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Descendants of Evil by David James
  

Descendants of Evil

Historical Fiction   Crime / Mystery   
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A promising debut that we hope turns into an exciting Victorian spying and sleuthing series. 1884. An unexpected letter from the Prime Minister, Gladstone, sets Sir Roger Evesham on a deadly adventure in an attempt to foil a plot aimed at bringing down the British government.

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Synopsis

Descendants of Evil by David James

In Autumn, 1884, 10 Downing Street, London. Roger Evesham, a young Oxford graduate is unexpectedly summoned by Prime Minister Gladstone to investigate a gunpowder-plot that could have shaken the very root of Queen Victoria's government. During that time Roger has been suffering from an incurable emotional pain as his fiance Amelia has abandoned him for Charles, Roger's friend. Roger accepts Gladstone's offer believing that it might help him to erase his emotional ache. As the investigation progresses Roger finds himself in the place of his late father who too, during his long service to government, was engaged in a similar case of gunpowder-smuggling that ended with the smuggler's suicidal death before he could be questioned by the police. But are these two affairs connected? Or does this descend from a forgotten past? As Roger continuously tries to save himself from the murderous attempts on him, he suddenly discovers that the clue to this mystery is connected to none other than a man whom Roger knows very well.

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'An encouraging debut ... gentle historical thriller'
LIBRARY JOURNAL (USA)

About the Author

David James was born and brought up in Wales. He currently lives in Carmarthenshire with his wife. Descendants of Evil is his debut novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th September 2012

Author

David James

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Publisher

Roman Books

Format

Paperback
220 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Crime / Mystery

Thriller / suspense
Historical mysteries

ISBN

9789380905242

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