The Amber Maze
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The Amber Maze

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While staying in a Dorset cottage, Hugh Mullion finds a mysterious key down the side of an antique chair. No one can say how long the key has been there or what it opens. Hugh's search for answers will unlock the secrets of the troubled life of a talented artist, destined to be hailed a neglected genius fifty years too late. And no secret is darker than that of The Amber Maze, from whose malign influence he never escaped. The trail takes Hugh from Edwardian Oxfordshire to 1960s Camden Town, where the ghosts of the past are finally laid to rest. Delicately crafted noir fiction at its best.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 222g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0955506751
  • 9780955506758
  • 1,085,890

Review quote

"Cleverly plotted and paced. it's a mystery that unlocks the secrets of the past by illuminating and revealing real people with real trials and tribulations. A gentle and elegant dissection, delicately done. A nicely drawn and engaging noirish novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it." (The Bookbag); "A quietly compelling read which is as much about the journey of discovery as the actual mystery contained within. Following on ten years after The Blue Book Hugh Mullion discovers a key down the side of a chair cushion and begins to search for answers. A maze sits centre stage, oppressive, dominating, yet reflected beautifully in the art surrounding it. The Amber Maze sits as a standalone short novel and you certainly don't have to have read Hugh's previous adventure to start here. Christopher Bowden encourages a simple, almost diary like feel to bring to life the past, as Hugh unravels the mystery in the present. The Amber Maze is a considered, intriguing mystery which unfolds at a gentle pace." Lovereading)
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About Christopher Bowden

Christopher Bowden lives in south London. His five previous novels are The Red House, The Blue Book, The Yellow Room, The Green Door and The Purple Shadow.
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Rating details

15 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 67% (10)
3 27% (4)
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