Sir Owain Lancaster is either a madman or a monster... And Sebastian Becker’s role in Bedlam as special investigator for the Master of Lunacy is to determine which is true.
Sir Owain’s sanity has been in question ever since a disastrous Amazonian adventure killed his family and colleagues. However, when two local children are found brutally slain, Lancaster claims that the same dark forces that devastated his expedition have followed him home...
It was my friend, Bram Stoker, who told me of the legend of the Wanderer a man who made a bargain with the devil himself, trading his soul for forbidden knowledge and eternal life.
Once I would have dismissed such tales as mere fancy but I knew what I had seen. And there is no mind so open as that of desperate man.
A dark Gothic Victorian thriller, The Kingdom of Bones unfolds in a twilight world of music halls, boxing booths, and travelling theatrical shows; and pits a formidable Pinkerton detective against a man who fears more than justice.