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Some Danger Involved

A Novel
Thomas, Will (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London,Some Danger Involvedintroduces detective Cyrus Barker and his apprentice, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar.When a student bearing a striking resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ is found murdered -- by crucifixion -- in London's Jewish ghetto, 19th-century private detective Barker must hire an assistant to help him solve the sinister case. Out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," the eccentric and enigmatic Barker chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man whose murky past includes recent stints at both an Oxford college and an Oxford prison.As Llewelyn learns the ropes of his position, he is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the dark heart of London's teeming underworld. Together they pass through chophouses, stables, and clandestine tea rooms, tangling with the early Italian mafia, a mad professor of eugenics, and other shadowy figures, inching ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder.Brimming with wit and unforgettable characters, and steeped in authentic period detail,Some Danger Involvedis a captivating page-turner that introduces an equally captivating duo while signaling the start of an exciting career for Will Thomas.
Authors: Thomas, Will, 1958-
Title: Some danger involved
a novel
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
ISBN: 0743256182
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tho
Statement of Responsibility: Will Thomas
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction Private investigators Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Private investigators
LCCN: 2003071158
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