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The Resource Asylum : a mystery, Jeannette de Beauvoir

Asylum : a mystery, Jeannette de Beauvoir

Label
Asylum : a mystery
Title
Asylum
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette de Beauvoir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Martine LeDuc is the director of PR for the mayor's office in Montreal. When four women are found brutally murdered and shockingly posed on park benches throughout the city over several months, Martine's boss fears a PR disaster for the still busy tourist season, and Martine is now also tasked with acting as liaison between the mayor and the police department. The women were of varying ages, backgrounds and bodytypes and seemed to have nothing in common. Yet the macabre presentation of their bodies hints at a connection. Martine is paired with a young detective, Julian Fletcher, and together they dig deep into the city's and the country's past, only to uncover a dark secret dating back to the 1950s, when orphanages in Montreal and elsewhere were converted to asylums in order to gain more funding. The children were subjected to horrific experiments such as lobotomies, electroshock therapy, and psychotropic medication, and many of them died in the process. The survivors were supposedly compensated for their trauma by the government and the cases seem to have been settled. So who is bearing a grudge now, and why did these four women have to die? Not until Martine finds herself imprisoned in the terrifying steam tunnels underneath the old asylum does she put the pieces together. And it is almost too late for her.."--
Member of
Summary
Working with the police department to protect Montreal's reputation in the wake of serial killings, mayoral PR director Martine LeDuc partners with a young detective to uncover a decades-old tragedy involving psychological experiments performed on orphaned children
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402613
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
de Beauvoir, Jeannette
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Martine LeDuc novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Asylum : a mystery, Jeannette de Beauvoir
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893784191
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250045393
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014040208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893784191
Label
Asylum : a mystery, Jeannette de Beauvoir
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893784191
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250045393
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014040208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893784191

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