The cabinet of curiosities / Preston & Child.
By: Preston, Douglas J.
Contributor(s): Child, Lincoln [author.].Material type: TextSeries: Preston, Douglas J. Pendergast novel: 3.Publisher: London, England : Head of Zeus, 2018Copyright date: ©2002Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 568 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781788547048; 1788547047.Subject(s): United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Officials and employees -- Fiction | American Museum of Natural History -- Fiction | Pendergast, Aloysius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Serial murder investigation -- Fiction | Women archaeologists -- Fiction | Journalists -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: In downtown Manhattan, a gruesome discovery has just been made - an underground charnel house containing the bones of murder victims. Research reveals that a serial killer was at work in New York's notorious Five Points neighbourhood in the 1880's, bent on prolonging his lifespan by any means.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>In downtown Manhattan, workers on a construction site breach a long-forgotten basement, unearthing a charnel house: thirty-six bodies, systematically dismembered and carefully immured at least 130 years ago.</p> <p>It's just the kind of case to intrigue the unorthodox and enigmatic FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast . But he's not the only interested party. Soon after the bodies are discovered a killer strikes . Their victim's corpse bears the same precise mutilations as the bodies in the basement.</p> <p> The nightmare has begun. Again. </p> <p> 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises ... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST . </p> <p> 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI .</p>
First published in the US in 2002 by Tom Doherty Associates.
In downtown Manhattan, a gruesome discovery has just been made - an underground charnel house containing the bones of murder victims. Research reveals that a serial killer was at work in New York's notorious Five Points neighbourhood in the 1880's, bent on prolonging his lifespan by any means.