Against the light / Marjorie Eccles.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: London, April, 1912. The third Irish Home Rule Bill is passing through Parliament and the situation is growing ever more tense. Closely involved in the negotiations, cabinet minister Edmund Latimer finds himself under growing pressure--which only intensifies when his seven-month-old niece Lucy is snatched away in her pram in Regent's Park. Could there be a connection between Lucy's kidnapping and the Irish talks? With her husband under intolerable strain, Edmund's wife Alice makes it her business to find out. But the more she discovers, the more she realizes how little she really knows the man she married five years before.
    • Notes:
      "A late Edwardian mystery"--Cover.
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    • ABNT:
      ECCLES, M. Against the light. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2016. ISBN 9780727886224. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eccles M. Against the Light. First world edition. Severn House; 2016. Accessed May 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Eccles, M. (2016). Against the light (First world edition.). Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Eccles, Marjorie. 2016. Against the Light. First world edition. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Eccles, M. (2016) Against the light. First world edition. Severn House. Available at: (Accessed: 29 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Eccles, M 2016, Against the light, First world edition., Severn House, viewed 29 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Eccles, Marjorie. Against the Light. First world edition., Severn House, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eccles, Marjorie. Against the Light. First world edition. Severn House, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eccles M. Against the light [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2016 [cited 2020 May 29]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2

Eccles' latest historical mystery is set in London in 1912, when tensions were high between those who favored the Irish Home Rule bill and those who strongly opposed Irish independence. Edmund Latimer, a cabinet minister, is in the thick of the debate, so he has little time to worry about his wife, Alice, who is caught up in her own life, being a practicing physician who loves her work and doesn't mind that Edmund is away much of the time. But tragedy strikes when the Latimer's infant niece, Lucy, is kidnapped. In what seems a totally unrelated case, DI Gaines and DS Inskip of Scotland Yard are investigating the murder of an unidentified man knifed in a taxi. But that case goes on the back burner when the coppers are assigned to Lucy's kidnapping. As they investigate, they begin to suspect the kidnapping may be linked to Latimer's political views. Eccles captures the ambience of early twentieth-century London and offers a whodunit full of intrigue, unexpected twists, colorful characters, and a surprising conclusion. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 July #1

Set in April 1912, this socially illuminating standalone from Eccles (The Firebird's Feather) focuses on Edmund Latimer, a wealthy MP and cabinet minister, and his physician wife, Alice. They have felt comfortable and protected in the large Regent's Park home that they share with his sister, Violet; Violet's husband, Ferdie; and the couple's baby, Lucy; but they find themselves suddenly vulnerable. The touchy subject in Parliament is the Irish Home Rule question. Edmund is working long hours and showing the strain, while Alice is exposed to the Home Rule controversy through her work at the medical clinic. Activists and street gangs complicate an already tense situation that hits the family more personally with kidnapping, murder, and threats to their personal safety. Is it only the Irish situation causing the uncertainty and fear Alice feels? Or is it also her growing concern about her marriage and the family? Eccles's usual strong sense of time and place, as well as the growing unease over political events, overshadow the less developed plot and characters. (Sept.)

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