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  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761043406
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge




Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge is a mysterious, transporting tale about the unbreakable bond of sisterhood, from the author of the critically acclaimed Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter.

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.

Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.

When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

'Such a brilliant book! Every page is stuffed with adventure and character, rendered so evocatively you feel like you’re dashing around with Maude in 1850. A joyous, propulsive piece of writing from a truly talented writer.' Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
'Lizzie Pook is a master of suspense. Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge is a lush murder mystery set in 19th century London ... An unforgettable, atmospheric thrill ride.' Adriana Trigiani, author of The Good Left Undone

'A gripping adventure story . . . I loved it.' Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
'Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours.' Emilia Hart, author of Weyward
'This story will keep you turning pages deep into the night.' Margaret DeRosia, author of Eight Strings

'Rip-roaring and guillotine sharp - I couldn't tear myself away.' Ellory Lloyd, author of The Club
'Adventurous and beautifully written, I loved the clever, propulsive storytelling and the wealth of historical detail . . . so accomplished, I thoroughly enjoyed it.' Rosie Andrews, author of The Leviathan

'Dark, thrilling & completely absorbing, MAUDE is glorious. Lizzie Pook taps into a centuries-long fascination with true crime taking us from the Arctic via gruesome hangings into Madame Tussaud’s. I loved Maude and was rooting for her from the get-go. BRAVO!' Nikki May, author of Wahala

  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761043406
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Lizzie Pook

Lizzie Pook is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. Her assignments have taken her to some of the most remote parts of the planet, from the uninhabited east coast of Greenland in search of roaming polar bears, to the foothills of the Himalayas to track endangered snow leopards. She was inspired to write Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter, her debut novel, after spending time in north-western Australia researching the dangerous and fascinating pearl-diving industry. She lives in London.

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Praise for Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Lizzie Pook is a master of suspense. Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge is a lush murder mystery set in 19th century London ... An unforgettable, atmospheric thrill ride.

Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

Adventurous and beautifully written, I loved the clever, propulsive storytelling and the wealth of historical detail . . . so accomplished, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Rosie Andrews, author of THE LEVIATHAN

Dark, thrilling & completely absorbing, MAUDE is glorious. Lizzie Pook taps into a centuries-long fascination with true crime taking us from the Arctic via gruesome hangings into Madame Tussaud’s. I loved Maude and was rooting for her from the get-go. BRAVO!

Nikki May, author of WAHALA