The Devil's Making

The Devil's Making

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"Victoria, 1869. The ramshackle capital of British Columbia, the last colony in North America, where a few thousand settlers aspire to the values of the Victorian age while coexisting beside the native Indians that vastly outnumber them. That peace is challenged when a mutilated body is discovered: Dr. McCrory, an American alienist whose methods include phrenology, Mesmerism, and sexual-mystical magnetation. Chad Hobbes, recently arrived from England, is the policeman who must solve the crime"--
Published: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250069405
1250069408
Branch Call Number: F HAL
Characteristics: 367 pages ;,22 cm

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Jul 06, 2016

I was excited to read a book set in the Canadian NW during the reign of Victoria. It has an excellent mystery but gets bogged down in the details. In particular, the descriptions of the walk from town to the tribe settlement and the "translation" of conversations from English to Chinook and back. I doubt I will read any others by this author.

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