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The Truth of All Things - Kieran Shields
The Truth of All Things
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Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, in the summer of 1892, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning.... When newly appointed Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland, Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and... show more
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, in the summer of 1892, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning.... When newly appointed Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland, Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a pitchfork.  He's even more surprised to learn that this death by "sticking" is a traditional method of killing a witch.      Baffled by the ritualized murder scene, Lean secretly enlists the help of historian Helen Prescott and brilliant criminalist Perceval Grey.  Distrusted by officials because of his mixed Abenaki Indian ancestry, Grey is even more notorious for combining modern investigative techniques with an almost eerie perceptiveness.  Although skeptical of each other's methods, together the detectives pursue the killer's trail through postmortems and opium dens, into the spiritualist societies and lunatic asylums of gothic New England.      Before the killer closes in on his final victim, Lean and Grey must decipher the secret pattern to these murders--a pattern hidden within the dark history of the Salem witch trials.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307720276 (0307720276)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
Series: Archie Lean (#1)
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
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Book: The Truth of All Things Author: Kieran Shields Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Occult/Historical Summary: When Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland, Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a ...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 The Truth of All Things
In The Truth of All Things, Kieran Shields attempts to recreate the traditional murder mystery. He uses elements of a psychological thriller, of the supernatural, of historical fiction, and of modern-day true crime stories to present his tale of a murder that is not quite what it appears to be. The ...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.0 The Truth of All Things
I have been going back and forth in my mind between rating this a 2 or a 3. The main reason I decided upon giving the book a 3 was that it was a good book overall, it just wasn't a book for me. This book started off fairly interesting and I was really intrigued by how it all related back to the Sale...
The Drift Of Things
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4.0 The Truth of All Things
This is a rich historical mystery set in 1892 Portland, Maine, complete with ritual murders, sinister madmen, secret societies, and seances. Women in New England are being murdered, and their bodies displayed in gruesome fashion accompanied by strange symbolic objects and messages written in the Ab...
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