The Stolen Voice

The Stolen Voice

Book - 2009
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In fifteenth-century Scotland, Gil Cunningham investigates the supposed reappearance of choirboy David Drummond, who vanished thirty years earlier and returned not much older than he left, and the recent disappearances of other singers.
Publisher: New York : Soho Constable ; London : Constable, 2009
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781569475829
1569475822
9781569476512
1569476519
Branch Call Number: Mystery McIntosh
Characteristics: 297 p. : map ; 23 cm

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delfon
Jun 13, 2014

This is a great improvement from the first book. Though the plot seems to revolve about superstitions; with no sense that these are to be considered just that. More effort made to give hints on the malfactor (though truly crudely done), Lots of language to seek out, and historical content -- also especially well done. A quick and engrossing read.

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Roundcat
Feb 21, 2014

Singers are disappearing from Scotland, and Gil and Alys have been tasked with finding out whether they have been spirited away by fairies, bribed, or have they been killed. The solution involves both Gil and Alys gaining the trust of the people involved in each disappearance as well as listening to and observing the various actions and viewpoints. Gil and Alys as human beings are well developed characters who interact well with the huge number of suspects in order to determine the solution to each disappearance. Although there are a tangle of circumstances, each is resolved clearly and satisfactorily.

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