Mark brings some wonderful characterisation, particularly in the minor roles...His writing is quite brilliant
A luridly inventive and enjoyable Gothic thriller
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.
The Zealot's Bones is a brilliant and darkly compelling novel. D.M Mark is a refreshingly original voice in historical crime fiction.
[An] inventive, spiky book...a wonderful read