Spring of Hope

Severn House (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 1. Februar 2022
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  • 240 Seiten
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978-1-4483-0716-6 (ISBN)
When an exhibition featuring London's top engineers results in sudden, violent death, Victorian writer-sleuths Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens investigate.

March, 1859. After the 'Great Stink' of the previous summer when Parliament was overwhelmed by the stench of sewage from the River Thames, and with cholera running rife throughout the city, Charles Dickens has a new enthusiasm. Having formed a firm friendship with Joseph Bazalgette, he is assisting the ambitious young engineer in his efforts to find a solution to London's pollution problem.

Dickens' friend and fellow writer Wilkie Collins meanwhile is distracted by thoughts of his pretty new housekeeper and her charming daughter. But what does he really know of his new employee's past - and just who - or what - is making her so frightened?

During an exhibition to showcase London's top engineers' plans to solve the sewage issue, proceedings are disrupted by a high-pitched, agonised scream - and the discovery of a blood-soaked body; the result - it would appear - of a terrible accident. Dickens however is convinced of foul play, and once again he and Wilkie Collins set about uncovering the shocking truth.
  • Englisch
  • Edinburgh
  • |
  • Großbritannien
Canongate Books Ltd
978-1-4483-0716-6 (9781448307166)

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Cora Harrison turned to writing historical fiction after she retired from teaching to live on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland. As well as the Gaslight mysteries, she is the author of the Reverend Mother mysteries, and the 'Mara' series of Celtic mysteries, set in 16th century Ireland.
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Also by Cora Harrison from Severn House
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two
  • Chapter Three
  • Chapter Four
  • Chapter Five
  • Chapter Six
  • Chapter Seven
  • Chapter Eight
  • Chapter Nine
  • Chapter Ten
  • Chapter Eleven
  • Chapter Twelve
  • Chapter Thirteen
  • Chapter Fourteen
  • Chapter Fifteen
  • Chapter Sixteen
  • Chapter Seventeen
Subtle humor, period ambience, skulduggery, larger-than-life characters, a clever plot, and a satisfying ending * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>Summer of Secrets</b> * An inspired premise and compelling characters make the third in this series the best to date * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Summer of Secrets</b> * Superior plotting and characterization ... Fans of Harrison's Burren mysteries will be pleased * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>Winter of Despair</b> * A surprising conclusion, coupled with vivid characters, authentic period details, and a constantly zigzagging plot, makes this a good choice for fans of historical murder mysteries * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>Season of Darkness</b> * The Victorian atmosphere is thick enough to cut with a knife. The real triumph is Harrison's Dickens: sublimely conceited, short-tempered, self-dramatizing, often bombastic * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Season of Darkness</b> *

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