About this book
Madness, greed, love, obsession, Machiavellian plotting and a great train robbery in a captivating Victorian mystery. 'Never loses its grip...clever and intricate ...Conan Doyle, Dickens and Wilkie Collins knew how to do it, and Taylor has learned his lesson well' Susan Hill, "Guardian"
August 1863. Henry Ireland, a failed landowner, dies unexpectedly in a riding accident, and his young widow disappears. Three years later his friend James Dixey, a celebrated naturalist, is found dead on his grounds with his throat torn out. Are these deaths connected? What has happened to Mrs Ireland?