The Vanity Rooms
Published by Y Lolfa
The Vanity Rooms is the third instalment in the Tristyn Honeyman series, following the Welsh minister on the trail of nefarious goings-on at the limits of the ordinary world. Following his battles with a Satanic secret societies in The Mourning Vessels (2008) and Precious Cargo (2010), Honeyman returns for another genre-hopping, rollercoaster ride.
A charitable foundation is offering free accommodation to aspiring celebrities, in a building once occupied by a chapter of French Revolutionaries. One such applicant takes rooms hosted by a brilliant chess master, inheriting a mobile phone with mind-altering apps, and a bizarre chess set which is leading him, move by move, to an unimaginable destiny.
Peter Luther is a solicitor based in Cardiff. His previous three novels – Dark Covenant (“A word-of-mouth publishing sensation”, Times Online; 2008), The Mourning Vessels (2008) and Precious Cargo (2010) – are all set in Wales, all published by Y Lolfa. Peter’s books have been widely acclaimed in Wales in the likes of the Western Mail, Wales on Sunday and on BBC Radio Wales, as well as in The Big Issue and on Times Online. The Mourning Vessels is a previous Waterstone’s Welsh Book of the Month (November 2008).