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  • Published: 23 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448147625
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Bedlam Detective

Sebastian Becker's adventures continue in another dark, chilling gothic thriller

Sir Owain Lancaster is either a madman or a monster...

And Sebastian Becker’s role in Bedlam as special investigator for the Master of Lunacy is to determine which is true.

Sir Owain’s sanity has been in question ever since a disastrous Amazonian adventure killed his family and colleagues. However, when two local children are found brutally slain, Lancaster claims that the same dark forces that devastated his expedition have followed him home...

  • Published: 23 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448147625
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher is a novelist, screenwriter and director specialising in suspense. Born in Salford, Lancashire, his original TV/ film credits include: Chimera, Chiller,Bugs, Oktober, Crusoe for NBC, Eleventh Hour and The Forgotten; he’s also written for long-term series including Doctor Who, Rosemary and Thyme and Silent Witness.

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Praise for The Bedlam Detective

Only bad thing about his books is that they eventually end. Brilliant.

Jonny Lee Miller

[a] superbly crafted thriller … Gallagher loves character development but respects plotting enough to give it full measure. The result is that rare beast, a literary page turner.


Gallagher has quietly become Britain's finest popular novelist, working a dark seam between horror and the psychological thriller


I’m not sure I can do this book justice — it’s certainly a thriller, but with a literary depth unusual in the genre, and fascinating in the complexity of its construct. Gallagher’s prose is swift, sure, and occasionally darkly comedic. Three words of advice: read this book.

Historical Novel Society

Masterful whodunit…Gallagher’s superior storytelling talents bode well for future adventures starring the well-rounded Becker

Publishers Weekly, starred review

Perhaps the finest...British thriller writer


Stephen Gallagher shows the occult mystery in its best light

New York Times Book Review

The finest British writer of bestselling popular fiction since le Carre... Gallagher, like le Carre, is a novelist whose themes seem to reflect something of the essence of our times, whose skill lies in embedding those themes in accessible plots

The Independent