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Theft of Life

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Review (22 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755390156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755390151
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.3 x 24 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
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[A] gripping blend of the Georgian gothic and the forensic thriller (Independent)

A true force in historical fiction (Daily Mail)

The pleasure lies in the steady unfurling of a period crime series (1871) that doesn't rely on declamatory villains and rhubarbing local colour (Christopher Fowler)

Stylish, enigmatic and wonderfully atmospheric. It's a story of secrecy and shame, reason and passion, that resonates long after you reach the final page (Francis Wheen)

Deliciously chilling and dangerous. The plot and characters are absolutely mesmerising, drawing you in to their world like the opium itself (Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars)

The Paris Winter is in another class altogether... The vivid description of life in the Belle ?poque - whether of the rich upper classes and their servants; or students, artists and members of the Parisian underworld - the plausible plot, and a sensitive understanding of art and artists make this a fascinating novel that I read in a single sitting and admired greatly (Literary Review)

About the Author

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph's 'First thousand words of a novel competition' in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Crowther and Westeman take on horrors of slavery
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent mystery with well-done twists and a suspenseful climax. A remarkable book and one which should be read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great adventure with Westerman and Crowther; keep them coming!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This entry covers slavery in Britain in a wonderful way. Our crime solving duo is in London ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... knows how to write and Theft of Life doesn't disappoint. The author creates a strong sense of mystery ...
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