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Angels of Music by Kim Newman

Angels of Music

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Kim Newman is perhaps best known for his wonderfully entertaining sequels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which took the Vampiric Count into various eras of the twentieth century. Most notably, in Anno Dracula, identifying the true identity of the notorious WWI German fighter ace known as the Red Baron…

Immensely erudite and wonderfully witty Newman is a master at twining period detail and the fascinating details and surprising facts and linkages of history into page-turning genre adventures. Now with Angels of Music he steps away from the saga of his many faced Dracula to spin a standalone tale around Gaston Leroux’s Paris and his faceless Phantom of the Opera.

But this is an ensemble piece. This novel’s chief delight (alongside its rich Parisian period feel, the fulsome detail and the surprising nuggets from history) is its cast of female agents tasked with policing the city. Hiding their true identities and purposes behind the roles of dancers, singers, cabaret artists and prostitutes they are an immensely able and hugely likeable group. Newman delights in undermining the assumptions about their public personas and the gender politics of the time to create an elite force to throw into a maze of danger, politics and ruse that keep the pages flipping. If you love the playful invention of Neil Gaiman and Christopher Fowler, Newman’s Paris is for you. ~ Simon Spanton

If you like Kim Newman you might also like to read books by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Adam Nevill.


Angels of Music by Kim Newman

Deep in the shadows under the Paris Opera House resides Erik the Phantom, mysteriously enduring through the decades as the mastermind behind a strange and secret agency. A revolving door of female agents are charged by wealthy Parisians and the French Government to investigate crimes and misdemeanours they would prefer to keep out of the public eye. The toxic underbelly of Paris is exposed by Erik's tenacious women operatives as they confront horror and corruption throughout the city. But it is one dreadful murder during the 1910 Great Flood of Paris that brings Irene Adler, Kate Reed and others together for a final, deadly confrontation.


A fun caper, with touches of the supernatural and horror, full of interesting and enjoyable characters - Adventures In Poor Taste An outlandish entertainment that incorporates references from film, literature, and real life; sending the reader scurrying to the internet to find out who belongs in which category. The cornucopia of characters amusingly defies the conventional. Whimsical and witty, Angels of Music, published by Titan Books, pleasantly boggles the mind. - Diabolique Magazine There's no problem using this as a starting point for entering the world of Kim Newman...He deserves a genre all his own. - Impedimenta Magazine A fascinating and fantastical underworld - Barnes & Noble sci fi blog A veritable tour de force of imagination and storytelling - Rising Shadow

About the Author

Kim Newman

Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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Publication date

4th October 2016


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Titan Books Ltd


400 pages


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