Packed with historical detail and humour.
Praise for THE ALCHEMY OF MURDER: 'Meet Nellie Bly, America's first female investigative reporter. She's feisty, funny, opinionated, persistent, and as tough as any male she meets. She has to be, because in The Alchemy of Murder, she's swept through a tale of peril and pursuit that is sure to keep you turning pages long after you should have been asleep. You'll find yourself on the mean streets of nineteenth century New York, in Victorian London and in Paris as the Eiffel Tower rises and deadly things - men and microbes - stalk the streets. It is a dazzling entertainment, so well constructed - and it has Oscar Wilde too!'
Carol McCleary does for the City of Light what Ann Perry has done for Victorian London and what The Alienist did for 19th century New York. A gripping, atmospheric, electrifying masterwork!