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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date May 18, 2004
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743256186
ISBN-10 0743256182
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker teams up with Thomas Llewelyn, a young man with a murky past, to investigate the sinister killing of a young scholar bearing a startling resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ, whose body is found crucified in London's Jewish ghetto. A first novel. 60,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his apprentice, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar.
When a student bearing a striking resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ is found murdered -- by crucifixion -- in London's Jewish ghetto, 19th-century private detective Barker must hire an assistant to help him solve the sinister case. Out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," the eccentric and enigmatic Barker chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man whose murky past includes recent stints at both an Oxford college and an Oxford prison.
As Llewelyn learns the ropes of his position, he is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the dark heart of London's teeming underworld. Together they pass through chophouses, stables, and clandestine tea rooms, tangling with the early Italian mafia, a mad professor of eugenics, and other shadowy figures, inching ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder.
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 while signaling the start of an exciting career for Will Thomas.

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Hardcover
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from Touchstone Books (May 18, 2004)
9780743256186 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker teams up with Thomas Llewelyn, a young man with a murky past, to investigate the killing of a young scholar bearing a startling resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (March 1, 2005)
9780743256193 | details & prices | 290 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Standing out for his unique position of having been both an Oxford student and an Oxford prison inmate, down-on-his-luck Welshman Thomas Llewelyn of Victorian London takes a dubious job under private investigator Cyrus Barker, who is examining the crucifixion murder of a Jewish scholar.

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