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Big Library Read begins today! Visit our digital collection to borrow the featured title ‘The Darwin Affair’ by Tim Mason with no waitlists or holds.
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Join millions of others around the globe in reading a historical fiction thriller eBook or listening to the eAudiobook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From August 3 -17, readers can borrow and read Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” The Darwin Affair. Waimakariri Library readers can solve the mystery from home – with a valid library card and no waiting – by visiting South Island Overdrive or by downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online.
Historical fiction novel The Darwin Affair takes place in London during June 1860. When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later, Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As he edges closer to the Chorister, Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.