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The Lake District Murder

Author : John Bude
ISBN : 1525243624
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Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank!' When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? And how is this connected to the shady business dealings of the garage? This classic mystery novel is set amidst the stunning scenery of a small village in the Lake District. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930s with an introduction by the award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.

The Patterdale Plot

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749025854
Genre : Fiction
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Simmy Brown had hoped that her autumn would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials, and some time looking for a new house in the Patterdale area of the Lake District. But it is not to be ... When one of the lodgers at her parents’ Bed & Breakfast dies in her arms after seemingly being poisoned, she becomes embroiled in a complex investigation, headed up by her friend D I Moxon. It is clear the victim had some connection to a controversial new building project near Patterdale and Simmy’s ideas of a quiet run up to Christmas are cruelly dashed.
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Murder On The Lake

Author : Bruce Beckham
ISBN : 1506004334
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BY THE TIME Detective Inspector Skelgill becomes the tenth person to be stranded on secluded Grisholm ('Pigs' Isle' in Old Norse) where a writers' retreat is taking place, one of the assembled literati is already dead. Though natural causes seem to provide the explanation, a second apparently accidental death and a series of inexplicable experiences convince Skelgill that a cold and calculating killer is at large. Set around Derwentwater in the English Lake District, this traditional whodunit sees Skelgill and his team striving to fathom a mystery that his superior officer suspects may be no more than his imagination at play.

The Ullswater Undertaking

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749027551
Genre : Fiction
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Spring has brought many new beginnings into the world of Persimmon ‘Simmy’ Brown. Not only has her baby arrived, but she and her fiancé Christopher have moved to the historic village of Hartsop – and their forthcoming nuptials are only a short month away. But when a former acquaintance of Christopher’s reminds him of an undertaking made a decade previously but failed to fulfil, their lives soon take a sinister – and deadly – turn. Yet even with a young baby to consider Simmy cannot ignore her instinct to investigate, especially when the murder has a personal link to her soon-to-be husband. Ably assisted by her would-be detective friend Ben, can Simmy puzzle out this reckoning from the past and protect her family in time for the wedding bells to chime?
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Murder In Keswick

Author : William Todd
ISBN : 1717271901
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Murder always seems to have a way of finding Sherlock Holmes. While on a Watson-instigated holiday in the Lake District to get away from the toils and troubles of London, Holmes and Watson find no respite (to the delight of the great detective and the chagrin of the good doctor). As soon as they exit the train they hear news of a grisly murder making its way around the murmuring commuters. A local aristocrat, Mr. Darcy, has been found missing his head! Holmes and Watson head straight to the local constabulary to offer their assistance in the matter, which is heartily accepted, and they begin their investigation with the help of Constable Wickham. After examining the body, giving the terrible news to the widow and interviewing a local waitress at the Royal Oak where Mr. Darcy often took his lunch, everyone retires for the evening. That very night, the wealthy widow finds a stranger in her home who, upon seeing her, abandons his plans and quickly leaves. She believes the intruder to be the murderer of her husband who is now after a large sum of cash she keeps in the house safe, the only keys to which are on gold chains that she and her husband each wore around their necks. Unsure if the would-be thief is the murderer or an opportunistic burglar, Holmes devises a plan to catch the burglar, all the while investigating the murder of Mr. Darcy. Follow Holmes, Watson - with the help of Constable Wickham - as they untangle the mystery surrounding a Murder in Keswick.

