The Quincunx is an epic Dickensian-like mystery novel set in 19th century England, and concerns the varying fortunes of young John Huffam and his mother.
A thrilling complex plot is made more intriguing by the unreliable narrator of the book - how much can we believe of what he says?
First published in 1989, The Quincunx was a surprise bestseller and began a trend for pastiche Victorian novels.
It remains one of the best.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1248 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/06/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780140177626