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1509880844
Book:Daughters of night:2022 Book
Author: Shepherd-Robinson, Laura
Year: 2022
Language: English
Type: Book
Subject: Historical fiction
Class Number: HISTORICAL
Publisher: Pan Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781509880843
Note: Originally published: London: Mantle, 2021 London, 1782. Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline 'Caro' Corsham is already in a state of anxiety when she finds a well-dressed woman mortally wounded in the bowers of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The Bow Street constables are swift to act, until they discover that the deceased woman was a highly-paid prostitute, at which point they cease to care entirely. But Caro has motives of her own for wanting to see justice done, and so sets out to solve the crime herself. Enlisting the help of thieftaker, Peregrine Child, their inquiry delves into the hidden corners of Georgian society, a world of artifice, deception and secret lives. But with many gentlemen refusing to speak about their dealings with the dead woman, and Caro's own reputation under threat, finding the killer will be harder, and more treacherous than she can know.
Target audience: Adult
xi, 571 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509880828
Book:Daughters of night:2021 Book
Author: Shepherd-Robinson, Laura
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Subject: Historical fiction
Class Number: HISTORICAL
Publisher: Mantle
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781509880829
Note: Illustration on lining papers London, 1782. Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline 'Caro' Corsham is already in a state of anxiety when she finds a well-dressed woman mortally wounded in the bowers of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The Bow Street constables are swift to act, until they discover that the deceased woman was a highly-paid prostitute, at which point they cease to care entirely. But Caro has motives of her own for wanting to see justice done, and so sets out to solve the crime herself. Enlisting the help of thieftaker, Peregrine Child, their inquiry delves into the hidden corners of Georgian society, a world of artifice, deception and secret lives. But with many gentlemen refusing to speak about their dealings with the dead woman, and Caro's own reputation under threat, finding the killer will be harder, and more treacherous than she can know.
Target audience: Adult
xi, 571 pages, map (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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