Shadows of the dead / Jim Eldridge.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: DCI Paul Stark discovers that the bitter legacy of WWI casts a long shadow in the second of this intriguing historical mystery series. London, 1921. Lord Johnny Fairfax has been found dead in his study, along with a second victim, a mysterious American who arrived unannounced the previous evening. For DCI Paul Stark, the case is personal: he's in a relationship with Lord Fairfax's former wife, Lady Amelia. The dead man had no shortage of enemies. Winston Churchill, his former colleague at the War Office, is convinced the murder is revenge for the disaster at Gallipoli. Lady Amelia herself is accused of the crime. And who was the American visitor? What was his connection with Lord Fairfax - and could he have been the real target? As Stark digs deeper, he uncovers evidence of a shocking conspiracy that strikes at the heart of the British Establishment.
    • ISBN:
      1780290950
      9781780290959
    • Accession Number:
      ocn961008340
      961008340
    • Accession Number:
      fay.527269
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ELDRIDGE, J. Shadows of the dead. First world edition. [s. l.]: Crème de la Crime, 2017. ISBN 1780290950. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eldridge J. Shadows of the Dead. First world edition. Crème de la Crime; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269. Accessed July 8, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Eldridge J. Shadows of the Dead. First world edition. Crème de la Crime; 2017. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269
    • APA:
      Eldridge, J. (2017). Shadows of the dead (First world edition.). Crème de la Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Eldridge, Jim. 2017. Shadows of the Dead. First world edition. An Inspector Stark Mystery. Crème de la Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269.
    • Harvard:
      Eldridge, J. (2017) Shadows of the dead. First world edition. Crème de la Crime (An Inspector Stark mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Eldridge, J 2017, Shadows of the dead, First world edition., An Inspector Stark mystery, Crème de la Crime, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Eldridge, Jim. Shadows of the Dead. First world edition., Crème de la Crime, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eldridge, Jim. Shadows of the Dead. First world edition. An Inspector Stark Mystery. Crème de la Crime, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eldridge J. Shadows of the dead [Internet]. First world edition. Crème de la Crime; 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 8]. (An Inspector Stark mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527269

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 April #1

In the second DCI Paul Stark mystery, set in London in 1921, Lord Fairfax and an unknown American man are murdered in Fairfax's residence. Fairfax's ex-wife, Amelia, is the prime suspect; she's also Stark's lover (although that fact is not publicly known). The case is full of puzzles—the identity of the American man is a big component, as is the motivation for Fairfax's murder—and Stark soon finds himself uncovering a conspiracy that reaches to the upper levels of the British government. The author weaves real-life people and events into the story; Winston Churchill is a supporting character, for example. Eldridge also does a very nice job of making 1920s London feel as real and tactile as, well, whatever city in which the reader happens to be living. A solidly written mystery whose elements of romance and politics (Churchill thinks the Fairfax murder is politically motivated) make it more than just another early twentieth-century British mystery. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 March #2

Set in 1921, Eldridge's splendid second mystery featuring Det. Chief Insp. Paul Stark of London's Metropolitan Police (after 2016's Assassins) finds Stark in an awkward position. He has become the lover of Lady Amelia Fairfax, an affair that could cost him his job if it is revealed. When Lady Amelia's ex-husband and a visiting American are murdered, the motive and, indeed, the main target of the crime are not at all clear: was it Lord Fairfax, a former colleague of Winston Churchill's at the War Office, or the mysterious American? As he investigates, Stark begins to realize that the motive may be something far beyond a simple vendetta. Stark is a sensitive man with genuine depth, whose complicated private life sheds light on the realities of post-WWI London, including the striking inequities between rich and poor and the potentially treacherous political undercurrents that could reshape Europe. Cameo appearances by such people as a young actor named Noël Coward and an ambitious aspiring film director named Alfred Hitchcock add lightness. (May)

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