Spitting Gold

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$27.99  $26.03
Atria Books
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Carmella Lowkis grew up in Wiltshire, UK, and has a degree in English literature and creative writing from the University of Warwick, where she was mentored by Sunday Times (London) bestselling author Sarah Moss. After graduating, she worked in libraries before moving into book marketing. Carmella lives in London with her girlfriend. You can follow her on X and Instagram @CarmellaLowkis. Spitting Gold is her first novel.
"A clever, atmospheric and sparkling Gothic debut with compelling characters and brilliant prose. Reminded me of Sarah Waters."--Anna Mazzola, author of The Clockwork Girl
"Carmella Lowkis's confident debut twirls the reader into high society (and low) in a 19th century Paris deliciously recognizable in its modernity. Boasting a twisty plot, seances, sly humor, ghosts, a long con, and lesbians, the heart of the book is the affecting and frustrating relationship between two sisters. I devoured it."--Ally Wilkes, author of All the White Spaces
"A compelling and atmospheric story of sisterhood and female agency, Spitting Gold is an evocative gothic tale where nothing is quite what it seems."--Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora
"Set in rain-soaked 19th century Paris, Spitting Gold is a tale of two sisters and a perfectly paced gothic heist. This world of spiritualist hucksters and scheming aristocrats is brilliantly evoked, and it's a story told with real heart."--Tim Leach, author of The Last King of Lydia
"Twisty, compelling and oh-so-cleverly written, this tale of creepy séances, aristocrats and sisterhood has the same dark glamour as the 19th century Paris it evokes."--Sonia Velton, author of Blackberry and Wild Rose
"All is not what it seems in this lush and twist-filled tale...Spitting Gold is carefully plotted, fully characterized, and incredibly satisfying."-- "CrimeReads"
"Magnificent debut...Lowkis skillfully orchestrates the contentious relationship between Sylvie and Charlotte, each of whom resort to subterfuges and schemes, and pulls off a series of surprising twists that completely change the shape of the story. It's an auspicious first outing from a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lowkis' twisty debut plays with the conventions of the gothic novel in a tale that pits two ambitious sisters against each other... A deliciously convoluted tale of layered deceptions."--Kirkus
"This atmospheric tale has twists, schemes, and surprises that will keep the reader guessing until the last page."--Booklist
"A twisty, Gothic thriller...that has serious Sarah Waters vibes."--Entertainment Weekly