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Second violin, John Lawton

Label
Second violin
Title
Second violin
Statement of responsibility
John Lawton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lawton's engrossing sixth entry but the first chronologically in his Inspector Troy thriller series (Black Out, etc.) chronicles the major events leading up to WWII--Germany's annexation of Austria, Chamberlain's peace efforts, Kristallnacht--while providing a disturbing picture of anti-Semitism and class frictions in England at the time. As part of Scotland Yard's murder squad, Insp. Frederick Troy investigates a series of slayings of London rabbis, but various subplots equally intrigue, notably one that unfolds in an internment camp for Germans, Jews and foreigners--including Troy's Austrian-born brother, Rod--rounded up after Britain's entry into the war. At one point, Troy and a lady friend discover the "aphrodisia of war" in Hyde Park, a spot popular with couples for copulation during the blitz. Lawton does a fine job of incorporating such lesser known period details into his saga, though some readers may find he relies too often on deus ex machina for their taste
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawton, John
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.A938
LC item number
S43 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Second violin, John Lawton
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007
  • Inspector Troy thriller
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780802144317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1918963
  • (OCoLC)ocn308207959
  • 1947762
  • 1960337
  • 1983237
  • 1983237
Label
Second violin, John Lawton
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007
  • Inspector Troy thriller
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780802144317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1918963
  • (OCoLC)ocn308207959
  • 1947762
  • 1960337
  • 1983237
  • 1983237

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