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1787473570
Book:The bear pit; S.G. MacLean:2019 The bear pit; S.G. MacLean
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Author: MacLean, Shona
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Quercus, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781787473577
Notes:
London, 1656: Captain Seeker is back in the city, on the trail of an assassin preparing to strike at the heart of Oliver Cromwell's Republic. The Commonwealth is balanced on a knife edge. Royalists and disillusioned former Parliamentarians have united against Oliver Cromwell, now a king in all but name. Three conspirators, representing these factions, plan to assassinate the Lord Protector, paving the way back to the throne for Charles Stuart once and for all. Captain Damian Seeker, meanwhile, is preoccupied by the horrifying discovery in an illegal gambling den of the body of a man ravaged by what is unmistakably a bear. Yet the bears used for baiting were all shot when the sport was banned by Cromwell. So where did this fearsome creature come from, and why would someone use it for murder?
Series: Captain Damian Seeker
Additional information: 410 pages, 24 cm, hbk
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