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Tom-All-Alone's

(2012)
(The Solitary House)
(The second book in the Charles Maddox series)
A novel by

 
 
Lynn Shepherd's first acclaimed novel of historical suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the time of Jane Austen. Now, in this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit world of Dickens.
 
London, 1850. Charles Maddox had been an up-and-coming officer for the Metropolitan police until a charge of insubordination abruptly ended his career. Now he works alone, struggling to eke out a living by tracking down criminals. Whenever he needs it, he has the help of his great-uncle Maddox, a legendary "thief taker," a detective as brilliant and intuitive as they come.
 
On Charles's latest case, he'll need all the assistance he can get.
 
To his shock, Charles has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing for a client. Powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wants Charles to - discreetly - find and stop whoever is responsible.
 
But what starts as a simple, open-and-shut case swiftly escalates into something bigger and much darker. As he cascades toward a collision with an unspeakable truth, Charles can only be aided so far by Maddox. The old man shows signs of forgetfulness and anger, symptoms of an age-related ailment that has yet to be named.
 
Intricately plotted and intellectually ambitious, The Solitary House is an ingenious novel that does more than spin an enthralling tale: it plumbs the mysteries of the human mind.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tom-All-Alone's
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 1-4713-1290-9 / 978-1-4713-1290-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Solitary House (Charles Maddox)
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 0-345-53242-2 / 978-0-345-53242-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tom-All-Alone's (Charles Maddox 2)
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 1-78033-166-5 / 978-1-78033-166-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Solitary House: A Novel
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 0-345-53243-0 / 978-0-345-53243-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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June 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: Tom-All-Alone's
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 1-4713-1291-7 / 978-1-4713-1291-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tom-All-Alone's (Charles Maddox 2)
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
ISBN: 1-78033-169-X / 978-1-78033-169-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Solitary House: A Novel (Charles Maddox Book 2)
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tom-All-Alone's (Charles Maddox 2)
Author(s): Lynn Shepherd
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK