Louis Bayard is the author of The Pale Blue Eye (HarperCollins), a national bestseller nominated for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, and Mr. Timothy (HarperCollins), a New York Times Notable Book and one of People magazine's 10 best books of 2003. Louis' novels have been translated into eight languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian.
Louis is also a staff writer and book reviewer for Salon.com, and his articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Ms., Nerve.com and Preservation. His other novels include Fool's Errand and Endangered Species (Alyson). He is also a contributor to the anthologies The Worst Noel and Maybe Baby (HarperCollins) and 101 Damnations (St. Martin's).
Mr Timothy In Louis Bayard's brilliantly imagined novel, Tiny Tim of 'Christmas Carol' fame has cast his crutches aside. Determined to cut his financial ties to his Uncle Ebenezer, he now spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasure hidden in their pockets. One day he comes across a girl's body, branded with a mysterious 'G'. Then he finds another girl with a similar brand - but she is still alive. Determined to protect Philomela and get to the bottom of the mystery, Tim embarks on an astonishing adventure...With wonderful characters, a compelling plot and the vivid atmosphere of Victorian London, this is a page-turner of a novel and a perfect Christmas read.