The Resource The scribe : a novel, Matthew Guinn

The scribe : a novel, Matthew Guinn

Label
The scribe : a novel
Title
The scribe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Guinn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International Cotton Exposition to partner with Atlanta's first African American police officer, Cyrus Underwood. The case they're assigned is chilling: a serial murderer who seems to be violently targeting Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer's method is both strange and unusually gruesome. On each victim's mutilated body is inscribed a letter of the alphabet, beginning with "M." The oligarchy of Atlanta's most prominent white businessmen?the same men who ran Canby out of town, known more openly before Reconstruction as "the Ring"?is anxious to solve the murders before they lose the money they've invested in both the exposition and the city's industrialization, even if resolution comes at the expense of justice. After Canby's arrival the murders become increasingly disturbing and unpredictable, and his interference threatens to send the investigation spinning off in the wrong direction. As the toll of innocent victims rises, Canby must face down enduring racism, and his own prejudices, to see clearly the source of these bloody crimes. Meanwhile, if he can restore his reputation, he might win back the woman he loves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinn, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.U4856
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Serial murder investigation
  • African Americans
  • Historical fiction
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Label
The scribe : a novel, Matthew Guinn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780393239294
Lccn
2015013780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky274493321
  • (OCoLC)902661307
  • 905942
Label
The scribe : a novel, Matthew Guinn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780393239294
Lccn
2015013780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky274493321
  • (OCoLC)902661307
  • 905942

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