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The Royal Baths Murder

Author : J. R. Ellis
ISBN : 1542015421
Genre : Fiction
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A murdered crime writer. An idyllic Yorkshire town. Can DCI Oldroyd separate fact from fiction? A famous writer is found murdered at the Victorian baths in the Yorkshire town of Harrogate. In a crime worthy of one of his novels, Damian Penrose, who was appearing at the town's crime writing festival, has been ruthlessly strangled. But with no trace of the murderer and no apparent means of escape, how did the killer simply vanish from the scene of the crime? There's only one mind capable of unlocking this mystery: DCI Jim Oldroyd. But as he and his team quickly discover, while Penrose was popular with the reading public, he had made plenty of enemies. Feuds over money, accusations of plagiarism, a string of affairs...His route to the top left a trail of embittered rivals--and suspects. But which of them was willing to commit murder? When Penrose's shocking death proves to be just the first of many, it becomes clear to Oldroyd that he is dealing with a calculating criminal hell-bent on revenge. He must find and bring them to justice. Before the truth becomes more chilling than fiction...
Category: Fiction

Great Britons Of Stage And Screen

Author : Barbara Roisman Cooper
ISBN : 9781442246218
Genre : Performing Arts
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Featuring intimate interviews--many published for the first time--this book takes readers on a journey through the professional and personal lives of more than twenty British actors. Each interview is preceded by a short introduction and is followed by a list of the performer’s major credits on stage, in film, and on television.
Category: Performing Arts

A Medal For Murder

Author : Frances Brody
ISBN : 9780748117871
Genre : Fiction
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'Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers' Daily Mail A pawn-shop robbery It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind. A fatal stabbing A night at the theatre should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre's midst. A ransom demand Kate likes nothing better than solving mysteries. So when a ransom note demands £1,000 for the safe return of the play's leading lady, the refined streets of Harrogate play host to Kate's skills in piecing together clues - and luring criminals out of their lairs . . . ***A Medal For Murder is the second Kate Shackleton novel, revamped with a brand-new look. More reissues in the series coming soon.*** What readers are saying: 'I enjoyed book two as much as book one and now reading book three. That says it all' ***** 'Highly enjoyable and ideal for cosy mystery readers' ***** 'Best book in the Kate Shackleton series so far' ***** 'An excellent story well paced that keeps the reader turning pages. One of those unable-to-put down books. Highly recommended' ***** 'I could lose myself in the whole set if time allowed' ***** Praise for the Kate Shackleton Series: 'The series is right up there with Miss Marple' Sunday Sport 'Delightful' People's Friend 'Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish' Barry Turner, Daily Mail 'Brody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters' RT Book Reviews 'Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine' Ann Granger 'Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs in a subgroup of young, female amateur detectives who survived and were matured by their wartime experiences. As self-reliant women in a society that still regards them a second-class citizens, they make excellent heroines' Literary Review 'Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery' Gazette & Herald 'The author keeps us highly entertained with an interesting and exciting plot, impeccably researched, and a style of writing that has the reader turning the pages eagerly to discover the truth of the mystery. Francis Brody is fast becoming "the queen of light crime fiction"' Gazette & Herald 'This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate' Take a Break 'Refreshing and highly entertaining, especially for the winter nights' Gazette & Herald 'Delightful . . . the series is right up there with Miss Marple and the like. On top of that, the covers are fantastic, too' Weekend Sport
Category: Fiction

The Island Murders

Author : James London
ISBN : 9781785388354
Genre : Fiction
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When property surveyor and treasure hunter Sam Peters visits the Isle of Wight, the locals are surprised when he literally strikes gold only to be murdered soon afterwards. The case is given to keen-minded Hampshire-based Detective Inspector Bruno Peach, who - as always - seeks the assistance of his trusty sidekick, headmistress Janet Gibson to bring the killer to justice. Together they seem to be unravelling the mystery piece by piece, but little do they know that their investigations will soon see an older unsolved local killing resurrected from the grave. This fantastic page-turner of a murder mystery is the latest release from much-loved and critically acclaimed author James London, who brings his usual fresh and unique style to this popular genre. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including fans of traditional British detective fare and those who have either holidayed in or live on the beautiful island.
Category: Fiction

British Murder

Author : William Wright
ISBN : 9781445687254
Genre : True Crime
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100 years, 500 victims, 119 murderers, from the famous - Crippen, Shipman - to the obscure but no less fascinating - Albert Walker, Rhoda Willis - and others who were condemned but potentially innocent.
Category: True Crime

Murder On File

Author : Richard Whittington-Egan
ISBN : 9781906476533
Genre : True Crime
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This gruesome guide details over 100 of the world's most infamous murderers and their associated crimes. In easy to understand format, each subject is comprehensively detailed under the headings: name (and alias if any), victims, locus, dates of crimes, means, motive and lastly crime watch which graphically records the modus operandum and sets the scene for each and every crime. The Whittington-Egans' witty and comprehensible style enlivens an otherwise depressing account of these 'silencer's of the lambs'. Prime research sources are also listed. A unique guide to the world's most notorious serial killers. Throughout it all, the Whittington-Egan's gawky sense of humour runs. Take Ed Gein, the original inspiration for ?Hitchcock's Psycho?: "It was Mother who screwed up young Eddie. Augusta Gein reared him to have nothing to do with women. But he was very, very interested in them. And when Augusta died, and he was 39, he nailed up her room and went out to the graveyards to dig himself up some women to play with. About nine of them. He did not like their smell, and the murders were a natural extension of his activities. The decapitated body of Mrs Worden, his last victim, was found hanging by the heels from a crossbar hoisted by a block and tackle in a shed at the neglected Gein farm. She had been gutted like a deer and was slit open from her crotch to where her head should have been." Wisely avoiding the deranged world of the rampant gun-toting killers of recent years, the Whittington-Egans explore only the classic killers who are now household names.
Category: True Crime

