Frog Music

3.13 based on 16575 ratings & 2729 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

Swift and absorbing
Vogue
This is another smart and finely wrought consideration of parenthood, further proof of Donoghue's significant skill as an author
Observer
Donoghue's first literary crime novel is a departure from her bestselling Room, but it's just as dark and just as gripping as the latter . . . Aside from the obvious whodunit factor, the book is filled with period song lyrics and other historic details, expertly researched and flushed out . . . Donoghue's signature talent for setting tone and mood elevates the book from common cliffhanger to a true chef d'oeuvre.
Publishers Weekly