A spider on the stairs

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Minotaur Books,
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description

Best friends Phillip Bethancourt, a wealthy man-about-town, and Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons are each on their way to Yorkshire over Christmas, though not together, and neither of them are looking forward to their respective trips. While Phillip is returning to his family's estate to spend the holiday with relatives---a dreaded task---Jack must determine whether a particular murder is the work of a serial killer. It looks like it most likely is. As it turns out, Jack isn't on the case for more than a day before the understaffed locals ask him to look in to another.

Jodie Farrady, a former bookshop employee who disappeared about a year ago, is found strangled in that same shop Christmas morning. The modus operandi is similar to the serial killer's, but not exactly the same. It could be a copycat. It could be a coincidence. Either way, Jack could certainly use his good friend's help as he investigates the citizens of a Yorkshire that has suddenly turned quite deadly. Luckily, Phillip is all too eager to escape his own holiday and join the hunt.

A Spider on the Stairs---Cassandra Chan's contemporary reimagining of the classic English mystery---is not only a tale that is every bit as delightful and charming as the luminaries in this beloved tradition, but by far its most worthy heir.

More Details
ISBN:
9780312369408
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ee21b5b0-6679-1e5a-c767-a2db1d984730
full_title spider on the stairs
author chan cassandra
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:55AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Chan, Cassandra, uthor.
author_display Chan, Cassandra
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Detectives
detailed_location_arlington Central Detectives
display_description Best friends Phillip Bethancourt, a wealthy man-about-town, and Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons are each on their way to Yorkshire over Christmas, though not together, and neither of them are looking forward to their respective trips. While Phillip is returning to his family's estate to spend the holiday with relatives---a dreaded task---Jack must determine whether a particular murder is the work of a serial killer. It looks like it most likely is. As it turns out, Jack isn't on the case for more than a day before the understaffed locals ask him to look in to another. Jodie Farrady, a former bookshop employee who disappeared about a year ago, is found strangled in that same shop Christmas morning. The modus operandi is similar to the serial killer's, but not exactly the same. It could be a copycat. It could be a coincidence. Either way, Jack could certainly use his good friend's help as he investigates the citizens of a Yorkshire that has suddenly turned quite deadly. Luckily, Phillip is all too eager to escape his own holiday and join the hunt - from Amazon.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id ee21b5b0-6679-1e5a-c767-a2db1d984730
isbn 9780312369408
item_details ils:.b13267127|.i21318360|Central Detectives|D CHAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 28, 2017|cafd||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington D CHAN
local_time_since_added_arlington Six Months, Year
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780312369408
publishDate 2010
record_details ils:.b13267127|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Minotaur Books,|2010. |310 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13267127|.i21318360|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
series Bethancourt and Gibbons Mystery
series_with_volume Bethancourt and Gibbons Mystery|4.
subject_facet Bethancourt, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Gibbons, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Police -- England -- Fiction, Private investigators -- England -- Fiction, Yorkshire (England) -- Fiction
title_display A spider on the stairs
title_full A spider on the stairs / Cassandra Chan
title_short A spider on the stairs