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Rendezvous with death
Rustage, Alan.
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Publication Information:
Sutton, Surrey ; New York : Severn House, [2003]

Physical Description:
230 pages ; 23 cm
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Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Newstead Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Kenmore Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Audubon Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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Description Rivalling Anne Perry, a new Victorian series by the author of the much-loved Chief Inspector Woodend books, Sally Spencer As the fog clears, a brutally murdered corpse turns up, caught in the ropes of a barge in the Thames. Ordinarily, this would be a run-of-the-mill incident, but in this particular case, Inspector Blackstone quickly realizes he is well and truly out of his depth. The clothes may belong to a poor man, but the face does not; and to Blackstone, the aristocracy are in themselves a mystery whose authority far outweighs his own. Blackstone's horizons are to be widened still further as the investigation leads him to Little Russia, an emigre area where he finds still more people who aren't used to taking the British bobby remotely seriously.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Alan Rustage, the author's first mystery to feature Victorian Det. Inspector Blackstone. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

During preparations for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Scotland Yard's Inspector Blackstone investigates the death of an earl's son in a poor section of London. The murder of an aristocrat would divert attention from the Jubilee, so Blackstone has orders to interrogate suspects, gather clues, and pursue a criminal while keeping the murder a secret. Blackstone soon discovers that the victim, despite onerous family problems, was an aspiring journalist looking for-and apparently finding-a "hot" story in the Russian immigrant community. This new series from the author of the Chief Inspector Woodend novels features a nicely captured Victorian ethos, solid prose, and winning subplot diversions. Anne Perry fans and devotees of Victorian-era mysteries will enjoy this new historical. For most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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