Shape of Darkness - Laura Purcell (Trade Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781526602572
Department
Books
Expected Date
28 Jan 2021
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Laura Purcell
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Language
English
Number of Pages
416
Dimensions
216 x 135mm (216g)

Summary

As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another... Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business?

Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them.

But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back...

Classification

General Subject
Mystery/Suspense
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Library Subject 1
Spiritualism - Fiction
Library Subject 2
Great Britain - Fiction - History - Victoria, 1837-1901
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Her first novel for Raven Books, The Silent Companions, was a Radio 2 and Zoe Ball ITV Book Club pick and was the winner of the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, while her subsequent books - The Corset and Bone China - established Laura as the queen of the sophisticated, and spooky, page-turner.

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