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The Medici Mirror

(2013)
A novel by

 
Can the power of love defeat a centuries-old curse? Or will long-buried evil rise up again to destroy those who stumble upon its secrets?
No one had any idea the room was there. The Victorian shoe factory had been abandoned for years, its machines silent and dusty, the shoes for which it was renowned, still waiting for collection by the last of its patrons.

But now gifted young architect, Johnny Carter, has been commissioned to convert the factory into a luxury appartment. Quite by chance, he finds a door at the back of a forgotten storage cupboard. From there stairs lead down to a windowless room with a bare earth floor. In this room are a bed, a chair, an ancient mirror, mottled with age, its silver frame blackened and tarnished -- and hanging from one of its corners, a pair of exquisite, high-heeled green shoes, suspended by a green velvet ribbon.

From the very moment he discovers it, Johnny begins to be affected by the malign atmosphere in the room and soon he and his new partner, photographer Ophelia Gray, are drawn into a terrifying web of hallucination and obsession. Neither of them can understand what is happening -- but each becomes determined to get to the bottom of whatever secrets lie concealed in the room.

This dangerous path leads back to the woman known as the Queen of Death -- Catherine de Medici -- and a four-centuries-old curse. Its terrifying power has accounted for a chain of deaths already. How can Johnny and Ophelia break it, before it engulfs them, too?

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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Medici Mirror
Author(s): Melissa Bailey
ISBN: 0-09-958072-1 / 978-0-09-958072-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Medici Mirror
Author(s): Melissa Bailey
Publisher: Preface Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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