Frog Music

3.13 based on 16001 ratings & 2653 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 27.03.2014
ISBN: 9781447249757
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Frog Music is an atmospheric and gripping novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, adapted as a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City.

Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest.

When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead.

Inspired by a true unsolved crime, Frog Music, a New York Times bestseller, is a dark and compelling story of intrigue and murder.

In the media

This is another smart and finely wrought consideration of parenthood, further proof of Donoghue's significant skill as an author
Observer
Lively, entertaining and well-written
Evening Standard
The novel is brilliant as historical fiction and crime thriller... it succeeds best when showing the everyday things that don't change with time
Independent on Sunday