The Blood : What secrets lie aboard?, Hardback Book

The Blood : What secrets lie aboard? Hardback

Part of the Jem Flockhart series


'Love evocative descriptions of Victorian London and brilliant plotting?

Then grab a copy of this!' Rebecca Griffiths, author of The Primrose PathI knew the smell of death well enough.

But here the sweetness of decay was tainted with something else, something new and different.

It was a curious, moist smell; a smell that spoke of the ooze and slap of water, of gurgling wet spaces and the sticky, yielding mud of low-tide... Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe beneath a veneer of medical respectability.

On shore, a young woman, a known prostitute, is found drowned in a derelict boatyard.

A man leaps to his death into the Thames, driven mad by poison and fear.

The events are linked - but how? Courting danger in the opium dens and brothels of the waterfront, certain that the Blood lies at the heart of the puzzle, Jem and Will embark on a quest to uncover the truth.

In a hunt that takes them from the dissecting tables of a private anatomy school to the squalor of the dock-side mortuary, they find themselves involved in a dark and terrible mystery. x x xPraise for E.S. Thomson'Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S.

Thomson has written a complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable tale' - Daily Express'Here's a tale of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a cold winter's night' - Evening Telegraph'Jem Flockhart's London is vivid, pungent and perilous.

The Blood takes you to places you will love to picture but be grateful you can't smell' - Chris Brookmyre'E.

S. Thompson's Jem Flockhart books are the best I've read in years.

Jem is just my kind of heroine: scarred, smart, complex, and unapologetically queer' - Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers'Jem Flockhart is a marvel . . . This vivid journey into the dark side of the human soul is a thoroughly engrossing tale' - Mary Paulson Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker'Deliciously dark and vividly atmospheric, menace oozes from every page.

Terrific for lovers of historical noir' - Saga


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781472126573

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