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Mercury's rise

Author: Ann Parker
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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It's 1880, and Inez Stannert is traveling to the fashionable summer retreat of Manitou for a reunion with her son, now a toddler in the care of her sister. Suddenly a fellow passenger, Edward Pace, grows faint, swigs some medicine, and dies under their horrified gaze. Pace's widow begs Inez to investigate. Soon Inez uncovers the shady side of spa tourism including spurious claims, profiteering, and medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Parker
ISBN: 9781590589625 1590589629
OCLC Number: 761714051
Awards: Commended for WILLA Literary Award (Historical Fiction) 2012
Description: 566 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Ann Parker.

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It's 1880, and Inez Stannert is traveling to the fashionable summer retreat of Manitou for a reunion with her son, now a toddler in the care of her sister. Suddenly a fellow passenger, Edward Pace, grows faint, swigs some medicine, and dies under their horrified gaze. Pace's widow begs Inez to investigate. Soon Inez uncovers the shady side of spa tourism including spurious claims, profiteering, and medical practitioners who kindle false hopes in the desperate and dying. Then Inez's husband reappears after a year and a half's unexplained absence. Now she must fight to hold on to her child and the life she has built for herself ...

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