Cover Reveal: A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel
New Year’s Day, 1889. In Edinburgh’s lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are local legend Detective ‘Nine-Nails’ McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey.
Before the murder, the suspect was in whispered conversation with a fellow patient – a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won’t she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
Frey and McGray track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill – home of the Lancashire witches – where unimaginable danger awaits…
We loved Oscar’s debut, The Strings of Murder – dubbed one of the best debut novels this year by Crime Review and described as “a brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book” by thriller writer Manda Scott – so we can’t wait to get our hands on A Fever of the Blood next year!