17 februari 2012


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 formidable lawyer Edward Tulkinghorn has powerful clients to protect, and a deadly secret to hide. Only that secret is now under threat from a shadowy and unseen adversary - an adversary who must be tracked down at all costs, before it's too late. Who better for such a task than young Charles Maddox? Unfairly dismissed from the police force, 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 as he soon discovers, nothing here is what it seems. An assignment that starts with anonymous letters leads soon to a brutal murder, as the investigation lures Charles ever deeper into the terrible darkness Tulkinghorn will stop at nothing to conceal.

Inspired by Charles Dickens' masterpiece "Bleak House", "Tom-All-Alone's" is a new and gripping Victorian murder mystery which immerses the reader in a grim London underworld that Dickens could only hint at - a world in which girls as young as ten work the night as prostitutes, unwanted babies are ruthlessly disposed of, and those who threaten the rank and reputations of great men are eliminated at once, and without remorse.

Inte nog med att den lät grymt spännande, den är jäkligt snygg också! ;)

4 kommentarer:

Hellre barfota än boklös sa...

Nämen... Åh! Jag bara måste klicka hem den... tror jag. Blir svårt att motstå i alla fall. Nu kommer jag har ångest resten av kvällen. ;-)

Martina sa...

Åh, förlåt. =)

Eli sa...

Åh herregud vilket måste! Verkar påminna lite om Drood av Dan Simmons. Fantastisk bok!

Helena (Dark Places) sa...

Yes please! :D