She Be Damned

M.J. Tjia

She Be Damned

M.J. Tjia

London courtesan or professional sleuth?

London, 1863: Women in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.

With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.

“Heloise Chancey is a marvellous character, a gutsy amboyant self-made woman and expert guide to the nether regions of Victorian London” – Award-winning novelist, Marele Day

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M.J. Tjia

M.J. Tjia

M.J. Tjia

M.J. Tjia - Author of The Heloise Chancey Series.

Tjia has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella, 2017.

She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland’s Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, and the Luke Bitmead Bursary and longlisted for CWA dagger awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.

She Be Damned is M.J. Tjia’s debut novel, and is the first instalment in her Heloise Chancey historical crime series.

M.J. lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her family, and as of Janurary 2018 is now the Prose Editor of Peril Magazine.

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‘If you like your heroines flamboyant, your servants mouthy, and your murders bloody, She Be Damned is the perfect book to get both your historical fiction fix and a head start on an excellent upcoming series.’