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London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment. The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen. Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.

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Jess Kidd

Dear Readers,Welcome! Thank you for visiting my Amazon Page.I live in West London with my daughter and my dog, Mr Wilks. I was brought up in London as part of a large family from Mayo and started writing in the cupboard under the stairs. Being a shy child among great storytellers it seemed like a good plan to share my stories by writing them down. I haven't stopped since. I'm currently Writer in Residence at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College where I returned to education as an adult learner.My latest book is a the Victorian detective mystery Things in Jars (Canongate, U.K. out now. Atria, U.S. out Feb 2020) . I'm delighted to tell you that my VERY FIRST CHILDREN'S book called EVERYDAY MAGIC is out in June 2020 (Canongate) . I'm now hard at work developing original TV projects - watch this space!I love hearing from my readers so do get in touch!Via Twitter @JessKiddHerself or my website jesskidd.comHimselfA BBC Radio 2 Book Club ChoiceShortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017The HoarderA BBC Radio 2 Book Club ChoiceShortlisted Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2019'Dirty Little Fishes'Costa Short Story Award 2016

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