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  • Published: 10 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141042015
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Hawksmoor



A thrilling murder mystery set in the heart of London's East End.

Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor was first published in 1985. Alternating between the eighteenth century, when Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Christopher Wren, builds seven London churches that house a terrible secret, and the 1980s, when London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sight of certain old churches, Hawksmoor is a brilliant tale of darkness and shadow.

  • Published: 10 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141042015
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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Praise for Hawksmoor

Grips the imagination like an obsession

Guardian

Chillingly brilliant . . . sinister and stunningly well executed

Independent on Sunday

Extraordinary, amazing, vivid, convincing. [Ackroyd's] view of life questions the role not just of the novel but of art and history, memory, time and much else

Financial Times

A novel remarkable for [its] power, ingenuity and subtlety

London Review of Books

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