The Crown of Venice 7

The Crown of Venice  7 Author Steve Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780698193079
Year 2014-11-13
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Agatha heads to Italy in this exciting new mystery! Agatha and her cousin Dash are hot on the trail of the missing crown of Venice. The ancient relic, worn by the Doges—or Dukes—of Venice, was stolen during the city’s famous carnival, and it seems like everyone is a suspect.

The Curse of the Pharaoh 1

The Curse of the Pharaoh  1 Author Steve Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780698143876
Year 2013-02-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Agatha: Girl of Mystery is a fanciful and fabulous new mystery series about a headstrong girl detective who jets off on exotic and international adventures with the help of her hulking bodyguard and loyal cat named, aptly, Watson. The first mystery in this series sees young detective Agatha Mistery traveling to Egypt. Rumors of a mysterious tablet unearthed in the Valley of the Kings may be just the clue that Agatha needs to unlock the secret curse of an ancient Pharaoh.

The Pearl of Bengal 2

The Pearl of Bengal  2 Author Steve Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780698143883
Year 2013-02-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Agatha: Girl of Mystery is a fanciful and fabulous new mystery series about a headstrong girl detective who jets off on exotic and international adventures with the help of her hulking bodyguard and loyal cat named, aptly, Watson. In this second book, Agatha Mistery heads to India to help out her uncle Raymond—a wildlife photographer and a snake charmer. This time Agatha and her uncle are on a mission to find the famous pearl of Bengal, and ancient artifact that was stolen from the temple of the Hindu goddess Kali.

The King of Scotland s Sword 3

The King of Scotland s Sword  3 Author Steve Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780698159440
Year 2013-07-11
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Rumors of ancient curses and mischievous ghosts surround the disappearance of a priceless sword said to belong to the legendary Scottish King, Robert the Bruce. Determined to solve the case of this missing relic, Agatha packs her kit and heads to the Highlands!

A Siege of Bitterns

A Siege of Bitterns Author Steve Burrows
ISBN-10 9781459708457
Year 2014-03-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Dundurn
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Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues and self-doubt as he works to solve the case.

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi Author John Webster
ISBN-10 9786050430554
Year 2016-05-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher John Webster
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Of John Webster's life almost nothing is known. The dates 1580-1625 given for his birth and death are conjectural inferences, about which the best that can be said is that no known facts contradict them. The first notice of Webster so far discovered shows that he was collaborating in the production of plays for the theatrical manager, Henslowe, in 1602, and of such collaboration he seems to have done a considerable amount. Four plays exist which he wrote alone, "The White Devil," "The Duchess of Malfi," "The Devil's Law-Case," and "Appius and Virginia." "The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime, and the worldliness of the great princes of the Church finds only too ready corroboration in the annals of the time.

Murder Must Advertise

Murder Must Advertise Author Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-10 9781453258934
Year 2012-07-31
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The ad men at Pym’s can sell anything—even murder The iron staircase at Pym’s Publicity is a deathtrap, and no one in the advertising agency is surprised when Victor Dean tumbles down it, cracking his skull along the way. Dean’s replacement arrives just a few days later—a green copywriter named Death Bredon. Though he displays a surprising talent for the business of selling margarine, alarm clocks, and nerve tonics, Bredon is not really there to write copy. In fact, he is really Lord Peter Wimsey, and he has come to Pym’s in search of the man who pushed Dean. As he tries to navigate the cutthroat world of London advertising, Lord Peter uncovers a mystery that touches on catapults, cocaine, and cricket. But how does one uncover a murderer in a business where it pays to have no soul? Murder Must Advertise is the 10th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland Author Giles Foden
ISBN-10 9780571246175
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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What would it be like to become Idi Amin's personal physician? Giles Foden's bestselling thriller is the story of a young Scottish doctor drawn into the heart of the Ugandan dictator's surreal and brutal regime. Privy to Amin's thoughts and ambitions, he is both fascinated and appalled. As Uganda plunges into civil chaos he realises action is imperative - but which way should he jump?

Parker Pyne Investigates

Parker Pyne Investigates Author Agatha Christie
ISBN-10 9780007422661
Year 2010-10-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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A collection of short stories featuring the ‘heart specialist’, Parker Pyne.

The Far Pavilions

The Far Pavilions Author M. M. Kaye
ISBN-10 9781250089298
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India where he falls in love with an Indian princess and struggles with cultural divides. The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement, a book we hate to see come to an end. It is a passionate, triumphant story that excites us, fills us with joy, move us to tears, satisfies us deeply, and helps us remember just what it is we want most from a novel. M.M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction, moving the famed literary critic Edmond Fuller to write: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gone With the Wind."

Out of Abaton Book 1 The Wooden Prince

Out of Abaton  Book 1  The Wooden Prince Author John Claude Bemis
ISBN-10 9781484707371
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Disney Electronic Content
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The automa Pinocchio has always been duty-bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice's emperor. So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master—a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto—he is curious about everything around him. But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, human boy. Before Geppetto and Pinocchio can uncover the mystery surrounding the automa's transformation, Pinocchio is stolen away. Determined to find Geppetto again, Pinocchio begins a harrowing journey across the Empire, where danger in the form of half-beast outlaws and winged airmen abounds for a lost automa. Meanwhile, Princess Lazuli, the daughter of the ruler of a magical kingdom called Abaton, is also on a quest through the emperor's territory. Her father, Prester John, has been captured by the Venetian Empire, and Lazuli is desperate to rescue him. With the emperor's airmen closing in fast, Lazuli learns the only hope for saving her father—and her beloved home—lies in Pinocchio and Geppetto. In a masterful reimagining of Pinocchio, John Claude Bemis weaves an enchanting, thrilling adventure for middle-grade readers in the first installment in the Out of Abaton duology.

Have His Carcase

Have His Carcase Author Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-10 9781453258910
Year 2012-07-31
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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When Harriet Vane finds a dead body on the beach, she and Lord Peter Wimsey must solve a murder when all the evidence has washed out to sea. Harriet Vane has gone on vacation to forget her recent murder trial and, more importantly, to forget the man who cleared her name—the dapper, handsome, and maddening Lord Peter Wimsey. She is alone on a beach when she spies a man lying on a rock, surf lapping at his ankles. She tries to wake him, but he doesn’t budge. His throat has been cut, and his blood has drained out onto the sand. As the tide inches forward, Harriet makes what observations she can and photographs the scene. Finally, she goes for the police, but by the time they return the body has gone. Only one person can help her discover how the poor man died at the beach: Lord Peter, the amateur sleuth who won her freedom and her heart in one fell swoop. Have His Carcase is the 8th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Kitchen Table Tarot

Kitchen Table Tarot Author Melissa Cynova
ISBN-10 9780738751603
Year 2017-04-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions. For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher. Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence. Praise: "Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials . . . Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot "A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot . . . illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."—Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large "Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"—Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book “I’ve read many books about tarot readings, but this one is my favorite book so far.”—Library Noire “This book is a major asset to anyone curious about tarot . . . Reading KITCHEN TABLE TAROT genuinely feels like sitting down with her and getting a whole workshop series delivered one-on-one.”—Amber Unmasked

License to Quill

License to Quill Author Jacopo della Quercia
ISBN-10 9781466865037
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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License to Quill is a page-turning James Bond-esque spy thriller starring William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe during history's real life Gunpowder Plot. The story follows the fascinating golden age of English espionage, the tumultuous cold war gripping post-Reformation Europe, the cloak-and-dagger politics of Shakespeare's England, and lastly, the mysterious origins of the Bard's most haunting play: Macbeth. You won't want to miss this fast-paced historical retelling!