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A Hearse On May Day

Author : Gladys Mitchell
ISBN : 9781448190478
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Fenella, great-niece to the unorthodox psychoanalyst and sleuth Mrs Bradley, unwittingly stumbles upon a pagan ritual in the sleepy village of Seven Wells. When the village's pub landlord disappears, Fenella calls on her great aunt's expert advice to help her unravel the developing mysteries. Why was the squire of the village stabbed in the back? And what is the secret of the five skeletons in the crypt? Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.
Category: Fiction

A Hearse For May First

Author : Cheshire Darrow
ISBN : 1729497896
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When Penny Powers, a spunky author in her late thirties, moves from Manhattan to the picturesque New England village of Ripplestone, she is hoping to start a new chapter in her life: one of peace and tranquility. Unfortunately, although she has made some new friends, her plan goes awry when one of them is murdered on the night of the annual May Day festival. Although a prime suspect is apprehended by the police, Penny's new friends believe he is innocent. Penny, now doubtful and discouraged, must decide whether to join them in their search for the real killer, or to give up on the country and return to the city. With a little encouragement and two dogs by her side, Penny chooses to give Ripplestone a chance and ends up meeting many of its quirky inhabitants, discovers an intriguing artifact hidden in her Victorian house and even sparks a romantic interest (or two).

The Crime At Black Dudley

Author : Margery Allingham
ISBN : 9781448192144
Genre : Fiction
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THE FIRST CAMPION MYSTERY 'Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light' Agatha Christie A suspicious death and a haunted family heirloom were not advertised when Dr George Abbershaw and a groupof London's brightest young things accepted an invitation to the mansion of Black Dudley. Skulduggery is most certainly afoot, and the party-goers soon realise that they're trapped in the secluded house. Amongst them is a stranger who promises to unravel the villainous plots behind their incarceration - but can George and his friends trust the peculiar young man who calls himself Albert Campion?
Category: Fiction

May Day

Author : Linda Schiro-Ross
ISBN : 9781514492086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anyone sixteen years or older will enjoy the true experiences of a young girl left to fend for herself in a big city. Her father has told her she is wet behind the ears, but her belief in herself is nonstop. If you are interested in boats, this is an opportunity to learn how three generations of the authors family went from a toy boat to a yacht, giving detailed specifications and history. The author shows her bravery and determination to save the day when she swims under water to rescue the family boat. A volunteer fire department becomes the social center of the community while putting out fires. Coffee has to be served at one dangerous fire in the middle of the night, and things get hot. The author stops in the middle of the match point in a tennis game to analyze it. She and her partner are blood sisters, and no one better mess with them. The author shows you how to bargain her way or no way when she travels through Morocco, buying souvenirs. After a nerve-wracking hike to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, she loses her group when she goes to the toilet. Living at a dorm while attending secretarial school and trying to stay alive in the big City of Chicago becomes an unmanageable feat, the dorm turns out to be the cottage of the well-known Schwinn bicycle family from the turn of the century, and the floor mates are just as interesting. The book will pique your interest when the author describes the layout and design of a top law firm in Chicago. An associate attorney challenges his legal secretary with his dictation of a legal brief detailing nudity. You will get a peek into the classrooms of a Catholic Elementary School housed in a convent. The drama and tactics of one nun in particular will taunt the author, and then two other nuns will restore her heart with wonderful feelings. In May Day, there is jealousy and sabotage, love and marriage, death, and lots of tears, and you wont want to miss the Hawaiian Luau given by the fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, or is it a toga party?
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Author : Gini Rifkin
ISBN : 9781509216611
Genre : Fiction
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In the final battle to save the Earth, Fae Warrior, Portence Goodeve stands ready to serve Mother Nature. But as she fights for the future of the planet, she’s haunted by her past. One near-death experience and a betrayal that goes deep become weapons that could get her killed. Malachi, a cross/breed, half-sorcerer and half-Fae, is back to help fight the Reptile invaders. Once upon a time, his sexy Fae-half stole Portence's heart, breath, and good sense. Then he abandoned her—what if it happens again? Should she surrender to desire, giving both Malachi and love another chance? Or seek retribution and be done with him forever? Portence and her sisters, as well as their Earth partners, are in a fight for their lives. When Malachi's magic is stolen and his life is in danger, will she discover the path to her future is bound by both love and duty?
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The Cold Of May Day Monday

Author : Robert Anthony Welch
ISBN : 9780191510465
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.
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My Bones Will Keep

Author : Gladys Mitchell
ISBN : 9781448190508
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. The famous psychoanalyst and detective Dame Beatrice Bradley and her feisty secretary, Laura, travel to Scotland for a conference. But when a series of mishaps lead Laura to the island of Tannasgan, she finds herself at the mercy of some menacing Scottish hospitality. Her strange adventure piques the interest of her employer, and local legends surrounding a cruel Laird lead the pair into a peculiar mystery. Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.
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