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Bleeding Heart Square

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FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME & THRILLERS SINCE 1945

Bleeding Heart Square is a tense historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Ashes of London

1934, London

Into the decaying cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square steps aristocratic Lydia Langstone fleeing an abusive marriage. However, unknown to Lydia, a dark mystery haunts Bleeding Heart Square. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle-aged spinster who owns the house and who vanished four years earlier? Why is a seedy plain-clothes policeman obsessively watching the square? What is making struggling journalist Rory Wentwood so desperate to contact Miss Penhow?

And why are parcels of rotting hearts being sent to Joseph Serridge, the last person to see Miss Penhow alive?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 341g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141018615
  • 9780141018614
  • 85,352

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There are echoes of Agatha Christie in the complex plot set in 1934, but Taylor's portrait of desperate lives is infused with a sharp sense of class and politics as British society fractures under the threat of a world war The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945
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The period atmosphere, as in all Taylor's work, is flawless. He simply gets better and better * Daily Telegraph * Taylor is the modern master of a very Dickensian underworld... A sense of brooding evil pervades the complex plot, handled with great assurance * Independent * There are echoes of Agatha Christie in the complex plot set in 1934, but Taylor's portrait of desperate lives is infused with a sharp sense of class and politics as British society fractures under the threat of a world war * The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945 *
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About Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, and The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club Choice.
He has won many awards, including the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger.
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1,279 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (522)
3 30% (386)
2 9% (113)
1 3% (42)
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