Welcome to Essie Fox’s Victorian Gothic Novels

Coming in June 2023 … The Fascination visits the chaos and corruption of the Victorian country fairgrounds, the glamour of the Drury Lane pantomimes, and a museum in London’s Oxford Street filled with anatomical wonders. Prepare to be amazed!

Pre-order The Fascination from all good book shops, including Waterstones, or Amazon


Luminous … utterly beguiling ~ The Times

The lovechild of Sarah Water and Angela Carter ~ The Guardian

Deliciously unsettling ~ The Independent

Magnificently conjured Hitchcockian atmosphere ~ Historia Magazine

Intoxicating ~ Historical Novel Society

Meanwhile, immerse yourself in the novels already published ~ with titles having been selected for the UK National Book Awards, the Channel 4 TV Book Club, and The Times newspaper’s Historical Book Of The Month.

The Somnambulist, Essie’s debut, travels from the world of the East End music halls to an isolated country house that holds the darkest of secrets.

In Elijah’s Mermaid, a high class London brothel is the source of illicit mysteries connected to art and literature.

The Goddess and The Thief is suffused with exotic Indian myths, the deceits of spirit mediums, and the most audacious plot to steal a sacred diamond.

The Last Days of Leda Grey is a haunting romance mystery set in the shadowy realms of the earliest silent films.

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