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The Zealot's Bones

The Zealot's Bones

Two men seeking the bones of a martyr stumble upon the crimes of a devil in the stunning historical crime novel by bestselling author David Mark.

Hull, 1849: a city in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload.

Into this world of flame and grief comes former soldier Meshach Stone. He’s been hired as bodyguard by an academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire.

Stone can’t see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them. Then a woman he briefly loved is killed. As he investigates, he realizes that she is one of many… and that some deaths cry out for vengeance.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 21st September 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444798180


The Zealot's Bones is a brilliant and darkly compelling novel. D.M Mark is a refreshingly original voice in historical crime fiction.
S D Sykes, author of <i>Plague Land</i>
Mark brings some wonderful characterisation, particularly in the minor roles...His writing is quite brilliant
Crime Review
A luridly inventive and enjoyable Gothic thriller
The Sunday Times historical fiction books of the year
[An] inventive, spiky book...a wonderful read
The Times
This novel is not for the faint-hearted, with more than a slice of Gothic horror about it, blended skilfully with all essential elements of a traditional crime thriller...Blood, gore, guts, bones, rats, asylums, séances - they're all here in this viscerally, but superbly descriptive book.