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Friends in high places, Caro Peacock

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Friends in high places
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Friends in high places
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Caro Peacock
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eng
Summary
Featuring private investigator Liberty Lane September, 1840. Novelist and patron of the arts Lady Blessington has hired Liberty Lane to escort a French gentleman to The Hague. For he has in his possession important papers that will assist in the forthcoming trial of Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the late emperor's nephew who has failed in an attempt to seize power in France. Plans for the undercover expedition are disrupted however when a body is found hanging in the attic at Gore House, Lady Blessington's Kensington mansion. Uncovering evidence that the murder was meticulously prepared for and planned well in advance, Liberty determines to track down the killer. But she is about to find herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage - and cold-blooded murder
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  • Upon returning to London from a case in the Cotswolds in September 1840, Liberty Lane, a private “intelligencer,” finds an invitation to Gore House, Kensington, the home of writer Lady Blessington. Disraeli won’t be there, but an associate of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, whose attempted landing at Boulogne ended in fiasco, will be. Lady Blessington is hiding Monsieur Lesparre in the attic of Gore House but wants urgently to have Liberty escort him back to France. But before the plan they made can be executed, Lesparre is killed, and Liberty, along with her helpers—street urchins Tabby and Plush and Liberty's groom, Amos—is thrust into a maelstrom of international intrigue as the politics of France and Italy play out on English soil. The writing is somewhat stodgy and definitely repetitive, but Liberty is a strong character who draws her cases from high society but can work the underbelly to track down the information she needs. -- Muller, Karen (Reviewed 08-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 22, p33)
  • /* Starred Review */ A crackerjack plot and engaging characters make Peacock’s seventh Liberty Lane mystery (after 2013’s The Path of the Wicked ) her best yet. On Sept. 1, 1840, Liberty, a private investigator who has done sleuthing work for high-up government officials, receives a summons from Lady Marguerite Blessington to Gore House, her London mansion. Monsieur Lesparre, one of the plotters involved in a recent failed coup attempt by Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, Prince Louis, has taken refuge at Gore House. Lesparre seeks to return to France to provide evidence that will help Prince Louis, but the French government isn’t eager for him to do so. Lady Blessington, alarmed by some odd incidents that suggest an attempt to abduct her secret guest, asks Liberty to make arrangements to smuggle him out of England. The discovery of a corpse at Gore House and the subsequent murder investigation considerably complicate Liberty’s efforts. Peacock (the pen name of Gillian Linscott) makes the political intrigue of the period feel immediate and her stalwart, progressive lead plausible. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 15, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 24, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435658
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Peacock, Caro
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Liberty Lane series
Series volume
0007
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  • Lane, Liberty (Fictitious character)
  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • London (England)
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adult
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Friends in high places, Caro Peacock
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000054745187
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780727885050
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(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)899229270
Label
Friends in high places, Caro Peacock
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
000054745187
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780727885050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899229270

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