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Blood on the Strand / Susanne Gregory.

By: Gregory, Susanna, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gregory, Susanna, Thomas Chaloner series: 2.Publisher: London : Time Warner, 2007Description: 457 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781847440020(hbk); 1847440029(hbk).Subject(s): Secret service -- Fiction | Chaloner, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Restoration, 1660-1688 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification:
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Rebellion is in the air of London in the spring of 1663. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but soon realises that England's capital is no haven of peace. He is ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession. He soon learns the man is no vagrant, but someone with links to the powerful Company of Barber-Surgeons. He master, the Earl of Clarendon, is locked in a deadly feud with the Earl of Bristol, and an innocent man is about to be hanged in Newgate. Chaloner is embroiled in a desperate race against time to protect Clarendon, to discover the true identity of the beggar's murderer, and to save a blameless man from the executioner's noose.