The Five Gates of Hell

The Five Gates of Hell

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There was a sailor's graveyard in Moon Beach. This was where the funeral business first started. Rumour had it that the witch's fingers used to reach out and sink ships. But there hadn't been a wreck for years, and all the funeral parlours had moved more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 310g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Re-issue
  • 0747536937
  • 9780747536932
  • 998,254

About Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson is the author of seven novels. His books have been shortlisted for various awards including the Writer's Guild Fiction Prize for Air and Fire and the Guardian Prize for Fiction. He lives in more

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'A chilling, fabulous mirror on reality ... An involving and inventive book full of beautiful writing. It has the momentum of a thriller harnessed to the substance of a modern classic' Scotland on Sunday 'A sophisticated storyteller and portrayer of character, who writes in rhythmic prose enriched with original imagery' Sunday Times 'Astonishing ... The novel is filled with colourful eccentrics and unworldly happenings, quirky characters and supernatural undercurrents ... Exceptionally well-written' Times Literary Supplement 'Seethes with originality ... An ingenious, sardonic and seductive roman noir' New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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285 ratings
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4 36% (104)
3 24% (69)
2 8% (23)
1 4% (10)
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