Gunshy [A Baltimore Historical Mystery] [NOOK Book]

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It's 1882 and Oliver Redcastle, an ex-Pinkerton detective and a former Union Army sharpshooter, has inherited a house in Baltimore and a new daughter. Oliver dreams of putting his violent past behind him. When John D. Rockefeller forces him to investigate a railway explosion Oliver finds himself plunged into mayhem once again. The plot thickens when a Civil War encampment in the city digs up old betrayals, triggers death and breeds a fresh murder plot that Oliver must foil to prevent his future from becoming as ...
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Gunshy [A Baltimore Historical Mystery]

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Overview

It's 1882 and Oliver Redcastle, an ex-Pinkerton detective and a former Union Army sharpshooter, has inherited a house in Baltimore and a new daughter. Oliver dreams of putting his violent past behind him. When John D. Rockefeller forces him to investigate a railway explosion Oliver finds himself plunged into mayhem once again. The plot thickens when a Civil War encampment in the city digs up old betrayals, triggers death and breeds a fresh murder plot that Oliver must foil to prevent his future from becoming as bloody as his past.
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Editorial Reviews

Clyde Linsley
Laura Lippman has gained a reputation as an articulate, sympathetic chronicler of life in Baltimore. Louise Titchener, though less well known, deserves a similar reputation. Her latest effort, Gunshy, is a case in point. Set in the discordant days after the Civil War, the novel depicts the tensions below the surface of what was, at heart, a Southern city.
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Set in Baltimore of 1882, Tichner has created not only a well-written mystery with plots and sub-plots winding around each other until they all merge into a wonderful puzzler. Oliver has to not only deal with the usual riff-raff of the criminal world but also with the emotions and anger left over from the Civil War. This is a novel that will appeal to history, civil war and mystery buffs alike.
Karen Treanor
It's always a problem in historical and regional novels: how much detail and local colour to use. When a novel is both regional and historical, the problem is compounded. The writer wants to give the reader easy entry into the time and place of the story, but not slow the plot and impede the characters with excessive and unnecessary detail.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000081228
  • Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 738,755
  • File size: 236 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Ok

    Very easy, quick read based on historical/murder mystery plot.

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