The Big Library Read is when libraries around the world read the same book at the same time, a bit like a super-sized book club. There are no holds on the ebook or audiobook so we can all check it out on Libby simultaneously!
How to participate?
- Join the Discussion.
- Check out The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason on Libby.
- Use #BigLibraryRead for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet from @OverDriveLibs
The Darwin Affair
London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?
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 the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he 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.