Hawksmoor

Peter Ackroyd

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 1st Apr '10

£8.99

Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church – to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches.

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‘There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe’So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church – to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches – crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . . ‘Chillingly brilliant . . . sinister and stunningly well executed’ Independent on SundayPeter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. A novelist, biographer and historian, he has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He lives in London.

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Weight 0.262 kg
Dimensions 21 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 288