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The Resource A peculiar combination : an Electra McDonnell novel, Ashley Weaver

A peculiar combination : an Electra McDonnell novel, Ashley Weaver

Label
A peculiar combination : an Electra McDonnell novel
Title
A peculiar combination
Title remainder
an Electra McDonnell novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Weaver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, set in England during World War II, A Peculiar Combination is a delightful mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and the author's signature wit. Electra McDonnell has always known that the way she and her family earn their living is slightly outside of the law. Breaking into the homes of the rich and picking the locks on their safes may not be condoned by British law enforcement, but World War II is in full swing, Ellie's cousins Colm and Toby are off fighting against Hitler, and Uncle Mick's more honorable business as a locksmith can't pay the bills any more. So when Uncle Mick receives a tip about a safe full of jewels in the empty house of a wealthy family, he and Ellie can't resist. All goes as planned-until the pair are caught redhanded. Ellie expects them to be taken straight to prison, but instead they are delivered to a large townhouse, where government official Major Ramsey is waiting with an offer: either Ellie agrees to help him break into a safe and retrieve blueprints that will be critical to the British war effort, before they can be delivered to a German spy, or he turns her over to the police. Ellie doesn't care for the Major's imperious manner, but she has no choice, and besides, she's eager to do her bit for king and country. She may be a thief, but she's no coward. When she and the Major break into the house in question, they find instead the purported German spy dead on the floor, the safe already open and empty. Soon, Ellie and Major Ramsey are forced to put aside their differences to unmask the double-agent, as they try to stop allied plans falling into German hands"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weaver, Ashley
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E3828
LC item number
P43 2021
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Electra McDonnell series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thieves
  • Murder
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • England
Label
A peculiar combination : an Electra McDonnell novel, Ashley Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1250647312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250780485
Lccn
2020053225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1250647312
Label
A peculiar combination : an Electra McDonnell novel, Ashley Weaver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1250647312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250780485
Lccn
2020053225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1250647312

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