Thursday, 10 May 2018


RELEASE DATE:  22/03/18
PUBLISHER:  Mulholland Books

Two men seeking the bones of a martyr stumble upon the crimes of a devil in the stunning historical crime novel by bestselling author David Mark.
Hull, 1849: a city in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload.
Into this world of flame and grief comes former soldier Meshach Stone. He's been hired as bodyguard by an academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire.
Stone can't see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them. Then a woman he briefly loved is killed. As he investigates, he realizes that she is one of many... and that some deaths cry out for vengeance.

As a reader and fan of historical crime, I love to be presented something that is not only deliciously dark but also works well for the time period into which its set.  Here within this title is a tale that whilst featuring murder for me is a story about the principle character as we get to see the human side of them.  He's got foibles, he's got a past that in ways he trying to atone for and of course with the way that the plots written, it leaves you guessing as to whom the villain of the piece is.

All round a cracking read and one that I got a  hell of a lot from as I loved walking side by side with not only the principle character but treading the streets of the past in a city I have visited.  Cracking.

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