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BOOK REVIEW

Armaments, deceit, money make the man

By Virginia A. Smith
Globe Correspondent / August 18, 2009

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Iain Pears burst onto the international publishing scene in 1997 with “An Instance of the Fingerpost,’’ a brilliant and vastly entertaining historical thriller concerning the murder of an Oxford don in 1663. This new novel also involves a mystery, set in the decades before World War I, and consists of a large cast of characters, an intricate, occasionally confusing plot, ... (Full article: 661 words)

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