Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

Lizzie Pook

01 February 2024
336 pages


'Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours' – Emilia Hart, author of Weyward

In deepest winter, beware the coldest hearts . . .

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.

Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.

When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

'Brilliant! Stuffed with adventure' - Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
'A gripping adventure story' - Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
'Victorian gothic at its very very best' - Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora

This is escapist fiction at its best. Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours
Brilliant! Every page is stuffed with adventure . . . A joyous, propulsive piece of writing from a truly talented writer
Thrilling, heartfelt and utterly compulsivea gripping adventure story and an intelligent, richly textured portrait of a moment in history . . . I loved it