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Synopsis: An anguished letter wrapped in a handkerchief puts dandyish detective Julian Kestrel and his valet's impish sister on a case of murder and rape that leads them through the highest and lowest places of 1820s London. 15,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
From School Library Journal:
YA-Ross's second mystery about Julian Kestrel, the Regency dandy, teams him with Sally Stokes, a cockney prostitute who helps him solve a clever and devilish murder. One night, as is her custom, Sally steals a handkerchief from each of her three clients. In one, she finds a letter from a woman being held against her will and begging for help. A concerned and frightened Sally runs into her brother, a reformed pickpocket and Kestrel's valet. Soon she and Kestrel are matching wits to find the owner of the handkerchief and locate the desperate woman. Through dogged legwork they locate the three men, each from a different strata of society but each of whom has something serious to hide relating to a young heiress, the Reclamation Society, and the seamy underground life of London's Haymarket District. The clues come thick and fast in this action-packed mystery. Ross provides a good look at the beginnings of the London police force as well as the working of the English courts and the role of magistrates in this authentic view of early 19th-century social life.
Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School Library, Upper Marlboro, MD
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: A Broken Vessel - A Julian Kestrel Mystery
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1994-10-20, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Seller Inventory # 9780340595435-21
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton. Condition: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! some highlighting All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # BOS-D-04g-00316
Book Description London Hodder and Stoughton, 1994. A Julian Kestral Mystery, second in the series of four. Fine condition in fine unclipped dust jacket. Pages beginning to brown. (Book ref 2006). Seller Inventory # 58
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, England, 1994. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U.K. Edition. Price not clipped. Seller Inventory # 001384
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. page edges tanning otherwise VG in VG dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 002818
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition. Vg hardback copy in Good jacket jacket (creased at top edges). LISTING PHOTO DOES NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THIS COPY. Seller Inventory # 026960
Book Description London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1994.) dj, 1994. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First UK printing. Second mystery featuring Julian Kestrel, a Regency dandy, who joins forces with Sally Stokes, a Cockney prostitute and thief - and the sister of his valet, Dipper - to unmask a diabolical murderer in 1820's England. Winner of the Gargoyle Award for Best Historical Novel. This series was unfortunately cut short by the author's death at just 41, when only 4 books had been written. INSCRIBED on the title page "to - -- best wishes" 289 pp. Very good in a near fine dust jacket (a tight straight copy but with the usual rather severe toning to the pages, initials blacked out on front endpaper.). Seller Inventory # 60287
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition & printing. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0340595434