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Winter at Death's Hotel by Kenneth Cameron
  

Winter at Death's Hotel

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Clever, compelling and atmospheric, we think it’s a must for any crime fan. Set in New York 1896, Louisa Conan Doyle (Arthur’s first wife) becomes embroiled in a gruesomely depraved series of murders that she has to solve while her husband is on a book tour of the US. Dripping with period detail the novel's heroine embodies the aspirations and fears of women at the time. Highly recommended.

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Winter at Death's Hotel by Kenneth Cameron

New York, January 1896. Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of Sherlock Holmes, arrives at the Britannic Hotel with his wife, Louisa, ready to begin his first American tour. While he prepares his lectures, Louisa becomes mesmerised by this brash, vibrant, dangerous city, especially when a woman's brutally butchered corpse is found in a Bowery alley and Louisa is convinced from the artist's sketch in the paper that she'd seen the victim at the hotel. Arthur is patronisingly sceptical about her womanly 'fantasies' but when she sprains her ankle and is forced to remain at the hotel while Arthur goes on tour, Louisa cannot resist pursuing her intuitions. And when more bodies start appearing, she's convinced that she holds the key to the killings. With the help of the hotel's hard-bitten detective and an ambitious female news reporter, Louisa starts to piece together a story of madness, murder and depravity - a story that leads inexorably back to the hotel itself, the strange story of its unique construction and a madman who is watching her every move.

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A fast-paced and exciting read TELEGRAPH & ARGUS A well-realised mystery that shows promise for future books in the series SUNDAY BUSINESS POST Louisa is a fascinating creation ... Conan Doyle's wife is a clever choice as the novel's central character, embodying the fears and aspirations of women of the period, and the ingenious plot does not diminish the horrors she has to confront SUNDAY TIMES Clever and engrossing. GOOD BOOK GUIDE [A] gripping tale of mass mayhem... The action builds to an enigmatic and harrowing resolution. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY [A] gripping new historical thriller... Part historical fiction, part psychological thriller, Cameron's work is all page-turner. LIBRARY JOURNAL


About the Author

Kenneth Cameron

Kenneth Cameron is the author of one previous novel featuring Denton, THE FRIGHTENED MAN, as well as of plays staged in Britain and the US, and the award-winning Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White. He lives part of the year in northern New York State and part in the southern US.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th December 2012

Author

Kenneth Cameron

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781409109587

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