A Dead Man in Trieste
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A Dead Man in Trieste : atmospheric historical crime from an award-winning author

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Trieste in 1906 is of vital strategic importance and one of the world's greatest seaports. But assorted nationalist movements are threatening to pull the place apart and the militarist regime has trouble keeping a lid on things.


Amid all the chaos the British consul goes missing, and Special Branch Seymour is sent to find him. Born to an immigrant family in London's East End, Seymour has an acute linguistic ear - crucial in turn-of-the-century Trieste. As he attempts to solve the riddle of the consul's disappearance, Seymour discovers dark and disturbing corners of the city and finds that it holds the secrets of his own family's past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 13mm | 142g
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 147212605X
  • 9781472126054
  • 186,438

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The steady pace, atmospheric design, and detailed description re-create a complicated city. A recommended historical series - Library Journal

Sheer fun - The Times

His sympathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar culture, impeccable historical detail and entertaining dialogue make enjoyable reading - Sunday Telegraph
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About Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, where his fascination for language began. He later trained as a Russian interpreter but moved away from languages to follow an academic career, first as a lecturer in English and the History of Ideas, and then as an administrator. He has a strong interest in human rights and in languages, both of which feature indirectly in his new series. Michael Pearce now lives in South-West London.
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184 ratings
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4 30% (56)
3 40% (74)
2 16% (29)
1 6% (11)
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