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The So Blue Marble

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14th April 2015

Price: £18.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471917257

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Superb Art Deco suspense set in the glamorous world of high society New York from ‘An author with a flair for terror’ The New Yorker

‘If you wake up in the night screaming with terror, don’t say we didn’t warn you’ New York Times

Once the dashing, top-hatted twins, Danny and David, who share nice college boy laughs, have the marble, they will do to Griselda what they have done to the others.

Her estranged husband, Con, is a thousand miles away, and can’t save her.

A bloody trail has wound around the so blue marble: years of theft, torture, violence; whispers of secret riches, gold, diamonds, rubies as big as the moon. Soon it would be Griselda’s turn.

But Griselda believes that nothing ever happens to nice people, and that there is no reason to feel nervous at night, not even in the heart of New York, and knowing what she does about the marble . . .

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Reviews

Walter Mosley
[Hughes's] novels are carefully crafted pieces, ahead of their time in their use of psychological suspense and their piercing observations about class and race. She was among the best
KIRKUS
The debut by one of the great American suspense writers will suck you in even as it makes you keep asking, "Did I just read that?"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Non-stop action, with menace and daring exploits bursting through the smooth veneer of upper-class life...Readers new to this forgotten classic are in for a treat
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS
You will have to read [The So Blue Marble] for yourself, and if you wake up in the night screaming with terror, don't say we didn't warn you
KIRKUS starred review
The debut by one of the great American suspense writers will suck you in even as it makes you keep asking, "Did I just read that?"
NEW YORKER
Extraordinary ... Hughes's brilliant descriptive powers make and unmake reality