Death in the Age of Steam: A Mystery

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Death in the Age of Steam: A Mystery

by Mel Bradshaw

March 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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Winner of the 2004 ForeWord Book of the Year Award Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter Theresa vanishes, only one man persists in asking questions. A former suitor of Theresa's, bank cashier Isaac Harris has never managed to forget her, despite her marriage to another man. Thrust into the role of amateur detective, he must now struggle with the demands of his job and the shortcomings of the fledgling city police. He also faces the hostility of Theresa's powerful husband, a steamboat and railway magnate. Harris's search takes a grisly turn when, in a valley outside of town, he finds human remains decked in traces of Theresa's finery. If she is dead, who is responsible? And who cares to find out, apart from the man who wooed her too timidly and now would do anything to make up for it? Death in the Age of Steam whirls the reader through a richly realized Victorian landscape, from Niagara Falls to Montreal and north as far as the shores of Lake Superior. It's a world at once near and exotic, a world of noise and smoke and churning pistons, but a world still very familiar to denizens of the 21st century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 456 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.12 in

Published: March 1, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894917006

ISBN - 13: 9781894917001

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Death in the Age of Steam: A Mystery

by Mel Bradshaw

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 456 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.12 in

Published: March 1, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894917006

ISBN - 13: 9781894917001

About the Book

Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter, Theresa, vanishes only one man persists in asking questions. A former suitor of Theresa's who has never managed to forget her. Thrust into the role of amateur detective, he must now struggle with the demands of his job and the shortcomings of the fledgling city police.

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Winner of the 2004 ForeWord Book of the Year Award Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter Theresa vanishes, only one man persists in asking questions. A former suitor of Theresa's, bank cashier Isaac Harris has never managed to forget her, despite her marriage to another man. Thrust into the role of amateur detective, he must now struggle with the demands of his job and the shortcomings of the fledgling city police. He also faces the hostility of Theresa's powerful husband, a steamboat and railway magnate. Harris's search takes a grisly turn when, in a valley outside of town, he finds human remains decked in traces of Theresa's finery. If she is dead, who is responsible? And who cares to find out, apart from the man who wooed her too timidly and now would do anything to make up for it? Death in the Age of Steam whirls the reader through a richly realized Victorian landscape, from Niagara Falls to Montreal and north as far as the shores of Lake Superior. It's a world at once near and exotic, a world of noise and smoke and churning pistons, but a world still very familiar to denizens of the 21st century.

About the Author

Mel Bradshaw''s first novel, Death in the Age of Steam, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel. It was followed by Quarrel with the Foe and Victim Impact. He lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

This is a quest novel, the journeys and trials of a knight-errant in search of his lady fiar. It is written in an unhurried style, the sentences rolling over each other, like the majestice St. Lawrence River itself, along whose shores, and those of Lake Ontario, much of the action takes place.
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