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The cabinet of curiosities, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Label
The cabinet of curiosities
Title
The cabinet of curiosities
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In nineteenth-century New York, the public flocked to collections of strange and grotesque oddities called "cabinets of curiosities." Now, in lower Manhattan, a modern apartment tower is slated to rise on the site of one of the old cabinets. But when the excavators break into a basement, they uncover a charnel pit of horror: the remains of thirty-six people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. In the aftermath, Museum archaeologist Nora Kelly is visited by an enigmatic, silver-eyed FBI agent who is obsessed with the mystery of the bodies. Together, Special Agent Pendergast and Nora Kelly embark on an investigation that will take them from the gleaming skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan to the crumbling archives of the Museum, from a mass grave under a Chinatown brownstone to a house of abominations on Riverside Drive. Their search unearths the faint whisper of a mysterious doctor who once roamed the city...a genius who carried out medical experiments on living human beings. But just as Nora and Pendergast begin to unravel the clues to the century-old killings, a fresh spree of murder and surgical mutilation erupts around them...and New York City is awash in terror
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Douglas J
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Child, Lincoln
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pendergast novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Government investigators
  • Natural history museums
  • Women archaeologists
  • Serial murders
  • Journalists
  • Five Points (New York, N.Y.)
Label
The cabinet of curiosities, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780446530224
Lccn
2001039580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446530224
Other physical details
map on endpapers
Label
The cabinet of curiosities, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780446530224
Lccn
2001039580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446530224
Other physical details
map on endpapers

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