The American Boy

Kobo ebook | December 3, 2012

byAndrew Taylor

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The No.1 bestseller and award-winning Richard & Judy Book Club pick. An atmospheric and deeply absorbing literary historical crime classic - available for the first time as an ebook. England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the child’s sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Helplessly drawn to Frant’s beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes entwined in their family’s affairs. When a brutal murder takes place in London’s seedy backstreets, it is not certain who either the victim or the killer is. But all clues seem to lead back to the Frant household, and Shield is tangled in a web of lies, money, sex and death that threatens to tear his new life apart. And what of the strange American boy at the heart of these macabre events – what is the dark secret of young Edgar Allan Poe?

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The No.1 bestseller and award-winning Richard & Judy Book Club pick. An atmospheric and deeply absorbing literary historical crime classic - available for the first time as an ebook. England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the child’s sensitive best friend, Charles...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 3, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007380984

ISBN - 13:9780007380985

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Murder mystery Good read although all the way I had deju vue so I expect to be waking up one night and recalling a similar plot from another book.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this book. Great period details and atmosphere.
Date published: 2014-02-17