Maude Horton’s glorious revenge

Lizzie Pook


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An exciting and pacey story of a quest for justice in the macabre world of Victorian London, with an intrepid heroine ready to risk it all for her missing sister.

ISBN: 9781529072891 Category:


‘Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours’ – Emilia Hart, author of Weyward

In deepest winter, beware the coldest hearts . . .

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.

Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.

When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

‘Brilliant! Stuffed with adventure’ – Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
‘A gripping adventure story’ – Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
‘Victorian gothic at its very very best’ – Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora

Additional information

Weight 0.442 kg
Dimensions 22.5 × 14.5 × 3.5 cm










Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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