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An Unpardonable Crime
An Unpardonable Crime
Author: Andrew Taylor
ISBN-13: 9781401329631
ISBN-10: 1401329632
Publication Date: 3/9/2005
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Theia
Book Type: Paperback
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Verywell written murder in England, early 1800's
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England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Charle's beautiful, unhappy mother, Shield becomes caugt up in her family's twisted intrigues.

Then a brutal crime is committed, with consequences that threaten to destroy Shield and all that he has come to hold dear. Soon, he is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex, money, murder, and lies--a tangle that grips him tighter even as he tries to escape from it. And what of the strange American child at the heart of these macabre events---what is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allan Poe?

This book is beautifully written, has that "I don't want to put it down" suspense. A great mystery with unsettling, frightening events. Holds you to the very end.
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Based on Edgar Alln Poe's actual biography---he really was the son of actors and he really was schooled in England for a little while--but with Gothic plot and Dickensian characters added. The best kind of historical mystery!