Mister Memory

by Marcus Sedgwick

Crime / Mystery Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Mister Memory Synopsis

In Paris, in the year 1899, Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to Salpetriere asylum. And so the story might have stopped. But the doctor there soon realises this is no ordinary patient: Marcel Despres, Mister Memory, is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman investigating his case feels sure something else is at stake: for why else would his superiors be so keen for the whole affair to be closed? The crime seems to be linked to the highest and lowest establishments in France, and 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

'Brilliantly maintains tension and mystery on every page of this highly original story' Daily Mail

'A cut above the usual crime novel...a beautifully written tale of the limitlessness of memory and the boundaries placed on love' -- Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill

'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 on A LOVE LIKE BLOOD

'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 on A LOVE LIKE BLOOD

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ISBN: 9781444752014
Publication date: 26/01/2017
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ISBN: 9781444751987
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Publisher: Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781444752014
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, 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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