The poisoned island
Washington Square Press,
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
A brilliant young police officer discovers a series of bizarre deaths are connected to the cargo of a research vessel bound for Kew Gardens in this fantasy-tinged historical thriller set in early nineteenth-century London. Tahiti 1769. English sailors arrive on the shores of the Polynesian paradise-- a place of staggering beauty where magic and ancient myths still hold sway. But they soon devastate the island with disease, war, and death, planting deadly seeds that will be carried back to England forty years later. London 1812. On a gray June morning, the Solander docks, her hold containing hundreds of exotic plants from Tahiti for the King's Gardens at Kew. The apparently successful expedition soon takes a horrifying-- and inexplicable--turn: The crew of the Solander starts dying one by one. Thames River Police Chief Charles Horton can find no signs of murder or suicide to explain the deaths, and the ship's surviving crew seems intent on hampering his investigation. When one of the plants begins to show frightening changes, it is up to Charles Horton to determine how it might be stopped.
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|Grouping Title||poisoned island|
|Grouping Author||shepherd lloyd|
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|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||In 1812 London, Thames River Police Chief Charles Horton discovers that a series of bizarre deaths are connected to the cargo of a research vessel bound for Kew Gardens.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000426820|Book|Books|First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.|English|Washington Square Press,|2014.|409 pages ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Historical fiction, English, London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Police -- England -- London -- Fiction, Serial murders -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, English|
|title_display||The poisoned island|
|title_full||The poisoned island / Lloyd Shepherd|
|title_short||The poisoned island|
|topic_facet||Historical fiction, English, History, Police, Serial murders, Suspense fiction, English|