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Tom-All-Alone's (Charles Maddox 2) - Lynn Shepherd

Tom-All-Alone's (Charles Maddox 2) - Lynn Shepherd
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Title: Tom-All-Alone’s

Author:  Lynn Shepherd

ISBN:  9781780331669

Weight:  673g

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Tom-All-Alone’s by Lynn Shepherd

London, 1850.  Fog in the air and filth in the streets, from the rat-infested graveyard of Tom-All-Alone’s to the elegant chambers in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, where the lawyer Edward Tulkinghorn has powerful clients to protect, and a deadly secret he will stop at nothing to conceal.  Only that secret is now under threat from an unseen adversary – one who must be tracked down at all costs, before it’s too late.

Who better for such a task than Charles Maddox?  Unfairly dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, Charles is struggling to establish himself as a private detective.  Only business is slow and his one case a dead end, so when Tulkinghorn offers a handsome price for an apparently simple job Charles is unable to resist.  But nothing, as he soon finds out, is what it seems…

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ masterpiece Bleak House, this novel is a gripping murder mystery set in a grim London underworld Dickens could only hint at – a world where girls of ten work as prostitutes, unwanted babies are ruthlessly disposed of, and those who pose a threat to great men are eliminated without remorse.

Peer & Press Reviews

This ambitious novel is intellectually enthralling, with dark twists at every turn, as murky as the creeping London fogs…  This is a haunting novel that will have you guessing until the last pages, and it is not at all for the faint of heart.  I pondered each subtle hint that led to the dreadful conclusion long after I finished the book.

Historical Novel Society

An intelligent, gripping and beautifully written novel which sparkles with a bibliophilic glee that reminds us that literature should, above all else, be fun

Jacqueline Thompson, The Scotsman

A brilliant and sinister re-make of Bleak House exposing the vicious underworld of Victorian London.  Totally gripping.

John Carey, literary critic

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Tom-All-Alone’s
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Charles Maddox – book 2
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Lined “Tulkinghorn is the Daedalus of this labyrinth, and no-one understands its secrets better than the man who made it”
Dated 21/3/12
Book Stats
Publisher Constable & Robinson
Imprint Corsair
Publication date
ISBN 13 9781780331669
ISBN 10 1780331665
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages 353
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 142 x 28mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover design Leo Nickolls

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