A literary obsession. An angry young man with a gun. And one woman trying to foil his deadly plan.
When Helen Oddfellow starts work as a lecturer in English literature, she’s hoping for a quiet life. But trouble knows where to find her.
There’s something wrong with her new students. Their unhappiness seems to be linked to their flamboyant former tutor, Professor Petrarch Greenwood, who holds decadent parties in his beautiful Bloomsbury apartment.
When Helen is asked to take over his course on the Romantic poet William Blake, life and art start to show uncomfortable parallels. Disturbing poison pen letters lead down dark paths, until Helen is the only person standing between a lone gunman and a massacre.
THE PEACOCK ROOM is the intriguing follow-up to the acclaimed thriller UNLAWFUL THINGS, which introduced the literary sleuth Helen Oddfellow.
Published 8 October, 2020.
“Another stunning, well thought-through and fast-paced historical fiction which is both topical and very sinister.” Bookmark That.
“A fascinating literary thriller that combines contemporary debates with the thrill of a centuries-old mystery to produce an engaging, enjoyable, and edge-of-your-seat read.” Shelf of Unread Books.
“This is a clever, slow burn of a thriller that builds the tension gradually up to a nail biting end.” Orlando Books.
Watch Anna Sayburn Lane read from The Peacock Room here.