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The Cheapside corpse, Susanna Gregory

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The Cheapside corpse
Title
The Cheapside corpse
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Susanna Gregory
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Language
eng
Summary
Another excellent historical adventure from Susanna Gregory, featuring 17th-century spy Thomas Chaloner London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. There is plague in the streets of St. Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade, and a banking crisis threatens to leave Charles II's government with no means of paying for the nation's defense. Amid the tension, Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate the murder of Dick Wheler, one of the few goldsmith-bankers to have survived the losses that have driven others to bankruptcy-or worse. At the same time, a French spy staggers across the city, carrying the plague from one parish to another. Chaloner's foray into the world of the financiers who live in and around Cheapside quickly convinces him that they are just as great a threat as the Dutch, but their power and greed thwarts him at every turn. Meanwhile, the plague continues to spread across the city, and the body count from the disease and from the fever of avarice starts to rise alarmingly
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Summary
Featuring 17th-century spy Thomas Chaloner, London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. There is plague in the streets of St. Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade, and a banking crisis threatens to leave Charles II's government with no means of paying for the nation's defense. Amid the tension, Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate the murder of Dick Wheler, one of the few goldsmith-bankers to have survived the losses that have driven others to bankruptcy-or worse. At the same time, a French spy staggers across the city, carrying the plague from one parish to another. Chaloner's foray into the world of the financiers who live in and around Cheapside quickly convinces him that they are just as great a threat as the Dutch, but their power and greed thwarts him at every turn. Meanwhile, the plague continues to spread across the city, and the body count from the disease and from the fever of avarice starts to rise alarmingly.
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10401633
Cataloging source
BT
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1958-
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Gregory, Susanna
Dewey number
813
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thomas Chaloner series
Series volume
0010
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  • Secret service
  • Chaloner, Thomas (fictitious character)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cheapside corpse, Susanna Gregory
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053997349
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780751552805
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
map
Label
The Cheapside corpse, Susanna Gregory
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053997349
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780751552805
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
map

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