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The riveting, dazzling new historical thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING author of The Fascination

Published by Orenda Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Fox's vivid, sensual prose is as seductive as a siren's song’ Heat

When fiction is fatal…

Living in exile in Venice, the disgraced Lord Byron revels in the freedoms of the city

But when he is associated with the deaths of local women, found with wounds to their throats, and then a novel called The Vampyre is published under his name, rumours begin to spread that Byron may be the murderer…

As events escalate and tensions rise – and his own life is endangered, as well as those he holds most dear – Byron is forced to play detective, to discover who is really behind these heinous crimes. Meanwhile, the scandals of his own infamous past come back to haunt him…

Rich in gothic atmosphere and drawing on real events and characters from Byron’s life, Dangerous is a riveting, dazzling historical thriller, as decadent, dark and seductive as the poet himself…

About The Author

Essie Fox was born and raised in rural Herefordshire, which inspires much of her writing. 
After studying English Literature at Sheffield University, she moved to London where she worked for the Telegraph Sunday Magazine, then the book publishers George Allen & Unwin – before becoming self-employed in the world of art and design.
Always an avid reader, Essie now spends her time writing historical gothic novels. Her debut, The Somnambulist, was shortlisted for the National Book Awards, and featured on Channel 4’s TV Book Club. The Last Days of Leda Grey, set in the early years of silent film, was selected as The Times Historical Book of the Month. Her latest novel, The Fascination is based in Victorian country fairgrounds, the glamour of the London theatres, and an Oxford Street museum full of morbid curiosities. 
Essie is also the creator of the popular blog: The Virtual Victorian  She has lectured on this era at the V&A, and the National Gallery in London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Orenda Books (April 24, 2025)
  • Length: 300 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781916788442

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