A dark and clever satire set in Edinburgh from the author of the highly-acclaimed The Pied Piper’s Poison.
Mediocre PR consultant Charles Kidd might just have found his meal ticket. With brilliant, charming new client Peter Dexter’s plans for the ultimate fringe spectacular at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, it would appear that Charles finally has the chance to be somebody, to make a splash.
But in a city whose murky past is filled with graverobbers, mad, murderous scientists, charlatans and showmen, this particular image consultant would do well to look past the sheen of his new star customer, beyond a polished performance which cloaks a more sinister, manipulative purpose…
With consummate skill, Christopher Wallace weaves a tale full of invention, ambiguity, unease and menace.
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Praise for The Pied Piper’s Poison:
‘Quite simply stunning.’
Brian Davis, Time Out
‘This young Edinburgh-based writer is the first discovery of the New Year. A superbly imagined, expertly executed two-stream historical novel, linking early Cold War Europe with the horrific legacy of the Thirty Years War.’
‘A grainy, honest attempt to probe those dark areas we give novelists sanction to investigate. As such, it is both highly ambitious and stunningly successful.’
Peter Whittaker, Independent
'It's 1829 and Edinburgh's dead are disappearing at an alarming rate. The professionals can rob a grave and leave it looking undisturbed in under an hour. Among those they supply is Dr Alexander Brodie, a genius inventor and medical showman, who has somehow invented a metal cylinder capable of extracting and storing the human soul…In 1999, the cylinder itself turns up in the hands of the mysterious Peter Dexter as he waves it aloft during a press conference for his forthcoming art installation and Edinburgh fringe theatre show. Full of show stopping scenes, this wicked piece of anti-PR for Edinburgh and its festival turns out to be as good at manipulating emotions as the characters within it.'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'A spicy mixture of Edinburgh's sinister past with the manic chaos of the Festival.'
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
'Graveyards, drink, drugs…'The Resurrection Club' is an extremely strange book, but Wallace lays on enough pyrotechnics to keep you gripped to the very end.'
HAM AND HIGH
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