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Título: The Book of Shadows
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Año de publicación: 1996
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition.
0312142870 Stated First Edition, Stated First Printing (full numberline), June 1996. St. Martin's Press, New York. Printed in USA. Blue cover with gilded titles on spine shows very mild shelf wear, light fading on top edge. Very clean inside pages, top page edge has minimal soiling due to dust, rest of page edges clean. Dust jacket shows very mild shelf wear, mildly bumped corners/edges. Overall Near Fine Condition except jacket is Very Good. The fourth novel in the acclaimed series featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, medieval physician and chemist. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. N° de ref. de la librería 011360
Sinopsis: Medieval physician Kathryn Swinbrooke races against time to solve the murder of Tenebrae, an evil magus and blackmailer, to save her beloved Colum Murtagh, a soldier for the crown, and uncovers a host of suspects, including an anxious group of London goldsmiths.
From Kirkus Reviews: Fourth in a series (The Merchant of Death, 1995, etc.) by Grace (a.k.a. P.C. Doherty) built around Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician and herbalist in 15th-century Canterbury. Edward of York and his beautiful Queen Elizabeth Woodville rule in the aftermath of civil war, but Elizabeth feels threatened by the spells and secrets held by her necromancer (and blackmailer) Tenebrae in his journal--The Book of Shadows. When Tenebrae is found murdered in his black mansion in Canterbury, Kathryn is called to the scene. She finds a locked-room scenario in which those present at the time of the magus's death, composed of a group from a London goldsmith's guild whom Tenebrae saw one by one, appear innocent, but the infamous Book of Shadows has vanished. Kathryn's Irish love, Colum Murtagh, the King's Commissioner in Canterbury, is under pressure from Queen Elizabeth to recover the book and identify the murderer. Together, they talk to everyone involved--from Tenebrae's servants Morel and Bogbean to Sir Raymond Hetherington, physician Brissot, rich widow Dauncey, clerk Fronsac, and others of the London party. When members of that group begin to turn up dead, Kathryn returns to Tenebrae's house, risking her life but eventually coming up with an inspired solution. The author's medieval mix as before--repetitious catalogues of the city's sights, sounds and smells; much good-natured chatter with Kathryn's lusty cook Thomasins; a surfeit of local ``characters'' and ailing patients, and an unconvincing killer. Of possible interest to devotees of the period--for others, mostly tedium. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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