The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
Used Hardcover
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

The Shanghai Tunnel

by

The Shanghai Tunnel Cover

ISBN13: 9780765313003
ISBN10: 0765313006
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $9.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Portland, 1868. It is a rough hewn place, an exploding trading post that has dreams of becoming a metropolis.

Horace Stratton, one of Portland's wealthiest heirs, has decided to come home for good after amassing yet another fortune in Shanghai. With him comes his wife Emily, a shy daughter of missionaries, and their teenaged son. On the brink of that happy return, Horace suddenly falls ill and dies in San Francisco.

Emily and her son bring her husband home to Portland and they try to settle into this new culture. While they look as if they should belong, Portland is a strange and unsettling place for them. Emily is guilt-ridden, but sorrow is one of the few emotions she didn't feel when told of her husband's passing. For Emily had learned more about her husband's past than anyone would believe. And she discovers that all of his schemes did not die with him. His partners very much want Emily and her son to go away... by whatever means necessary. Emily will have to delve into her husband's seedy and painful past and set things right so that she can make a life for herself and her son in this strange land.

Review:

"Best known for her Catherine LeVendeur medieval series (The Witch in the Well, etc.), Newman turns to her hometown of Portland, Ore., for this lackadaisical 1860s historical. The rough young city is growing fast, creating a wealth of opportunities for unscrupulous businessmen. When Horace Stratton, who made his fortune in China, dies on his way back to Portland with his wife, Emily, the daughter of American missionaries in China, Emily must manage her new life alone. After delving into Horace's business affairs, Emily learns that his fortune came from the abhorrent opium trade. Her reform efforts trigger alarm among the city's power brokers. As bodies start piling up and her own safety is threatened, Emily struggles to find her place in a society that expects women to stay home and let men take care of things. All the elements are in place for a rich, multilayered story, but weak character development and the heavy-handed portrayal of the era's sexism make for a disappointing read. Loyal Newman fans may wish for a return to the 12th century." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Newman, author of the much acclaimed Catherine LeVendeur medieval mysteries, always does her research for her brilliant historicals." Library Journal

Synopsis:

After the murder of her missionary parents in China, Emily marries a shrewd entrepreneur from Portland, Oregon. She learns too late that Horace Stratton is cruel. After Horace dies, Emily and their son arrive in Portland and discover a strange and potentially deadly land. First in a new series.

About the Author

Sharan Newman is the critically acclaimed author of the Catherine LeVendeur Mystery series. She lives in Oregon.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

TDB, February 10, 2009 (view all comments by TDB)
Love it for the historical aspect of the book, and the
time and place setting. However, the book does lack some character development. Also, noticed several
typos in the text which were not caught by any of the
book's editors. That kind of got on my nerves a bit.
Overall, a good book read though.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765313003
Author:
Newman, Sharan
Publisher:
Forge Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
Business enterprises
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Historical fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081230
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.85 in 1.19 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Fatal Voyage
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  2. In a Gilded Cage (Molly Murphy... Used Hardcover $8.95
  3. He Shall Thunder in the Sky (Amelia... Used Mass Market $3.50
  4. Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth... Used Mass Market $4.95
  5. The Apostate's Tale (Dame Frevisse... Used Mass Market $4.95
  6. Her Royal Spyness
    Used Mass Market $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

The Shanghai Tunnel Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 384 pages Forge Books - English 9780765313003 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Best known for her Catherine LeVendeur medieval series (The Witch in the Well, etc.), Newman turns to her hometown of Portland, Ore., for this lackadaisical 1860s historical. The rough young city is growing fast, creating a wealth of opportunities for unscrupulous businessmen. When Horace Stratton, who made his fortune in China, dies on his way back to Portland with his wife, Emily, the daughter of American missionaries in China, Emily must manage her new life alone. After delving into Horace's business affairs, Emily learns that his fortune came from the abhorrent opium trade. Her reform efforts trigger alarm among the city's power brokers. As bodies start piling up and her own safety is threatened, Emily struggles to find her place in a society that expects women to stay home and let men take care of things. All the elements are in place for a rich, multilayered story, but weak character development and the heavy-handed portrayal of the era's sexism make for a disappointing read. Loyal Newman fans may wish for a return to the 12th century." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Newman, author of the much acclaimed Catherine LeVendeur medieval mysteries, always does her research for her brilliant historicals."
"Synopsis" by , After the murder of her missionary parents in China, Emily marries a shrewd entrepreneur from Portland, Oregon. She learns too late that Horace Stratton is cruel. After Horace dies, Emily and their son arrive in Portland and discover a strange and potentially deadly land. First in a new series.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.