In the great tradition of mystery novelists such as Dorothy Sayers and G.K. Chesterton comes Tim Doran and his work Toward the Gleam. Imaginative and original, Doran’s debut novel is based on a real 20th-century Catholic literary figure and his most famous work. It captures the reader and sends him on a cat-and-mouse chase that spans a continent and nearly 20 years.
Doran doesn’t entirely say who this famous writer is, so neither will I — and spoil the fun. But we do get a first name: John.
John is a WWI army lieutenant and unassuming university professor at Oxford. But he stumbles upon something that changes his life: a manuscript predating recorded history, but apparently more...READ MORE