The Darwin Affair
A NovelBook - 2019 | First edition.
London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later, and only a block away, Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is this shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes? Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a diabolical madman named the Chorister.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: FIC MASON
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 24 cm.