Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge
'A gripping adventure story . . . I loved it' - Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
'Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours' - Emilia Hart, author of Weyward
London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.
Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.
When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.
It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .
'Brilliant! Stuffed with adventure' - Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
'Spellbinding . . . Victorian gothic at its very very best' - Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora
This is escapist fiction at its best. Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours
Emilia Hart, author of Weyward
Brilliant! Every page is stuffed with adventure . . . A joyous, propulsive piece of writing from a truly talented writer
Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Thrilling, heartfelt and utterly compulsive — a gripping adventure story and an intelligent, richly textured portrait of a moment in history . . . I loved it
Emma Stonex, bestselling author The Lamplighters