The House on Vesper Sands (Large Print / Library Binding)

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The story begins in 1883 London when a young seamstress, locked in a room at the top of a rich patron's home, finishing an elaborate dress, quietly opens a window stands on the sill and jumps head first into the gently falling snow. From there we are drawn into an elaborate conspiracy of a secret cabal with sinister plans. It's up to Scotland Yard Inspector Cutter, who will leave you chuckling at his bon mots and laser sharp intuition and his new sidekick, Gideon Bliss a shy former student at Cambridge who sees and interprets the clues the inspector misses. Together they form a team that is both formidable and hilarious and a force to be reckoned with in this very good start to what should be a very good series going forward.

— Pete

January 2021 Indie Next List


“Paraic O’Donnell leavens the dark foreboding of a truly sinister, otherworldly mystery with distinctively clever storytelling and a decidedly marvelous cast of characters. You are in the best of hands with Inspector Cutter and Gideon Bliss on the case, along with the intrepid and resourceful reporter Octavia Hillingdon. Beautifully done!”
— Peter Sherman, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Winter 2022 Reading Group Indie Next List


“This unnerving novel is delightfully creepy and features the best entrance into the detective game since Tana French. Classic mystery and horror tropes, and a pair of investigators as keen as they are funny.”
— Hannah Oliver Depp, Loyalty Bookstores, Washington, DC



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432888091
ISBN-10: 1432888099
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: July 8th, 2021
Pages: 586
Language: English