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The Darwin Affair

By: Mason, Tim

1643750461 / 9781643750460
Paperback / softback
Published 01/06/2020
140 x 210 mm 400 pages
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';Intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting, The Darwin Affair is breathtaking from start to stop.' The Wall Street Journal

Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019an edge-of-your-seat Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication On the Origin of Species sets off a string of unspeakable crimes.

London, June 1860: When anassassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief isgruesomelymurdered moments laterand only a block awayChief DetectiveInspector Charles Field quickly surmises thatthese crimes are connected to aneven more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Are thoseclosestto the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnessesdescribe as having lifeless, coal-blackeyes?

Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shockingconspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin'scontroversialOnthe Origin of Speciessets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, andthe pursuit of amadman named the Chorister. As the investigationtakes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to thehallowed halls ofOxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates.And as he edgescloser to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that weremeant to remain forever hidden.
Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.


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