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Death Of An Englishman

Author : Magdalen Nabb
ISBN : 9780099443346
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Introducing Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florentine carabinieri, a Sicilian stationed far from home. He wants to go south for Christmas to spend the holiday with his family, but he is laid up with the 'flu. At this awkward moment, the death of a retired Englishman is reported. A most inconvenient time for a murder case. Who has shot Mr Langley-Smythe in the back? And why has Scotland Yard felt it appropriate to send two detectives, one of whom speaks no Italian, to 'help' the marshal and his colleagues with their investigation? Most importantly for the marshal, ever the Italian, will he be able to solve the crime in time to join his family over the holiday season?This first book in the ever popular detective series is a wonderfully evocative piece of crime fiction and quasi-travel writing, as the reader is immediately transported into the heart of Florence, one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

A Loyal Character Dancer

Author : Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN : 9781569477946
Genre : Fiction
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The second book in the Inspector Chen investigations Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beautiful Bund Park. Li insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn takes priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man and also a loyal Party member.
Category: Fiction

The House Sitter

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569477595
Genre : Fiction
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The corpse of a beautiful woman, clad in only a bathing suit, is found strangled to death on a popular Sussex beach. When she is finally identified, it turns out she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty, who was working on the case of a serial killer. And though she was a Bath resident, the authorities don't want Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond to investigate the murder. How strange. What could they be trying to hide?
Category: Fiction

163256

Author : Michael Englishman
ISBN : 9781554580095
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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163256 : a memoir of resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath. It begins with the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940 and continues through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, where, surviving by his wits, he escapes death time and again. Committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right, Englishman helps other prisoners escape and actively participates in the underground resistance"--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Death In The Wrong Room

Author : Anthony Gilbert
ISBN : 9781471909870
Genre : Fiction
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A chilling day of murder in the midst of post-World War II austerity Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club In the spring of 1946, the redoubtable Lady Bate arrives at The Downs, built by the eccentric Colonel Anstruther years before. The aftermath of war has forced the colonel's daughter to take in paying guests, but only Lady Bate knows the secret of Mrs Anstruther's past life and the mystery behind her hermit-like existence. When Lady Bate is found dead, a chance remark puts detective Arthur Crook on the right track, which he follows - at risk to his life.
Category: Fiction

The History Of Ireland

Author : T. Comerford
ISBN : HARVARD:32044004563383
Genre : Ireland
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Category: Ireland

Death In Venice Maxnotes Literature Guides

Author : Boria Sax
ISBN : 0738673145
Genre : Study Aids
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REA's MAXnotes for Thomas Mann's Death in Venice MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
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Death To The French

Author : C. S. Forester
ISBN : 9781780226958
Genre : Fiction
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A stand-alone novel that inspired Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series It is 1810, and the last French invasion of Portugal has penned Wellington's army behind the river Tagus with their backs to the sea. Separated from his regiment, Rifleman Dodd of the Ninety-Fifth stumbles on a band of undisciplined Portuguese guerrillas. With rough inventiveness he transforms this ramshackle group into an organised fighting force, continually harrying the infuriated enemy as he battles his way back to his own lines. Written by the author of the Hornblower series, DEATH TO THE FRENCH is a classic novel of the Peninsular War, and was the inspiration for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe books.
Category: Fiction

Social Life In Britain

Author : Coulton
ISBN : 9781317846826
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Library Of The Soul

Author : Simon Buck
ISBN : 9780955220661
Genre : Fiction
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In Rome, Peter White is recruited by a friend into the oldest secret society in the world. Using the world's largest supercomputer, deep in the Secret Archives beneath the Vatican Library, they lay an electronic trap for an assassin they believe will kill the Pope using a CIA poison. This is the first in a series of mystery novels.
Category: Fiction

Death And The Life After

Author : Billy Graham
ISBN : 9781418539184
Genre : Religion
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Our culture trains us to prepare for almost everything but death. Fear and denial are common human responses to the subject, What awaits us beyond this life? It is a journey into the unknown, or a glorious, spiritual pilgrimage to eagerly anticipate? In Death and the Life After, Billy Graham answers these questions and more, addressing such complex modern day issues as euthanasia, suicide, and living wills. Dr. Graham objectively and compassionately: Shares biblical secrets to finding peace and vicotry in the midst of suffering Presents real life testimonies of courageous men and women facing death Answers questions about the process of dying Teaches practical, loving ways to comfort those facing death Gives practial advice on preparing a will and planning a funeral Find peace, assurance, triumph, and even humor in a subject which is important to everyone.
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Death On The Ice

Author : Robert Ryan
ISBN : 9780755372522
Genre : Fiction
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Bestselling author Robert Ryan brings one of the greatest epic journeys of all time to life in this captivating story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition. January 18, 1912: Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition reaches the South Pole. Just a few weeks later, trapped in one of the worst blizzards Antarctica has ever known, Scott and his four companions perish in subzero temperatures. How did the icy conditions overwhelm Scott, Captain Oates and their party on the fateful return journey? The story of Scott and Oates, their incredible journey and their tragic final days, combines ambition, national pride and the kind of bravery and dignity most men can only dream of.
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Remember The Rain

Author : Dave Jensen
ISBN : 9781465321299
Genre : Poetry
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Everyone has a memory or two that stands outmemories that make life worth livingand it is those memories that are the ultimate test by which we judge our lives: Was our life beautiful enough to come back and do again, or was it sad enough to make us move on and never return? These are some of the many questions that have been on Tobys mind. Follow aspiring songwriter Toby and a beautiful painter, named Aurora, across the countryupon the request of a 10-year-old dying boy named Charlieon an autumn journey to experience the true essence of life. All of Tobys questions about his current life and the one to come will be answered by the end of this spiritually reminiscent novel.
Category: Poetry

The Oriental Herald

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081888400
Genre : Christianity
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Painting Death

Author : Tim Parks
ISBN : 9781448155705
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Italian Ways and Italian Neighbours comes a darkly comic new novel of murder in Veronese high society Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family he has now become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough. He comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition of the decade, based on a subject close to his heart: killing. But as Morris meets stiff resistance from the director the museum, everything starts to unravel around him. His children are rebelling, his mistress is asking for more than he wants to give, his wife is increasingly attached to her ageing confessor, and worst of all it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the ghosts that swirl around him, and the skeletons rattling in every cupboard...
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