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The Resource Death in St James's Park, Susanna Gregory

Death in St James's Park, Susanna Gregory

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Death in St James's Park
Title
Death in St James's Park
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Susanna Gregory
Title variation
Death in St Jamess Park
Title variation remainder
Chaloners eighth exploit in Restoration London
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Language
eng
Summary
Five years after Charles II's triumphant return to London there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court and of corruption among his officials - and when a cart laden with gunpowder explodes outside the General Letter Office, it is immediately clear that such an act is more than an expression of outrage at the inefficiency of the postal service.As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why a man of known incompetence is put in charge of investigating the attack while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park. He becomes even more suspicious of his employer's motives when he discovers that the witnesses he needs to interview have close links to the business conducted in the General Letter Office, activities more firmly centred on intercepting people's mail than delivering it. Then human rather than avian victims are poisoned, and Chaloner knows he has to ignore his master's instructions and use his own considerable wits to defeat an enemy whose deadly tentacles reach into the very heart of the government: an enemy who has the power and expertise to destroy anyone who stands in the way. .
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Five years after Charles II's triumphant return to London there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court and of corruption among his officials - and when a cart laden with gunpowder explodes outside the General Letter Office, it is immediately clear that such an act is more than an expression of outrage at the inefficiency of the postal service. As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why a man of known incompetence is put in charge of investigating the attack while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park. He becomes even more suspicious of his employer's motives when he discovers that the witnesses he needs to interview have close links to the business conducted in the General Letter Office, activities more firmly centred on intercepting people's mail than delivering it. Then human rather than avian victims are poisoned, and Chaloner knows he has to ignore his master's instructions and use his own considerable wits to defeat an enemy whose deadly tentacles reach into the very heart of the government: an enemy who has the power and expertise to destroy anyone who stands in the way.
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10172431
Cataloging source
BT
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1958-
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Gregory, Susanna
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thomas Chaloner
Series volume
8
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London (England)
Target audience
adult
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Chaloner's eighth exploit in Restoration London
Label
Death in St James's Park, Susanna Gregory
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Publication
Control code
000050419020
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9781847444349
Label
Death in St James's Park, Susanna Gregory
Publication
Control code
000050419020
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9781847444349

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