The angel in the glass / Alys Clare.

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      First world edition.
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      Summary: "1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, it's the verdict of physician Gabriel Taverner that the man died of natural causes-- but is all as it seems? Who was the dead man, and why had he come to the small West Country village of Tavy St Luke's to die cold, sick and alone? With no one claiming to have known him, his identity remains a mystery. Then a discovery found buried in a nearby field throws a strange new light on the case and in attempting to find the answers, Gabriel Taverner and Coroner Theophilus Davey unearth a series of shocking secrets stretching back more than fourteen years"--Dust jacket.
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      CLARE, A. The angel in the glass. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2018. ISBN 9780727888044. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 ago. 2020.
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      Clare A. The Angel in the Glass. First world edition. Severn House; 2018. Accessed August 5, 2020.
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      Clare A. The Angel in the Glass. First world edition. Severn House; 2018. Accessed August 5, 2020.
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      Clare, A. (2018). The angel in the glass (First world edition.). Severn House.
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      Clare, Alys. 2018. The Angel in the Glass. First world edition. A Gabriel Taverner Mystery. Severn House.
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      Clare, A. (2018) The angel in the glass. First world edition. Severn House (A Gabriel Taverner mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 5 August 2020).
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      Clare, A 2018, The angel in the glass, First world edition., A Gabriel Taverner mystery, Severn House, viewed 5 August 2020, .
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      Clare, Alys. The Angel in the Glass. First world edition., Severn House, 2018. EBSCOhost,
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      Clare, Alys. The Angel in the Glass. First world edition. A Gabriel Taverner Mystery. Severn House, 2018.
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      Clare A. The angel in the glass [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 5]. (A Gabriel Taverner mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1

*Starred Review* Clare's books are captivating, unusual, and magical, and her latest, set in seventeenth-century England and featuring physician Gabriel Taverner, is no exception. When Gabe is called to a remote hut where a dead body has been found, he can barely tell the sex of the victim because the corpse is so badly emaciated and ravaged. He declares death by natural causes, but he's worried by the odd swellings on the victim's face, hoping they don't indicate leprosy. He's then temporarily distracted when the local minister, Jonathan Carew, begins acting oddly. Gabe eventually discovers that Jonathan has unearthed some beautiful glass panels that were taken from his church and buried during the reign of Henry VIII. One panel, intricate and utterly entrancing, stands out from the rest. It's only by chance that Gabe discovers a link between the dead body in the hut and the glass panels, and once he does, he wishes he hadn't, because the story that links the two is so brutally tragic that even Gabe, a doctor who's seen just about everything, is devastated. Wonderfully authentic period details, larger-than-life characters, a thought-provoking plot, and an affecting and powerful conclusion make this one of Clare's best. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 September #1

Set in James I's England, Clare's impressive sequel to 2017's A Rustle of Silk reveals the darkness beneath the seemingly bright and buoyant West Country village of Tavy St. Luke's. Gabriel Taverner, a former ship's doctor who lives with his young widowed sister in Tavy St. Luke's, is called by his friend Theophilus Davey, the vigilant coroner, to examine the corpse of an unidentified man found in a desolate hut. The man looks emaciated and impoverished, but as Taverner seeks the cause of death, he hears reports of a number of seemingly unconnected strange events taking place around the village: an intruder at a manor, a parish priest stricken with grief mid-sermon, the discovery of treasure by children in a hostile farmer's glen. The story keeps readers guessing and increasingly invested in the core group of finely nuanced characters, until it builds to a gruesome murder that uncovers the terrible secrets certain people have been desperate to hide. The mystery satisfies with a tragic, far-reaching conclusion. Clare reinforces her place among the top rank of historical writers. Agent: Laura Longrigg, MBA (U.K.).(Oct.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.