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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
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.)
  • Murder
  • Nannies
  • British Columbia
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
Control code
on1003518187
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
  • (Sirsi) i9781771621465
  • (OCoLC)1003518187
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
Control code
on1003518187
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
  • (Sirsi) i9781771621465
  • (OCoLC)1003518187

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