The Windermere Witness

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780062397249
Genre : Fiction
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Following a personal tragedy, florist Persimmon "Simmy" Brown has moved to the beautiful Lake District region to be closer to her charismatic parents. Things are going well, and Simmy is happy to lose herself in her work. But the peace she has found is shattered when, at the wedding of a millionaire's daughter, the bride's brother is found brutally murdered in the lake. As the wedding florist and one of the last people to talk to Mark Baxter alive, Simmy gradually becomes involved with the grief-ridden and angry relatives. All seem to have their fair share of secrets and scandals—a distant mother, a cheating father, and a husband twenty-five years older than his bride. When events take another sinister turn, all eyes turn to the groom and his close-knit friends, each more secretive and volatile than the next. As a prime witness, Simmy finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation that could undo a family and a whole town …
Category: Fiction

Cumbrian True Crimes

Author : Sean Frain
ISBN : 1482337770
Genre : True Crime
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Twelve carefully researched chapters chronicling true Cumbrian crimes, some horrific, others terrible, feature in this fascinating account which provides a glimpse into the darker side of Lake District life during the nineteenth century. Murder by poison, child murders, strangulation, knife crime, all feature, intertwined with trials, a host of witnesses, executions and the infamous hangman. Old and new photographs are included, as is a short visitor's guide at the end of each chapter, which tells the reader more about the locations and districts where these horrific crimes were committed. Bull Ghyll Publications design their books to be neat, simple and uncluttered, while producing a fascinating, interesting and informative read. Thus we can keep the purchase price as low as possible and pass our savings on to our valued readers.
Category: True Crime

Pons Kurzkrimis Murder In The Moonlight

Author : Dominic Butler
ISBN : 9783120501046
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Englisch lernen mit mörderischen Kurzgeschichten Sie lesen gerne Krimis und möchten etwas für Ihr Englisch tun? Mit diesen spannenden Kriminalgeschichten frischen Sie Ihr Englisch auf. Die verwendete Sprache passt genau zu Ihrem Lernniveau, so dass Ihnen das Lesen ganz leicht fällt. Schwierigere Wörter sind in den Fußnoten übersetzt. Für Fortgeschrittene (B1).
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On Murder

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9780199539048
Genre : Literary Collections
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Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts' centre on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey coolly dissects the art of murder and its perfections, in a mixture of reportage, black satire, and aesthetic criticism. The volume also contains 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' and De Quincey's finest tale of terror, 'The Avenger'.
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Murder Egyptian Style

Author : Gerhard Behrens
ISBN : 9781786232991
Genre : Fiction
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An Egyptian-born lady falls from the window of her flat in Chelsea. The circumstances of her death remind police and tabloids of the so-called Egyptian balcony murders. The balcony phantom, a byword for the unknown killer/s, had struck the same way before - with Egyptians thrown out of a balcony in London. None of these cases were ever solved, only rumours persisted that a secret service was involved. Under the circumstances the police are not very motivated to pursue their investigations. The case is solved, after her ex-husband and an old friend retrace her steps during her last visit to Cairo.
Category: Fiction

The Golden Age Of Murder

Author : Martin Edwards
ISBN : 9780008105976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ghost Trails Of The Lake District And Cumbria

Author : Clive Kristen
ISBN : 9781782349082
Genre : Fiction
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Popular TV ghosthunter, Clive Kristen, takes the reader in search of grueseome tales of malevolence. The stories are woven into their historical context and take the reader to spooktacular places, amidst fabulous scenery. From grisly murders to wronged women to unfinished business, there's a sppok for every story!
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Poets And Murder

Author : Robert van Gulik
ISBN : 9780226848969
Genre : Fiction
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Judge Dee, the master detective of seventh-century China, sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers complex passions lurking beneath the placid surface of academic life. A mild-mannered student is rumored to have been slain by a fox-demon, while a young dancer meets her death as she dresses to perform for the magistrate's illustrious dinner guests—an obese Zen monk revered for his calligraphy, a beautiful poetess accused of murder, and the past president of the imperial academy. To connect the present crimes with betrayals and adulteries from decades past, the clever judge must visit a high-class brothel and the haunted shrine of the Black Fox. From the moment the young scholar is found dead on the eve of the Autumn Festival, the pace never lets up. "The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review "If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure. . . . For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group headed by Sherlock Holmes."—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
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How Not To Murder Your Mother

