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The Cheapside corpse / Susanna Gregory.

by Gregory, Susanna [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gregory, Susanna, Thomas Chaloner series: Description: 472 pages : map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780751552805 (hardback).Subject(s): Detective and mystery stories | Chaloner, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Secret service -- England -- London -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Detective and mystery stories. | Adventure fiction. | Historical fiction | Historical fiction. | Mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Another excellent historical adventure from Susanna Gregory, featuring 17th-century spy Thomas Chaloner London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. There is plague in the streets of St. Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade, and a banking crisis threatens to leave Charles II's government with no means of paying for the nation's defense. Amid the tension, Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate the murder of Dick Wheler, one of the few goldsmith-bankers to have survived the losses that have driven others to bankruptcy-or worse. At the same time, a French spy staggers across the city, carrying the plague from one parish to another. Chaloner's foray into the world of the financiers who live in and around Cheapside quickly convinces him that they are just as great a threat as the Dutch, but their power and greed thwarts him at every turn. Meanwhile, the plague continues to spread across the city, and the body count from the disease and from the fever of avarice starts to rise alarmingly.
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Another excellent historical adventure from Susanna Gregory, featuring 17th-century spy Thomas Chaloner London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. There is plague in the streets of St. Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade, and a banking crisis threatens to leave Charles II's government with no means of paying for the nation's defense. Amid the tension, Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate the murder of Dick Wheler, one of the few goldsmith-bankers to have survived the losses that have driven others to bankruptcy-or worse. At the same time, a French spy staggers across the city, carrying the plague from one parish to another. Chaloner's foray into the world of the financiers who live in and around Cheapside quickly convinces him that they are just as great a threat as the Dutch, but their power and greed thwarts him at every turn. Meanwhile, the plague continues to spread across the city, and the body count from the disease and from the fever of avarice starts to rise alarmingly.

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