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Snuff [text (large print)] / Terry Pratchett.

By: Pratchett, Terry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Pratchett, Terry. Discworld: bk.39.; Pratchett, Terry. Discworld series: 39.; Pratchett, Terry. Discworld novel: ; Discworld: 39.Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood ; Thorpe, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: 498 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444811599 (hbk.); 1444811592.Subject(s): Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: PRA Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday will barely have time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside. But not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. Rather, many, many bodies - and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction - out of his depth - out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind. But never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase, and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all...
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It is acknowledged that a policeman on holiday will hardly have time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse, but for Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch it is not just a mere body in the wardrobe. Rather, many, many bodies and where there is a crime there must be a chase.

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Standard print edition originally published: London: Doubleday, 2011.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday will barely have time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside. But not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. Rather, many, many bodies - and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction - out of his depth - out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind. But never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase, and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all...

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Library Journal Review

Pratchett is a perennial best seller, with a devoted fan base that has purchased over 65 million copies worldwide. Snuff unbelievably is the 38th installment in the "Discworld" series. Great for YA crossover. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Pratchett's 39th Discworld novel (after 2010's I Shall Wear Midnight) brings back fan favorite Sam Vimes, the cynical yet extraordinarily honorable Ankh-Morpork City Watch commander also known (if unenthusiastically) as His Grace Sir Samuel, the Duke of Ankh. Vimes faces an onerous task: two weeks off in the country at his wife's family estate. It's not the thought of spending time with his beloved Sybil or precocious six-year-old Young Sam that bothers him; it's just that a copper can't stop being a copper. Fortunately, even in this conservative hamlet, there's plenty of skullduggery to investigate, beginning with the brutal murder of a goblin girl. With the help of untried local constable Feeney Upshot and gentleman's gentleman Willikens, Vimes takes on a fiendish murderer as well as the case for (in)human rights and social justice in this lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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