by David Mark
When lightning strikes an ancient crypt, it exposes a devastating wartime secret in this compelling psychological thriller.
1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient headstones and crypts of the local churchyard. When lightning strikes a tumbledown tomb, she glimpses a corpse that doesn’t belong among the crumbling bones. But when the storm passes and the body vanishes, the authorities refuse to believe the claims of a hysterical ‘outsider’.
Teaming up with a reluctant witness, local woman Felicity Goose, Cordelia’s enquiries all lead back to a former POW camp that was set up in the village during the Second World War. But not all Gilsland’s residents welcome the two young women’s interference. There are those who believe the village’s secrets should remain buried … whatever the cost.
Genre: Espionage and spy thriller
“Exceptional … Mark is writing at the top of his game”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Deft writing, a plot filled with strange and unexpected twists, vivid characters, and a constant feeling of foreboding make this a gripping and unusual read”
“This intricately plotted bleak story has a menacing tone … a very British tale”
“Sure to please fans of Catriona McPherson”
“A quiet, unassuming crime novel, but it is one of my favourites so far this year”
Jeff Popple, Deadly Pleasures magazine
The Mausoleum by David Mark is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727888723||3rd June 2019||145 X 222mm||272||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727888723||28th February 2019||145 X 222mm||272||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448302109||1st April 2019||N/A||304||$10.99|
|Ebook||9781448302109||1st April 2019||N/A||304||£8.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727829528||31st March 2020||145 X 222mm||384||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727829528||31st January 2020||145 X 222mm||384||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781847519979||1st December 2019||140 X 215mm||304||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781847519979||30th September 2019||140 X 215mm||304||£12.99|
The Cordelia Hemlock Novel Series