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Rough music. #5 / Robin Blake.

Blake, Robin, 1948- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library M BLA (Text) 33500013036694 New Checked out 10/07/2019
McIntosh Public Library M BLA (Text) 33500013036702 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780727888518
  • ISBN: 072788851X
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Severn House, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: Titus Cragg and his friend Luke Fidelis investigate macabre goings-on in a remote Lancashire village in this intriguing 18th century mystery. It's the sweltering summer of 1744 and when an epidemic disease threatens the town, coroner Titus Cragg retires with his wife and baby son to a remote village in East Lancashire, where he hopes his family will enjoy the healthy and tranquil air. But Cragg finds the rural atmosphere anything but peaceful when he's called upon to investigate the horrific death of a local woman who has fallen victim to a cruel community punishment. Assisted by his friend Dr Luke Fidelis, Cragg begins to probe the village's prejudices and simmering hatreds, as he untangles cross-currents of suspicion, rivalry and rural customs which are very different from the ways he knows in the town. Then another local woman disappears, and events take a disturbing new twist ...

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    Coroner Titus Cragg feels such deep love for his infant son, Hector, that he moves his family temporarily from the Lancashire town of Preston to the village of Accrington to avoid the spread of the paralyzing fever that is crippling and killing children in the summer of 1744. But Accrington is no refuge for Cragg and his friend, Dr. Luke Fidelis, who find one suspicious death after another to investigate. Just before the Craggs arrive, Anne and John Gargrave are tormented by their fellow villagers, accompanied by "rough music," or noise, she for being a shrew and he for being henpecked, after which she is found dead. Cragg probes the attitudes and enmities of the rural folk, even calming them on the verge of taking the law into their own hands to hang a presumed murderer, as deaths unaccountably mount in the area. The fifth in this series continues to bring Georgian England to life, with eighteenth-century practices that show sparks of contemporary forensic science. Cragg and Fidelis make a fine team, even as they occasionally exasperate each other. A fine historical mystery. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Cragg, Titus (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Fidelis, Luke (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Preston (Lancashire, England) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George II, 1727-1760 > Fiction.
England > Preston (Lancashire)
Great Britain.
England > Preston (Lancashire)
Great Britain.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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