The Resource Things half in shadow, by Alan Finn

Things half in shadow, by Alan Finn

Label
Things half in shadow
Title
Things half in shadow
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Finn
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1869, and the Civil War haunts the city of Philadelphia like a stubborn ghost. Mothers in black continue to mourn their lost sons. Photographs of the dead adorn dim sitting rooms. Maimed and broken men roam the streets. One of those men is Edward Clark, who is still tormented by what he saw during the war. Also constantly in his thoughts is another, more distant tragedy, the murder of his mother at the hands of his father, the famed magician Magellan Holmes, a crime that Edward witnessed when he was only ten. Now a crime reporter for one of the city's largest newspapers, Edward is asked to use his knowledge of illusions and visual trickery to expose the influx of mediums that descended on Philadelphia in the wake of the war. His first target is Mrs. Lucy Collins, a young widow who uses old-fashioned sleight of hand to prey on grieving families. Soon, Edward and Lucy become entwined in the murder of Lenora Grimes Pastor, the city's most highly regarded, and by all accounts, legitimate, medium, who dies mid-seance. With their reputations and livelihoods at risk, Edward and Lucy set out to find the real killer, and in the process unearth a terrifying hive of secrets that reaches well beyond Mrs. Pastor
Summary
"Postbellum America makes for a haunting backdrop in this historical and supernatural tale of moonlit cemeteries, masked balls, cunning mediums, and terrifying secrets waiting to be unearthed by an intrepid crime reporter."--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392619
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Finn, Alan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Large type books
  • Magicians
  • Murder
  • Women mediums
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Things half in shadow, by Alan Finn
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410478986
Label
Things half in shadow, by Alan Finn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410478986

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