The Deadly Hours (Paperback)
"Charming... Four interconnected visits to a world of danger, wit, beauty and genuine romance. Treat yourself!"—ANNE PERRY, internationally bestselling author
A stellar line-up of historical mystery novelists weaves the tale of a priceless and cursed gold watch as it passes through time wreaking havoc from one owner to another. As the hours and years pass, the characters are irrevocably linked by fate, each playing a key role in breaking the curse and destroying the watch once and for all.
From 1733 Italy to Edinburgh in 1831 to a series of chilling murders in 1870 London, and a lethal game of revenge decades later, the watch touches lives with misfortune, until it comes into the reach of one young woman who might be able to stop it for good.
As much a book of curses as a book of destinies, The Deadly Hours is a breathtaking anthology rich with atmosphere and intrigue that encapsulates the exquisite destruction, heartbreak, and redemption wrought by fate.This outstanding collaboration of authors includes:
More praise for The Deadly Hours:
"A fantastic read."—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
"What a treat!"—Victoria Thompson, USA Today bestselling author
About the Author
New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, often in twin-stranded stories that interweave present and past. Her award-winning novels have been published in translation in more than 25 countries. She lives near Toronto.
"An anthology that spans multiple centuries and continents.... strong [and] cleverly linked by the mystery of the cursed watch, and readers will be pleased by the ultimate, satisfying resolution." - Booklist
"What a treat!" - Victoria Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of Murder on Pleasant Avenue
"The Deadly Hours is a fantastic read." - Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
"A gold watch rumored to be cursed links the plots of the four novellas in this superior anthology... This is a solid introduction to authors who deserve a wider readership." - Publishers Weekly