The Resource The Chelsea strangler : the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure, Susanna Gregory

The Chelsea strangler : the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure, Susanna Gregory

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The Chelsea strangler : the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure
Title
The Chelsea strangler
Title remainder
the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Gregory
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Language
eng
Summary
In the sapping summer heat of 1665, there is little celebration in London of the naval victory at the Battle of Lowestoft. The King, his retinue and anyone with sufficient means has fled the plague-ridden city, its half-deserted streets echoing the sound of bells tolling the mounting number of deaths. Those who remain clutch doubtful potions to ward off the relentless disease and dart nervously past shuttered buildings, watchful for the thieves who risk their lives to plunder what has been left behind. At Chelsea, a rural backwater by the river, with fine mansions leased to minor members of the Court avoiding the capital, there are more immediate concerns: the government has commandeered the theological college to house Dutch prisoners of war, and there are daily rumours that those sailors are on the brink of escaping. Moreover, a vicious strangler is stalking the neighbourhood. Thomas Chaloner is sent to investigate the murder of the first victim, an inmate of a private sanatorium known as Gorges. There have been thefts there as well, but the few facts he gleans from inmates and staff are contradictory and elusive. He realises, though, that Gorges has stronger links to the prison than just proximity and that the influx of strangers offers plenty of camouflage for a killer - a killer who has no compunction about turning on those determined to stop his murderous rampage
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1958-
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Gregory, Susanna
Dewey number
823.92
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.R3873
LC item number
C487 2015
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Thomas Chaloner adventure
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaloner, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Strangling
  • London (England)
  • Chelsea (London, England)
  • Great Britain
Label
The Chelsea strangler : the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure, Susanna Gregory
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn920733996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780751552836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920733996
Label
The Chelsea strangler : the eleventh Thomas Chaloner adventure, Susanna Gregory
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920733996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780751552836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920733996

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