A serial killer with all the time in the world...From a stunning new voice in crime fiction.
Stephen Killigan has been cold since the day he arrived in Cambridge. Seven hundred years of history staining the stones of the university have given him a chill he can't shake. Then he stumbles across the body of a missing beauty queen - a body which disappears before the police arrive...
Unwittingly, Killigan has entered the sinister world of Jackamore Grass on a trail that reaches back to seventeenth-century Cambridge. It's a world of cadavers, philosophers and scholars of deadly beauty, a world where a person's corpse can be found before they even go missing, of a city and a person that hold far too many secrets written in blood.
A K Benedict read English at Cambridge and studied creative writing at Sussex. She composed film and television soundtracks, as well as performing as a musician before becoming a full-time writer in 2012. She now writes novels, drama, poetry and short stories, and lives in St Leonards-on-Sea with her dog, Dame Margaret Rutherford. Find out more at www.akbenedict.com or follow her on Twitter @ak_benedict
A perfect mix of mystery, humour and delightfully managed time-travel fantasy.
Written in sinuous, elegant prose with characters that linger in the mind...one of the more interesting debuts this year
A fast-paced page-turner, this is a speculative crime thriller that
travels to the heart of a series of gruesome crimes by way of a city and
person that have far too many secrets written in blood
There is much to admire and intrigue in this debut novel. It crosses over several genres to offer us a speculative thriller, complete with murder-mystery, police investigation, philosophy, the aesthetics of murder, time-travel and magic. It's inventive, haunting and compelling
THE LITTLE READER LIBRARY
[A] well-written, easy to read and compelling thriller