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Midnight Come
by Michael David Anthony | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by jendudley of Edinburg, Texas USA on 1/25/2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): to be read

5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jendudley from Edinburg, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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From Publishers Weekly
A crudely written letter accuses recently widowed British parson Rev. Maurice Lambkin of driving his wife to the grave by having an affair with his married female assistant. When Canterbury lay church official Richard Harrison is dragged in to investigate the truthfulness of the letter, he stumbles upon the corpses of Lambkin and his 20-something son, Jonathan. Though an inquest rules that the notoriously decadent Jonathan killed his father in a rage before committing suicide, Harrison isn't convinced and, assisted by his wife, probes for the real motive behind the deaths. A complicated exploration of the diocese's administration and its frustrated parishioners ensues. Anthony's detailed, almost baroque descriptions of the damp British countryside purposely evoke images of gothic England, while a local school's production of Marlowe's 16th-century play Dr. Faustus gives the author ample opportunity to draw parallels between contemporary events and that famous drama of the conflict between mortal prestige and eternal salvation. Although Anthony's writing can get bogged down with elaborate allusions, he manages to present an eerie, satisfying mystery, embroidered with much fascinating clerical detail, in this thickly plotted addition to his Church-of-England mystery series (Dark Provenance, etc.).
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Journal Entry 2 by DreissM from Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, February 26, 2005

9 out of 10

Received via with two lovely handmade booksmarks as well!! Thank so much, the book looks really good.

25 March 2005
Really enjoyed the book and especially all the details about life in England today. Would definitely like to read more from this author. 

Journal Entry 3 by DreissM at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK, Meetup in Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, March 27, 2005

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Released 12 yrs ago (3/27/2005 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK, Meetup in Miami, Florida USA



Thought you might enjoy this mystery as well. 

Journal Entry 4 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2005

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Terrific. I just received this as a "random act of bookcrossing kindness" (RABCK) from jen! That was super nice of you, jen.

I know at least two mystery-reading people who would like to read it. I'll start with my mom. 

Journal Entry 5 by gnissorckoob at Somewhere in or around the Everglades in -- Parks (state and national), Florida USA on Saturday, May 28, 2005

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Released 12 yrs ago (5/28/2005 UTC) at Somewhere in or around the Everglades in -- Parks (state and national), Florida USA


RELEASE NOTE: My mom returned this to me today. She read it and described it as characteristically British and "a delight." Now it is planned for release somewhere in or near Everglades Natl Park this afternoon 

Journal Entry 6 by swampguy on Sunday, May 29, 2005

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This book was rescued from two crows who were having thier way with it. The book was resting with a fine view of Florida Bay deep within the heart of Everglades National Park when the two beaked hoodlums started pecking and clawing at it. A friend of mine picked it up and was surprised at what was found. Nobody near had heard of bookcrossings, including myself. I started reading last night after it's rescue a day or two ago. My future plans assure some mileage for the book. 

Journal Entry 7 by swampguy on Friday, July 22, 2005

7 out of 10

Not a bad read. My wife is much more into literature about England than me, but I would still recommend it to most anyone. The whole time reading it I was distracted by thinking about coming across it in the first place. It was my first find and introduction to bookcrossing. Wonderful idea and truly a thoughtful way to utilize the internet.


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, July 23, 2005

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Just found this morning as I was getting ready to go into Mammoth Cave and do some research. First time I've ever heard of this practice of exchanging books, but it sounds like fun.


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