The Angel in the Glass

Represented by:
Sophie Gorell Barnes

Fiction, historical mystery

Severn House

Publication date:
June 29th, 2018

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Published in audio by Oakhill

Physician-sleuth Dr Gabriel Taverner uncovers dark secrets in his small Devon village in the second of this intriguing historical mystery series.

June, 1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, it’s the verdict of physician Gabriel Taverner that the man died of natural causes – but is all as it seems? Who was the dead man, and why had he come to the small West Country village of Tavy St Luke’s to die cold, sick and alone? With no one claiming to have known him, his identity remains a mystery.

Then a discovery found buried in a nearby field throws a strange new light on the case .  In attempting to find the answers, Gabriel Taverner and Coroner Theophilus Davey unearth a series of shocking secrets stretching back more than fourteen years.  A fascinating story, full of religious fervour and persecution


Clare reinforces her place among the top rank of historical writers.

Publishers Weekly

Clare’s books are captivating, unusual, and magical, and her latest, set in seventeenth-century England and featuring physician Gabriel Taverner, is no exception... Wonderfully authentic period details, larger-than-life characters, a thought-provoking plot, and an affecting and powerful conclusion make this one of Clare’s best.