The poisoned island by Lloyd Shepherd

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  • Fiction,
  • Police,
  • Serial murders,
  • History

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In 1812 London, Thames River Police Chief Charles Horton discovers that a series of bizarre deaths are connected to the cargo of a research vessel bound for Kew Gardens.

Edition Notes

Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.

Book details

StatementLloyd Shepherd
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6119.H464 P65 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination409 pages
Number of Pages409
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26918819M
ISBN 101476712867
ISBN 109781476712864, 9781476712871
LC Control Number2013023869
OCLC/WorldCa881494924, 851754011

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