Summoned by the King of Poland to help save his dying niece, Edward Kelley and his master, alchemist and scholar Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of The Countess Bathory's malady.
But perhaps the cure will prove more terrifying than the alternative...
Jackdaw Hammond lives in the shadows, a practitioner and purveyor of occult materials. But when a young woman's body is discovered on a train covered in occult symbols, Jackdaw can't escape the attention of police consultant Felix Guichard.
Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying.
Rebecca Alexander has had a career in psychology and education, and having spent years listening to the stories of the traumatised, dying and mentally ill, she was compelled to write her own. She has an MA in Creative Writing and lives in Devon with her husband and children.