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The Resource The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach, Jas Treadwell

The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach, Jas Treadwell

Label
The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach
Title
The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach
Statement of responsibility
Jas Treadwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1785, and Thomas Peach, a gentleman of modest means, moves to a small village in the West Country, bringing with him a steamer chest of clothes, some books - and, apparently, his wife, Mrs Peach, who quickly becomes a source of fascination and suspicion to the villagers. Why is she never seen abroad? Why does Mr Peach refuse entry to her bedroom to their maidservant, who is unable to detect even a whisper of breath at Mrs Peach's door, try as she might? Does Mrs Peach even exist? And if so, is she the victim of her husband's cruelty? A liberal and free thinker, Mr Peach is a member of a society of learned men in Bristol, one of whom is guardian of a young woman believed to be possessed by a demon. Mr Peach disagrees with this opinion, but suspicion only grows when the woman in question - whose mouth and lips are stained inexplicably black - escapes from her patron and causes panic in the countryside. Soon she is living under Mr Peach's protection. But he himself is in danger; someone - or something - has followed him from his former life in London. Thomas Peach has enumerable secrets - and one of them might just prove deadly
Cataloging source
AU@
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Treadwell, Jas
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighbours
  • Gossip
  • Sick
  • Letters
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Married people
  • Young women
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Demonology
  • Secrecy
  • West Country (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach, Jas Treadwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Nothing is, as it appears"--Cover
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
000069143433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781529347333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021061233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252058269
Label
The infernal riddle of Thomas Peach, Jas Treadwell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Nothing is, as it appears"--Cover
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
000069143433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781529347333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021061233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252058269

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