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The Resource The scribe, Matthew Guinn

The scribe, Matthew Guinn

Label
The scribe
Title
The scribe
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Guinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International Cotton Exposition to partner with Atlanta's first African American police officer, Cyrus Underwood. The case they're assigned is chilling: a serial murderer who seems to be violently targeting Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer's method is both strange and unusually gruesome. On each victim's mutilated body is inscribed a letter of the alphabet, beginning with "M." The oligarchy of Atlanta's most prominent white businessmen―the same men who ran Canby out of town, known more openly before Reconstruction as "the Ring"―is anxious to solve the murders before they lose the money they've invested in both the exposition and the city's industrialization, even if resolution comes at the expense of justice
Summary
Investigating a series of murders targeting post-Civil War Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs, a disgraced former detective partners with the city's first African-American officer in a case marked by fierce racial, political, and personal tensions
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440400
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinn, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.U4856
LC item number
S37 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Police
  • Serial murder investigation
  • African Americans
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The scribe, Matthew Guinn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20407282
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780393239294
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661307
  • (OCoLC)902661307
Label
The scribe, Matthew Guinn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20407282
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780393239294
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn902661307
  • (OCoLC)902661307

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