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Orpheus Trail by Maureen Duffy
  

Orpheus Trail

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Synopsis

Orpheus Trail by Maureen Duffy

Soon afterwards an ancient Saxon amulet is stolen from the museum and the dead bodies of young boys begin to turn up arranged as grotesque works of art with components of the gold amulet around their necks. The enigmatic Detective Inspector draws the curator into a strange web of ancient secrets, pagan ritualism and the illegal trafficking of young boys. Have the boys been murdered? How have they got there? What is the meaning of the symbols? And most of all who is responsible and why? The Orpheus Trail is a tense thriller where Hildreth and Kish are caught up in a race against time to interpret these ancient codes and clues before death claims another young life.

Reviews

'You will be hooked by this perfectly crafted, intelligent, old-fashioned thriller - it is a puzzle that keeps you turning the pages. Thoroughly recommended'
A N Wilson, Reader

's Digest 'Replete not only with pagan ritual, but internet pornography, blackmail and child trafficking ... all finely realised'
Independent

'A thriller convincingly set in the world of museums in London and Southend. Wrapped up in satanic rites and paedophilia, The Orpheus Trail is both moving and sombre - engrossing'
Emmanuel Cooper, Tribune

'Her gripping new novel ... a sensation'
Diva

'This dark, atmospheric tale has a very modern psychological resonance'
Sebastian Beaumont, one80

About the Author

MAUREEN DUFFY is a notable contemporary British poet, playwright and novelist. Her first novel, written at the suggestion of a publisher, That's How it Was (1962), was published to great acclaim. To date she has published 30 works, including five volumes of poetry. Her Collected Poems, 1949-84, appeared in 1985. Her work has often used Freudian ideas and Greek myth as a framework.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2010

Author

Maureen Duffy

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Publisher

Arcadia Books

Format

Paperback
220 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781906413651

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