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Book cover ofWinter of despair
  • Author: Cora HARRISON
  • Publisher: Severn House
  • Published: 2019
  • Description: Hardback, Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9780727889126
  • Ref: 13386
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A First World Edition hardback with a stated ‘This First World Edition published 2019 in Great Britain’. Read once very carefully. Pictorial boards. The dust jacket is complete but un-priced. This is the norm now for books published by Severn House.

The second Gaslight mystery featuring Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.

Synopsis: “November 1855.  Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut.  Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting entitled A Winter of Despair.

On closer examination, Wilkie realises he recognises the victim, for he had been due to dine with him that very evening.  The dead man is Edwin Milton-Hayes, an artist friend of Wilkie’s brother Charley.  But what is the significance of the strange series of paint Milton-Hayes had been working on when he died?  And why is Charley acting so strangely?

With his own brother under suspicion of murder, Wilkie Collins and his friend Charles Dickens set out to uncover the truth.”