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Wolf on a string : a novel

Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Black
ISBN: 9781627795173 1627795170
OCLC Number: 953165445
Description: 309 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Benjamin Black.

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"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."--

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