Hunting Shadows (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 16) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

Within the most modern secret from manhattan occasions bestselling writer Charles Todd, Inspector Ian Rutledge is summoned to the quiet, remoted Fen kingdom to resolve a sequence of doubtless unconnected murders earlier than the killer moves again

August 1920. A society marriage ceremony at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire turns into a criminal offense scene while a visitor is shot simply because the bride arrives. weeks later, after a fruitless look for clues, the neighborhood police are pressured to name in Scotland backyard. yet no longer sooner than there's one other taking pictures in a village nearby. This moment homicide has a witness; the single challenge is that her description of the killer is so awful it's incredible. Badgered by way of the police, she speedy recants her story.

Despite his adventure, Inspector Ian Rutledge can locate no connection among the 2 deaths. One sufferer used to be a military officer, the opposite a solicitor status for Parliament; their paths have by no means crossed. What hyperlinks those murders? Is it whatever from the previous? Or is it in basic terms within the brain of a shrewdpermanent killer?

Then the case reminds Rutledge of a mythical murderer whispered approximately throughout the struggle. His personal darkish thoughts get back to hang-out him as he hunts for the lacking connection--and but, while he reveals it, it isn't so simple as he'd anticipated. He needs to positioned his belief within the satan so as to locate the elusive and stunning resolution.

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Ramage & the Freebooters (The Lord Ramage Novels, Book 3) by Dudley Pope

By Dudley Pope

The lieutenant is summoned by way of the Admiralty and given command of the brig, Triton. yet just like the remainder of the military, Triton's staff has mutinied. Sympathizing with a few of their proceedings, Ramage additionally understands that if he fails to carry 3 sealed dispatches to admirals off Brest and Cadiz, and within the Caribbean, he'll develop into a handy scapegoat.

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A. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian of Europe by C. J. Wrigley

By C. J. Wrigley

A student gentleman within the old-fashioned; a northern non-conforming radical; an educational steeped in Oxford traditions; a late-20th century media character; the most awesome historians of his age: A.J.P. Taylor was once some of these issues. He wrote approximately conventional historic topics in a standard demeanour and took narrative background to new heights and was once both at domestic with a severe educational, as with an unlimited renowned, viewers. C.J. Wrigley's new biographical research contains interesting and hitherto unknown information of Taylor's privileged and cosseted adolescence, the influence of his shut yet combative and stimulating family members, the dissenting and nonconformist culture, and his time as a instructor, broadcaster journalist and historian.

Retail-like caliber, pages numbered,OCR'ed,front cover

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Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

By Diana Gabaldon

Loved bestselling writer Diana Gabaldon brings us the 1st ebook in a brand new trilogy that includes the various characters from her wildly well known Outlander series.

In her big apple instances bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon brought hundreds of thousands of readers to a blinding global of heritage and adventure--a global of shiny settings and completely unforgettable characters. Now this sort of characters, significant Lord John gray, opens the door to his personal a part of this world--eighteenth-century London, a seething anthill of the Aristocracy and rabble peopled through infantrymen and spies, whores and dukes. nice Britain is combating France for supremacy on 3 continents--and lifestyles is nice for a soldier.

The 12 months is 1757. On a transparent morning in mid-June, Lord John gray emerges from London's Beefsteak membership, his brain in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty's military, gray has simply witnessed anything stunning. yet his efforts to prevent a scandal that would wreck his family members are interrupted through whatever nonetheless extra pressing: the Crown appoints him to enquire the brutal homicide of a comrade in hands, who could have been a traitor.

Obliged to pursue inquiries instantaneously, significant gray reveals himself ensnared in an online of treachery and betrayal that touches each stratum of English society--and threatens all he holds pricey. From the bawdy homes of London's night-world to the stately drawing rooms of the the Aristocracy, and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas governed by means of the majestic fleet of the East India corporation, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a lady in eco-friendly velvet, who may perhaps carry the most important to everything--or nothing.

The early days of the Seven Years conflict come brilliantly to existence during this historic secret by way of an writer whose distinctive and compelling storytelling has engrossed hundreds of thousands of readers around the world.

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Saints by Orson Scott Card

By Orson Scott Card

While ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham observed her father depart their Manchester domestic in the course of the evening, she basked whilst he will be again. "Soon," he spoke back. yet he by no means got here again. On that evening in 1829, John Kirkham laid the basis of his daughter's walk in the park that the one individual Dinah may perhaps ever particularly belief used to be herself.

From that day ahead, Dinah labored to help her kinfolk, last dedicated to their welfare even within the face of depression and grinding poverty. Then sooner or later she heard a brand new message, a brand new function ignited in her middle, and new existence spread out ahead of her.

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

The yr is 1327. Franciscans in a prosperous Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to enquire. whilst his smooth challenge is unexpectedly overshadowed through seven strange deaths, Brother William turns detective. His instruments are the good judgment of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening facet by means of wry humor and a ferocious interest. He collects facts, deciphers mystery symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, the place “the best issues take place at night.”

