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The skeleton key

Kelly, Erin, 1976-2022
Books, Manuscripts
Nell has come home at her family's insistence to celebrate an anniversary. Fifty years ago, her father wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, Sir Frank Churcher created a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England. The book was a sensation. A community of treasure hunters called the Bonehunters formed, in frenzied competition, obsessed to a dangerous degree. People sold their homes to travel to England and search for Elinore. Marriages broke down as the quest consumed people. A man died. The book made Frank a rich man. Nell, became a recluse. Now the Churchers must be reunited. The book is being reissued along with a new treasure hunt and a documentary crew are charting everything that follows. Nell is appalled, and terrified. During the filming, Frank reveals the whereabouts of the missing golden bone. All hell breaks loose.
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The skeleton key / Erin Kelly.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2022.
xi, 497 pages : illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 25 cm
9781473680883 (hbk)
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