Some Danger Involved: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 M06 3 - 304 pages
An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto.

When the eccentric and enigmatic Cyrus Barker takes on the recent murder case of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto, he realizes that he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

As they inch ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder, Llewelyn is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the heart of London's teeming underworld. Brimming with wit and unforgettable characters and steeped in authentic period detail, Some Danger Involved is a captivating page-turner that introduces an equally captivating duo.

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Cyrus Barker and his new assistant Thomas Llewelyn are drawn to a case of the murder of a young Jewish man. After he was murdered, the victim was crucified. Was this a Jewish hate crime or something ... Read full review

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SOME DANGER INVOLVED BY WILL THOMAS is the first in the BARKER/LLEWELYN SERIES. The title, taken by the advertisement from Mr.Barker,private inquiry agent in Victorian London. Barker,after hiring ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 24
163
Section 25
170
Section 26
171
Section 27
178
Section 28
183
Section 29
189
Section 30
199
Section 31
212

Section 9
44
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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About the author (2004)

Will Thomas is the author of the Barker and Llewelyn series, a series of mystery novels set in Victorian England. The first novel in the series was nominated for a Barry Award and a Shamus Award, and won the 2005 Oklahoma Book Award. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.

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