Seeking Hyde
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Beaufort Books, 2018.
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Thomas Reed., & Thomas Reed|AUTHOR. (2018). Seeking Hyde . Beaufort Books.

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Thomas Reed and Thomas Reed|AUTHOR. 2018. Seeking Hyde. Beaufort Books.

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Thomas Reed and Thomas Reed|AUTHOR. Seeking Hyde Beaufort Books, 2018.

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Thomas Reed, and Thomas Reed|AUTHOR. Seeking Hyde Beaufort Books, 2018.

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	Seeking Hyde sticks closely to the biographical record as Robert Louis Stevenson struggles to write another book to be the successor to Treasure Island. After the infamous two characters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, take form in a dream, Stevenson writes passionately for three days, convinced that he has crafted his masterpiece. His wife Fanny, a willful and demanding gypsy, offers a scathing critique, obliging him to start over from the beginning. While the revised tale is published to great acclaim, it is ultimately blamed for inspiring a gruesome series of murders in London's East End. From that tragic historical irony, Seeking Hyde moves beyond the actual story of how Jekyll and Hyde came to be to explore the realm of "what if?" Desperate to address his own guilt, Stevenson enters the dark underworld of Victorian London. As he follows a twisted path through this midnight landscape, the author-turned-detective wrestles with the social demons of prostitution, police corruption, and the hypocrisy of powerful men-ultimately coming face-to-face with Jack the Ripper himself.
	2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist
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