Accusations fly following the deaths of three eminent visitors at the hotel. Visitors flee, and hotel owner Captain Charity is arrested on suspicion of murder. But Mariah Mundi senses a conspiracy. Who is the sinister masked man seen prowling the streets in search of victims? Could Inspector Walpole secretly be working for the powerful Society of Truth? And why is Dedalus Zogel, the richest man in the world, so interested in the hotel? What draws them all together?
Mariah Mundi and his friend Sacha must urgently find out if they are to save Captain Charity from execution and the Prince Regent from closure. Could the answer lie in the mythical Ghost Diamonds?
G. P. Taylor is the author of several best-selling novels, including Shadowmancer, Shadowmancer: The Curse of Salamander Street (winner of the Yorkshire Book of the Year Award 2007), Wormwood and Tersias. A former vicar of Cloughton in Yorkshire, he has enjoyed a varied career, moving from rock music to social work to ten years in the police force before his ordination. He now lives with his family in Scarborough.