The Pierced Heart

By Lynn Shepherd

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A dark and chilling Gothic crime story, set in Victorian England, and inspired by Bram Stoker's classic.

"Captures some of the best passages and elements of Dracula, while at the same time creating a thrilling and absorbing crime novel”, The Dracula Society.

"Another tour de force with a striking finale from Shepherd," Kirkus (starred review).

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  • The Dracula Society
    Captures some of the best passages and elements of Dracula, while at the same time creating a thrilling and absorbing crime novel.
  • Kirkus (starred review)
    Another tour de force with a striking finale from Shepherd.
  • Crimetime
    For many readers, Lynn Shepherd's tales of the Victorian detective Charles Maddox are among the most rewarding in the genre... This artful romp is a delight from beginning to end

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