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

By Salman Rushdie

Winner of the Booker of Bookers
Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of nighttime on August 15, 1947, the very second of India’s independence. Greeted via fireworks screens, cheering crowds, and major Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows as much as examine the ominous results of this accident. His each act is reflected and magnified in occasions that sway the process nationwide affairs; his healthiness and health and wellbeing are inextricably guaranteed to these of his kingdom; his existence is inseparable, now and then indistinguishable, from the heritage of his kingdom. possibly such a lot outstanding are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 different “midnight’s children,” all born in that preliminary hour and endowed with magical presents.

This novel is right now a desirable family members saga and an wonderful evocation of an unlimited land and its people–a extraordinary incarnation of the common human comedy. Twenty-five years after its booklet, Midnight’s little ones stands aside as either an epochal paintings of fiction and a super functionality through one of many nice literary voices of our time.

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Temptation and Surrender (Cynster Family, Book 15) by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

While a gentleman is stressed and tired of the careless pleasures of London society, he must find a new diversion, and if that diversion is a gorgeous lady, quite a bit the better.


Jonas Tallent, who has masterfully taken the reins of his family's property, by no means anticipated a tasty morsel like omit Emily Beauregard to step into his library, yet he definitely isn't approximately to rent her as supervisor for the village hotel. a girl as tempting as Emily belongs in a ballroom, or a bedroom--preferably his.


Emily herself hadn't anticipated her present situations, yet she has her purposes and doesn't plan to percentage them, inspite of a person as seductive as Jonas. but he will be so devilishly persuasive. yet a villain understands her mystery, and shortly chance threatens Em, her relatives, and the robust love she and Jonas have present in every one other's fingers.

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Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos

By Oscar Hijuelos

A David Baldacci most sensible decide for Fall 2015

A Boston Globe Fall 2015 Pick

An Blockbuster Novel Pick

One of Newsday's "20 top Books to learn this Fall"

TWAIN & STANLEY input PARADISE, by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Oscar Hijuelos, is a luminous paintings of fiction encouraged by way of the real-life, 37-year friendship among towering figures of the overdue 19th century, famed author and slapstick comedian Mark Twain and mythical explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

Hijuelos used to be serious about the Twain-Stanley connection and at last begun discovering and writing a singular that used the scant historic list in their courting as a place to begin for a extra unique fictional account. It used to be a exertions of affection for Hijuelos, who labored at the undertaking for greater than ten years, publishing different novels alongside the way in which yet continuously returning to Twain and Stanley; certainly, he used to be nonetheless revising the manuscript the day prior to his unexpected passing in 2013.

The ensuing novel is a richly woven tapestry of individuals and occasions that's specific one of the author's works, either in topic and constitution. Hijuelos ingeniously blends correspondence, memoir, and third-person omniscience to discover the intersection of those Victorian giants in a protracted vanished world.

From their early days as newshounds within the American West, to their admiration and help of every other's writing, their mutual hatred of slavery, their social existence jointly within the amazing literary circles of the interval, or even a mysterious trip to Cuba to look for Stanley's adoptive father, TWAIN & STANLEY input PARADISE fantastically channels vivid yet very assorted figures. it's also a learn of Twain's advanced bond with Mrs. Stanley, the bohemian portrait artist Dorothy Tennant, who introduces Twain and his spouse to the realm of séances and mediums after the tragic demise in their daughter.

A compelling and deeply felt historic fantasia that makes use of the total diversity of Hijuelos' presents, TWAIN & STANLEY input PARADISE stands as an unforgettable coda to a super writing occupation.

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Anchoress of Shere by Paul Moorcraft

By Paul Moorcraft

Anchoress of Shere is a compelling crime tale, set in various centuries. It depicts the tale of an attractive girl, Christine, as she is walled up alive in a church. the positioning is Shere within the County of Surrey, England. The old documents, which nonetheless exist, placed the date at 1329.
The twentieth-century chronicler of the destiny of Christine chippie, the Anchoress of Shere, is a deranged Catholic priest, Father Michael Duval. steadily, separate sagas spread: the unusual global of the center a while targeted on Christine's entombment, and the kidnapping of a tender lady, Marda Stewart, in Guildford, Surrey, in 1967.

In a chain of unique twists the medieval global of knights, debauchery, peasant uprisings and civil warfare merges right into a sleek hunt for a serial killer. the ultimate piece of the puzzle is chanced on within the past due 1990s.

The tragedy of the anchoress is predicated upon ancient truth, but it's also an exploration of the main dramatic topics of at the present time: the facility of trust, sexual freedom, religious bondage and the person look for self-fulfillment.

Above all, this can be a gripping event tale of a love so obsessive that it spans greater than 600 years.

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