The Stitcher and the Mute (Tales of Fenest) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
Now in paperback, the second in the Tales of the Fenest series - crime noir, gaslamp fantasy, and the true political power of storytellingThere's power in stories.
But power comes at a price.
Detective Cora Gorderheim has found the man who strangled the Wayward storyteller. But he was just a small part of a much bigger tale. Someone powerful ordered a murder on Cora's patch. That someone still lurks in the shadows. But as she continues her investigations, Cora is warned not to pry into the great and the good of Fenest.
Too stubborn to know better, Cora keeps digging and begins to piece together a conspiracy that reaches from the gutter dwellers of the Union of Realms right to the top: the Chambers.
As the Audience hear the Torn and Perlish tales, Cora realises she must return to her own story, to its very beginning, if she's going to have any say in its end.
Widow's Welcome, the first book in the Tales of Fenest trilogy, is available now.
'It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling' CHRISTOPHER FOWLER
'Like a Philip Pullman rendition of Cloud Atlas. Widow's Welcome is an irresistibly thrilling introduction to a world of stories within stories – and I can't wait for more' TIM MAJOR
'There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut ... Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension' JAMES AITCHESON
'An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series' MICK FINLAY
'If you love storytelling, you'll love this' SIMON MORDEN
About the Author
D.K. Fields is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of novelists David Towsey and Katherine Stansfield. The couple are originally from the south west of England, and now live in Cardiff. The first two books in the Tales of Fenest trilogy, Widow's Welcome and The Stitcher and the Mute, are also published by Head of Zeus.
Praise for Widow's Welcome:
'Melding noir with the fantasy genre, this is a rather clever read, one which feels especially prescient for our reality' SCIFINOW
"It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling." —Christopher Fowler, author, Full Dark House
"There are hidden depths to Widow's Welcome, and the rewards for spending time with this book are very great. I felt as if I was one of the Audience, and asked to cast my own vote on stories of tragedy, sacrifice and betrayal. If you love storytelling, you'll love this." —Simon Morden, author, One Way
"There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut. . . . Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension." —James Aitcheson, author, Sworn Sword