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Aunt Bessie Assumes

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 1499366027
Genre : Fiction
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Aunt Bessie assumes that she'll have the beach all to herself on a cold, wet, and windy March morning just after sunrise, then she stumbles (almost literally) over a dead body. Elizabeth (Bessie) Cubbon, aged somewhere between free bus pass (60) and telegram from the Queen (100), has lived her entire adult life in a small cottage on Laxey beach. For most of those years, she's been in the habit of taking a brisk morning walk along the beach. Dead men have never been part of the scenery before. Aunt Bessie assumes that the dead man died of natural causes, then the police find the knife in his chest. Try as she might, Bessie just can't find anything to like about the young widow that she provides tea and sympathy to in the immediate aftermath of finding the body. There isn't much to like about the rest of the victim's family either. Aunt Bessie assumes that the police will have the case wrapped up in no time at all, then she finds a second body. Can Bessie and her friends find the killer before she ends up as the next victim?
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Aunt Bessie Meets

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 154265162X
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Aunt Bessie meets a former acquaintance on Laxey Beach. It's the first anniversary of Danny Pierce's death and Bessie is surprised when she sees Danny's widow, Vikky, walking along the beach where her husband's body was found. Vikky is back on the island with a large group that includes her new husband, his children, their wives and several business associates. Aunt Bessie meets Vikky's new husband, Alastair Farthington, a very wealthy businessman. When one member of the Farthington group ends up dead, Alastair wants Bessie to help investigate the murder. And he isn't used to taking no for an answer. Aunt Bessie meets a great many new people, none of whom seem to have had a motive for murder. Can Bessie help Alastair work out what happened before the killer strikes again?

Aunt Bessie Needs

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 1546492305
Genre : Isle of Man
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Aunt Bessie needs to start working on her Manx language skills again. Elizabeth Cubbon, known as Aunt Bessie to nearly everyone, is taking the beginner's Manx language class for the fourth time. This time, however, many of her friends are taking it with her, which means she'll have lots of people to practice with, whether she wants to or not. Aunt Bessie needs to try to help her friend, Laura Meyers. Laura is nearly in tears when she arrives at the first class, but she's reluctant to talk about what's wrong. When she does confide in Bessie, Bessie wants to get the police involved, but Laura refuses. Aunt Bessie needs to work out who is telling the truth, which isn't easy in a murder investigation. Can Bessie help the police solve another murder? And will she ever learn to speak more than a few words in Manx?
Category: Isle of Man

Aunt Bessie Invites

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 1523633034
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Aunt Bessie invites her dearest friends for a traditional American Thanksgiving feast. Having spent her childhood in the US, Bessie Cubbon still celebrates an American-style Thanksgiving every November. Now Laxey's favourite "Aunt Bessie" is planning for her biggest feast ever, but when a body turns up on a nearby farm, she finds herself in the middle of yet another murder investigation. Aunt Bessie invites herself to more than one house as she questions various people about the dead man. But the more she learns, the more complicated the case seems to get. Aunt Bessie invites the dead man's sister for tea. But the sister has her own theory as to who might have killed her brother. Can Bessie help the police work out who really had a motive for murder all those years ago? This is book nine in the Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Series.

Island Inheritance

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 1548253588
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Carly thinks her life is just about perfect. She recently bought an adorable little house in her hometown in Pennsylvania. She has a job she loves, teaching first grade at the same elementary school she once attended. And she has the same boyfriend that she fell in love with in that very school, when they were both in third grade. He'll get around to proposing one day, she's just sure of it. Carly doesn't want to change anything in her life. Doncan thinks his life is just about perfect. He's followed in his father's and his grandfather's footsteps and is an advocate (lawyer) on the Isle of Man dealing mostly with estates and trusts. This earns him a generous income that allows him to drive a luxury car and live in a fabulous penthouse apartment. He's never short of female company and he doesn't want to change anything in his life. When Carly's grandmother inherits a cottage on the Isle of Man, Carly makes the journey to the Island to settle the estate. Doncan wants the paperwork signed and the cottage safely sold to his cousin who is ready to tear it down and build luxury apartments in its place. Carly falls in love with the old cottage and the beautiful Island, while Doncan tries hard to keep her happy so she will sign on the dotted line. Suddenly both of their lives are changing in ways neither of them ever imagined.

The Beth Book

Author : Sarah Grand
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000197363
Genre : England
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You Can T Go Home Again

Author : Thomas Wolfe
ISBN : 9781451650488
Genre : Fiction
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Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.
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Aunt Bessie Provides

Author : Diana Xarissa
ISBN : 1979441847
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Aunt Bessie provides help to Constable Hugh Watterson whenever she can. Elizabeth Cubbon, Aunt Bessie to nearly everyone, has been involved in far too many murder investigations in the past year and a half. But when Hugh asks her to help him work out the identity of a body that washed up on Laxey Beach around twenty years earlier, she's happy to help. Aunt Bessie provides Hugh with a list of men who left the island not long before the body was found. If Hugh can track them all down, at least he'll know who the body isn't, but the job isn't as straightforward as it first appears. Aunt Bessie provides a sympathetic ear for the family and friends of the various missing men. But when one of them proves impossible to find, will anyone step forward to provide a DNA sample to compare with Hugh's body?

Murder By The Barrel

Author : Lesley Cookman
ISBN : 9781635969986
Genre : Fiction
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A new title in the popular cosy crime series by bestselling author Lesley Cookman When the sleepy village of Steeple Martin announces its first beer festival, the locals are excited. Beer, sun and music, what could possibly go wrong? But when an unexpected death shakes the village, it’s up to Libby Sarjeant to solve the puzzle. Was it just another rock star death or is there something more sinister afoot?
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Author : James Joyce
ISBN : 9783736800878
Genre : Fiction
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Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. In Dubliners Joyce rarely uses hyperbole, relying on simplicity and close detail to create a realistic setting. This ties the reader's understanding of people to their environments. He does not tell readers what to think, rather they are left to come to their own conclusions. This is even more evident when contrasted with the moral judgements displayed by earlier writers such as Charles Dickens. This frequently leads to a lack of traditional dramatic resolution within the stories. The collection as a whole displays an overall plan, beginning with stories of youth and progressing in age to culminate in The Dead. Great emphasis is laid upon the specific geographic details of Dublin, details to which a reader with a knowledge of the area would be able to directly relate. The multiple perspectives presented throughout the collection serve to contrast the characters in Dublin at this time.
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