The Graves of Whitechapel (Hardback)Claire Evans (author)
'An enthralling read' -- DAILY MAIL
In the gripping new novel by the author of The Fourteenth Letter, a lawyer in Victorian London must find a man he got off a murder charge - and who seems to have killed again . . .
Victorian London, 1882.
Five years ago, crusading lawyer Cage Lackmann successfully defended Moses Pickering against a charge of murder. Now, a body is found bearing all the disturbing hallmarks of that victim - and Pickering is missing.
Cage's reputation is in tatters, and worse, he is implicated in this new murder by the bitter detective who led the first failed case. Left with no other alternative, Cage must find Pickering to prove his innocence.
Did Cage free a brutal murderer? Or is there something more sinister at work?
PRAISE FOR CLAIRE EVANS
'A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance . . . curl up and prepare to become immersed'
'Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun'
'Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read'
'If you enjoyed Kate Mosse's Labyrinth or Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist, then chances are you're going to love this new thriller'
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 240 x 158 x 38 mm
This is a totally absorbing read from start to finish * Morning Star *
A twistingly brilliant tale * Peterborough Evening Telegraph *
The Graves of Whitechapel flows eloquently. Evans utilises the art form to add density to the evolving story with one poem above all - 'The Graves of Whitechapel' - cleverly perpetuating the plot's thickening mysteries * The Courier *
The Graves of Whitechapel by Claire Evans is worthy of the highest acclaim. This is a novel that will keep you guessing to the very last chapter * The Coffee Pot Book Club (blog) *
A wonderfully atmospheric and compelling historical murder mystery * Lynn's Book Blog *
This is an excellent story . . . The historical context is admirable and convincing * Historical Novel Society (blog) *
A lively historical thriller which has more than enough twists and turns to keep you guessing * Jaffareadstoo (blog) *
An atmospheric and pacey murder mystery * The Quick and the Read (blog) *
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This was a slightly unexpected and thrilling read! The main character of Cage was interesting and he was a well developed and interesting main character. The crime and action was thrilling and it kept me hooked all... More
“Brilliant, atmospheric, twisty, Victorian crime!”
Shady lawyer Cage Lackmann has made a career of defending 1882 London's even shadier characters. When a body turns up showing all the same signs as a previous murder allegedly committed by Moses Pickering, Cage... More
“Oh what a tangled life we lead and this is a perfect fictional Victorian example of this.”
Oh what a tangled life we lead and this is a perfect fictional Victorian example of this. A very atmospheric tale filled to bursting with very believable people who, themselves, suffer from so many real human... More
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