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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library M HAR (Text) 33500013167440 New Available -
Hallock Public Library HAR (Text) 35500006263139 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780727889126
  • ISBN: 0727889125
  • Physical Description: 236 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Severn House, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On closer examination, Wilkie realizes he recognizes the victim, for he had been due to dine with him that very evening. The dead man is Edwin Milton-Hayes, one of Wilkie's brother Charley's artist friends. But what is the significance of the strange series of faceless paintings Milton-Hayes had been worked on when he died? And why is Charley acting so strangely? With his own brother under suspicion of murder, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens set out to uncover the truth. What secrets lie among the close-knit group of Pre-Raphaelite painters who were the dead man's friends? And who is the killer in their midst?"--Publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    In Harrison's engaging historical-mystery series, Victorian authors Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens are paired as a detective duo who occasionally assist police with baffling cases. Their latest case (following Season of Darkness, 2019) concerns the murder of painter Edwin Milton-Hayes, who's found in his London studio, his throat slit and his latest painting slashed. Scotland Yard inspector Field, aware that Collins' younger brother, Charley, is a friend of Milton-Hayes', asks Dickens and Collins for assistance. The pair soon discover that the painting destroyed during the murder is one of several, all featuring acquaintances of the artist in scandalous situations. To his shock, Collins sees that one of the paintings shows his brother in a torrid embrace with a young married woman. That gives Charley a clear motive for killing Milton-Hayes. But those featured in the other paintings might also have been blackmail victims—and killers. Setting out to clear Charley, the novel-writing sleuths find something stranger (and more shocking) than fiction. Another strong entry in a series tailor-made for the Masterpiece crowd. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    In Harrison's engaging historical-mystery series, Victorian authors Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens are paired as a detective duo who occasionally assist police with baffling cases. Their latest case (following Season of Darkness, 2019) concerns the murder of painter Edwin Milton-Hayes, who's found in his London studio, his throat slit and his latest painting slashed. Scotland Yard inspector Field, aware that Collins' younger brother, Charley, is a friend of Milton-Hayes', asks Dickens and Collins for assistance. The pair soon discover that the painting destroyed during the murder is one of several, all featuring acquaintances of the artist in scandalous situations. To his shock, Collins sees that one of the paintings shows his brother in a torrid embrace with a young married woman. That gives Charley a clear motive for killing Milton-Hayes. But those featured in the other paintings might also have been blackmail victims—and killers. Setting out to clear Charley, the novel-writing sleuths find something stranger (and more shocking) than fiction. Another strong entry in a series tailor-made for the Masterpiece crowd. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 > Fiction.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889 > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > England > London > Fiction.
Pre-Raphaelites > England > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
England > London.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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