Lynn Shepherd has just published her latest Charles Maddox book, A Fatal Likeness. The book is available now. Here are cover art and synopsis.
Award-winning author Lynn Shepherd mesmerized readers last year with her Victorian-era literary masterpiece, The Solitary House, introducing readers to Charles Maddox, a brilliant private detective located in the heart of Dickensian London. This summer, the skillful investigator returns in Shepherd’s latest literary thriller, A FATAL LIKENESS (A Delacorte Press Hardcover; On Sale August 20, 2013) where he finds himself ensnared in a web of mystery centering on one of literature’s greatest creations, Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein.
When his great-uncle, one of London’s most well-respected detectives, mysteriously falls ill, it’s up to Charles Maddox to pick up the mantle and investigate a case involving the son of celebrated poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his famous widow, Mary Shelley. Shelley’s son believes rare family papers have fallen into the wrong hands, and he’s tasked Maddox with finding and acquiring them. But the deeper he probes, the more disturbing the investigation becomes, leading Maddox into the blackest reaches of one of literature’s most fascinating mysteries.
A master wordsmith, Shepherd captures the essence of the Victorian atmosphere with keen precision and eye-opening historical revelations in this brilliant, darkly magnetic tale of love and madness.