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City of ink. #3 / Elsa Hart.

Hart, Elsa, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library HAR (Text) 33500012772232 New Available -
Fosston Public Library HAR (Text) 33500012772240 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250142795
  • ISBN: 1250142792
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Following the enthralling 18th century Chinese mysteries Jade Dragon Mountain and White Mirror, comes the next Li Du adventure in Whisper of Ink. Li Du was prepared to travel anywhere in the world except for one place: home. But to unravel the mystery that surrounds his mentor's execution, that's exactly where he must go. Plunged into the painful memories and teeming streets of Beijing, Li Du obtains a humble clerkship that offers anonymity and access to the records he needs. He is beginning to make progress when his search for answers buried in the past is interrupted by murder in the present. The wife of a local factory owner is found dead, along with a man who appears to have been her lover, and the most likely suspect is the husband. But what Li Du's superiors at the North Borough Office are willing to accept as a crime of passion strikes Li Du as something more calculated. As past and present intertwine, Li Du's investigations reveal that many of Beijing's residents -- foreign and Chinese, artisan and official, scholar and soldier -- have secrets they would kill to protect. When the threats begin, Li Du must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice to discover the truth in a city bent on concealing it, a city where the stroke of a brush on paper can alter the past, change the future, prolong a life, or end one"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
    *Starred Review* After six years of exile, Li Du (The White Mirror, 2016) has returned to a much different Beijing than the one he left in 1705: the Qing emperor has tightened security by expelling Ming aristocrats from the inner city and closing the imperial library where Li Du once worked. Now, as assistant to the North Borough's Chief Inspector Sun, Li Du finds his responsibilities leaning toward paper shuffling. But when Pan, a powerful Minister of Rites official, and Madame Hong, wife of the Black Tile Factory's owner, are murdered in the factory's office, Li Du is tasked with investigating. Li Du's superiors decree that Madame Hong's husband committed the murders in a jealous rage, taking his apparent prison suicide as a confession. Unconvinced, Li Du unravels a web of corruption, revealing motives among Beijing's most respected ministers, Jesuit priests, and the flood of hopeful students in Beijing for civil-service exams. At the same time, Li Du recruits help from his adventuring storyteller friend, Hamza, to finally exonerate his mentor, Shu, of guilt in the assassination plot that resulted in his execution and Li Du's exile. Rich in period detail, a sharply rendered exotic setting, and a web of well-crafted plots, Li Du's third novel will appeal to fans of historical mysteries by Lisa See, Laura Joh Rowland, and Abir Mukherjee. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ELSA HART was born in Rome, Italy, but her earliest memories are of Moscow, where her family lived until 1991. Since then she has lived in the Czech Republic, the U.S.A., and China. She earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. City of Ink is her third novel.

Subject: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
China > History > Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 > Fiction.
Beijing (China) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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