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McCleary, Carol: The Alchemy of Murder. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed, Lined & Dated*

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 This is a first edition and first printing of The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2009.

The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.

Signed, Lined & Dated by the author to the title page.

Synopsis:

PARIS 1889. THE WORLD’S FAIR. The Alchemist is how I’ve come to think of him; he has a passion for the dark side of knowledge, mixing murder and madness with science. Nellie Bly - reporter, feminist and amateur detective - is in Paris on the trail of an enigmatic killer. The city is a dangerous place: an epidemic of Black Fever rages, anarchists plot to overthrow the government and a murderer preys on the prostitutes who haunt the streets of Montmartre. But it is also a city of culture, a magnet for artists and men of science and letters. Can the combined genius of Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne and Louis Pasteur help Nellie prove a match for Jack the Ripper?

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