This riveting new detective novel evokes a spellbinding concoction of crime, history, and horrorperfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.D. James.
New Year's Day, 1889.
In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey.
Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patienta girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hillhome of the Lancashire witcheswhere unimaginable danger awaits.
About the Author
Oscar de Murielis a violinist, translator, and chemistand the author of three other novels in this popular series, The Strings of Murder, A Fever of the Blood, and A Mask of Shadows. He lives in England.