Prague Nights (Hardback)Benjamin Black (author)
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Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow. The dead woman is none other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects.
Stern is employed by the emperor himself to investigate the murder. In the search to find the culprit, Stern finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of the emperor's court - unspoken affairs, letters written in code, and bitter rivalries. But there's no turning back now...
'...in characteristically gorgeous prose, he conjures a wintry world of opportunists and occultists, dwarves and hunchbacks, wolves and shadowy black-winged beasts.' - The Guardian
|"A stirring, captivating and perfectly enjoyable read." Irish Independent|
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 31 mm
An atmospheric evocation of a city frozen by winter and riddled with intrigue * Daily Mail *
This is an intriguing excursion into different historical territory * Sunday Times *
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