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Bleeding Heart Square: A Novel

By Andrew Taylor

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ISBN 10: 1401310141
ISBN 13: 2147483647

It’s 1934, and the decaying London cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square is an unlikely place of refuge for aristocratic Lydia Langstone. But as she flees her abusive marriage, there is only one person she can turn to . . . Legend has it that the devil once danced in the square?but is there now a new and sinister presence lurking in its shadows?


“A well-crafted mystery, told with style.”
–Anne Perry

“It’s easy to see why Andrew Taylor’s historical mysteries have won so many accolades. The square itself emerges as a major player in this atmospheric, elegantly told mystery, in which you, the reader, are assigned the role of detective.”
–Rhys Bowen, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mystery series

“Finely drawn period atmosphere, compellingly complex characters, breath-stopping suspense, then twists that will leave you reeling. Taylor is a riveting storyteller, and Bleeding Heart Square may be his best work yet. Absolutely bloody brilliant!!”
–Deborah Crombie, author of Where Memories Lie and Water Like a Stone

“A compelling and suspenseful evocation of London in that uneasy period before WWII. In Lydia Langstone, Andrew Taylor has created a protagonist of her time, an intelligent woman coming to terms with her growing sense of self. Intricately plotted and beautifully crafted.”
–Margaret Maron, author of Death’s Half Acre and Hard Row

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