It was my friend, Bram Stoker, who told me of the legend of the Wanderer a man who made a bargain with the devil himself, trading his soul for forbidden knowledge and eternal life.
Once I would have dismissed such tales as mere fancy but I knew what I had seen. And there is no mind so open as that of desperate man.
A dark Gothic Victorian thriller, The Kingdom of Bones unfolds in a twilight world of music halls, boxing booths, and travelling theatrical shows; and pits a formidable Pinkerton detective against a man who fears more than justice.
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"Only bad thing about his books is that they eventually end. Brilliant." ( Jonny Lee Miller)
"Vividly set in England and America during the booming industrial era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this stylish thriller conjures a perfect demon to symbolize the age and its appetites..." ( The New York Times)
"From its attention-grabbing opening, this period thriller moves back and forth in time to tell a compelling story of a man battling against what he believes to be demonic forces … [Gallagher] is brilliantly successful at evoking the shifting, transient world of travelling theatres and cheap carnivals that provide the backdrop to his twisting tale" ( Sunday Times)
"If thriller-reading were a sin, Stephen Gallagher would be responsible for my ultimate damnation." ( Dean R. Koontz)
A dark Gothic Victorian thriller in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes
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Book Description Ebury Press (Fiction), 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000106086
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Book Description Ebury Press (Fiction), 2012. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Brand new book. Soft Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 126839
Book Description Ebury Press (Fiction), 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 464 pages. 7.80x4.96x1.14 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091950139