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The Alchemy of Murder

(2009)
(The first book in the Nellie Bly series)
A novel by

 
 
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?

Genre: Historical Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Meet Nellie Bly, America's first female investigative reporter. She's feisty, funny, opinionated, persistent, and as tough as any male she meets. She has to be, because in The Alchemy of Murder, she's swept through a tale of peril and pursuit that is sure to keep you turning pages long after you should have been asleep. You'll find yourself on the mean streets of nineteenth century New York, in Victorian London and in Paris as the Eiffel Tower rises and deadly things – men and microbes – stalk the streets. It is a dazzling entertainment, so well constructed – and it has Oscar Wilde too!" - William Martin


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Hardback Editions

March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol McCleary
ISBN: 0-7653-2203-X / 978-0-7653-2203-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol Mccleary
ISBN: 0-340-97839-2 / 978-0-340-97839-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder (Nellie Bly)
Author(s): Carol McCleary
ISBN: 0-7653-6175-2 / 978-0-7653-6175-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol Mccleary
ISBN: 0-340-97841-4 / 978-0-340-97841-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol Mccleary
ISBN: 0-340-91967-1 / 978-0-340-91967-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol Mccleary
ISBN: 0-340-97840-6 / 978-0-340-97840-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder (Nellie Bly)
Author(s): Carol McCleary
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Alchemy of Murder
Author(s): Carol Mccleary
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK