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ISBN13: 9780061057649
ISBN10: 0061057649
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It's murder in Discworld! — which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quitetroubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems — the mindless, absurdlyindustrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy — which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.

Synopsis:

Murder in the Discworld.

A killer is stalking Ankh-Morpork.A grim reaper who belongs to neither the Assassins' Guild nor the Thieves' Guild. A prowling perp who jauntily leaves behind corpses and strange-smelling tracks of curious white clay.

Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard is determined to stop this unauthorized assassin, and he has hired a Dwarf to help him. With the assistance of the Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, Vimes and his men (and trolls and such) can get to the, well, bottom of anything.

Even when one of the victims is murdered with a loaf of her own Battle Bread (available in convenient throwing slices). Even when the investigation leads to an out-of-work golem, a vampire dragon and a vegetarian werewolf...

Synopsis:

It's murder in Discworld! — which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quitetroubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems — the mindless, absurdlyindustrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy — which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work.

Prachett's acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. He lives in England, where he writes all the time. (It's his hobby as well.)

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Maggie_S, January 13, 2014 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Terry Pratchett does it again! In Feet Of Clay, Sam Vimes must find out who is poisoning the Patrician, and who is killing harmless old men. With a guest appearance by DEATH, Feet of Clay is another solid Discworld novel.
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crowyhead, October 23, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Totally great! Someone is poisoning the Patrician through unknown means, golems throughout the city are behaving strangely, there have been two unexplained deaths, and Sgt. Vimes is losing sleep. I laughed out loud in public several times with this one; Wee Mad Arthur, the gnome who meets the rats he's exterminating on their own terms, is particularly great.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061057649
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Discworld Series
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.08 in 16.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,

Murder in the Discworld.

A killer is stalking Ankh-Morpork.A grim reaper who belongs to neither the Assassins' Guild nor the Thieves' Guild. A prowling perp who jauntily leaves behind corpses and strange-smelling tracks of curious white clay.

Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard is determined to stop this unauthorized assassin, and he has hired a Dwarf to help him. With the assistance of the Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, Vimes and his men (and trolls and such) can get to the, well, bottom of anything.

Even when one of the victims is murdered with a loaf of her own Battle Bread (available in convenient throwing slices). Even when the investigation leads to an out-of-work golem, a vampire dragon and a vegetarian werewolf...

"Synopsis" by , It's murder in Discworld! — which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quitetroubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems — the mindless, absurdlyindustrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy — which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.
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