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The Resource Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings

Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings

Label
Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery
Title
Let darkness bury the dead
Title remainder
a Murdoch mystery
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Jennings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is November 1917. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. As we enter the story, Jack, Murdoch's estranged son, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. The night after Jack arrives home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more murders follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives--
Member of
Summary
It is November 1917. The Great War is grinding on, chewing up young men by the thousands. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire. Men perceived as slackers or cowards are shunned. But the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
Assigning source
Adapted from Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603350
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jennings, Maureen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Murdoch mystery
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Murder
  • Toronto (Ont.)
  • Murder
  • Veterans
  • Canada
  • Ontario
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  • FICTION / War & Military
Target audience
adult
Label
Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Murdoch mystery."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-330)
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
ocn973084531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780771050589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973084531
Label
Let darkness bury the dead : a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Murdoch mystery."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-330)
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
ocn973084531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780771050589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973084531

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