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Murdered Midas

Author : Charlotte Gray
ISBN : 9781443449366
Genre : True Crime
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A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes is newly investigated. Murdered Midas is “superior true-crime writing” (The Globe and Mail). On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold-mining tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest men in the British Empire, is murdered. The news of his death surges across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder becomes celebrated as the crime of the century. The layers of mystery deepen as the involvement of Count Alfred de Marigny, Oakes’s son-in-law, comes into question. Also suspicious are the odd machinations of the governor of the Bahamas, the former King Edward VIII. But despite a sensational trial, no murderer is convicted. Rumours about Oakes’s missing fortune are unrelenting, and fascination with the story has persisted for decades. Award-winning biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray explores the life of the man behind the scandal—from his early, hardscrabble days during the massive mineral rush in Northern Ontario, to the fabulous fortune he reaped from his own gold mine, to his grandiose gestures of philanthropy. And Gray brings fresh eyes to the bungled investigation and shocking trial on the remote colonial island, proposing an overlooked suspect in this long cold case. Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.
Category: True Crime

The Midas Murders

Author : Pieter Aspe
ISBN : 9781453239759
Genre : Fiction
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In the second novel by the international bestselling Pieter Aspe, Inspector Van In races against the clock to thwart a series of terrorist plots One quiet snow-covered Sunday morning in Bruges, a prominent business executive is found dead in the streets, apparently due to an alcoholic hemorrhage, but for Inspector Van In, there is something about the autopsy that does not add up. When he questions the businessman’s friend, a Dutchman, he too is found dead the next morning, burned to death in a house fire. When there is an explosion in the middle of a popular tourist area in downtown Bruges, Van In strives to find the connection between the three incidents, but no one is coming forward to claim responsibility for this terrorist attack. Just an anonymous letter to the police, threatening more bombings—unless they cooperate with a series of demands that would undermine the entire city government. Aided by the spunky and beautiful assistant DA, Hannelore Martens, Inspector Van In finds himself enmeshed in the case that threatens not just the lives of countless innocent people, but the heart of the city he loves.
Category: Fiction


Author : Jack Johnson
ISBN : 9780557484799
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Romania has tried over the last decade to erase the painful images of its orphanages seen around the world: starved and abused children, many hooked on glue huffing. Yet, according to historian Ian Hancock, over 80,000 children still languish in Romanian orphanages. Arges describes in detail the fate of one such child and how her existence is intertwined with an assassination attempt on the 'monster of the Carpathians', Nickolai Ceauscescu during the Christmas revolution of 1989. Told through the eyes of Andrena and Ceausescu's chief architect in alternating chapters, Arges is a riveting story of survival and, ultimately, redemption.


Author : Pierre Berton
ISBN : 9780385673655
Genre : History
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Full of heroes and villains, eccentrics and daredevils, scientists, and power brokers, Niagara has a contemporary resonance: how a great natural wonder created both the industrial heartland of southern Ontario and the worst pollution on the continent.
Category: History

The Midas Deep

Author : John Brosnan
ISBN : 9780575094468
Genre : Fiction
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In the darkest depths of the Pacific lies a new, underwater frontier, where only the brave or the desperate dare to tread... Experts from the West, to harvest rich minerals - and to spy. The Russians, to further their plans for global domination. A team of sadistic mercenaries hired to protect mammoth business interests. And a British journalist, Christopher Maine, in search of a story - and the sinister truth. Down on the ocean bed a giant submersible forages for hidden treasures. But then the forces of man and nature terrifyingly unleash disaster after disaster - until the survival of the world itself is at stake.
Category: Fiction

Murder Files

Author : Richard Whittington-Egan
ISBN : 1845294351
Genre : Crime
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Category: Crime

The Macmillan Dictionary Of Canadian Biography

Author : William Stewart Wallace
ISBN : UOM:39015031715942
Genre : Canada
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Canadians who died before 1976; brief biographical entries arranged alphabetically.
Category: Canada

Canadian Index

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ISBN : IND:30000093633950
Genre : Canadian periodicals
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Love In The Land Of Midas

Author : Kapka Kassabova
ISBN : UOM:39015022882768
Genre : Australians
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"Falling in and out of love, Véronique and Theo are unsuspecting links in a chain of politics and power beginning duriung the Greek civil war and returning, full-circle, to contempoorary Greece. Véronique is French, sophisticated and rich. Theo is Australian, with a turbulent family history. Each has a separate agenda - both have a hunger for the truth. But it is another, more poignant love that eventually unites them."--Back cover.
Category: Australians

Detecting Women 2

Author : Willetta L. Heising
ISBN : 0964459310
Genre : Fiction
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Lists over 3,400 mystery titles written by women in correct series order, as well as more than 600 series detectives created by women and more. Titles are indexed by mystery type and series setting.
Category: Fiction

The Subject Is Murder

Author : Albert J. Menendez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005499418
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
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Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Alexander Graham Bell

Author : Charlotte Gray
ISBN : 1951627032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An essential portrait of an American giant whose innovations revolutionized the modern world. The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell’s wide-ranging passion for invention and delves into the private life that supported his genius. The child of a speech therapist and a deaf mother, and possessed of superbly acute hearing, Bell developed an early interest in sound. His understanding of how sound waves might relate to electrical waves enabled him to invent the “talking telegraph” be- fore his rivals, even as he undertook a tempestuous courtship of the woman who would become his wife and mainstay. In an intensely competitive age, Bell seemed to shun fame and fortune. Yet many of his innovations—electric heating, using light to transmit sound, electronic mail, composting toilets, the artificial lung—were far ahead of their time. His pioneering ideas about sound, flight, genetics, and even the engineering of complex structures such as stadium roofs still resonate today.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Canadian Periodical Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119897036
Genre : Canadian periodicals
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The Greek Myths

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : PSU:000066593935
Genre : Mythology, Greek
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In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in light of contemporary research. Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion, we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon; names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.
Category: Mythology, Greek