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A charitable body, Robert Barnard, (large print)

Label
A charitable body
Title
A charitable body
Statement of responsibility
Robert Barnard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger-winning crime writer, dissects family bonds at their best and worst in this stunning novel of suspense. What an honor--to become trustee of an English stately home museum. Yorkshire Detective Inspector Charlie Peace's wife, Felicity, is initially thrilled when she's asked to join the board that oversees Walbrook Manor, an eighteenth-century mansion that's now part of a charitable trust. She's in for some surprises. With its shabby salons and drafty hallways, Walbrook shows signs of the financial burden it caused its recent owners, members of the related Quarles and Fiennes families, known more for feuds than for affectionate familial ties. They are known also for shadowy intrigues, great and small, some of which may emerge now that Walbrook and its archives are open to the public. The revelations could be devastating and dangerous. Rupert Fiennes and Sir Stafford Quarles represent two lines of Walbrook's lords of the manor. Rupert seems relieved to have relinquished the estate to charitable hands, while Sir Stafford clings with perhaps unseemly pride to his position as chairman of the Walbrook Manor Trust Board. A tentative peace reigns, but when the wreck of a car and the remains of a body turn up in a nearby lake, it soon becomes clear that one of Walbrook's grimmest secrets may date to the years between the two world wars and may involve something much worse than mere malice. With police resources focused on more timely cases, Charlie and Felicity are left to discover that old sins are never forgotten, that "family" means more than a slot on the ancestral tree, and that sometimes there can be a good reason for murder. Suspenseful, witty, and, as always, superbly insightful, A Charitable Body shows acclaimed master of mystery Robert Barnard at his clever best"--
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Barnard, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A665
LC item number
C38 2012b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Wheeler Publihsing large print hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Endowments
  • Historic house museums
  • Family secrets
  • Large type books
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
A charitable body, Robert Barnard, (large print)
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Publication
Control code
ocn767256581
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
311 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410446657
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2011049621
System control number
(OCoLC)767256581
Label
A charitable body, Robert Barnard, (large print)
Publication
Control code
ocn767256581
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
311 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410446657
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2011049621
System control number
(OCoLC)767256581

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