Murder On Deck

Author : Rosemary Herbert
ISBN : 0195086031
Genre : Fiction
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An international anthology of twenty-five mystery stories on the high seas features the work of Gabriel Garci+a7a Ma+a7rquez, Janwillem van de Wetering, Chris Rippen, Saho Sasazawa, John Mortimer, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, Ellery Queen, and other notable writers. UP.
Category: Fiction

The Murder Of Cleopatra

Author : Pat Brown
ISBN : 9781616146511
Genre : History
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A world-renowned criminal profiler takes a fascinating look at one of the most tragic mysteries in history. For more than two thousand years, the great pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch. Various ancient sources state that she desperately ended her life with the bite of an asp, as her nemesis - the Roman general Octavian, later known as Augustus, the first Roman emperor - stormed Alexandria. Now, a completely unique interpretation of history is brought to light by world-renowned criminal profiler Pat Brown in her new myth-busting book, The Murder of Cleopatra. As host and profiler of The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra (Discovery 2005), Brown challenged the long-enduring myth that Cleopatra died via snakebite and that she committed suicide to avoid further humiliation. Using the techniques and methodology of investigative criminal profiling and crime reconstruction, The Murder of Cleopatra takes up where the Discovery Channel documentary left off. Brown's findings, borne of scientific method, rigorous inquiry, and deductive reasoning, will be revealed against a historical backdrop of mystery, drama, politics, danger, and romantic intrigue. The result: a thought-provoking analysis of the amazing woman Cleopatra truly was, a fascinating account of the queen's final desperate attempt to escape Egypt with her ships and treasure, and the brutal homicide that ended her life as the last Egyptian pharaoh.
Category: History

Murder At The Royal Oak

Author : Jean Alexander Bernhardt
ISBN : 0533102766
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

A Shrine Of Murders Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries Book 1

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 9780755395613
Genre : Fiction
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A series of poisoned pilgrims requires the services of Canterbury's most intrepid sleuth.. . Paul Doherty introduces his medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke for the first time in A Shrine of Murders, the first in a gripping mystery series from the acclaimed historical novelist. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. A serial killer haunts 15th-century Canterbury. Kathryn Swinbrooke is an independent practitioner of medicine, discovering the benefits of an apple-rich diet for teeth, and prescribing herbs and vinegar for almost every known malady. Canterbury's tourist trade, already jeopardized by the War of the Roses, is further imperilled by a spate of poisoned pilgrims, each corpse accompanied by the appearance of a line or two of rough verse, in style remarkably similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's soon-to-be famous work. Suspecting the murderer is a doctor, the Archbishop asks for Kathryn's help. In a fascinating hunt that pits her against the august town physicians, Kathryn is aided only by her wits, her foul-mouthed, warm-hearted servant Thomasina, and Colum Murtagh, a powerful Irish mercenary. What readers are saying about A Shrine of Murders: 'This is well researched, well written and a good story to curl up with on a dark winter's evening' 'Paul Doherty is a superb writer' 'Superb plot and characters. Kathryn is so interesting and insight into the history of the time is so well documented. You feel as if you were there and can even smell it!'
Category: Fiction

Royal Murder

Author : Marc Alexander
ISBN : UOM:39015010201278
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Werter A Tragedy

Author : Frederick Reynolds
ISBN : OXFORD:N11516908
Genre : English drama (Tragedy)
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Category: English drama (Tragedy)

The Sioux

Author : Royal B. Hassrick
ISBN : 9780806187082
Genre : History
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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too. Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown –the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870. In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears. Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too. There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.
Category: History

Murder On Several Occasions

Author : Jonathan Goodman
ISBN : IND:30000116437371
Genre : True Crime
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A new look at some gruesome and riveting murders In this grisly and gripping collection of essays--some revised and updated, some never before published, but all new to American audiences--prize-winning English crime historian Jonathan Goodman turns his attention to a variety of British and American crimes from the 1820s to the 1980s, some high profile and others not. With the author as detective, each of Goodman's essays examines a particularly notorious murder and subsequent trial. He introduces the readers to the 1923 shooting at the Savoy Hotel in London of Prince Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey at the hands of his wife, Madame Marie-Marguerite Fahmy; he revisits the "Crime of the Century," the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in March 1932 allegedly by Bruno Richard Hauptmann, and his subsequent execution for this crime, even though this case against Hauptmann has come under scrutiny; and he explores the 1980 serial killings committed by Michele de Marco Lupo, a gay man who coaxed other homosexuals to meet with him, then strangled and savagely bit them. Goodman's careful research and "forensic" work, together with his lively and engaging prose and fascinating subject matter, make these tales of murder a valuable addition to the field of true crime history.
Category: True Crime

Past Reason Hated

Author : Peter Robinson
ISBN : 9780330469401
Genre : Fiction
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Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, now a major British ITV drama DCI Banks. It should have been a cosy scene – log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . . Following on from The Hanging Valley, Past Reason Hated is followed by the sixth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Wednesday's Child.
Category: Fiction