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The Resource The Salisbury manuscript, Philip Gooden

The Salisbury manuscript, Philip Gooden

Label
The Salisbury manuscript
Title
The Salisbury manuscript
Statement of responsibility
Philip Gooden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1873 a canon dies violently while sneaking ancient artifacts out of a burial chamber on the outskirts of Salisbury. London lawyer Tom Ansell discovers the body and comes under suspicion of his murder. To clear himself, he must find the killer
Member of
Review
In Gooden's pallid whodunit, the first in a new series set in British cathedral towns during the Victorian era, London attorney Thomas Ansell travels to Salisbury to take custody of a manuscript belonging to Canon Felix Slater—the racy memoirs of the canon's father, George, who knew writers like Byron and Shelley and sowed “quite a few wild oats in his youth.” Shortly after Ansell arrives in Salisbury and meets Slater, someone murders the canon in his study with one of the flint spearheads he'd dug up in the neighborhood. The police suspect Ansell of the crime after finding him near the body, his hands stained with the victim's blood. To clear his name, Ansell turns amateur sleuth. Unmemorable main figures, coupled with some odd authorial editorializing and a clichéd denouement make this a less than engaging read. Fans of Gooden's Shakespearean mystery series (That Sleep of Death , etc.) will hope for a return to form in the next installment. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 12, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 19, p39)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
272921
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gooden, Philip
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tom Ansell mysteries
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clergy
  • Clergy
  • Salisbury (England)
  • England
Label
The Salisbury manuscript, Philip Gooden
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
704708
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781569475126
Lccn
2007043758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781569475126
  • (OCoLC)176649014
Label
The Salisbury manuscript, Philip Gooden
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
704708
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781569475126
Lccn
2007043758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781569475126
  • (OCoLC)176649014

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