Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery by E. S. Thomson

By E. S. Thomson

The lips were darned closed with six lengthy, black, stitches. Clumsily completed, they gave the face a crude deaths-head visual appeal, like a kid's drawing scrawled upon a wall . . .

1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, primary health practitioner to the insane, is located lifeless, his head bashed in, his ears bring to a halt, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their consciousness in the direction of Angel Meadow's inmates, yet to Jem Flockhart and may Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, instead of of insanity.

To observe the reality Jem and should needs to pursue the tale during the darkest corners of town - from the depths of a infamous rookery, to the sordid rooms of London's brothels, the gallows, the graveyard, the convict fleet after which again to the asylum. In a global the place guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, insanity and cause, are bounded by means of hypocrisy, ambition and betrayal, Jem and may quickly locate themselves stuck up in an internet of darkish secrets and techniques and hidden identities.

'Following on from the occasions of acclaimed debut Beloved Poison, Dark Asylum vividly portrays the Gothic horror and questionable technology of Victorian psychological asylums in chilling element. Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S. Thomson has written a fancy, harrowing and hugely stress-free story' - Daily Express

'Here's a story of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a chilly winter's evening' - Evening Telegraph

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