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Serpents in the Cold, Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy

Label
Serpents in the Cold
Title
Serpents in the Cold
Statement of responsibility
Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A serial killer stalks the streets of 1950s Boston--and two friends take it upon themselves to take him down. Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Brink's Robbery--the largest robbery in the history of the United States--Boston is known more for its seedy underbelly than for its rich, historical past. The winter of 1951 is the worst in recent memory, and the Bruins are suffering another losing season. Like the city itself, lifelong residents Cal O'Brien and Dante Cooper are struggling to find their identities after World War II. Cal has built a mildly promising life for himself as an employee of a company providing private security, whether to an honorable businessman who needs a nightwatchman or to an Irish mafioso who needs to have someone's legs broken. Dante is everything Cal is not. A heroin addict trying and failing to stay clean, Dante feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women. Woefully unqualified, but determined to help, Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer--but their daunting quest takes on dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government. There are a few well-placed men who don't want Cal and Dante to solve this case. An absorbing mixture of history and suspense, told with a meticulous eye for detail and character, Serpents in the Cold is a moving exploration about two men battling for second chances"--
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DLC
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1967-
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O'Malley, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.M347
LC item number
S47 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Purdy, Douglas Graham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serial murderers
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Suspense
Label
Serpents in the Cold, Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1577707
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780316323505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1577707
  • (Sirsi) 1577707
  • (OCoLC)879602916
Label
Serpents in the Cold, Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1577707
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780316323505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1577707
  • (Sirsi) 1577707
  • (OCoLC)879602916

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