Released on 27 March 2014.

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Frog Music

3.14 based on 17438 ratings & 2836 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

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 true events, Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue, author of the award-winning Room, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: elegant, erotic and witty.

In the media

This is another smart and finely wrought consideration of parenthood, further proof of Donoghue's significant skill as an author
Observer
Emma Donoghue follows her bestseller Room with Frog Music. Set during a smallpox epidemic in San Francisco in 1876 and based on a true story, a burlesque dancer sets out to bring her friend's murderer to justice.
Daily Express
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