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Daughters of Night - Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Daughters of Night - Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Title: Daughters of Night

Author:  Laura Shepherd-Robinson

ISBN:  9781509880829

Weight:  990 g

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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

From the pleasure palaces and gin-shops of Covent Garden to the elegant townhouses of Mayfair, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham as she seeks justice for a murdered woman whom London society would rather forget…

London, 1782.  Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline ‘Caro’ Corsham is already in a state of anxiety when she finds a well-dressed woman mortally wounded in the bowers of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  The Bow Street constables are swift to act, until they discover that the deceased woman was a highly paid prostitute, at which point they cease to care entirely.  But Caro has motives of her own for wanting to see justice done, and so sets out to solve the crime herself.  Enlisting the help of thieftaker Peregrine Child, their inquiry delves into the hidden corners of Georgian society, a world of artifice, deception and secret lives.

But with many gentlemen refusing to speak about their dealings with the dead woman, and Caro’s own reputation under threat, finding the killer will be harder, and more treacherous, than she can know…

Peer & Press Reviews

Come for the clever mystery, stay reading late into the night for the vivid, tender portrayal of a world where women are bought, sold and abused, yet fight to retain their vim and dignity.  I would gamble what’s left of my virtue on Daughters of Night being the best historical crime novel I will read this year.

Antonia Senior, Times

Top-drawer historical fiction meets compulsive, just-one-more-chapter crime.

Caz Frear, author of Shed No Tears

Shepherd-Robinson’s ingenious plotting, eagle eye for detail and evocative prose picked me up and dropped me in the underbelly of Georgian London.  Like all the best historical fiction it makes the reader think as much about the way we live now as then.

Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Daughters of Night
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award 2022 – shortlist

CWA Gold Dagger 2022 – longlist

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Mantle
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509880829
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 559
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 160 x 53mm
Packed weight 1.235kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Adrian Scottow
Design Ami Smithson, Mantle Art Department
Jacket images St. James’s Square / Ackermann Print / Mary Evans Picture Library
Gates: Lee Avison / Trevillion Images
Birds: Shutterstock
Endpapers National Gallery of Art, Washington / akg-images (Vauxhall Gardens)
Map artwork Neil Gower

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