Necropolis (Copper novel)
Dust-jacket illustration by Stephen E. Fabian for Necropolis
|Illustrator||Stephen E. Fabian|
|Genre||Gothic novel, Mystery novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||xii, 352 pp|
|LC Class||PZ4.C7857 Ne 1980 PR6053.O658|
The novel is set in Victorian England. Clyde Beatty, a private investigator, is hired by Angela Meredith to investigate her father's death. His investigations lead him to a nursing home in Surrey, directed by the sinister Dr. Horace Couchman. After an autopsy reveals the murder of Miss Meredith's father, Dr. Couchman flees to London leading Beatty eventually to the eerie Brockwood Cemetery and a criminal conspiracy involving millions of pounds worth of gold bullion.
- Second Printing, 1981 - 1,539 copies.
- In 2013 Valancourt Books reissued Necropolis with Stephen E. Fabian's illustrations and a new introduction by Stephen Jones.
- London: Sphere, 1981.
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