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Head of Zeus
The Thief on the Winged Horse
The Thief on the Winged Horse Kate Mascarenhas

A dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth from the author of the bestselling The Psychology of Time Travel.

The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls for over 200 years. But their dolls aren't coveted for the craftsmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. A magic that can make you feel bucolic bliss or consuming paranoia at a single touch. Though founded by sisters, now only men may know the secrets of the workshop.

Persephone Kendrick longs to break tradition and learn her ancestors' craft, and when a handsome stranger arrives claiming doll-making talent and blood ties to the family, she sees a chance to grasp all she desires.

But then, one night, the firm's most valuable doll is stolen. Only someone with knowledge of magic could have taken her. Only a Kendrick could have committed this crime...

Praise for Kate Mascarenhas:

'Witty, inventive and unflashily wise about human hearts; Mascarenhas’s future promises to be an exciting one' GUARDIAN

'Breathtakingly tender and wryly understated' NEW YORK TIMES

'Captivating, delightful and thoroughly original' JENNIE MELAMED

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
12 Nov 2020 * 400pp * £18.99 * 9781789543810
REVIEWS
'Bringing magic realism to a contemporary Oxford setting in an atmospheric examination of gender inequality'
Guardian.
'Mascarenhas's lushly inventive second novel is an addictive fantasy with a smart feminist twist'
iNews.
'[A] vividly imagined second novel'
The i.
'I adored this beautifully crafted and thought-provoking magic realist novel ... Multi-faceted, challenging, and entirely captivating ... A truly lovely read'
LoveReading.
'A magical tale that blends very human people with a hidden world of enchantment'
Woman & Home.
'There's a wonderful sense of magic and tradition, but the story as a whole has a very contemporary feel'
Waterstones.
Author
Kate Mascarenhas
Kate Mascarenhas
Kate Mascarenhas is a part-Irish, part-Seychellois midlander. Since 2017, Kate has been a chartered psychologist. Before that she worked as a copywriter, a dolls' house maker, and a bookbinder. She lives with her husband in a small terraced house which she is slowly filling with Sindy dolls. Her first novel, The Psychology of Time Travel was published in 2018 to wide acclaim.
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