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The Resource The Murder Stone

The Murder Stone

Label
The Murder Stone
Title
The Murder Stone
Statement of responsibility
Charles Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A stunner, exquisitely plotted and characterized, with Todd's trademark meticulous backdrop of World War I-era England."—Strand MagazineThe Great War is still raging when Francesca Hatton's adored grandfather dies on the family estate in England's isolated Exe Valley. Among his effects, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Then a stranger appears, accusing her grandfather of murder. Was the loving protector Francesca remembers really a vindictive man who cultivated dangerous enemies? At the center of the intrigue is an unusual white stone hidden in a garden where Francesca once played with her five male cousins—all dead now on France's battlefields. According to Hatton's will, the Murder Stone must be dug up, transported to Scotland, and buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous "accidents" occur. As Francesca sets out to pursue the truth, she also sets herself in the sights of someone determined to exact a revenge too long overdue. Praise for The Murder Stone"Todd's mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days."—Washington Post Book World "Seamless . . . a compelling insight into the home front during 1916."—Chicago Tribune"A gripping novel of family secrets set against the tragedy of World War I."—Mystery Lovers Bookshop News "Many twists and turns, angst-ridden characters, and an evocative historical setting. A gripping read."—Library Journal
Summary
Grieving over the loss of her grandfather, a young woman is plunged into a morass of family secrets, vengeance, and death as she struggles to uncover the truth about the mysterious so-called "murder stone" in her family's garden
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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124452
Cataloging source
DLC
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Todd, Charles
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Murder Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553898125
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Murder Stone
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553898125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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