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  • ISBN: 9780727890276
  • ISBN: 0727890271
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Severn House, 2020.

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"October, 1604. Former ship's surgeon turned country physician Gabriel Taverner is surprised to receive an urgent summons from his old naval captain. Now docked in Plymouth harbour, having recently returned from the Caribbean, Captain Colt believes his ship is haunted by an evil spirit, and has asked Gabriel to investigate. Dismissive of the crew's wild talk of mysterious blue-skinned ghosts, Gabriel is convinced there must be a rational explanation behind the mass hallucinations. But matters take a disturbing turn when he and the captain discover a body hidden behind one of the bulkheads. Calling on the help of his old friend, Coroner Theophilus Davey, piece by piece Gabriel uncovers a terrifying tale of treachery, dark magic, unimaginable cruelty - and cold-blooded murder. "--Publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Clare consistently offers provocative, unusual stories, but her latest, set in Britain in 1604 and featuring physician Gabriel Taverner, is a real standout. Taverner, a former sailor, is surprised to receive a summons from his old captain, Ezekiel Colt, requesting his help aboard the Falco. When Gabe visits the ship on which he once sailed, he is met with a bizarre tale. Ezekiel and his crew claim the ship is haunted, with the hallucinatory sights, sounds, and smells they are experiencing seeming to emanate from a tiny space under the deck. What Gabe discovers is horrendous, but the aftermath is worse, combining piracy, brutality, betrayal, religious persecution, ancient magic, and, yes, the prospect of unimaginable treasure. Gabe's first priority is to help the small band of victims and then to understand the truth behind their mind-boggling story. A gripping and unique page-turner that juxtaposes brutal realism with an astonishing, otherworldly, magical adventure. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Physicians > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > England > Plymouth > Fiction.
Sailing ships > Fiction.
Haunted places > Fiction.
Plymouth (England) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > James I, 1603-1625 > Fiction.
Great Britain.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 977 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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