silviacolasanti.it
» » The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner)

Download The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner) fb2, epub

by Susanna Gregory

Download The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner) fb2, epub

ISBN: 1847442536
Author: Susanna Gregory
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (April 1, 2011)
Pages: 352
Category: British & Irish
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 554
Size Fb2: 1474 kb
Size ePub: 1564 kb
Size Djvu: 1191 kb
Other formats: mbr rtf txt docx


The Thomas Chaloner Series. A Conspiracy of Violence. The marriage of Thomas Chaloner to Hannah Cotton in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster transpired to be an occasion few of their guests would ever forget

The Thomas Chaloner Series. The marriage of Thomas Chaloner to Hannah Cotton in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster transpired to be an occasion few of their guests would ever forget. It was not because the ceremony took place during one of the fiercest storms in living memory, raining so hard that the roof was unequal to it and began to leak. Nor was it because the ship bringing the bridegroom home from Holland was a week late, and he arrived at the church with only seconds to spare. Rather, it was because Philip Alden was murdered during it. Alden was a man down on his luck.

Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, knows many of the delegates, including the sister of. .Then the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames.

Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, knows many of the delegates, including the sister of his late wife. Chaloner discovers that the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder. Was he involved in a plot to steal the crown jewels, or did he fall foul of one of the many people in London who are determined that the peace talks will fail? 'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times).

Susanna Gregory does it again with this sixth book in the Thomas Chaloner series

Susanna Gregory does it again with this sixth book in the Thomas Chaloner series. As it is with her other historical mystery series (Matthew Bartholomew), Ms. Gregory cleverly mixes a lot actual historical fact with her fictional characters. Chaloner is a spy during Restoration England, and is well used to living by his wits. Thomas Chaloner ventures wearily into post-Commonwealth England once more to keep the buffoonery of the Court and Whitehall safe from the murderous intent of a man known only as Falcon - a master of disguise and a source of overwhelming rife speculation as to his exploits and motives.

Susanna Gregory does .Susanna Gregory does it again with this sixth book in the Thomas Chaloner series. Gregory cleverly mixes a lot actual historical fact with her fictional characters

Susanna Gregory does . He has served many masters from both sides of the political spectrum, and he knows his 16 century London with all its squalor, taverns, boltholes, and colourful people.

Exploits of Thomas Chaloner. She is the creator of the Matthew Bartholomew series of mysteries set in medieval Cambridge and the Thomas Chaloner adventures in Restoration London, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer. Country of Publication.

The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner). Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading

The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner). Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, knows many of the delegates, including the sister of his late . Hats off to the lady!―Daily Mail. The Body in the Thames offers an equally fascinating glimpse of a particular time and place, in this case Restoration London.

2 Thomas Chaloner series. 3 Sir Geoffrey Mappestone. A Murder on London Bridge (2011). The Body in the Thames (2011). A Conspiracy of Violence: Chaloner's First Exploit in Restoration London. New York: May 1, 2006. Matthew Bartholomew series. The Piccadilly Plot (2012). Death in St. James's Park (2013).

Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is horrified at the violent aggression and hatred shown to.

Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is horrified at the violent aggression and hatred shown to the Dutch by ordinary Londoners, but is more worried by the dismissive attitude with which they are greeted by the King's ministers and officials. He has experienced the futilities of war at first hand and has no wish to witness another. Then the body of his former brother-­in-­law is found in the Thames, and Chaloner discovers the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder

London swelters in a heatwave in the summer of 1664, and in the corridors of power the temperature is equally high as an outbreak of war with the Dutch threatens to become a reality, in the sixth Chaloner mystery

Comments:

