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Mortal Ruin (Tim Simpson, #6) John Malcolm

Mortal Ruin (Tim Simpson, #6)

John Malcolm

Published September 1st 1988
ISBN : 9780684189581
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

British author John Malcolm has deftly merged the British and American mystery genre in this compelling story of international fraud and fortunes made and lost focusing on Moreton Frewan, charming uncle of Winston Churchill. In the 1890s FrewanMoreBritish author John Malcolm has deftly merged the British and American mystery genre in this compelling story of international fraud and fortunes made and lost focusing on Moreton Frewan, charming uncle of Winston Churchill. In the 1890s Frewan immigrated to the United States, where he tried his hand at ranching, mining, and other lucrative and not-so-lucrative endeavors. In the process he made and lost fortunes for himself and many of his friends. Nearly one hundred years later, Frewans influence is felt again when an envelope with his name on it surfaces in Chicago. The contents of the envelope--gold mine certificates--sets off a flurry of interest in London and Chicago, and international art expert Tim Simpson gets caught between warring factions--those who want to authenticate the certificates, and those who will stop at nothing to gain possession and keep their background secret.