Things in Jars

Jess Kidd
NZD $22.99

The gripping Victorian detective novel from the Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author.

London, 1863. A strange puzzle has reached Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age. To recover a stolen child, Bridie must enter the dark world of medical curiosities. The public love a spectacle, and this child may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen.

Things in Jars is a Victorian novel unlike any other, one that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.

Author bio:

Jess Kidd was brought up in London as part of a large family from County Mayo. Her first novel, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016 and she was the winner of the Costa Short Story Award in the same year. In 2017, Himself was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. Her second novel, The Hoarder, was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week'. Both books were BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks.

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Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781786893772
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: February 2020
Page Extent: 416
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Popular fiction