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Chalice of darkness

Rayne, Sarah (author.).

Summary: "London, 1908. The Fitzglens are proud of their reputation as one of London's leading theatre families. They are, however, equally proud of another profession which they pursue very discreetly . . . When not on stage, they are thieves. Jack Fitzglen's latest plan is to seek out the infamous Talisman Chalice, steal it and create a dazzling piece of theatre around it. He travels to Vallow Hall in Northumberland to find the mysterious Maude - the last known link to the Chalice - but uncovers something far darker. Scandal, secrets and danger lurk in every shady corner. Perhaps the legend of the Chalice has come true: that in the wrong hands, the Chalice drags a person into a darkness from which he or she can never emerge... As past and present collide, can Jack find the Chalice, the truth and return to his theatre of thieves unscathed?"

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781448306435
  • ISBN: 144830640X (cased)
  • ISBN: 9781448306404 (cased)
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First world edition.
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Severn House Publishing Limited, 2023

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes author's note
Subject: London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction
Cursed objects Fiction
Chalices Fiction
Thieves Fiction
Families Fiction
Theater Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Paranormal fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2023 February

    The Fitzglens are a leading theatrical family in 1908 London and owners of the Amaranth Theatre. They are also all charming criminals, thieves who only steal from the rich. Jack Fitzglen has a plan for the family's latest filch. Fifteen years earlier, the Talisman Chalice disappeared. Jack has two photographs and a letter to his late father, who died in a fire at the Amaranth. The photos show a woman named Maude with the chalice just before it disappeared, with a warning to Jack's father, Aiden, not to come near Vallow Hall. Jack has found Vallow Hall in northern England, in Northumberland. He plans to find the chalice, steal it, and use it in the next production at the Amaranth. While Jack sets his plans in motion, Byron Fitzglen, the family writer, and Jack's dresser Gus will dig into the superstition that the chalice brings bad luck to those who aren't the rightful owners. With Jack's arrival at Vallow Hall, a dark drama of violence and murder and old tragedies, combining Maude's story and historical legend, comes to a head. VERDICT The author of the Phineas Fox mysteries launches a series featuring a family of thieves, beginning with this dramatic gothic mystery.—Lesa Holstine

    Copyright 2023 Library Journal.

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