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The Blood - 9781472126573

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  • Product code: BOJDW
  • ISBN: 9781472126573
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.6cm x 24.2cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish date: 05/04/2018

The Blood (Hardback)

The Blood - 9781472126573

ES Thomson


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I knew the smell of death well enough. But here the sweetness of decay was tainted with something else, something new and different. It was a curious, moist smell; a smell that spoke of the ooze and slap of water, of gurgling wet spaces and the sticky, yielding mud of low-tide... Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe beneath a veneer of medical respectability. On shore, a young woman, a known prostitute, is found drowned in a derelict boatyard. A man leaps to his death into the Thames, driven mad by poison and fear. The events are linked - but how? Courting danger in the opium dens and brothels of the waterfront, certain that the Blood lies at the heart of the puzzle, Jem and Will embark on a quest to uncover the truth. In a hunt that takes them from the dissecting tables of a private anatomy school to the squalor of the dock-side mortuary, they find themselves involved in a dark and terrible mystery. Praise for E.S. Thomson: 'Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S. Thomson has written a complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable tale' - Daily Express 'Here's a tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' - Evening Telegraph 'Jem Flockhart's London is vivid, pungent and perilous. The Blood takes you to places you will love to picture but be grateful you can't smell' - Chris Brookmyre 'E. S. Thompson's Jem Flockhart books are the best I've read in years. Jem is just my kind of heroine: scarred, smart, complex, and unapologetically queer' - Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers 'Jem Flockhart is a marvel. Cautious yet daring, a pursuer of the truth yet steeped in deceit herself, she is the best kind of detective - flawed, clever, conflicted, principled and determined to get to the bottom of whatever mystery comes her way. This vivid journey into the dark side of the human soul is a thoroughly engrossing tale' - Mary Paulson Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker

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Product Details

  • Product code: BOJDW
  • ISBN: 9781472126573
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.6cm x 24.2cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish date: 05/04/2018

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