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Shadows in the White City (Alastair Ransom #2)

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The nation and the world gaze in awe at Chicago's magnificent "White City" in this summer of 1893. But Inspector Alastair Ransom sees the rot beneath the splendor of the great Exposition—and he is consumed with an over-powering need for vengeance. "The Phantom of the Fair," a blood-thirsty fiend who nearly added Ransom to his ever-growing list of slaughtered victims, is st ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 27th 2007)
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Shadows In the White City
Robert W. Walker
Avon-Harper Collins, 352 pgs.
ISBN-10: 0060739967

Shadows in the White City is the second book in the Inspector Alastair Ransom series.
Alastair Ransom, Walker's title hero, has been favorably likened to Holmes, Nero Wolfe, Nick Charles, and Caleb Carr's the Alienist, and even Wes Craven's creations

I couldn't wait for this book to be published. I had to find out what happened next so I was able to read the book prior to publication. Shadows in the White C
Chicago is hosting the World’s Fair in the year 1893 but there is trouble afoot. A killer dubbed the Phantom of the Fair is on the loose, garroting his victims to near-decapitation and burning their bodies. Inspector Alastair Ransom has his sights set on a young man named Waldo Denton but Denton is exonerated by Ransom’s archenemy, Police Chief Nathan Kohler. When Denton disappears, with Ransom’s help, evidence proves he was the Phantom. But another killer quickly steps in to fill the Phantom’s ...more
For some reason I like this time period~world's fair in Chicago. I think if I had read previous books with these characters I probably would have liked this book even more. Since this was the first Inspector Alastair Ransom mystery I've read it was a little hard to care about the main characters.
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Aka Geoffrey Caine, Glenn Hale, Evan Kingsbury, Stephen Robertson

Master of suspense and bone-chilling terror, Robert W. Walker, BS and MS in English Education, Northwestern University, has penned 44 novels and has taught language and writing for over 25 years. Showing no signs of slowing down, he is currently juggling not one but three new series ideas, and has completed a film script and a TV tre
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