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    DescriptionIn 1893, a trail of ashen footprints leads Deputy Archie Lean to the body of a murdered thief. The man's exposed flesh has been horribly burned and occult symbols mark the nearby walls. Most troubling of all is what Lean witnessed two days earlier: this same man being lowered into his grave without a burn mark on him. Once again, the Portland, Maine, police deputy must turn to the brilliant criminalist Perceval Grey for help. Grey, a half-Abenaki Indian detective, faces problems of his own after agreeing to an elderly tycoon's death-bed plea to find his long-lost granddaughter. The dying man's family is less interested in the missing heiress than with the recent theft of an obscure heirloom carved with curious symbols. As the family's shadowy history is revealed, the three mysteries intersect to draw Lean and Grey into a maze of murder, deceit, and revenge. Each deadly new clue points toward an even greater puzzle--one that will pit Grey against a devious murderer in a race to unlock an ancient and mysterious power.

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    A Study in Revenge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kieran Shields
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307985767
    ISBN 10: 0307985768

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FV
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    BIC E4L: CRI
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    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    DC22: 813/.6
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
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    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MAINE
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    LC classification: PS3619.H5426 S78 2013
    Edition statement
    Crown Publishing Group (NY)
    Imprint name
    Crown Publishing Group (NY)
    Publication date
    15 February 2013
    Author Information
    KIERAN SHIELDS grew up in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Maine School of Law. His first novel, "The Truth of All Things," was published by Crown in March 2012. Shields continues to reside along the coast of Maine with his wife and two children.
    Review quote
    "A compelling story that will take readers from the dreary streets of Portland to the upscale parlors of Brahmin Boston. A fine historical mystery." - "Booklist" "The plot is awash in mysterious circumstances and suggestions of the occult...a rich and multi-layered adventure told with skill and attention to detail." --"BookPage"" " "[Shields] serves up a highly readable novel that is guaranteed to engage readers until the very last page." --"Tucson Citizen " "Erudite, mysterious and exciting, with a brooding, brilliant Sherlock-ian detective. The denouement is just as surprising as in ["The Truth of All Things"]." -"Kirkus "(starred review)" " "A well-executed addition to this genre, and a detective duo worth following into the next book in the series." --"Historical Novel Society"