Bridie Devine, Female Detective Extraordinaire, Is Confronted With The Most Baffling Puzzle Yet The Kidnapping Of Christabel Berwick, Secret Daughter Of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, And A Peculiar Child Whose Reputed Supernatural Powers Have Captured The Unwanted Attention Of Collectors Trading Curiosities In This Age Of DiscoveryWinding Her Way Through The Labyrinthine, Sooty Streets Of Victorian London, Bridie Won T Rest Until She Finds The Young Girl, Even If It Means Unearthing A Past That She D Rather Keep Buried Luckily, Her Search Is Aided By An Enchanting Cast Of Characters, Including A Seven Foot Tall Housemaid A Melancholic, Tattoo Covered Ghost And An Avuncular Apothecary But Secrets Abound In This Foggy Underworld Where Spectacle Is King And Nothing Is Quite What It SeemsBlending Darkness And Light, History And Folklore, Things In Jars Is A Spellbinding Gothic Mystery That Collapses The Boundary Between Fact And Fairy Tale To Stunning Effect And Explores What It Means To Be Human In Inhumane Times
Jess Kidd was brought up in London as part of a large family from county Mayo and has been praised for her unique fictional voice Her debut, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016 She won the Costa Short Story Award the same year Her second novel, The Hoarder, published as Mr Flood s Last Resort in the U.S and Canada was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2019 Both books were BBC Radio 2 Book Club Picks Her latest book, the Victorian detective tale Things in Jars, has been released to critical acclaim Jess s work has been described as Gabriel Garc a M rquez meets The Pogues.
- 373 pages
- Things in Jars
- Jess Kidd
- 21 January 2019 Jess Kidd