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The Dark Lantern

(2008)
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London, 1893. Elderly Mrs. Bentley is on her deathbed, and her son Robert has returned from France. But in the Bentleys' well-appointed home, everyone has their secrets, including Robert's beautiful and elusive wife, the orphan maid she hires from the country, and the mysterious young woman who arrives, claiming to be the bride of Robert's drowned brother.

Robert is quickly developing a reputation in anthropometry, the nascent science of identifying criminals by body measurements. Yet soon he is caught up in the deceptions swirling around him, for no one under his roof is quite what they seem. When an intruder enters the house and ransacks the study, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens not only the genteel, comfortable life the Bentleys have managed to secure but also their very survival.

A fascinating portrayal of a vanished England as well as an unconventional mystery, The Dark Lantern exposes the grand 'upstairs' of a Victorian home and the darker underbelly of its servants' quarters. The clash between the classes makes for a suspenseful novel of mistaken identities, intriguing women, and dangerous deceptions.

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark Lantern: A Novel
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
ISBN: 0-307-39534-0 / 978-0-307-39534-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark Lantern: A Novel
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
ISBN: 0-307-39535-9 / 978-0-307-39535-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dark Lantern
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
ISBN: 1-4332-3403-3 / 978-1-4332-3403-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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March 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Lantern
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Dark Lantern
Author(s): Brightwell, Gerri
ISBN: 1-4332-3400-9 / 978-1-4332-3400-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dark Lantern
Author(s): Brightwell, Gerri
ISBN: 1-4332-3401-7 / 978-1-4332-3401-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Dark Lantern
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
ISBN: 1-4332-3404-1 / 978-1-4332-3404-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dark Lantern: A Novel
Author(s): Gerri Brightwell
Publisher: Crown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA