Synopses & Reviews
In Victorian England, Dr. Courtine is invited to spend the days before Christmas with Austin, a friend from his youth, in the Cathedral Close of Thurchester. Courtine hopes to research an unsolved mystery at the cathedral library, but when Austin captivates him with the story of the town ghost -- a macabre tale of murder and deception dating back two centuries -- Courtine finds himself drawn instead into a haunting world of avarice, skullduggery, and exceptional evil.
Daring, unpredictable, atmospheric, The Unburied is a dazzling entry in the canon of classic Victorian masterpieces of suspense.
About the Author
Charles Palliser is the author of The Unburied, The Quincunx, and Betrayals. He has taught modern literature and creative writing at universities in Glasgow, London, and the United States. Since 1990 he has been a full-time writer. He lives in London.