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Instruments of Darkness

Instruments of Darkness

A rich and thrilling historical novel of secrets and lies

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ISBN 9780755348411
Barcode 9780755348411
Published 1 May 2010 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
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ISBN-13 9780755348411
ISBN-10 0755348419
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication Date 1 May 2010
International Publication Date 1 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
Category Fiction
Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 186906

Description of this Book

Daphne du Maurier meets CSI in this exhilarating debut Thornleigh Hall, seat of the Earl of Sussex, dominates its surroundings. Its heir is missing, and the once vigorous family is reduced to a cripple, his whore and his alcoholic second son, but its power endures. Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt the Hall's menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgement; he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society's expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned. His death will lead back to Sussex, and an explosive secret that has already destroyed one family and threatens many others.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '[An] extremely impressive debut...told by Robertson with great panache' -- The Times 'Poetic, enchanting, and chillingly memorable. Imogen Robertson is an exquisite writer, and this is an extraordinary novel' -- Tess Gerritsen
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Imogen Robertson is a TV, film and radio director. She studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directs the hit Cbeebies show Numberjacks for TV and radio, for which she won an RTS award in 2006. She also writes and reviews poetry and was commended in The National Poetry Competition 2005. She won the Telegraph s First thousand words of a novel competition in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness.

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