A Mask of Shadows

Oscar De Muriel (Author)
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Description


But before the darlings of London theater--Henry Irving and Ellen Terry--take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage, terror treads the boards: A grisly message is found smeared across the cobbles in blood, foretelling someone's demise.

As the bloody prophecies continue to come to fruition, Edinburgh's own beloved pair of detectives--"Nine-Nails" McGray and Inspector Ian Frey--enter the scene. Frey scoffs at what he believes is a blatant publicity stunt, while McGray is convinced that the supernatural must be at play.

As they scrutinize the key players, they discover that Irving, Terry, and their peculiar, preoccupied assistant, Bram Stoker, all have reasons to kill, or be killed. But one thing is clear: by occult curse or human hand, death will take a bow the night the curtain rises.

Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
June 05, 2018
Pages
496
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.9 X 8.9 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781681777542

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About the Author

Oscar de Muriel is a violinist, translator, and chemist--and the author of three other novels in this popular series, The Strings of Murder, A Fever of the Blood, and A Mask of Shadows. He lives in England.

Reviews

This entertaining novel combines melodrama with the unhappiness of life backstage.
A tour-de-force. Provides lots of creepy fun.
The grime and splendor of Victorian Edinburgh is on display, along with entertaining tidbits about theater history and lore about the curse of the "Scottish Play." The two detectives are fascinating foils for one another and highlight the extreme class differences of the time through their contentious but affectionate relationship. a satisfying stand-alone adventure for any historical novel fan.