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Jonathon Bale is a constable in the city of London and Christopher Redmayne is an architect hired to build a house in the recently destroyed city. The first couple of chapters describe the terrible fire that swept through London in 1666. Bale and Redmayne meet accidentally and Christopher is aware that Jonathon dislikes him intensely but does not know why. Bale does not know why either, except that he was a strong supporter or the former Protector, Oliver Cromwell, while Redmayne is a member of the regime now in place following the restoration of the king, Charles II. When Redmayne's employer is murdered in the cellar of the house that is being built for him Christopher immediately calls for Jonathon Bale and the couple form an alliance to solve the murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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