Louis Bayard - Author

About the Author

Louis Bayard lives in Washington. He has written several novels, including Mr Timothy, The School of Night and The Pale Blue Eye, which was shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

Featured books by Louis Bayard

The Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

April 1914. Former US President Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit have embarked on a dangerous expedition down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Threatened as they are by disease, drowning and starvation, an even greater peril awaits them when they are captured by a local Indian tribe, the mysterious Cinta Larga, and forced to hunt for a savage creature laying waste to the jungle's inhabitants. In their search for the elusive beast, they find unexpected allies in a young mother and her half-caste child. But with hopes, dreams and lives at stake, father and son must confront the fissures in their own relationship and the dark secrets from their shared past. This exciting psychological thriller, inspired by actual historical events and figures, charts an audacious journey through the Amazonian heart of darkness and explores the demons that live within and without.

Other books by Louis Bayard

de Gerundivi Et Gerundii VI Antiquissima Et Usu Recentiore

de Gerundivi Et Gerundii VI Antiquissima Et Usu Recentiore

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

The Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

April 1914. Former US President Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit have embarked on a dangerous expedition down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Threatened as they are by disease, drowning and starvation, an even greater peril awaits them when they are captured by a local Indian tribe, the mysterious Cinta Larga, and forced to hunt for a savage creature laying waste to the jungle's inhabitants. In their search for the elusive beast, they find unexpected allies in a young mother and her half-caste child. But with hopes, dreams and lives at stake, father and son must confront the fissures in their own relationship and the dark secrets from their shared past. This exciting psychological thriller, inspired by actual historical events and figures, charts an audacious journey through the Amazonian heart of darkness and explores the demons that live within and without.

La torre negra

La torre negra

Author: Louis Bayard Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2014

Vidocq. El nombre infunde terror en el bajo mundo parisino de 1818. Como fundador y director de un grupo de policas vestidos de civil de nueva creacin, Vidocq ha utilizado su dominio del disfraz y la vigilancia para capturar a algunos de los criminales ms famosos y escurridizos de Francia. Ahora est tras la pista de un misterio tentador, las andanzas del joven delfn Louis-Charles, el hijo de Mara Antonieta y Luis XVI.Hctor Carpentier, un estudiante de medicina, vive con su madre viuda en su casa, ahora transformada en una casa de huspedes, en el Barrio Latino de Pars, en los das polticamente peligrosos de la restauracin. A tres cuadras de distancia, un hombre ha sido asesinado, y el nombre de Hctor se ha encontrado en un pedazo de papel en el bolsillo del muerto: un caso para las habilidades deductivas incomparables de Eugne Franois Vidocq, el hombre ms temido de la polica de Pars. Al principio, sospechando del rol de Hctor en el asesinato, Vidocq lo atrae gradualmente en una bsqueda peligrosamente estimulante que les lleva a la verdadera historia de lo que pas con el hijo de la familia real asesinada.Oficialmente, el delfn muri de una muerte brutal en la temida Temple, una amenazante torre negra de Pars de la cual no hay salida, pero durante mucho tiempo se ha especula sobre la posibilidad de que el heredero de diez aos de edad podra haber sido pasado de contrabando fuera de su celda de la prisin. Cuando Hctor y Vidocq se encuentran con un hombre sin memoria comienzan a preguntarse si no es el mismo delfn que vuelve de entre los muertos. Sus sospechas se agudizan con el descubrimiento de un diario que revela una impactante conexin de Hctor con el muchacho de la torre y le apoya en su determinacin de que se haga justicia a cualquier precio.En La Torre Negra, Bayard entreteje hbilmente la intriga poltica, la traicin pica, encubrimientos y conspiraciones en un retrato apasionante de la redencin familiar y trae a la vida un retrato indeleble de los poderosos y lo profano, Eugne Franois Vidocq, primer gran detective de la historia.

The School of Night

The School of Night

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

A shared quest and a mysterious cabal, four centuries apart . . . When Henry Cavendish attends the funeral of an old friend, the last thing he expects is to be given a business proposition. A handsome sum to retrieve a document that was in his friend's possession when he died - a letter from Sir Walter Ralegh. Henry accepts the challenge, despite severe misgivings about his sinister new employer. Four centuries earlier, in Elizabethan England, another quest is playing out. Thomas Harriot, once a member of the mysterious School of Night, a group whose members included the toast of Elizabethan society, has shut himself off from the world. Working day and night, he devotes himself secretly to his experiments. As both searches deepen, the two men realise that there are forces at work against them. Harriot's work is threatened by discovery and Henry's search becomes a deadly one, when someone close to him dies in mysterious circumstances. The School of Night is the story of a quest that spans centuries, of alliances forged in unexpected circumstances and of men who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

School of Night

School of Night

Author: Louis Bayard Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2011

From Louis Bayard, an ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuriesIn the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves.In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back. But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known. Joining Henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand. In short order, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, caught up in a deadly plot, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius.

The Black Tower A Novel

The Black Tower A Novel

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2009

From Louis Bayard, the acclaimed author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye, comes The Black Tower, a stunning and pitch-perfect novel featuring the real-life criminal who transformed himself into the world's first and greatest detective. In The Black Tower, Bayard deftly interweaves political intrigue, epic treachery, cover-ups, and conspiracies into a gripping portrait of family redemption-and brings to life an indelible portrait of the mighty and profane Eugene Francois Vidocq, history's legendary investigator.

Mr Timothy

Mr Timothy

Author: Louis Bayard Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2005

In Louis Bayard's brilliantly imagined novel, Tiny Tim of 'Christmas Carol' fame has cast his crutches aside. Determined to cut his financial ties to his Uncle Ebenezer, he now spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasure hidden in their pockets. One day, he comes across a girl's body, branded with a mysterious 'G'. Then he finds another girl with a similar brand - but she is still alive. Determined to protect Philomela and get to the bottom of the mystery, Tim embarks on an astonishing adventure . . . With wonderful characters, a compelling plot and the vivid atmosphere of Victorian London, this page-turner is gripping from beginning to end.

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