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The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton.

Catton, Eleanor, 1985- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 16 of 18 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 18 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC CAT (Text) 0530010328918 Adult Fiction Collection Checked out 07/17/2017
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC CAT (Text) 0530009745213 Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316074315 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st United States ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries - The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms.
Summary, etc.: This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Subject: Criminal investigation > Fiction.
Immigrants > New Zealand > Fiction.
Prostitutes > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > New Zealand > Fiction.
New Zealand > History > 1853-1876 > Fiction.
New Zealand > Gold discoveries > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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