London, 1850. Fog in the air and filth in the streets, from the rat-infested graveyard of Tom-All-Alone's to the elegant chambers in Lincoln's Inn Fields, where the lawyer Edward Tulkinghorn has powerful clients to protect and a deadly secret he will stop at nothing to conceal. Only that secret is now under threat from an unseen adversary - one who must be tracked down at all costs, before it's too late. Who better for such a task than Charles Maddox?
Unfairly dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, Charles is struggling to establish himself as a private detective. But business is slow and his one case a dead end, so when Tulkinghorn offers a handsome price for an apparently simple job Charles is unable to resist. Yet nothing, as he soon finds out, is as it seems...
Inspired by Charles Dickens' masterpiece Bleak House, Tom-All-Alone's is a gripping murder mystery set in a grim London underworld Dickens could only hint at.
©2012 Lynn Shepherd (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
"An atmospheric read"
This was my first dip into Lynn Shepherd' s books but I am so pleased I took a chance. Bleak House is one of my favourite Dicken' s novels so I was slightly dubious about reading this. No worries! Lynn Shepherd has captured the atmosphere of Dickensian London beautifully and enhances his characters. I fully recommend this book, particularly if you are a Dicken' s fan.
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