The Resource The white angel : a mystery, John MacLachlan Gray

The white angel : a mystery, John MacLachlan Gray

Label
The white angel : a mystery
Title
The white angel
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
John MacLachlan Gray
Title variation
White angel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vancouver is in an uproar over the death by gunshot of a Scottish nanny, Janet Stewart. An almost deliberately ham-handed police investigation has Constable Hook suspecting a cover-up. The powerful United Council of Scottish Societies is demanding an inquiry. The killing has become a political issue with an election not far away. The city is buzzing with rumours. Miss Stewart's fellow nannies have accused the Chinese houseboy of murder, capitalizing on a wave of anti-Chinese propaganda led by the Asian Exclusion League and enthusiastically supported by the sensational press--not to mention the Ku Klux Klan, which has taken up residence in upperclass Shaughnessy. The White Angel is a work of fiction inspired by the cold case of Janet Smith, who, on July 26, 1924, was found dead in her employer's posh Shaughnessy Heights mansion. A dubious investigation led to the even more dubious conclusion that Smith died by suicide. After a public outcry, the case was re-examined and it was decided that Smith was in fact murdered; but no one was ever convicted, though suspects abounded--from an infatuated Chinese houseboy to a drug-smuggling ring, devil-worshippers from the United States, or perhaps even the Prince of Wales. For Vancouver, the killing created a situation analogous to lifting a large flat rock to expose the creatures hiding underneath. An exploration of true crime through a literary lens, The White Angel draws an artful portrait of Vancouver in 1924 in all its opium-hazed, smog-choked, rain-soaked glory--accurate, insightful and darkly droll."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.G753
LC item number
W45 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Janet
  • Nannies
  • Murder
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • Fiction
Label
The white angel : a mystery, John MacLachlan Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781771621465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003518187
  • 833250
  • (OCoLC)on1003518187
  • 833250
Label
The white angel : a mystery, John MacLachlan Gray
Publication
Copyright
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781771621465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003518187
  • 833250
  • (OCoLC)on1003518187
  • 833250

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