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The Streets of Babylon

(2008)
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I have seen a good many cities. Berlin is a charming conglomeration of small villages, while Paris is truly urbane. But London surpasses them both. One can never quite make out London and the Londoners. Everything is here.

This is a historical detective novel that will appeal to fans of Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith.

The setting is London in 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition. Together with a Welsh police inspector, the successful Swedish authoress Euthanasia Bondeson goes in search of her beautiful companion, who has disappeared in the narrow streets and alleyways of London.

She meets beggars and whores, artists and society beauties, all actors on the modern city's stage in a drama of dark shadows and ever-changing desires. In this world where gender boundaries are constantly shifting, can we even tell who is a man and who is a woman? With skirts flapping, Euthanasia forges her way through this romp of a crime novel, surveying the streets that Sherlock Holmes himself would not tread until a whole generation later.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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May 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Streets of Babylon)] [Author: Carina Burman] published on (May, 2008)
Author(s): Carina Burman
Publisher: Marion Boyars s Ltd
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Streets of Babylon: A London Mystery
Author(s): Carina Burman
ISBN: 0-7145-3138-3 / 978-0-7145-3138-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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