Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal

Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal
Author: Francis Selwyn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904240
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Clarence Verity, Sergeant in 'A' Division of the Metropolitan Police, has seen most of the horrors of the nineteenth century, from the stews of Seven Dials to the prisons of the maharajahs. Now he is sent to the United States, to a nation on the brink of civil war, to guard two of his country's most precious possessions: her good name, and the heir to the throne. Both are threatened by Verney Dacre, thought to have died in the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 1857, but planning a coup to crown his career of evil: the robbery of the US mint in Philadelphia.

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
Author: Francis Selwyn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904226
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immaculate officers and rough-bearded riflemen, evangelists, card-sharps and dandies face death at attention on the sloping deck of the Birkenhead. But who was the coward hidden among the women in the lifeboat, and who was the girl who lived to report his shame? Eight years later in the summer of 1860, the coward's legacy unfolds, and Verity must piece together a mystery that leads him to uncover an ingenious plot: a madman's revenge for the loss of the Birkenhead. And with this knowledge, only Verity can avert a tragedy unparalleled in English history since the loss of Prince William in the White Ship 700 years before.

Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond

Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond
Author: Francis Selwyn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904264
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sergeant Verity's second adventure sees him sweltering under the Indian sun, as mutiny brings pillage and war to Bengal. Attached to the Intelligence Department in Calcutta, Verity is given the task of tracing English women who have fallen into the hands of the mutineers, and who face death - or an even worse fate in the harem. But this task is supplanted by a yet more desperate quest when the Kaiser-i-Hind, the great diamond which symbolises sovereignty over all India, disappears, as if by magic, from beneath Verity's eyes as it is about to be handed over to the British.

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child
Author: Francis Selwyn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904202
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.

The Blood Runs Hot

The Blood Runs Hot
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904462
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two petrol bombs thrown on the Cakewalk promenade, a sports reporter and his bike rammed off a cliff, a policeman thrown through a plate-glass display window in the city centre and left to die. All this is 'a quiet summer weekend' in the dockland city of Canton and its Art Deco resort town of Ocean Beach. Chief Inspector Sam Hoskins links the investigation of these crimes, but political chicanery hampers him on both sides: on the left is ambitious young Eve Ricard riding to national fame and fortune on 'women's issues, media bias, and insensitive policing'; to the right is the monstrously corrupt councillor and aged razor-boy Carmel Cooney, with his girls and clubs and rackets ... 'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015085507518
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers
Author: NA NA
Pages: 1568
ISBN: 9781349813667
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Release: 2015-12-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Pages: 719
ISBN: 1573560669
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Release: 1999
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Red Flowers for Lady Blue

Red Flowers for Lady Blue
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904417
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is 1936 - the year of the Abdication Crisis - and gangland capo Sonny Tarrant's money-laundering operation is being threatened by three small-time thieves thinking big. Would-be gangsters Sandboy, McGouran and Gillis have carried out a violent raid on the premises of furrier Pelly Pender. But Pender insists to the police that no attack took place, for he knows the trio will face a different justice in which the law plays no part. And Sandboy soon finds himself caught in a nightmare world in which Tarrant manipulates his victims with the deftness of a flick-knife. His last hope is Yvonne Manders, once the stage-dancer 'Lady Blue' . . .

Mad Hatter Summer

Mad Hatter Summer
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904301
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to wear'. When evidence of the Reverend's pastime falls into the hands of Charles Augustus Howell, the infamous Victorian blackmailer, and a murder victim is fished out of the Isis, Inspector Swain is called to investigate the case that casts the shadow of doom over Dodgson. 'One of the most entertaining mysteries of the year' Julian Symons 'Catches the authentic whiff of steaming sexuality behind the Victorian whiskers' Guardian

Jekyll Alias Hyde

Jekyll  Alias Hyde
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904349
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Louis Stevenson's strange and sinister tale of the gentle Dr Jekyll and the sadistic Mr Hyde is filled with oddities suggesting a dark reality behind a classic fiction. That dark reality is laid bare in the casebook of Inspector Swain. The 'parliamentary murder' of 1884 leads the inspector and his portly sergeant, Lumley, from plush drawing-room to madhouse cell in search of the link between a coward in the red-coated ranks at Isandhlwana, a killer in Cheyne Walk and the satanic persona of Edward Hyde.

The Arrest of Scotland Yard

The Arrest of Scotland Yard
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904370
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

The Ripper s Apprentice

The Ripper s Apprentice
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904332
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the slum alleys of Lambeth in 1891 a sinister silk-hatted figure lurks in the shadows - but trade is there for the taking and a girl must make a living. Now, one after another, the girls who work the Waterloo Road wake in the morning to feel the slow agony of the most vicious of poisons . . . victims of the man called Fred. The police have only a string of 'catch me if you can' letters to taunt them, whilea whole mailing list of Victorian worthies find demands for money with menaces in their mail. Inspector Swain investigates . . . 'Original story told in a highly individual manner' Times Literary Supplement

Money With Menaces

Money With Menaces
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904509
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his sergeant, Jack Chance, are meanwhile embroiled in a fruitless investigation of Billy Catte, seaside arcade proprietor and club-owner. In a political storm that pits zealous social workers against municipal gangsters, as well as police against revenge and kidnap, Hoskins holds the tenuous thread on which several lives depend ...

Scream Blue Murder

Scream Blue Murder
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904493
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Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Man had only once followed her home in the evening, after she had been to a Blue Moon concert with Claire and Viv. Still, Elaine was not frightened. It amused her to have an admirer who was far too timid to approach. On that evening, she had been tempted to give him a fright, to swing round and confront him. Or she might look down from the top of the bank and ask him if he had now seen everything he wanted. But that would be like breaking the rules of a private game. Then, perhaps, The Man might become dangerous ... 'The book shows a bleak and unprepossessing gallery of villainous talent' Punch

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark
Author: Donald Thomas
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904394
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Pretty Boy' Johnny McIver is a small-time crook thinking big. But when he and his girlfriend 'Solitaire' cross gangland chief Sonny Tarrant he is soon made to realise how small he really is. Forced on the run for a murder he did not commit, trying to lose himself among the post-war Bournemouth holidaymakers, Johnny McIver is a man in panic, a man 'dancing in the dark'. A man who could soon be dancing at the end of a rope...

The Mystery Fancier

The Mystery Fancier
Author: William F. Deeck
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780941028110
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Release: 2008-08
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

Great British Fictional Detectives

Great British Fictional Detectives
Author: Russell James
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781844680269
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Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Remember When
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first full-length study of its type highlighting over 400 British literary detectives, many famous through their film and TV adaptations. Using essays to highlight different types of detectives and focusing on some of the more famous such as Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse, popular crime fiction writer and former President of Britain's Crime Writers Association, Russell James celebrates the role of the detective in British fiction. Illustrations include original film posters and first edition covers from classic detective fiction. Future books by Russell James in this series will include Great British Fictional Villains and US Fictional Detectives and Villains.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs
Author: Jennifer Speake
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780191580017
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Release: 2008-10-23
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author: Jennifer Speake
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780198734901
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Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.