A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands Series #11)

A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands Series #11)

by Barbara Cleverly
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A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands Series #11) by Barbara Cleverly

At dawn one morning in 1933, an amateur dowsing team digging the banks of the Thames for precious metals unearths the body of a young woman with a missing toe and a priceless gold coin in her mouth. The case falls on Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard Joe Sandilands' turf, but he's been given another assignment—and a very high-profile one. London is hosting a historic global economic conference to try to solve the global Depression, and political tensions are running very high, as very influential participants are starting to take positions allied with or staunchly against the rapidly militarizing Germany. Sandilands' job is to protect and keep an eye on the visiting American senator Cornelius Kingstone, right-hand man to President Roosevelt, throughout the conference. When a strange set of coincidences link the river bank body to the senator, Joe realizes his assignment is much bigger than he'd thought, and that Senator Kingstone is caught up in a very dangerous game—one that might cost not just one but thousands of lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616952891
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Joe Sandilands Series , #11
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 235,284
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Barbara Cleverly was born in the north of England and is a graduate of Durham University. A former teacher, she has spent her working life in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; she now lives in Cambridge. She has one son and five step-children. She is the author of nine books, including The Last Kashmiri RoseStrange Images of DeathThe Blood Royal, and Not My Blood. Her Joe Sandilands series, set against the background of the Indian Empire, was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic.

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A Spider in the Cup 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ebooks18 More than 1 year ago
A Spider in the Cup is a little different from previous books in the Joe Sandilands series - it has more depth and it's more interesting that the others with it's historical theme. Bravo! I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drags and one has no interest in the characters or what happens. I have not read others in series and this does not lead me to trying another. Expected more and i did read it thru expecting it to improve page counter
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iowashort More than 1 year ago
While I am a great fan of Barbara Cleverly, this is not one of her best. I found myself putting it down and reading other books and then coming back to it several times. Not her usual sit up and finish it in one night writing. That said, it is neverless the less a good read, you just need to get into the book a little further.