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The Mysteries

By Lisa Tuttle

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A standalone novel from award-winning author Lisa Tuttle, The Mysteries' blend of mystery, thriller and fantasy will leave you looking over your shoulder . . . 'A deft and daring blend of mystery and dark fantasy . . . Richly imagined and beautifully written, it lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned' says George R.R. Martin.

'A deft and daring blend of mystery and dark fantasy . . . Richly imagined and beautifully written, it lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned' - George R.R. Martin

Blending mystery, thrills and fantasy, this standalone novel from award-winning author Lisa Tuttle will leave you looking over your shoulder . . .

Laura Lensky's daughter, Peri, has been missing for two years. For the police it's a closed case - she wanted to run away - but for her mother and boyfriend, Hugh, it's a different story.

When Laura hires private investigator Ian Kennedy, it is a last-ditch attempt to find her daughter before she leaves for America.

Drawn in by strange parallels to an obscure Celtic myth and his first, almost unexplainable case, Ian takes the job. But his beliefs are about to be stretched to their limit - there are darker and more devious forces at work here than any of them imagined . . .

'It will make the hairs stand up on the back of your head. It will make you imagine things you've never imagined before. And it will make you think. It is her best novel to date' - Michael Moorcock

Biographical Notes

Lisa Tuttle was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Britain in the 1980s. She now lives with her writer husband, Colin Murray, and their daughter on the side of a Scottish loch. She has written more than a dozen highly acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror novels.

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  • ISBN: 9781782069614
  • Publication date: 03 Dec 2015
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Lisa Tuttle has quietly been writing remarkable, chilling short stories and powerful, haunting novels for many years now, and doing it so easily and so well that one almost takes it, and her, for granted. This would be as big a mistake as not reading Lisa Tuttle — Neil Gaiman
Lisa Tuttle never disappoints. The Mysteries is a deft and daring blend of mystery and dark fantasy, about a private eye whose latest case leads him down the meanest street of all...the one to Faerie. Richly imagined and beautifully written, it lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned — George R.R. Martin
Lisa Tuttle is a subtle and clever writer whose fantasy deals with the world we all believe we have sensed from time to time out of the corners of our eyes. It will make the hairs stand up on the back of your head. It will make you imagine things you've never imagined before. And it will make you think. It is her best novel to date — Michael Moorcock
The Mysteries is a thriller, detective story, and fantasy all in one - engaging, delightful, and wonderfully written. Unique, a winner — Dean Koontz
A magical blend of mystery, folklore and first-rate storytelling that grabbed me from the first page — Kelley Armstrong
A beautifully written novel, constantly fascinating and intriguing - one of those all too rare fantasy experiences where you know the author is leading you down old paths towards new surprises, new insights, but you simply can't second guess her. The Mysteries doesn't disappoint. — Robert Holdstock
[Lisa Tuttle] has never met a literary convention she couldn't Thomas Tessier or arrived at a genre boundary that she couldn't push, stretch, twist or blur-to the point where we finally realize the error and futility of our own preconceptions — Thomas Tessier
A remarkable piece of work . . . Successfully balancing the miraculous and the mundane, The Mysteries offers a variety of unexpected pleasures and marks the overdue return of a stylish, distinctive storyteller — Washington Post Book World
Tuttle has total command of setting, style, and her folklore sources. In a field overflowing with sequels, it's refreshing to find a fantasy that truly merits one... This John W. Campbell Award-winning author remains one of fantasy's best — Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
Tuttle builds the story convincingly, shifting easily between modern-day London and old folktales of fairy abductions that foreshadow the plot. Stylishly written, with evocative use of folklore elements — Kirkus Reviews
The Mysteries is a page-turner. There is hardly an extra word anywhere. Every scene builds like a Swiss clock to the hour it strikes in the scheme of things. You forget what page you're on for pages on end. Everything pertinent is knit together by the end. The book echoes to the common sense of professional craft — SF Weekly
The sort of slow-burning, haunting novel that digs its claws into the reader and never lets go — Love Reading
A clever and engaging blend of folkloric fantasy and the detective novel — The Horror Hothouse
Lisa Tuttle has quietly been writing remarkable, chilling short stories and powerful, haunting novels for many years now, and doing it so easily and so well that one almost takes it, and her, for granted. This would be as big a mistake as not reading Lisa Tuttle
Lisa Tuttle never disappoints. The Mysteries is a deft and daring blend of mystery and dark fantasy, about a private eye whose latest case leads him down the meanest street of all...the one to Faerie. Richly imagined and beautifully written, it lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned
Lisa Tuttle is a subtle and clever writer whose fantasy deals with the world we all believe we have sensed from time to time out of the corners of our eyes. It will make the hairs stand up on the back of your head. It will make you imagine things you've never imagined before. And it will make you think. It is her best novel to date
The Mysteries is a thriller, detective story, and fantasy all in one - engaging, delightful, and wonderfully written. Unique, a winner
A magical blend of mystery, folklore and first-rate storytelling that grabbed me from the first page
A beautifully written novel, constantly fascinating and intriguing - one of those all too rare fantasy experiences where you know the author is leading you down old paths towards new surprises, new insights, but you simply can't second guess her. The Mysteries doesn't disappoint.
[Lisa Tuttle] has never met a literary convention she couldn't Thomas Tessier or arrived at a genre boundary that she couldn't push, stretch, twist or blur-to the point where we finally realize the error and futility of our own preconceptions
A remarkable piece of work . . . Successfully balancing the miraculous and the mundane, The Mysteries offers a variety of unexpected pleasures and marks the overdue return of a stylish, distinctive storyteller
Tuttle has total command of setting, style, and her folklore sources. In a field overflowing with sequels, it's refreshing to find a fantasy that truly merits one... This John W. Campbell Award-winning author remains one of fantasy's best
Tuttle builds the story convincingly, shifting easily between modern-day London and old folktales of fairy abductions that foreshadow the plot. Stylishly written, with evocative use of folklore elements
The Mysteries is a page-turner. There is hardly an extra word anywhere. Every scene builds like a Swiss clock to the hour it strikes in the scheme of things. You forget what page you're on for pages on end. Everything pertinent is knit together by the end. The book echoes to the common sense of professional craft
The sort of slow-burning, haunting novel that digs its claws into the reader and never lets go
A clever and engaging blend of folkloric fantasy and the detective novel
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