&;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 2019&;an 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 an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later&;and only a block away&;Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin&;s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?
Soon, Field&;s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin&;s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant 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.
An ingenious mystery/thriller set in the mid-1800s in London, blending fictional characters and events with real characters, and featuring a detective intent on stopping a ruthless killer who has threatened the life of Queen Victoria.
Baker & Taylor Unsettling connections between an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria and the gruesome murder of a petty thief lead Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field to a shocking conspiracy related to the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Baker & Taylor Unsettling connections between an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria and the gruesome murder of a petty thief lead Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field to a shocking conspiracy related to the publication of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species."