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The Resource The Mermaid's Call

The Mermaid's Call

Label
The Mermaid's Call
Title
The Mermaid's Call
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Stansfield
Title variation
mermaids call
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Stansfield gives a haunting evocation of a place and time when superstition and logic coexisted in uneasy alliance, and challenges the reader to decide which was more real' Publisher’s Weekly Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from their newest member and investor, Mathilda, but six long months have passed without a single case to solve and tensions are growing.It is almost a relief when a man is found dead along the Morwenstow coast and the agency is sought out to investigate. There are suspicions that wreckers plague the coast, luring ships to their ruin with false lights – though nothing has ever been proved. Yet with the local talk of sirens calling victims to the sea to meet their end, could something other-worldly be responsible for the man’s death?
Summary
Six months have passed since Shilly, Anna and Mathilda have set up their detective agency in Boscastle, when a local sea Captain brings them a new case: whilst on board ship hundreds of miles from Cornwall, he dreamt his long-lost brother was murdered at their childhood home of Morwenstow. Rattled, the Captain returned to the village, just as a body was discovered. The circumstances matched those of the dream: the victim's face had been mutilated. Would the detectives take on his mysterious case and find the truth of what happened to his brother?
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10810030
Cataloging source
SALS
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1983-
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Stansfield, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mermaid's Call
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_655922
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780749023874
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mermaid's Call
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_655922
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780749023874
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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