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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241197387
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.00

Prague Nights




A chilling historical mystery set in 16th-century Prague from a true literary crime writer

'The emperor's mistress had been murdered, and the world had been taken hold of and turned upon its head'

Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow.

The dead woman is none other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects. Stern is employed by the emperor himself to investigate the murder. In the search to find the culprit, Stern finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of the emperor's court - unspoken affairs, letters written in code, and bitter rivalries. But can he unmask the killer before they reach their next victim?

  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241197387
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.00

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Praise for Prague Nights

An atmospheric evocation of a city frozen by winter and riddled with intrigue

Daily Mail

Black is a master of high-class crime fiction, literary noir in the tradition of Georges Simenon and Raymond Chandler

Guardian

This is an intriguing excursion into different historical territory

Sunday Times

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