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Falling creatures, Katherine Stansfield

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Falling creatures
Title
Falling creatures
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Katherine Stansfield
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Language
eng
Summary
A Gothic moorland murder mystery based on real events. Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that cause both good and ill. When she's found on the moor with her throat cut, Shilly is determined to find out who is responsible, and so is the stranger calling himself Mr Williams who asks for Shilly's help. Mr Williams has secrets too, and Shilly is thrown into the bewildering new world of modern detection
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Review
British author Stansfield (The Visitor) blurs the lines between reality and illusion with her evocative first Cornish mystery, set on brooding Bodmin Moor in 1844. The book’s narrator, known only as Shilly, is hired as a servant at Penhale farm on the same day as Charlotte Dymond, a young woman with uncanny abilities to make “the world do as it didn’t ought to.” Charlotte is sly and manipulative, but Shilly loves the beautiful woman, who seems to have strange witching powers. Charlotte’s fey ability to drive men mad with desire has horrifying consequences when she’s found on the moor with her throat cut. She was last seen with a man with a limp, a description that fits Matthew Weeks, Penhale’s gentle hired man. When Matthew is charged with Charlotte’s murder, grief-stricken Shilly knows in her heart that he’s innocent. She finds an unlikely ally in Mr. Williams, a newspaperman with a shocking secret and a compelling reason of his own to help Shilly find Charlotte’s true killer. Stansfield based her poignant, haunting tale on an actual 1844 Cornish murder. Readers will look forward to the sequel. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 03/05/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 10, p)
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10651627
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1983-
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Stansfield, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cornish mysteries (Katherine Stansfield)
Series volume
0001
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  • Murder
  • Parapsychology
  • Secrecy
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
Falling creatures, Katherine Stansfield
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059748023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780749021412
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017380176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956625113
Label
Falling creatures, Katherine Stansfield
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059748023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780749021412
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017380176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956625113

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