Monday, April 16, 2012

The Kindness of Strangers

They don't sign the notices over at Kirkus Reviews, so I don't know how better to attribute this one...

"Monsters, actual and metaphorical, are at the heart of this superbly crafted thriller.

Gallagher has been called a horror writer, a fantasy writer, a non-fantasy writer, a writer for big screens and smaller ones, a writer whose considerable talent has enabled him to slip in and out of genres precisely as if those tidy little boxes didn’t exist—as indeed they don’t for his character-driven books. In this one, Sebastian Becker (The Kingdom of Bones, 2007, etc.), his fast-track career abruptly derailed, contemplates an uncertain future. Now that the Pinkertons have sent him packing, he faces 1912 back in his native England, employed as the special investigator to the Masters of Lunacy... Gallagher loves character development but respects plotting enough to give it full measure. The result is that rare beast, a literary page-turner."

Read the complete starred review here.

The Bedlam Detective
is out in hardcover and now available as an eBook for the Kindle, the Nook, and in these other formats.

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