A gothic tale of deception, murder and mystery set in Victorian England.
Charles Palliser is a bestselling American-born novelist. He has published five novels which have been translated into a dozen languages, and his most well-known novel, THE QUINCUNX, sold over a million copies internationally. He has taught creative writing in Glasgow, London, New Jersey and Poitiers. He lives in London.
A big, fat murder mystery. It is a perfectly pitched pastiche of
Victorian Gothic ... compulsive reading * EVENING STANDARD *
This is, basically, a cracking yarn ... enormously enjoyable ... Wilkie Collins and chums having been effectively buried themselves for so long, it is charming that Palliser should so faithfully unbury them again * OBSERVER *
Fans of Palliser's bestseller THE QUINCUNX will be gripped * DAILY MAIL *
Palliser really is the master of the neo-Victorian genre, mixing deliciously spooky tales with high intelligence and a superior style * SUNDAY HERALD *
Charles Palliser returns once again to his Wilkie Collins style of atmospheric recreation in this brilliant new novel. This is near faultless story-telling - a one-sitting feast * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY *