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The bedlam detective [electronic resource] : A Novel. Stephen Gallagher.

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  • ISBN: 9780307952783 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Madmen see monsters -- and monsters hide in plain sightFrom a basement office in London's notorious Bethlehem Hospital, Sebastian Becker investigates wealthy eccentrics whose dubious mental health may render them unable to manage their own affairs. His interview with rich landowner Sir Owain Lancaster, whose sanity has been in question since a disastrous scientific adventure in the Amazon killed his family and colleagues, coincides with the disappearance of two young local girls. When the children are found slain, Lancaster claims that the same dark forces that devastated his family have followed him home. It is not the first time that children have come to harm in his rural countryside town, though few are willing to speak of incidents from the past. Becker must determine whether this mad nobleman is insane and a murderer, or if some even more sinister agency is at work. Struggling on his small salary, and with unexpected help from a son who needs special...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3118 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Horror.
Mystery.
Suspense.
Genre: Electronic books.

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