Daughters of Night | Highly Recommended

Laura Shepherd-Robinson

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This book comes highly recommended by Jules Button – Bookseller and owner of Woodbridge Emporium

From the best selling author of Blood & Sugar, Daughters of Night is a chilling, evocative murder mystery set in the glimmering townhouses and dark alleyways of Georgian London. Historical murder mystery at its best!

‘This is right up there with the best of C. J. Sansom and Andrew Taylor’ — Amanda Craig

‘Top-drawer historical fiction meets compulsive, just-one-more-chapter crime’ — Caz Frear

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 . . .

Lucia’s fingers found her own. She gazed at Caro as if from a distance. Her lips parted, her words a whisper: ‘He knows.’

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 thief-taker 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 . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509880829
Number of pages: 592
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

MEDIA REVIEWS

Here’s one where the pages turn all by themselves and the plot doesn’t let you go — Diane Setterfield, author of Once Upon a River

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

A dark, fascinating and richly imagined world – brilliantly done! — Ruth Ware, author of One By One and In a Dark, Dark Wood

Rich in historical detail, impeccably plotted . . . Laura Shepherd-Robinson really is the queen of the historical crime novel — C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

Deft characterization, wonderful writing and great pace . . . Laura Shepherd-Robinson is a big talent — Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen and Twisted

A very satisfying whodunnit . . . The twists and turns were masterful — James Oswald, author of the Inspector MacLean series

Shepherd-Robinson’s second offering is without doubt even better than her award-winning debut . . . Every page is a joy to read – this deserves to sweep all before it in the end-of-year book awards — David Young, author of Stasi Child

I absolutely loved it. Laura reimagines an eighteenth-century London with seemingly effortless clarity – I read it in a permanent state of rapture, covered in goosebumps. If you want to be lost and thrilled by another world, then this is the book for you — Emily Elgar, author of Grace Is Gone

Laura Shepherd-Robinson has written a story that is not only a page-turner of a thriller but, to an extent unusual in historical novels, where you feel you really are listening to a voice from the eighteenth century — C. J. Sansom, bestselling author of Tombland on Blood & Sugar

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Dimensions 153 mm
ISBN-13

9781509880829

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Imprint

Mantle

Date of Publication

18 Feb 2021

By (author)

Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Pages

592

Format

Hardback