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Blood on the Strand (Thomas Chaloner Series #2)
     

Blood on the Strand (Thomas Chaloner Series #2)

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by Susanna Gregory
 

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In London in 1663, rebellion is in the air. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but he soon realizes that England's capital is no haven of peace. Ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession, he soon learns that the man is not a vagrant, but someone with

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In London in 1663, rebellion is in the air. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but he soon realizes that England's capital is no haven of peace. Ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession, he soon learns that the man is not a vagrant, but someone with links to the powerful Company of Barber-Surgeons. Meanwhile, Chaloner's master, the Earl of Clarendon, is locked in a deadly feud with the Earl of Bristol, and an innocent man is about to be hanged in Newgate. In a desperate race against time, Chaloner must find a way to protect Clarendon, track down a murderer, and save an innocent man from the executioner's noose.

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Fans will be pleased to hear that Susanna Gregory has yet again hit on a winning formula of taking a likeable main character, involving him in a gripping plot and setting them within a commendably realistic setting. It is another bravura performance.—HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

Gregory tells an extremely complicated tale with great clarity and riveting excitement.—REVIEWINGTHEEVIDENCE.COM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847440020
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Thomas Chaloner Series , #2
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.57(d)

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Meet the Author

Susanna Gregory is a Cambridge academic. She is the creator of the popular Matthew Bartholomew series.

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Blood on the Strand (Thomas Chaloner Series #2) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
fleetfootmax More than 1 year ago
Gregory brings Restoration England to life with a mystery that highlights some peculiar quirks of the era. Who knew Public Anatomy consisting of public dissections of well preserved cadavers followed by a multi-course feast could be so popular!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it! It was intelligent and still had a good mystery. It was nice to find a novel set in historical London that wasn't romance or fantasy.