"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:
Susanna Kearsley - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of compelling time slip fiction.
C.S. Harris - USA Today bestselling author of the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series.
Anna Lee Huber - award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries.
Christine Trent - author of the Lady of Ashes Victorian mystery series.
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
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA award winner, Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden, both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. Other honors include finaling for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award, National Readers' Choice Awards, and the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Her popular and critically-acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audio books. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.
"What a treat!" - Victoria Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of Murder on Pleasant Avenue
"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
"The Deadly Hours is a fantastic read." - Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
"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