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The Resource Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery, Laura Joh Rowland

Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery, Laura Joh Rowland

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Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery
Title
Portrait of peril
Title remainder
a Victorian mystery
Statement of responsibility
Laura Joh Rowland
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"London, October 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett - but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every newlywed couple begins their marriage with a murder investigation, but Sarah and Barrett, along with their friends Lord Hugh Staunton and Mick O'Reilly, take the case. The dead man is Charles Firth, whose profession is "spirit photography" - photographing the ghosts of the deceased. When Sarah develops the photographs he took in the church, she discovers one with a pale, blurred figure attacking the victim. The city's spiritualist community believes the church is haunted and the figure is a ghost. But Sarah is a skeptic, and she and her friends soon learn that the victim had plenty of enemies in the human world - including a scientist who studies supernatural phenomena, his psychic daughter, and an heiress on a campaign to debunk spiritualism and expose fraudulent mediums. In the tunnels beneath a demolished gaol, a ghost-hunting expedition ends with a new murder, and new suspects. While Sarah searches for the truth about both crimes, she travels a dark, twisted path into her own family's sordid history. Her long lost father is the prime suspect in a cold-case murder, and her reunion with him proves that even the most determined skeptic can be haunted by ghosts from the past. "--Publisher's description
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10938539
Cataloging source
IG$
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Rowland, Laura Joh
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Victorian mysteries
Series volume
[5]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women photographers
  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Spirit photography
  • Spiritualism
  • Mediums
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery, Laura Joh Rowland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: The woman in the veil
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
000068541607
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781643854724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228129082
Label
Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery, Laura Joh Rowland
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: The woman in the veil
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
000068541607
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781643854724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228129082

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