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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek

(2017)
The Strange Case Continues
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A sequel to the timeless classic: “Even readers familiar only with the basics of Jekyll and Hyde will enjoy this twisting trek into identity and paranoia” (Booklist).
 
Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr. Henry Jekyll. Only Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor—because Jekyll was Hyde.
 
But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming the estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life . . . and questioning his own sanity.
 
This brilliantly imagined and beautifully written sequel to one of literature’s greatest masterpieces perfectly complements, as well as subverts, Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic classic. And where the original was concerned with the duality of man, the sequel deals with the possibility of identity theft of the most audacious kind. Constantly threading on the blurred lines between reality and fantasy, madness and reason, self-serving delusions and brutal truths, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek honors the original Stevenson with a thrilling new conclusion.
 
“Being a huge fan of the original, I was skeptical about this sequel, but it was clever, gripping, and reverent. Recommended.” —Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus novels
 
“Written with verve and humour, this is an entertaining tale which weaves an ingenious web of mystery and suspense. It is guaranteed to keep the reader hooked till the last page.” —The Independent, 9 Best Scottish Fiction Books
 
“One feels that master storyteller RLS would have smiled with guarded approval at the direction O’Neill had taken his ideas.” —The Herald

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A strange and wondrous tale - beautifully told." - Lin Anderson

"Fiendishly ingenious . . . Robert Louis Stevenson lives again!" - Ronald Frame

"A clever and entertaining sequel that will leave Stevenson fans delighted." - Kevin MacNeil

"Being a huge fan of the original, I was skeptical about this sequel, but it was clever, gripping, and reverent. Recommended." - Ian Rankin

"O'Neill infuses the narrative with suspense and meticulously-researched detail. A gripping novel, every bit as unsettling as Stevenson's original." - Kaite Welsh


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