Minette Walters

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Based on the true story of the ‘chicken farm murder’ which took place in Blackness, Crowborough, East Sussex in December, 1924. Norman Thorne was found guilty of the murder of Elsie Cameron, but even at the time of his execution there were doubts about his guilt. Still swearing his innocence, Norman Thorne was hanged on 22 April 1925.

Bestselling author Minette Walters brings a thrilling story to life in this gripping short novel, written for the Quick Reads series. Winner of the Quick Reads Readers’ Favourite Award.

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Quick Reads are short, brilliant books bestselling authors written to be easy to read, and Chickenfeed is as grippingly unputdownable as they come. It’s based on the true but mysterious story of the ‘chicken farm murder’ of 1924, and has at its centre the sad and dramatic affair between the accused and the victim.