All the Perils of This Night

All the Perils of This Night

by Elizabeth Cunningham


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When young Katherine vanishes without a trace while visiting relatives in London, her godmother's strange, often terrifying dreams may be the only clues that can save her. Katherine has been abducted and forced into sexual slavery in a highly exclusive gentleman's club whose powerful members will stop at nothing to protect their sometimes lethal secrets.

In their increasingly perilous quest to find her, all the adults in Katherine's life must confront the secrets they keep, even-or especially-from themselves. Keeper of the most terrible of all, Katherine finds a lifeline in her voice, singing psalms and Lady Soul with equal virtuosity and passion.

From the racial tensions of 1960s America to the seamy underbelly of London, All the Perils of This Night offers a vivid flashback of a tumultuous era and a window into a surprising and magical reality. With a Dickensian mastery of character and plot, Cunningham sounds timeless and timely themes-innocence and loss, guilt and redemption, slavery and liberation, and love across racial and gender boundaries. Best known for her award-winning series The Maeve Chronicles, Cunningham outdoes herself with All the Perils of this Night, deftly combining psychological complexity, humor, mysticism, and social realism in this riveting thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944190156
Publisher: Imagination Fury Arts
Publication date: 08/07/2020
Pages: 460
Sales rank: 713,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Cunningham is the descendant of generations of Episcopal priests. She grew up hearing rich (sometimes terrifying) liturgical and biblical language. She was also an avid reader of fairytales and fantasy novels. She was happiest in the enchanted wood of the overgrown estate next door to the church. Her religious background, the magic of fairytales, and the numinous experience of nature continue to inform her work.

Cunningham is best known for The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen. She also recorded MaevenSong, an album of original music from The Maeve Chronicles. She is the author and illustrator of The Book of Madge, a graphic novel, and the source of The Maeve Chronicles.

Her earlier novels include The Wild Mother, The Return of the Goddess, both re-released in 25th anniversary editions, as well as How to Spin Gold. She is the author of four collections of poems Small Bird; Wild Mercy; So Ecstasy Can Find You and Tell Me the Story Again.

Murder at the Rummage Sale is her debut mystery novel. All the Perils of this Night a stand-alone thriller, as well as a sequel, is forthcoming in August 2020.

She is currently at work on a new novel that brings her back to the realm of fairytale.

Cunningham lives in the valley of the Mahicantuck, the river that flows both ways, home to the Lenape and the Mahican among other first nations peoples. She loves to hike, garden, nap with her cat, and practice Tai Chi Chuan. She is passionate about the preservation and restoration of her region and the planet. She supports an end to reliance on fossil fuels.

In addition to writing, Cunningham is in private practice as a counselor. She is a fellow emeritus of Black Earth Institute and writes regularly for Feminism and Religion blogsite. The mother of grown children, she lives with her husband, Douglas Smyth, and her cat.

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