'Why are certain subjects so difﬁcult to talk about? What is justice? Why do writers think that other people’s lives are fair game? And what do we really know about the first chemist?
'A story about history, women, science (and also the demonic); a crime story, based upon a true crime; a realist satire of the supposedly sex-savvy; and a story exploring lies, and the space between the real and the unreal. Welcome to the worlds of Lucy Sussex, and to her many varied modes.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
A demon seeks to lure an intelligent young woman over to an exploration of the dark arts.
While undertaking a case involving local hoodlums, a lawyer muses over past cases and defendants.
A university student comes to a belated awakening, but rather than causing her to abandon her ideals, it causes her to examine them most closely and ultimately cling to them.
A writer's personal assistant is caught up on the public demand for a sensational new author.