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The Resource The Return of Captain John Emmett

The Return of Captain John Emmett

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The Return of Captain John Emmett
Title
The Return of Captain John Emmett
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Speller
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A man investigates the deaths of his fellow veterans in this "haunting and beautifully written" novel of post–World War I England (C. S. Harris, author of the Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries). London, 1920. In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett's brother, John—like Laurence, an officer during the war—has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. Aided by his friend—a dauntless gentleman with detective skills cadged from mystery novels—Laurence begins asking difficult questions. What connects a group of war poets, a bitter feud within John's regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was his friend's death really a suicide, or the missing piece in a puzzling series of murders? As veterans tied to John continue to turn up dead, and Laurence is forced to face the darkest corners of his own war experiences, his own survival may depend on uncovering the truth. At once a compelling mystery and an elegant literary debut, The Return of Captain John Emmett blends psychological depth with suspenseful storytelling that calls to mind the golden age of British crime fiction, "full of jolting revelations and quiet insights" (The Wall Street Journal). "A captivating wartime whodunit." —The Boston Globe
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Summary
Mary Emmett's brother John, an officer during the recently ended World War I, has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. She contacts an old flame, Laurence Bartram, who has turned his back on the world to help her find answers
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393997
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DLC
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Speller, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Laurence Bartram novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Return of Captain John Emmett
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547511764
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Return of Captain John Emmett
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547511764
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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