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 Alex 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 the responsible and why?
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 17 mm
'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