Breaking the Circle
by M.J. Trow

Dr Margaret Murray, accomplished archaeologist, and occasional sleuth, calls upon her police connections to investigate who may want to see the Edwardian mediums of London dead. Known for her sharp mind and quick wit, Margaret decides to infiltrate one of the spiritualists circles to narrow down the list of suspects. But soon the killer has Margaret in their sights! Can she capture the culprit and avoid passing beyond the veil?


“A clever, deftly written story with wry humor, unexpected twists, and memorable characters”


“A brisk, waggish whodunit with a veddy British flavor”

Kirkus Reviews

“Trow makes Murray an eccentric but believable detective”

Publishers Weekly

“An excellent novel exploring the roles of women in Victorian England”

Library Journal on Four Thousand Days

“A satisfying, twisty, and clever story that will please historical mystery fans”

Booklist on Four Thousand Days

“Assured pacing matches the solid plot twists. Fans of Elizabeth Peters’s Amelia Peabody will want to see more of Murray”

Publishers Weekly on Four Thousand Days

“Plenty of suspects, red herrings, and period detail make this a promising launch”

Kirkus Reviews on Four Thousand Days

M.J. Trow

M.J. Trow is a military historian by training and the author of the longrunning Inspector Lestrade and ‘Mad Max’ Maxwell detective series, as well as the Kit Marlowe Tudor mysteries, the Grand & Batchelor Victorian mysteries and the Margaret Murray series. He lives in the Isle of Wight.

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Breaking the Circle by M.J. Trow is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278507063rd January 2023146 X 224mm224$29.99
Hardback97807278507063rd January 2023146 X 224mm224£21.99
Ebook97814483083163rd January 2023N/A224$14.99
Ebook97814483083163rd January 2023N/A224£12.99
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