September, 1882 and Albert Moscrop takes a vacation in Brighton. Mingling with the seaside crowds, he chances upon Zena Prothero, a beautiful woman whose husband takes her for granted. Accepted into their family circle, Moscrop soons find himself at the centre of a sensational and gruesome murder.
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Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.Review:
Praise for Mad Hatter's Holiday
“The sleuthing is neat and satisfying: in the meantime, Victorian pleasures,
permitted and illicit, are rendered up with gusto.”
“Lovesey’s best yet.”
—H.R.F. Keating, The Times
“[A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.”
“The best Lovesey to date.”
“The best story Mr. Lovesey has written.”
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