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The Strangler Vine: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series (Book 1) Hardcover – 30 Jan 2014

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Fig Tree (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241146224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241146224
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 111 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Strangler Vine is a splendid novel with an enthralling story, a wonderfully drawn atmosphere, and an exotic mystery that captivated me (Bernard Cornwell)

The Strangler Vine is fresh and original with many surprises in store . . . Avery is the guileless Watson of the partnership, and Blake the opaque Sherlock . . . it is a relief to know that the two will be reunited in a sequel (Frances Wilson Evening Standard)

A rattling good yarn . . . I do not remember when I enjoyed a novel more than this. Finishing it would have been unbearable had it not been for the reassuring promise at the end that Blake and Avery will return for more adventures. (A. N. Wilson Financial Times)

The Strangler Vine is a considerable achievement, which left me waiting impatiently for a promised sequel (The Times)

Intelligent, extensively researched and packed with period detail, The Strangler Vine evokes both the attitudes of the British colonials and the India of the period . . . with its ingredients including murder, gambling, opium wars and crime, it's an imaginative read (Metro)

M.J. Carter has cooked up a spicy dish: a pinch of Moonstone, a dash of Sherlock and a soupçon of Fu Manchu added to a rich stew of John Masters. A splendid romp and just the job for a cold winter's evening in front of a blazing fire (William Dalrymple)

This is a gripping story of conspiracy and betrayal set in an early Victorian India that is rendered with complete conviction. And as a historian, the author offers a thought-provoking re-interpretation of the Thuggee story (Charles Palliser)

A great read, white tigers and all (Independent)

Tigers, a murderous sect and all manner of deadly double-dealing . . . compelling (Daily Mail)

A great new double act for a super new series of adventures (Sunday Sport)

About the Author

M. J. Carter is a former journalist and the author of the Blake and Avery series: The Strangler Vine, The Printer's Coffin (formerly published as The Infidel Stain) and The Devil's Feast, and two acclaimed works of non-fiction: Anthony Blunt: His Lives and The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One. M. J. Carter is married with two sons and lives in London.


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