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The second novel, by the author of Brunelleschis Dome, and Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling is an elaborate historical mystery.Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries.As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbolds hunt for one of these stolen volumes — a lost Hermetic text — soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue. His fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

Synopsis:

A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches a London bookseller on an odyssey through 17th-century Europe. Given the task of restoring a magnificent library that has been pillaged during the English Civil War, Isaac Inchbold finds himself slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies, smugglers, ciphers, and forgeries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802733573
Author:
King, Ross
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Book collecting
Subject:
Ladies-in-waiting
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Dorothy Martin Mysteries
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches a London bookseller on an odyssey through 17th-century Europe. Given the task of restoring a magnificent library that has been pillaged during the English Civil War, Isaac Inchbold finds himself slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies, smugglers, ciphers, and forgeries.
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