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 --... show more
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.
Publish date: November 1st 2000
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Imported from tablet:Excellent read with the inevitable caveat: his debut novel is by far the best and I can say that now that I have all four under the belt. This story is a cross between the underpinning parable of the Freemasons (the allegorical art of which is Rosslyn Church), Cadfael Intrigue, ...
One disadvantage to having written a book as superlative as The Quincunx is that it is so easy for your subsequent work to come off as less so in comparison. Although I'm inclined to find it an objectively less-satisfying book, it is unlikely, for instance, that one of my complaints would be that t...
The Unburied begins with a search for a lost manuscript that could make or break the academic career of the eccentric main character Edward Courtine. While a grand mystery unfurls, with many twists and turns including a grisly murder, Courtine's tenuous grasp on reality begins to show signs of wear...
A little bit confusing, but did end up feeling rather sorry for the main character.