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- ISBN: 9780385544443
- ISBN: 9780525564799
- Physical Description: 336 pages ;
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2021.
"A stunning reimagining of the Jekyll and Hyde ... Read More
- Baker & Taylor
The chief detective of Edinburgh in Victorian Scotland is shocked and appalled when he finds himself at the scene of a grisly murder, with no idea how he got there in this reimagining of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
- Baker & Taylor
"A stunning reimagining of the Jekyll and Hyde story, internationally acclaimed author Craig Russell (The Devil Aspect) introduces Captain Edward Hyde, chief detective of Victorian Edinburgh, as he investigates a gruesome murder that may unmask his own darkest secret"--
- Random House, Inc.
Winner of the 2021 McIlvanney Prize for Best Crime Novel of the Year
From the internationally acclaimed author, a stunning gothic reimagining of the Jekyll and Hyde story in which Captain Edward Hyde, chief detective of Victorian Edinburgh, investigates a gruesome murder that may unmask his own darkest secret
Victorian Edinburgh. Captain Edward Henry Hyde is chief detective for the City of Edinburgh Police; as such, he is responsible for investigating all murders and serious crimes in the city. Hyde is a striking but severe-looking man who provokes unease, and often fear, in those who encounter him. Nevertheless, Edward Hyde is truly a good man ...Â though he wrestles fiercely with his own unique demons.
When Hyde finds himself at the scene of a heinous murder, with no idea of how he got there or the events leading up to the discovery, his alarm is triggered on two levels. First, the crime scene is brutal and involves the Threefold Death, an ancient Celtic rite of sacrifice entangled with dark Scottish spiritual mythology. Second, Hyde's inability to remember any detail of his arrival at the crime scene makes him immediately fret about the secret he keeps from all but his physician: He suffers from a rare form of epilepsy that causes him to lose timeâamnesiac absences where he cannot account for his actionsâand nocturnal seizures that manifest themselves as vivid and lucid dreams.
As Hyde begins his investigation of the murder in a city on edge, he finds himself not only searching for real world clues, but trying to unravel the significance of the imagery in the otherworld of his dreaming. His investigation leads to the very places he fears, but has never fully imagined.
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