The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman

The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman

Soon after her best friend Kitty mysteriously dies, orphaned seventeen-year-old Molly Green is sent away to live with her “aunt.” With no relations that she knows of, Molly assumes she has been sold as free domestic labor for the price of an extra donation in the church orphanage’s coffers. Such a thing is not unheard of. There are only so many options for an unmarried girl in 1850s Philadelphia. Only, when Molly arrives, she discovers her aunt is very much real, exceedingly wealthy, and with secrets of her own. Secrets and wealth she intends to share–for a price.⁠… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Slut shaming
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Death of a pregnant woman
  • ‘Botched’ abortion mentioned
  • Blood, gore & mutilation
  • Dead bodies
  • Rabies
  • Surgery
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning
  • Animal death (dog)
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