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The Resource Wolf on a string : a novel, Benjamin Black

Wolf on a string : a novel, Benjamin Black

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Wolf on a string : a novel
Title
Wolf on a string
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Black
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born--or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing--a person he can trust--sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman's murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger. From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, here is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense."--
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Literary form
fiction
Label
Wolf on a string : a novel, Benjamin Black
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953165445
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781627795173
Lccn
2016029320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627795173
  • (OCoLC)953165445
Label
Wolf on a string : a novel, Benjamin Black
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953165445
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781627795173
Lccn
2016029320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627795173
  • (OCoLC)953165445

Library Locations

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      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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