Wolf on A String

Wolf on A String

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Discovering the body of a young woman after arriving in 1599 Prague, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist becomes entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers before attracting the attention of an emperor who would retain the power of the throne.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781627795173
1627795170
Branch Call Number: F BLACK
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm

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fisherwoman1
Nov 24, 2017

This book is incredibly well written and a great mystery. Funny, I read a lot of mysteries and I think they are all quite good, then I read this and I realize this author is in a league all his own. I must read more by this gentleman.

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hilln
Jul 25, 2017

A clever and gripping story by a master of mystery writing, Wolf on a String keeps you guessing until the end. The story is set in Prague in 1599, a world of danger and intrigue. Christian Stern the main character has the (mis)fortune of being charged with the task of solving the murder of a young courtesan amidst a miasma of intrigue, dark secrets and skulduggery. A constant air of impending doom hangs over the story that keeps you reading long past your bedtime. A superb literary thriller that's not to be missed.

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