Mr Cadmus: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Mr Cadmus: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Mysterious Mr Cadmus from an unknown Mediterranean island turns the life of an idyllic English village upside down in this deliciously twisted gothic tale from the author of Hawskmoor.

Signed Edition

Two apparently harmless women reside in cottages one building apart in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne. Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, cousins, have put their pasts behind them and settled into conventional country life. But when a mysterious foreigner, Theodore Cadmus - from Caldera, a Mediterranean island nobody has heard of - moves into the middle cottage, the safe monotony of their lives is shattered.

The fates of the two cousins and Mr Cadmus, and those of Little Camborne and Caldera, become inextricably enmeshed. Long-hidden secrets and long-held grudges threaten to surface, drawing all into a vortex of subterfuge, theft, violence, mayhem . . . and murder.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838854157
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 22 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Mr Cadmus is a treat of a tale. To a "polite" English village add a sprinkling of sinister. The result? Cosy and twisted, comic and gothic, with a show-stealing parrot' - Jess Kidd

'Follows the mysterious Mr Cadmus who hails from a Mediterranean island nobody has heard of and turns life in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne upside down' - The Times, Best books to look out for

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The sleepy Devon village of Little Camborne has a rude awakening with the arrival of Mr Cadmus. He comfortably re-established himself into a house between to middle-aged cousins, then, slowly but surely things start... More

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“Some delicious writing here”

On reaching the end of this book I was mostly left with confusion - was it a Poirot style murder mystery, a war revenge story, a fantasy tale of imaginary lands and happenings, or just plain undecided? Sadly, it has... More

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“Interesting”

This was an interesting read and much different to the other Peter Ackroyd i'd read. I enjoyed the story for the most part but didn't feel like it was a groundbreaking read. The writing was beautiful and i... More

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