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The executioner's heart, George Mann

Label
The executioner's heart
Title
The executioner's heart
Statement of responsibility
George Mann
Title variation
executioners heart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's normal for Inspector Bainbridge to be called to the scene of a crime, but this is the third murder in quick succession, each with the victim's chest cracked open and their heart torn out. Bainbridge suspects there's a symbolic reason for the stolen hearts, so he sends for special agent Sir Maurice Newbury and his determined assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes. Unfortunately, neither of them are in much shape to take the case. Veronica is busy trying to find some way to alleviate the mysterious forces hounding her family. Newbury's been retained by a private client: Edward, Prince of Wales, who's concerned that his mother is losing her grip on the nation. Eventually, though, it is determined that someone has hired a mercenary known as the Executioner to kill current and former agents of the Queen. The Executioner--French, beautiful, and covered in tattoos, her flesh inlaid with precious metals--is famed throughout Europe, with legends going back for years. Something is keeping her in a form of living stasis, but her heart is damaged, leaving her an emotionless shell, inexplicably driven to collect her victims' hearts as trophies. Why is Veronica acting the way she is? Why has she stopped trusting Bainbridge? What does the Prince of Wales really want? These are just some of the mysteries that Newbury and Hobbes will confront on the way to unearthing the secret of the Executioner's Heart."--
Member of
Summary
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by new interventions. But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side.
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191031
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, George
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Newbury & Hobbes investigations
Series volume
[4]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newbury, Maurice (Fictitious character)
  • Hobbes, Veronica (Fictitious character)
  • London (England)
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The executioner's heart, George Mann
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/765/9780765327765/image/lgcover.9780765327765.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Originally published: London, England : Titan, 2012
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
ocn812252712
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780765327765
Lccn
2013006323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)812252712
Label
The executioner's heart, George Mann
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/765/9780765327765/image/lgcover.9780765327765.jpg
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
  • Originally published: London, England : Titan, 2012
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
ocn812252712
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780765327765
Lccn
2013006323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)812252712

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