Mister Memory

by Marcus Sedgwick

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Mister Memory Synopsis

In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realises this is no ordinary patient: Marcel Despres, Mister Memory, is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman assigned to his case soon realises that something else is at stake: for why else would the criminal have been hurried off to hospital, and why are his superiors so keen for the whole affair to be closed? This crime involves something bigger and stranger than a lovers' fight - something with links to the highest and lowest establishments in France. The policeman and the doctor between them must unravel the mystery...but the answers lie inside Marcel's head. And how can he tell what is significant when he remembers every detail of every moment of his entire life?

Mister Memory Press Reviews

'This macabre fantasy follows a trail of blood across Europe over 50 years...Stylish, thrilling and fast, you needn't be a horror fan to enjoy this.' Sunday Mirror

'Classy, elegant and gripping... A novel for a chilly night with a cup of tea and a warm blanket where you start reading and then go on and on, unable to stop.' -- John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One

'In A LOVE LIKE BLOOD manages to play with vampire tropes while lifting the novel to stranger, more compelling heights. A great read.' -- Joe R. Lansdale, author of EDGE OF DARK WATER

'Utterly engaging and intelligently written... It has quite a cinematic feel to it with its dramatic settings and fast-paced mystery. A must for fans of sharp, fast-paced thrillers to intrigue and disturb (in the best possible way).' A Case for Books

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ISBN: 9781444751987
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Publisher: Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444751987
Publication date: 14th July 2016
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries, Thriller / suspense,

About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death is published in paperback in April 2009, and picks up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big one - a project I've been working on for so long my head hurts.” – Blood Red Snow White, which ...

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