If you’re looking for a a delicious slice of gothic Victoriana with Arctic adventure, memorable female heroines and murder tours of the 19th Century, look no further. Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge, the new novel by Lizzie Pook, publishes today in the UK with Picador / Mantle.

In deepest winter, beware the coldest hearts . . .

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared.

Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic. She never returned. ‘A tragic accident’, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn’t right.

When she finds Constance’s journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers – and deliver justice for her sister – Maude must step into London’s dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city’s horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud’s.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

‘Brilliant! Stuffed with adventure’ – Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
‘A gripping adventure story’ – Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
‘Victorian gothic at its very very best’ – Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora

Congratulations, Lizzie! If you haven’t already, you can get your copy here.