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  • Published: 11 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718179854
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

A Fever Of The Blood




Edinburgh, 1889. The murder of a nurse at the lunatic asylum awakens Inspectors Ian Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray on New Year's Day.
Before the attack, the murderer was overheard talking to fellow patient Amy McGray, sister of 'Nine-Nails'. But Amy has been mute for five years. So why did she break her silence? And why won't she talk to her brother even now?
McGray will do anything for answers - even if it means dragging Frey with him across the country, trailing a devious madman through the worst blizzard in memory, heading for Pendle Hill: home of the Lancashire witches.
%%%'The Victorian X-Files' returns, as Inspectors Frey and McGray embark on a doomed road trip

- Edinburgh, 1889 -
The murder of a nurse at the lunatic asylum awakens Inspectors Ian Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray on New Year's Day.
Before the attack, the murderer was overheard talking to fellow patient Amy McGray, sister of 'Nine-Nails'. But Amy has been mute for five years. So why did she break her silence? And why won't she talk to her brother even now?
McGray will do anything for answers - even if it means dragging Frey with him across the country, trailing a devious madman through the worst blizzard in memory, heading for Pendle Hill: home of the Lancashire witches.
%%%New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey.
Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years.
What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill - home of the Lancashire witches - where unimaginable danger awaits...
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Praise for The Strings of Murder:
'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch.' Manda Scott
'One of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening andsuperbly written - The Strings Of Murder is everything you need in a mystery thriller.' Crime Review
%%%New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey.
Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years.
What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill - home of the Lancashire witches - where unimaginable danger awaits...
* * *
Praise for The Strings of Murder:
'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch.' Manda Scott
'One of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening andsuperbly written - The Strings Of Murder is everything you need in a
  • Pub date: 11 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718179854
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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