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Season of Darkness

#1 Gaslight Mysteries

Cora Harrison



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Severn House Publishers Ltd
01 April 2021
Introducing Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins as an unusual detective duo in the first of a brand-new Victorian mystery series.

When Inspector Field shows his friend Charles Dickens the body of a young woman dragged from the River Thames, he cannot have foreseen that the famous author would immediately recognize the victim as Isabella Gordon, a housemaid he had tried to help through his charity. Nor that Dickens and his fellow writer Wilkie Collins would determine to find out who killed her.

Who was Isabella blackmailing, and why? Led on by fragments of a journal discovered by Isabella's friend Sesina, the two men track the murdered girl's journeys from Greenwich to Snow Hill, from Smithfield Market to St Bartholomews, and put their wits to work on uncovering her past.

But what does Sesina know that she's choosing not to tell them? And is she doomed to follow in the footsteps of the unfortunate Isabella .?
By:   Cora Harrison
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781780295961
ISBN 10:   1780295960
Series:   A Gaslight Mystery
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cora Harrison turned to writing historical fiction after she retired from teaching to live on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland. As well as the Gaslight Mysteries, she is the author of the Reverend Mother Mysteries, and the 'Mara' series of Celtic mysteries, set in 16th-century Ireland.

Reviews for Season of Darkness (#1 Gaslight Mysteries)

A surprising conclusion, coupled with vivid characters, authentic period details, and a constantly zigzagging plot, makes this a good choice for fans of historical murder mysteries * <b>Booklist</b> * The real triumph is Harrison's Dickens: sublimely conceited, short-tempered, self-dramatizing, often bombastic, and perfectly matched with the infinitely less self-assured Collins * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> *

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