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Author Blake, Robin, 1948- author.

Title Hungry death / Robin Blake.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Severn House, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  BLAKE, ROBIN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  M BLAKE, R.    Check Shelf
Edition First world edition.
Description 278 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
Series The Cragg & Fidelis mysteries ; [8]
Blake, Robin, 1948- Cragg and Fidelis.
Summary "When a blackened body is discovered buried beneath a hot-house, Coroner Titus Cragg uncovers a tale of scandalous secrets stretching back almost twenty years. Coroner Cragg. You think you can find out what happened at this house? You are mistaken. You can never find out. November, 1747. County Coroner Titus Cragg has been called to the scene of a gruesome slaughter at a rural farmhouse: a mother and her four children brutally murdered in their own home. Were they killed by the man who should have protected them: their husband and father? And what role is played by the peculiar religious cult the family belongs to? Perhaps the mute boy who lives in the dog kennel knows the truth. Meanwhile, Titus's friend Dr Luke Fidelis is a guest of wealthy landowner and local magistrate John Blackburne at nearby Orford Hall. When a blackened but well-preserved body is discovered deep beneath Blackburne's hot-house, Cragg and Fidelis are asked to investigate. But how can they make headway when, as they soon learn, this corpse might have been in the ground for centuries? Gradually, Titus pieces together a tale of secrets, scandal and thwarted passion - and uncovers a shocking connection between the body under the hothouse and the slaughter in the farmhouse."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Cragg, Titus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Fidelis, Luke (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Coroners -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Preston (Lancashire, England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- George II, 1727-1760 -- Fiction.
England -- Preston (Lancashire) (OCoLC)fst01312322
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1727-1760
Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726581
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Other Form: ebook version : 9781448308828
ISBN 0727890719
9781448308828 (ePub ebook)
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