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Jul 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781685890407

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“A deliciously preposterous adventure…” —The New York Times Book Review

“Lloyd once again infuses his world with the sights, sounds, and smells of the late 17th century…for what’s bound to be one of the best historical novels of the year.” —CrimeReads

“Outstanding … Lloyd skillfully combines an endearingly flawed lead, jaw-dropping twists, and the fraught, conspiracy-laden politics of the Stuart Restoration.—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

What an extraordinarily absorbing historical mystery, filled with just as much swashbuckling derring-do as it is intellectual conundrums!…Mr. Lloyd’s ability to bring the mores of the times to life, as well as to make the 17th century feel both exceedingly relatable to and intriguing for the modern reader, more than makes up for any slight liberties taken with the historical record in the telling of this tale” –Criminal Element 

“A nail-biting and brilliantly imagined historical thriller…” –Bookreporter

“Lloyd’s characters are simultaneously deeply imaginative and perceptive and very much of their time and place, which Lloyd refuses to romanticize. This principle of accurate observation, so in tune with the series’ theme and Hunt’s personal values, is one of the series’ many strengths and something that distinguishes it from nearly all historical mysteries set in pre-20th-century Britain…” –Reviewing the Evidence

This is a 17th-century Mission Impossible and a real page-turner.” –The Historical Novel Society Review

Praise for The Bloodless Boy (A Hunt & Hook Novel) . . .

A New York Times Best New Historical Novel of 2021

CrimeReads Best Debut Novels of The Month: November 2021

“Potent… fast-paced…” The New York Times Book Review

“Everything new is old again — rumor-mongering, disinformation campaigns, religious bigotry — in Robert J. Lloyd’s nifty murder mystery loosely based on real events in Restoration England.” —The Washington Post
“Lloyd’s stunning debut and series launch makes the complex politics of the time feel immediate while integrating them into an engrossing whodunit.”Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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