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The Darwin affair : a novel / Tim Mason.

By: Mason, Timothy, 1950- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781616206345; 1616206349.Subject(s): Conspiracy theories -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Fiction | Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Assassination attempts -- Fiction | Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species -- Fiction | FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- Historical | FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- International Crime & Mystery | FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- Police Procedural | Conspiracy theories | England -- London | Homicide -- Fiction | Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction | Knights and knighthood -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- Fiction | 1800-1950Genre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery stories. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction. | History. | Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 812/.54 Summary: London, June 1860. When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later only a block away, Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the body count escalates, Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. -- adapted from Amazon.com info
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London, June 1860. When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later only a block away, Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the body count escalates, Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. -- adapted from Amazon.com info

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