The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London

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London swelters in a heatwave in the summer of 1664, and in the corridors of power the temperature is equally high as an outbreak of war with the Dutch threatens to become a reality, in the sixth Chaloner mystery
 
In the dilapidated surroundings of the Savoy hospital, a delegation from the Netherlands is gathered in a last ditch attempt to secure peace between the two nations. Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is ...

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Overview

London swelters in a heatwave in the summer of 1664, and in the corridors of power the temperature is equally high as an outbreak of war with the Dutch threatens to become a reality, in the sixth Chaloner mystery
 
In the dilapidated surroundings of the Savoy hospital, a delegation from the Netherlands is gathered in a last ditch attempt to secure peace between the two nations. Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is horrified at the violent aggression shown to the Dutch by ordinary Londoners, but is more worried by the dismissive attitude with which they are greeted by the King's ministers and officials—he has experienced the futilities of war at first hand and has no wish to witness another. When the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames, Chaloner discovers the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder. Was he involved in a plot to steal the crown jewels, or did he fall foul of one of the many people in London who are determined that the peace talks will fail?

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"Engaging . . . As usual, Gregory does a fine job integrating fact and fiction."  —Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780751541830
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Thomas Chaloner Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 812,932
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Gregory is a Cambridge academic and the author of the Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles and the Thomas Chaloner Mysteries.

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