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The butterfly conspiracy, Vivian Conroy

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The butterfly conspiracy
Title
The butterfly conspiracy
Statement of responsibility
Vivian Conroy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Miss Merula Merriweather is not like other women her age: instead of hunting for a husband at balls and soirees she spends her time in a conservatory hatching exotic creatures. As the Royal Zoological Society won't accept a woman's accomplishments, she has her uncle Rupert take credit for her achievements. But at a zoological lecture, the guest of honor dies after contact with one of Merula's butterflies, and Merula's uncle is arrested for murder. In an attempt to safeguard evidence to prove his innocence, Merula almost gets killed but for the timely interference of enigmatic Lord Raven Royston. Viewing natural history as a last resort to regain respectability lost by too many dubious business investments, Raven didn't expect his first lecture to take a murderous turn. Feeling partially responsible because he encouraged Merula to release the gigantic butterfly from the glass case in which it was kept, Raven suggests they solve the puzzle of Lady Sophia's sudden death together by looking closer at her relations with estranged friends, long suffering staff and the man groomed to be her heir, so close to her money and yet unable to touch any of it. With the police looking for them, and every new discovery raising more questions than answers, especially about the murder method which left no traces of foul play on the body, Merula will have to risk her own life to get at the truth and save her uncle from the gallows
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Summary
In late Victorian times, when new inventions cause both excitement and terror, a mysterious death at a zoological lecture brings together two unlikely allies in a quest through London's upper crust and underbelly to unravel the ingenious murder method and killer behind it
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10687952
Cataloging source
ON8
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Conroy, Vivian
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Merriweather and Royston Mystery
Series volume
[1]
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  • Murder
  • Butterflies
  • Sex role
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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a Merriweather and Royston mystery
Label
The butterfly conspiracy, Vivian Conroy
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781683317654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046984085
Label
The butterfly conspiracy, Vivian Conroy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781683317654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1046984085

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