Bildgooglar Diane Setterfields The Thirteenth Tale för att Marcusbiblioteket har ett inlägg med bokomslag som helt eller delvis föreställer böcker och ser att hennes andra roman, Bellman & Black kommer i november. Den låter inte riktigt lika lovande men så var ju The Thirteenth Tale något alldeles extra:
As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune — until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Then he starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.
And Bellman & Black is born.