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The Resource Things half in shadow : a novel, Alan Finn

Things half in shadow : a novel, Alan Finn

Label
Things half in shadow : a novel
Title
Things half in shadow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alan Finn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Postbellum America makes for a haunting backdrop in this historical and supernatural tale of moonlit cemeteries, masked balls, cunning mediums, and terrifying secrets waiting to be unearthed by an intrepid crime reporter. The year is 1869, and the Civil War haunts the city of Philadelphia like a stubborn ghost. Mothers in black continue to mourn their lost sons. Photographs of the dead adorn dim sitting rooms. Maimed and broken men roam the streets. One of those men is Edward Clark, who is still tormented by what he saw during the war. Also constantly in his thoughts is another, more distant tragedy--the murder of his mother at the hands of his father, the famed magician Magellan Holmes...a crime that Edward witnessed when he was only ten. Now a crime reporter for one of the city's largest newspapers, Edward is asked to use his knowledge of illusions and visual trickery to expose the influx of mediums that descended on Philadelphia in the wake of the war. His first target is Mrs. Lucy Collins, a young widow who uses old-fashioned sleight of hand to prey on grieving families. Soon, Edward and Lucy become entwined in the murder of Lenora Grimes Pastor, the city's most highly regarded--and by all accounts, legitimate--medium, who dies mid-seance. With their reputations and livelihoods at risk, Edward and Lucy set out to find the real killer, and in the process unearth a terrifying hive of secrets that reaches well beyond Mrs. Pastor. Blending historical detail with flights of fancy, Things Half in Shadow is a riveting thriller where Medium and The Sixth Sense meet The Alienist--and where nothing is quite as it seems.."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Alan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.I555
LC item number
T55 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Ghost stories
  • Murder
Label
Things half in shadow : a novel, Alan Finn
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223112162160
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 436 pages
Isbn
9781476761725
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014017212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20150218-084
System control number
  • 873006559
  • (OCoLC)873006559
Label
Things half in shadow : a novel, Alan Finn
Publication
Bar code
31223112162160
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 436 pages
Isbn
9781476761725
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014017212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20150218-084
System control number
  • 873006559
  • (OCoLC)873006559

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