The Angel of the Glade

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The first in a new historical mystery series featuring Dr. Clyde Deacon - Widower Clyde Deacon arrives in 1902 Fairfield, New York, to take up the post of doctor. Regarded with some suspicion by the towns inhabitants because he comes from Tennessee, he was also personal physician to President McKinley at the time of his assassination. A beautiful young actress is found murdered and Deacon is asked by the overworkedtownsheriff to assist him in the case. Gradually he discovers that the inhabitants of Fairfield are ...

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Overview

The first in a new historical mystery series featuring Dr. Clyde Deacon - Widower Clyde Deacon arrives in 1902 Fairfield, New York, to take up the post of doctor. Regarded with some suspicion by the towns inhabitants because he comes from Tennessee, he was also personal physician to President McKinley at the time of his assassination. A beautiful young actress is found murdered and Deacon is asked by the overworkedtownsheriff to assist him in the case. Gradually he discovers that the inhabitants of Fairfield are not as innocent as they seem.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The first in a new historical series from Arthur Ellis Award-finalist Mackay (Cold Comfort) offers an intriguing premise. In 1902, Clyde Deacon, formerly President McKinley's personal physician, moves to Fairfield, N.Y., to serve as "a humble country doctor" because he has yet to forgive himself for failing to save his patient's life after an anarchist shot the president the year before. Soon after Deacon's arrival, Charlotte Scott, a high school senior who played the lead in a performance of Booth Tarkington's play Angel of the Glade, is found drowned in a river. When Deacon uncovers evidence the girl was poisoned, he resists attempts to pin the murder on a Chinese tramp found in possession of Scott's locket. Given the expertise Deacon displays in arriving at his murder-by-poisoning conclusion, some may be disappointed that he solves the crime based on an eyewitness account of how the fatal dose was administered to Scott, a stereotypical "good" girl with a secret life. (Aug.)

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Library Journal
Dr. Clyde Deacon, the attending physician when President William McKinley was shot in 1901, now lives in Fairfield, NY, where one of his oldest friends is sheriff. When vivacious Charlotte Scott is poisoned at a high school picnic, Deacon is deputized to help out the overworked sheriff. VERDICT Mackay's (Cold Comfort) neat plotting makes this a historical series debut to watch.
Kirkus Reviews
In a small town where everybody knows everybody, somebody knew Charlotte Scott all too well. It's 1902. Though she's only 17, Charlotte already bids fair to become one of the leading citizens of Fairfield, N.Y. Even though she's young, pretty and obviously talented, Charlotte never gets to be the famous actress she thought she was destined to be. In fact, she never gets to be 18. Following a triumphant performance as the leading lady of her high-school drama company, Charlotte is fatally poisoned by someone insidiously clever and exceedingly cruel. Newly arrived Dr. Clyde Deacon reacts to the young woman's untimely death in a way just a bit odd. But then Doc Deacon is no ordinary physician. In the eyes of his old friend Sheriff Stanley Armstrong, he's the very stuff of sleuths. With a chronically heavy caseload-to say nothing of 12 children, including a newborn-Sheriff Armstrong is both distracted and hard-pressed for help. Willy-nilly, Doc Dalton becomes Deputy Dalton and is assigned to Charlotte's murder. As his investigation deepens, he discovers that bright and beautiful Charlotte had an unpleasantly dark side to her, that she was wildly ambitious, and that, disconcertingly, nobody really knew Charlotte, except perhaps for the person who killed her. Plodding and predictable. Mackay (Old Scores, 2003, etc.) deploys prose as unadorned as his plot. Both of them could have used some adornment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847511348
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Dr Clyde Deacon Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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