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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Demon
By (author): Shane Peacock
9780735262720 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Monsters Oct 22, 2019
$13.99 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.71 in 304 pages Penguin Random House Canada Teen Penguin Teen
The third and final book in a gripping Gothic YA trilogy, featuring monsters from classic literary tales, secret societies and the fight between good and evil.

Having tracked the monstrous Godwin to the Arctic and barely escaped with their lives, Edgar Brim and his friends return to London. Edgar continues his work at London Hospital, now under the tutelage of the Chairman, the affluent and charming Sir Andrew Lawrence. Edgar’s night terrors begin increasing in intensity, and soon the group becomes aware of a new threat: they are being stalked by a new creature, an invisible assailant they are convinced is the Devil himself. In the hope of curing his affliction and combating his fears, Edgar confides in Dr. Berenice, a renowned yet enigmatic alienist who may somehow be involved in the mystery. Yet when the group suffers a fatal attack and a long-dead ally makes an appearance, Edgar begins questioning his own sanity. Can he and his friends truly defeat the most powerful villain imaginable if they can’t even trust their own minds?

Series Overview: This dark and dramatic Gothic trilogy, set in the late Victorian era in its haunted country manor houses, dark London streets and the desolate Scottish moors, tells the story of Edgar Brim, who at age sixteen, battling debilitating inner fears but armed with the help of an eccentric collection of comrades, embarks upon the pursuit and assassination of “the evil three.”

FINAL BOOK IN AN ACCLAIMED TRILOGY: Book 1 has garnered strong reviews from publications like Kirkus and Quill and Quire.

BEST-SELLING, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Shane Peacock has won numerous awards for his Boy Sherlock Holmes books, a series that has netted over 56,000 copies in hardcover and 57,000 in paperback.

MONSTERS: Monsters from literature and pop culture inhabit the landscape of this story. Book 3 features characters from classic works including Faust and Dante’s Inferno.

LITERARY PAGE TURNER WITH CROSSOVER APPEAL: Story and writing that will appeal to fans of Gothic fiction and HBO’s Penny Dreadful series about Victorian monster-hunters, as well as Netflix’s The Frankenstein Chronicles and The Alienist series.

BOY AND GIRL READ: Adventure, romance and thrills make for a book that both male and female readers will devour.

SHANE PEACOCK was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and grew up in Kapuskasing. A biographer, journalist and screenwriter, he is also the author of several novels and plays. He has received many honors for his writing, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow and Becoming Holmes and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Vanishing Girl, all titles in his Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Shane Peacock lives with his wife and three children in Cobourg, Ontario. Visit him at his website: and follow him on twitter: @Shane_Author

Author Residence: Cobourg, ON

Author Hometown: Kapuskasing, ON

PRAISE FOR The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim:

Finalist, John Spray Mystery Award, 2017

“Peacock weaves the frissons of classic Gothic horror into the reality of a culture entranced by its own dark creations. This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim is good fun, loaded with thrills and discoveries, old journals and secret connections, hidden rooms, and mysterious, cloaked figures. By including real-life personalities from the period, such as Bram Stoker and celebrated actor Henry Irving, Peacock captures the feel of the late 19th century, and doesn’t neglect the shadows and fog so essential for a book of this sort.”—Quill and Quire

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim is a thrilling story that includes fantastic gruesome imagery, moments of unexpected humour, and plenty of surprises.”—CM Magazine

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