Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Pook, Lizzie


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Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge is a mysterious, transporting tale about the unbreakable bond of sisterhood, from the author of the critically acclaimed Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter.

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.

Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.

When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

‘Lizzie Pook is a master of suspense. Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge is a lush murder mystery set in 19th century London … An unforgettable, atmospheric thrill ride.’ Adriana Trigiani, author of The Good Left Undone

‘A gripping adventure story . . . I loved it.’ Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters

‘Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours.’ Emilia Hart, author of Weyward

‘This story will keep you turning pages deep into the night.’ Margaret DeRosia, author of Eight Strings

‘Rip-roaring and guillotine sharp – I couldn’t tear myself away.’ Ellory Lloyd, author of The Club
‘Adventurous and beautifully written, I loved the clever, propulsive storytelling and the wealth of historical detail . . . so accomplished, I thoroughly enjoyed it.’ Rosie Andrews, author of The Leviathan

‘Dark, thrilling & completely absorbing, MAUDE is glorious. Lizzie Pook taps into a centuries-long fascination with true crime taking us from the Arctic via gruesome hangings into Madame Tussaud’s. I loved Maude and was rooting for her from the get-go. BRAVO!’ Nikki May, author of Wahala

Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Viking Australia
Publication date: 16/01/2024

ISBN: 9781761043406 Category: