In Victorian England, former boxing champion Tom Sayers is accused of being a child murderer, and must fight to clear his name, even as he is pursued by DI Sebastian Becker, in this macabre 2007 mystery by the author of The Bedlam Detective. Sayers and his friend Bram Stoker journey from provincial playhouses to London's mighty Lyceum Theatre, and on to the high society of the American South, only to discover that they do not seek any ordinary criminal, but a killer who has exchanged his soul for eternal life.
"Grafting supernatural elements onto straightforward detective stories, Stephen Gallagher shows the occult mystery in its best light.... Stylish."—NYTBR