Author : Stephanie Calman
ISBN : 9780230738720
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Stephanie Calman moves on from bad motherhood, failed grown-upness to the ultimate in tricky relationships: that of mother and daughter. In typically candid Calman style she serves up a painfully acute examination of the human condition, softened by the bellylaugh of recognition that will seize all who read her. As a generation finds itself parenting its parents while still trying to haul up its children, she has – once again – hit the zeitgeist firmly over the head.
Category: Family & Relationships

Bury Murders

Author : Sean Frain
ISBN : 9780750955300
Genre : History
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This chilling collection brings together true-life historical murders that shocked not only the town of Bury but also made headline news across the country. Cases featured here include a woman roasted alive on a fire by her enraged husband, a young boy who had his head smashed in by his father, a troubled man who shot his neighbour for no apparent reason, and the drunk who murdered his father’s ploughman for money. Sean Frain’s well-illustrated and enthralling text will appeal to everyone interested in true crime and the shadier side of Bury’s past.
Category: History

Murder Casts A Shadow

Author : Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
ISBN : 9780824863685
Genre : Fiction
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New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. Honolulu in the 1930s is a unique (and volatile) mix of the provincial and the urban, East and West, islander and mainlander. Mina and Ned, both of Polynesian descent, confront the complexities and contradictions of Island life as their investigation takes them into the heart of Honolulu society and close-knit local families, whose intricate histories and relationships will have a direct impact on future lives and events. A lively cast of characters aids Mina and Ned in their search for answers: Cecily Chang, an antiques and explosives expert, steers them through Chinatown’s back alleys; Hinano Kahana, a hula chanter and dancer, brings Ned closer to solving an ancient riddle; Mina’s grandmother, Hannah, helps them unlock a secret from the past. Prewar Honolulu comes to life in this thoroughly entertaining mystery that evokes a colorful bygone era. The Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia series continues with Murder Leaves Its Mark, available September 2011.
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A Very Private Murder

Author : Stuart Pawson
ISBN : 9780749010669
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DI Charlie Priest is on gardening leave - the neighbours have complained about his weeds - when the call comes. Ghislaine Curzon, girlfriend of one of the royal princes, is in Heckley to open the Curzon Centre, a new shopping mall and conference facility. But as she reveals the commemorative plaque it looks like someone has got to it first, defacing it with a single obscene word in foot-high red letters. The visiting dignitaries are aghast and the chief constable insists on Charlie investigating the case. When the mayor of Heckley and driving force behind the construction of the controversial new mall is found murdered, killed by a single shot to the head, the investigation takes a deadly turn. It's going to take more than standard police procedure to crack this case.
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The Lake District Mysteries Books 1 2 3

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749024796
Genre : Fiction
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‘Rebecca Tope does what she does best: she gathers a cast of lively characters and a few red herrings (or not, as the case may be), and weaves them all into a nicely tangled plot against the glorious background of the Lakes’ Mystery People Following a personal tragedy, florist Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown has moved to the beautiful Lake District to be nearer her parents. Things are going well and Simmy is content to lose herself in her work until she finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation... Includes the first three instalments in the Lake District Mysteries: The Windermere Witness, The Ambleside Alibi, The Coniston Case.
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Murder In The Garden District

Author : Greg Herren
ISBN : 9781602828469
Genre : Fiction
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The Sheehans are referred to as "Louisiana's Kennedys," a powerful political dynasty with connections in Baton Rouge and Washington. When Warren Sheehan is shot to death in his Garden District mansion, Chanse races to sort out the truth from the many lies surrounding the great family as another hurricane puts New Orleans squarely in its cross hairs.
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Anatomy Of A Murder

Author : Robert Traver
ISBN : 9781429937290
Genre : Fiction
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First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film. It is is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of the most popular novels of our time. A gripping tale of deceit, murder, and a sensational trial, Anatomy of a Murder is unmatched in the authenticity of its settings, events, and characters. This new edition should delight both loyal fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers. "The characters are as fresh as when they were first created, the tension high, and the cross- examinations and legal chicanery full of suspense. The novel is simply what it says on the cover. A classic." - Tangled Web
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