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A sequel to the outstanding Mayhem, in which Victorian police surgeon Thomas Bond came to grips with Jack the Ripper, this new historical thriller by the prolific Pinborough, who flits with similar ease between dark fairy tales, horror and the fantastic shores of crime, grips like a vice. The bodies of young children are being pulled from the Thames and a deep undertone of unease cloaks the city when Bond, still struggling with his own ghosts, is confronted by yet another nemesis with more than hints of magic and the supernatural. Pinborough writes atmosphere like a bad dream and the story will keep you gripped through gruesome twists and unbearable dread. Nasty and hypnotic, and that’s a compliment.
Dr Thomas Bond, Police Surgeon, is still recovering from the events of the previous year when Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London - and a more malign enemy hid in his shadow. Bond and the others who worked on the gruesome case are still stalked by its legacies, both psychological and tangible. But now the bodies of children are being pulled from the Thames...and Bond is about to become inextricably linked with an uncanny, undying enemy.
'Much grittier and scarier than its predecessor, Murder will take you to a very dark place. A wonderfully creepy experience'
'It's a novel which stands alongside the best of this sort of genre blending from Michael Marshall Smith or John Connolly ... A blend of the supernatural, horror, crime and psychological profiling which makes you care about the characters before turning their lives inside out. 9/10
'It's extremely rare that I read an entire book in one sitting but I just couldn't put Murder down ... Sarah Pinborough has once again proven why she has earned a place on my extremely short list of favourite authors
The Eloquent Page
'Murder has all the elements I expected from Sarah Pinborough, excellent writing, mystery and a dark undertone that haunts the story throughout
From First Page to Last
'The succinct, efficient and yet multi-layered writing style works very well ... Those looking for both visceral and psychological horror will enjoy this gore-soaked offering
Publication date: 30/04/2014
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||30th April 2014|
|Publisher:||Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Sarah Pinborough is a successful, critically acclaimed novelist and screenw riter. She has written a YA trilogy, The Now here Chronicles, under the pen name Sarah Silverwood; she has written for the BBC series NEW TRICKS; her The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy has been optioned for a television series and she has a horror film, CRACKED, currently in development. She has also turned her pen to short stories and novellas, winning the BRITISH FANTASY AW ARD for Best Short Story in 2009 and the BRITISH FANTASY AWARD for Best Novella in 2010 (for The Language of the Dying). She lives in London, and ...More About Sarah Pinborough