The Black Seraphim

The Black Seraphim

by Michael Gilbert
     
 

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James Scotland, a young pathologist, decides on a quiet holiday in Melchester, but amid the cathedral town's quiet medieval atmosphere, he finds a hornet's nest of church politics, town and country rivalries, and murder. With modern forensic pathology he unravels the unvarnished truth, but not before unexpected romance intervenes.See more details below

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James Scotland, a young pathologist, decides on a quiet holiday in Melchester, but amid the cathedral town's quiet medieval atmosphere, he finds a hornet's nest of church politics, town and country rivalries, and murder. With modern forensic pathology he unravels the unvarnished truth, but not before unexpected romance intervenes.

Editorial Reviews

The Standard
"Very well observed, splendidly plotted. "
Time Magazines Literary Supplement
"Michael Gilbert tells the story beautifully. "
The Guardian
"Grips like a bishops gaiters. "
Washington Post
"Gilberts triumph is more than ingenious plot, character, atmosphere, and even witty observation. He brings a cultivated, questioning intelligence to his writing."
The Observer
"As always, the author is wonderfully at home in these precincts and stocks his Barchester font judiciously with piranhas and red herrings."
Times Literary Supplement
"Michael Gilbert tells the story beautifully. "
From the Publisher
"Very well observed, splendidly plotted. ", The Standard

"Michael Gilbert tells the story beautifully. ", Times Literary Supplement

"Grips like a bishops gaiters. ", The Guardian

"Gilberts triumph is more than ingenious plot, character, atmosphere, and even witty observation. He brings a cultivated, questioning intelligence to his writing.", Washington Post

"As always, the author is wonderfully at home in these precincts and stocks his Barchester font judiciously with piranhas and red herrings.", The Observer

The Standard Times
"Very well observed, splendidly plotted. "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755105281
Publisher:
House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,432,013
Product dimensions:
0.21(w) x 0.32(h) x 0.02(d)

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