Zut
Susanna Gregory does it again with this sixth book in the Thomas Chaloner series. As it is with her other historical mystery series (Matthew Bartholomew), Ms. Gregory cleverly mixes a lot actual historical fact with her fictional characters. Chaloner is a spy during Restoration England, and is well used to living by his wits. He has served many masters from both sides of the political spectrum, and he knows his 16 century London with all its squalor, taverns, boltholes, and colourful people. This book was a surprise from the beginning as we try with Thomas to try to determine who the person is who is causing so much death and destruction during one hot English summer. I thought I had it figured out, but I was not right and didn't even guess who it might be until I read Ms. Gregory's startling pages at the end of the book. But Thomas is fighting to keep his loved ones and friends safe, as well as himself, while he is being assaulted on all sides. He knows how important it is to unmask the person known as Falcon. HIs life, his wife's life, his dear friends lives and his kinfolk are all dependent on him. The pace is fast and furious in the book, and it had me quickly turning pages (or in this case, moving pages in my Kindle) until the last possible line. I highly recommend this series, but it is best enjoyed from the beginning book which is "A Conspiracy of Violence".
Yozshujinn
The twists and turns in these books is wonderful always keep you guessing and the relationship between Chaloner and Clarendon is so real and you begin to despise Clarendon. I'm looking forward to the next book in series.
Fordrekelv
If you enjoy a well written English mystery, believable characters and can't put it down til you're finished (dinner can always wait), then you have picked a winner.
Gavinranara
I am hooked on this series. When I finish one I can't wait for the next edition to be released.
Kefrannan
Thomas Chaloner ventures wearily into post-Commonwealth England once more to keep the buffoonery of the Court and Whitehall safe from the murderous intent of a man known only as Falcon - a master of disguise and a source of overwhelming rife speculation as to his exploits and motives. The Sinon Plot to steal the glass-baubled Crown Jewels is foiled but the fallout from the plot threatens to send the Dutch and English to war, holds most of the nefarious nobles of Charles II's court to blackmail and drives Thomas into no-man's land where all sides think him a traitor.
Not a good day, you might think.
Not necessarily so...we do open with his marriage to Hannah. A joyful occasion literally punctured by a knife in the back of a ex-spy and a storm of hail through St Mary's roof. Matrimony sits uncomfortably with Chaloner. He freely admits he has nothing in common with his effervescent and honourable lady-in-waitng wife yet his desire to keep her safe sees her bundled first to Rev. Thompson's abode, thence to somewhere utterly unknown under Thurloe's watchful eye as Thomas finds himself assualted and running from would-be assassins. Everyone's out to get him: Ruyven, the embitterered Dutchman who lost the hand of Tom's first wife, Aletta, to his rival a decade ago. Spymaster Williamson...as usual whose own incarceration of the Sinon Plotters into Calais - the deepest part of Newgate prison - proves not quite as secure as he believes. Kicke and Nisbett - a couple of petty courtier thieves whom Thomas catches redhanded within the opening few pages stealing from the Court. Downing - Tom's ex-pay master who believes Chaloner is trying to blackmail him.
Amidst it all Clarendon - a man who utterly depends on Tom but treats him very poorly - has a task for him to retrieve some Privy Council Papers and find out who has murdered Willem Hanse - Tom's ex-wife's brother-in-law (Willem is the titular character who takes an unfortunately permanent bath in the Thames in the opening pages). Surgeon Wiseman needs Tom to restore his relationship with Temperance and help him out when yet another conspirator dies post-amputation. Buteel - a fussy little clerk but one I quite like - is trying to gain court etiquette with his cousin down to visit. Hannah's brother turns out to be a pregant sister. Lady Castlemaine is having trouble converting the Queen's religious clothing into lewd undergarments...the list goes on and on. Problems abound for Tom (who I note seems to have lost his limp in this novel because he's able to race around with some alacrity this time. No bad thing given the amount of pursuance he has to undergo) on a personal, familial, historical and political basis. Quite frankly he'd be better off leaving London for a while as Buteel urges him. Trouble is, he promised Jacoba - Hanse's widow - and the rest of the Dutch delegation right at the start that he would find the culprit. What he unearths is a mire of blackmail, corruption and deadly murder. As he morosely observes to himself: "wild flights of fancy were not going to help him catch one of the most elusive criminals he had ever encountered" and Gregory backs this storm of investigation up after half of the issues are revealed by reminding the reader that Chaloner's life consists of "thinking of all he had to do that day - confront Jun, visit the Devil tavern, ensure his messges to White and Fairfax had been delivered. And that was before he turned his attention to unmasking Falcon, and assessing whether Ruyven and Jacoba's affair had a bearing on Hanse's death."
I admire Gregory. Her depth of knowledge about the period brings Restoration London to life. The dank, fetid smell, the dark alleys, the bright colour of Court, the humility and pain of life in London is vividly drawn on a strong undercurrent of sinister effluent. Her prose style is crisp, we spend much of it inside Chaloner's questing, ever alert mind. We feel his weariness, his confusion at times, his inexorable desire to find the truth and eternal patience with those all around him. By nature he is diffident, a loner struggling to connect socially with others. Yet his ability to attract intense loyalty amongst like-minded people enables him to puzzle out the truth amongst the inevitable pattern of lies and deceit.
Gregory is one of the finest murder thriller writers out there. Her novels are a must-read and, quite frankly, the TV doesn't even get turned on when a new Bartholomew or Chaloner mystery is on the shelves.
It's rare I'd give any current author six stars if I could, but Gregory would be one of the very few.

Related to The Body in the Thames: Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner)

Download The Sixth Raid (LIN) (Linford Mystery) fb2, epub

The Sixth Raid (LIN) (Linford Mystery) fb2 epub

Author: Douglas Enefer
Category: Mystery
ISBN: 0708953484
Download Sixth Grade fb2, epub

Sixth Grade fb2 epub

Author: Susie Morgenstern,Gill Rosner
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
ISBN: 0670036803
Download Exploring Psychology Sixth Edition and Exploring PsychInquiry fb2, epub

Exploring Psychology Sixth Edition and Exploring PsychInquiry fb2 epub

Author: David G. Myers,Thomas Ludwig
Category: Psychology
ISBN: 0716789604
Download Sir Chaloner Alabaster Correspondence: 1840-1880 fb2, epub

Sir Chaloner Alabaster Correspondence: 1840-1880 fb2 epub

Author: John S. Alabaster
Category: Historical
ISBN: 0954983114
Download Holistic London: London Guide to Mind, Body and Spirit fb2, epub

Holistic London: London Guide to Mind, Body and Spirit fb2 epub

Author: Kate Brady,Mike Considine
Category: Europe
ISBN: 0951334743
Download Social and Economic Development of Crewe, 1780-1923 fb2, epub

Social and Economic Development of Crewe, 1780-1923 fb2 epub

Author: W. H. Chaloner
Category: Economics
ISBN: 0719005450
Download Railways of Britain: London South of the Thames fb2, epub

Railways of Britain: London South of the Thames fb2 epub

Author: David McCarthy
Category: Transportation
ISBN: 0711033471