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Dark Asylum

(2017)
(The second book in the Jem Flockhart series)
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The lips had been darned closed with six long, black, stitches. Clumsily executed, they gave the face a crude deaths-head appearance, like a child's drawing scrawled upon a wall . . .1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, principal physician to the insane, is found dead, his head bashed in, his ears cut off, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their attention towards Angel Meadow's inmates, but to Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, rather than of madness. To discover the truth Jem and Will must pursue the story through the darkest corners of the city - from the depths of a notorious rookery, to the sordid rooms of London's brothels, the gallows, the graveyard, the convict fleet and then back to the asylum. In a world where guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, madness and reason, are bounded by hypocrisy, ambition and betrayal, Jem and Will soon find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities.'Following on from the events of acclaimed debut Beloved Poison, Dark Asylum vividly portrays the Gothic horror and questionable science of Victorian mental asylums in chilling detail. Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S. Thomson has written a complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable tale' - Daily Express'Here's a tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' - Evening Telegraph

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2231-3 / 978-1-4721-2231-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Novel
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-68177-539-5 / 978-1-68177-539-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2230-5 / 978-1-4721-2230-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery
Author(s): E S Thomson
ISBN: 1-4721-2232-1 / 978-1-4721-2232-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Novel
Author(s): E S Thomson
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery
Author(s): E S Thomson
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery
Author(s): E S Thomson
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


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