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Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Costa Coffee Book Awards, 2006

After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper...

So begins an extraordinary story of love and deceit, passion and revenge set in Victorian England. It will hold the listener in its thrall until its final thrilling revelation.

©2006 Michael Cox; (P)2006 John Murray

Critic reviews

"Spellbinding Victorian mystery...Dark atmospheric storytelling with wicked twists and turns." (Good Housekeeping)

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A Superb Listen

You won't regret purchasing this title, the tale twists and turns and you may wish for an alternative ending, but it is riveting, a real roller coaster of emotions. Well researched and well narrated.

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  • Joe
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 21-12-12

expected great things. Very dissapointed

I had heard a great deal about this book and I'm sure that reading it would have filled me with more joy than this audio book. The narration was dull and monotone allowing none of the rich description of London to come across in the narrative. I must confess that I tried several times to listen to this, on occasion rewinding to the beginning and starting again but in the end gave up.