His partner socialite Bartleby, however, has a personal connection - Bedford is the institution into which he had his embarrassment of a father committed a decade ago, and now the old man has asked for him personally. The director, Paddock, has been murdered, and Bartleby the elder won't relinquish the asylum until the true killer has been found.
The Home Office has allocated the detectives a scant few hours before the Metropolitan Police mount an assault on the asylum - if the detectives fail to get the answers they need from the madmen holding it, many innocent lives will be lost, and a murderer may go free.
Dreams of the Damned is the fourth Galvanic Century Edwardian steampunk novel
About the author
MICHAEL COORLIM went from being homeless to being a full-time science fiction author writing strange stories for stranger people. He's written both the extensive steampunk Galvanic Century series, and the near-future technothriller series Shadow Decade.
In his spare time he produces audio drama serials for Burning Brigid Media's podcast Synesthesia Theatre, and develops role-playing supplements for Taoscordian Games.