Author: Nancy Bilyeau

Category: Popular Fiction

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The Fugitive Colours

, the highly anticipated follow-up to the sweeping historical thriller

The Blue.

'Achingly believable' -

Publishers Weekly

'This fast-paced, engrossing novel from Bilyeau... gives readers an up-close and personal view of New York’s Gilded Age' -

Library Journal

'Beautifully written and impeccably researched,


is a rollicking ride.' - Fiona Davis, bestselling author of

The Chelsea Girls

'A marvelous book!' - Ellen Marie Wiseman, bestselling author of

What she Left Behind


The Life she was Given

'Bilyeau is at the height of her talents in the immersive and gripping


' - Heather Webb,

USA Today

bestselling author'Bilyeau’s thrilling novel plunges deep into Dreamland’s maze of pleasure and menace' - Marlowe Benn, bestselling author of

Relative Fortunes

'Nancy Bilyeau's passion for history infuses her books' – Alison Weir

The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in America’s Playground.The invitation to Coney Island is unwelcome. Despite hailing from one of America’s richest families, Peggy would much rather spend the summer working at the Moonrise Bookstore than keeping up appearances with New York City socialites and her snobbish, controlling family.But soon it transpires that the hedonism of Coney Island affords Peggy the freedom she has been yearning for, and it’s not long before she finds herself in love with a troubled pier-side artist of humble means, whom the Batternberg patriarchs would surely disapprove of. Disapprove they may, but hidden behind their pomposity lurks a web of deceit, betrayal, and deadly secrets. And as bodies begin to mount up amidst the sweltering clamor of Coney Island, it seems the powerful Batternbergs can get away with anything… even murder.Extravagant, intoxicating, and thumping with suspense, bestselling Nancy Bilyeau’s magnificent


is a story of corruption, class, and dangerous obsession.

What readers are saying about



If you enjoyed Downton Abbey and want something from that time

, set in the US, but with a delicious murder mystery thrown in, you will love this book." Goodreads reviewer, ?????I loved

everything about this book

and I will definitely look for more to read by Bilyeau! I enjoyed the pacing and character development so much and

completely got wrapped up in the story

." NetGalley reviewer, ?????"This suspenseful tale has

every element of success: murder, deceit, love, corruption, perseverance, obsession, and redemption.

A book that will

keep you up at night

rushing to the end but that will

leave you wanting more

once you're finished." Goodreads reviewer, ?????