Wednesday 1 February 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #4

I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper

The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added...

So what do you need to do to join in?
Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.
Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My #4 Wishlist Wednesday book


Tom -All -Alone's 
aka The Solitary House


 Lynn Shepherd

Published by Constable & Robinson (Corsair)
Publication date:01/02/2012
Book title:Tom-all-alone's
Format:Hardback & e-book

London, 1850. Charles Maddox had been an up-and-coming officer for the Metropolitan police until a charge of insubordination abruptly ended his career. Now he works alone, struggling to eke out a living by tracking down criminals. Whenever he needs it, he has the help of his great-uncle Maddox, a legendary 'thief taker,' a detective as brilliant and intuitive as they come.

On Charles's latest case, he'll need all the assistance he can get.

To his shock, Charles has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing for a client. Powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wants Charles to - discreetly - find and stop whoever is responsible.

But what starts as a simple, open-and-shut case swiftly escalates into something bigger and much darker. As he cascades toward a collision with an unspeakable truth, Charles can only be aided so far by Maddox. The old man shows signs of forgetfulness and anger, symptoms of an age-related ailment that has yet to be named.

Intricately plotted and intellectually ambitious, The Solitary House is an ingenious novel that does more than spin an enthralling tale: it plumbs the mysteries of the human mind.

As this is Charles Dickens' Bicentennial Year - I hope to be able to read Tom-All Alone's alongside Bleak House.

Tom All Alone's was the original working title of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, the author Lynn Shepherd has cleverly used this title as the basis for the UK publication of her book.

The Solitary House was also a working title for Bleak House, and will be the title of the North American Publication of Lynn's book.

Happy Reading.

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