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Summary

Winner of the 2021 McIlvanney Award

Ian Rankin's Choice for Both Best Mystery Book of 2021 (PBS) and Best Books of the Year (New Statesman)

From international best-selling author Craig Russell comes a modern Gothic masterpiece.

Edward Hyde has a strange gift - or a curse - he keeps secret from all but his physician. He experiences two realities, one real, the other a dreamworld state brought on by a neurological condition. 

When murders in Victorian Edinburgh echo the ancient Celtic threefold death ritual, Captain Edward Hyde hunts for those responsible. In the process he becomes entangled in a web of Celticist occultism and dark scheming by powerful figures. The answers are there to be found, not just in the real world but in the sinister symbolism of Edward Hyde's otherworld. 

He must find the killer or lose his mind. 

A dark tale. One that inspires Hyde's friend...Robert Louis Stevenson. 

©2021 Craig Russell (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Stephen King meets Robert Louis Stevenson...an imaginative gothic tale guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine the next time you walk a dark Edinburgh night." (David Hewson, author of The Garden of Angels)  

"Russell delivers a brooding, stunningly atmospheric tale set in Stevenson's Edinburgh - multi-layered and intricately plotted, this is a Gothic thriller from the hands of a master." (Margaret Kirk, author of Shadow Man)   

"When it comes to Gothic crime, Craig Russell is peerless. Absolutely stunning." (M W Craven)

"Russell writes a pacy, ever-twisting mystery that will keep you turning the pages." (Ian Rankin)

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Superb historical thriller

Craig Russell had once again produced an excellent historical thriller here featuring the infamous Edward Hyde. It kept me riveted and what an amazing ending

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Great listen

Love Craig Russell’s books. Love the way he intertwines history and myths into his stories. Hyde did not disappoint. It had me riveted from start to finish, made even better by James Cosmo the narrator. Can’t wait to listen to his next novel and see what part of history he will weave me through.

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Not as good as other Craig Russell books

Russell embarks on a new project in Hyde and, whilst not as enjoyable as his Lennox or Fabel stories, does conjure up a tale worth listening to.

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Jekyll & Hyde deconstruction

Interesting enough story and a different and distant retwist of the classic story. Excellent narration. Just didn’t grab me in the way other books have by this author.

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Hyde

Twice I nearly gave up on this book, but I'm glad u stuck with it.

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psychological thriller

deep psycho thriller set in Victorian Edinburgh, loosely based in another fictional characters life,strong characters good reader, glad he was Scottish, scary an thought provoking,

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Absolutely first class

Another fantastic book by Craig Russell narrated beautifully by James Cosmo. Edward Hyde takes his place alongside Jan Fabel and Lennox 👏👏👏

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A great read.

Great story, brilliantly read by James Cosmo, there's no better accent to hear the word murder in.