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American Boy

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‘Hugely entertaining, beguiling and atmospheric’ Observer (Books of the Year)

'A wonderful book, richly composed and beautifully written, an enthralling read from start to finish' The Times (Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade)

'Creates an atmosphere close to Sarah Waters' Fingersmith … Deeply absorbing and beautifully written' Independent

'A most artful and delightful book, that will both amuse and chill, and it will have you desperate to search out a quiet corner to continue your acquaintance with it' Daily Telegraph (Books of the Year)

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In 1819 two Americans arrive in London. A man is found dead and mutilated on a building site. A heiress flirts with her inferiors. A poor schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before it destroys him. Les mer

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In 1819 two Americans arrive in London. A man is found dead and mutilated on a building site. A heiress flirts with her inferiors. A poor schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before it destroys him. At the centre of the mystery is a young Edgar Allan Poe.

Detaljer

Forlag
HarperCollins
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780007109609
Utgivelsesår
2004
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2003 and CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2003.

Om forfatteren

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of novels, including the Dougal and Lydmouth crime series, the historical thrillers Bleeding Heart Square and The Anatomy of Ghosts, the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and The American Boy, his No. 1 bestselling historical novel which was a 2005
Richard & Judy Book Club choice.


He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it twice) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing. He also writes for the Spectator.


He lives with his wife Caroline in the Forest of Dean.

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«

‘Hugely entertaining, beguiling and atmospheric’ Observer (Books of the Year)

'A wonderful book, richly composed and beautifully written, an enthralling read from start to finish' The Times (Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade)

'Creates an atmosphere close to Sarah Waters' Fingersmith … Deeply absorbing and beautifully written' Independent

'A most artful and delightful book, that will both amuse and chill, and it will have you desperate to search out a quiet corner to continue your acquaintance with it' Daily Telegraph (Books of the Year)

»

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