Bath must be a very interesting place. Lots of murders and mysteries, some of them very old. Occasionally workers discover a horrible surprise when digging in the ground. This happens in an very old vault and seems cut and dry, old old hand found, murder from Roman times? Except they find also more bones, and they are recent!!
Complicated plot which pulls in Mary Shelley who lived in the house above vault. It was here she wrote Frankenstein's Monster, one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Various rare and priceless items are now showing up in the antique stores that may have belonged to Shelley AND some etchings which can be linked to a very well known artist/poet from that time period. Money, possessions, reason for murder?
What a mess Peter Diamond has to pull together this time. Add a list of crazy characters, an American who is a Shelley scholar, who spots the Blake illustrations for Frankenstein. An equally crazy antique shop owner who has her eye on that prize too.
Another great Peter Diamond mystery
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown (14 January 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316646466
- ISBN-13: 978-0316646468
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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