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Bagley Public Library LLO (Text) 33500013498944 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library LLO (Text) 33500013498951 New Checked out 12/20/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612199399
  • ISBN: 1612199399
  • Physical Description: 400 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York ; Melville House Press, [2021]

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General Note:
"First published in 2013"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages [393]-400)
Summary, etc.:
"The City of London, New Year's Day, 1678. Eleven years have passed since the Great Fire ripped through the City. Twenty since the death of Cromwell and the restoration of a king. London is gripped by hysteria, where rumours of Catholic plots and sinister foreign assassins abound. When the body of a young boy drained of his blood is discovered on the snowy bank of the Fleet River, Robert Hooke, the Curator of Experiments of the Royal Society for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, and his assistant Harry Hunt, are called in to explain such a ghastly finding -- and whether it's part of a plot against the king. Wary of the political hornet's nest they are walking into -- and using scientific evidence rather than paranoia in their pursuit of truth -- Hooke and Hunt must discover why the boy was murdered, why his blood was taken. And what does the strange sequence of numbers inscribed on his body mean?" -- Book jacket
Author Notes

Robert Lloyd, the son of parents who worked in the British Foreign Office, grew up in South London, Innsbruck, and Kinshasa.  He studied for a Fine Art degree, starting as a landscape painter, but it was while studying for his MA degree in The History of Ideas that he first read Robert Hooke's diary, detailing the life and experiments of this extraordinary man. After a 20-year career as a secondary school teacher, he has now returned to painting and writing. The Bloodless Boy is his debut novel. He is at work on a sequel.

Subject: London (England) > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Fake news > Fiction.
Assassins > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
England > London.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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