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Painting the darkness : a novel

Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate announces the arrival of an unexpected visitor, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He has no inkling of the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear. The stranger offers his name as James Norton, but claims he is in reality Sir James Davenall, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Goddard
ISBN: 0802124356 9780802124357
OCLC Number: 903763674
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 1989.
Reissued: Great Britain : Corgi, 2011.
Description: 590 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Goddard.

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On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate announces the arrival of an unexpected visitor, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He has no inkling of the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear. The stranger offers his name as James Norton, but claims he is in reality Sir James Davenall, the man to whom Trenchard's wife Constance had once been engaged, and who had supposedly committed suicide eleven years ago. Davenall's mother and younger brother, who has since inherited the family's baronetcy, refuse to recognize this stranger as one of their own, and they soon force Trenchard--who fears the loss of his wife's affections and his own sanity--into an uneasy alliance against him. But Trenchard must plumb the depths of his own despair before the dark secrets of the Davenall family can finally, shockingly, be revealed.

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