and before that person killed again The Unmourned is the second in the Monsarrat series by Aussie authors, Meg Keneally and her father Thomas I enjoye Another entertaining romp with Monsarrat and his housekeeper, through colonial Parramatta this time This is shaping up to be a treasure of a series.With his monetary gift from Major Shelborne, Monsarrat has purchased a small house in Parramatta and installed his friend, Mrs Mulrooney, as housekeeper He s working as a clerk again this time to the secretary for the Governor And after his absence in Port Macquarie, he s reacquainting himself with local landlady, Sophia Stark, with a view to marriage But when the Superintendent of the local Female Factory is murdered, Monsarrat and Mulrooney are sent in to investigate.This time it seemed a bit obvious whodunnit, but I still thoroughly enjoyed unravelling the mystery anyway We get to learn a lot of Hannah Mulrooney s backstor I really enjoyed this book, my first one for 2018 It is a second in a series The Monsarrat sereis and as such we come to it with pre described main characters, but a new location.The fist in the series took place in Port Maquarie, with our leading man a convict and his best friend Mrs Mulrooney, a housekeeper for the commander s wife In this second book Monsarrat has been grated his ticket of leave, but is not exactly free He is residing in Parramatta where he is clerk to an official, Mrs Mulrooney is his housekeeper.This change of location allows the authors scope to describe and explore another site and history from Australia s past as a convict colony It is beautifully done The majority of the action takes place around the Female Factory, where a murder has occurred and the descriptions of this historical institution are fascinating, at times horrifying and completely mesmeriing They also give off the strong suggestion of exceptionally well done, extensive reasearch with the Author s note at the back itemising the sources and any deviation, however small that might have employed for the betterment of the story.And the story is delightfully fun to read, with a chilling gruesome murder that must be solved, mai

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