• Fiction


Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503954694
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5497
Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families--and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career. But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail--clues his late mentor had started to gather--that might at last lead to his own family. With Professor Jean Summer, his partner in genealogical sleuthing, he travels to Munich to pick up the scent. But the hunt takes them deep into dangerous territory: the sinister secrets of Hitler's Germany, and those who must keep them buried at any cost. When their investigations threaten to undermine a neo-Nazi organisation, Tayte and Summer know time is running out. Can they find their way to the dark heart of a deadly history before they become its latest victims?

    • Fiction

The Last Queen of England

Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477818541
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 5350
Follow American genealogist Jefferson Tayte to the Royal Society of London in 1708 as he attempts to unravel a murder, a hanging and a kidnapping.

    • Fiction

Dying Games

Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477848265
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6967
Washington, DC: Twin brothers are found drowned in a Perspex box, one gagged and strapped to a chair. It’s the latest in a series of cruel and elaborate murders with two things in common: the killer has left a family history chart at each crime scene, and the victims all have a connection to genealogical sleuth Jefferson Tayte. Hoping his insight and expertise will help solve the case, the FBI summon Tayte back to the capital. But as he struggles to crack the clues, the killer strikes again—and again. Tayte is known as the best in the business, but this time he’s up against a genealogical mastermind who always seems to be one step ahead. With the clock ticking and the body count rising, Tayte finds himself racked with guilt, his reputation and career in tatters. The killer is running rings around him; is it only a matter of time before he comes for the ultimate target? This is the sixth book in the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

Letters from the Dead

Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503903104
Page: 348
View: 1072
From acclaimed author Steve Robinson comes a thrilling new Jefferson Tayte mystery. When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to prove the identity of a black sheep in his client's family tree, he unwillingly finds himself drawn into a murder investigation with nothing more to go on than a 150-year-old letter and a connection to a legendary ruby that has been missing for generations. As more letters are mysteriously left for him, Tayte becomes immersed in a centuries-old tale of greed, murder and forbidden love that takes his research from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to the colour and heat of colonial India. A dark secret is buried in Jaipur, steeped in treachery and scandal. But why is it having such deadly repercussions in the present? Can Tayte find the ruby and prevent the past from repeating itself before it's too late? This is the seventh book in the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

    • Fiction

The Lost Empress

Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477825839
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
View: 2693
From acclaimed author Steve Robinson comes a bold new Jefferson Tayte mystery. On a foggy night in 1914, the ocean liner Empress of Ireland sank en route to England and now lies at the bottom of Canada's St Lawrence River. The disaster saw a loss of life comparable to the Titanic and the Lusitania, and yet her tragedy has been forgotten. When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress's victims, a British admiral's daughter named Alice Stilwell, he must travel to England to understand the course of events that led to her death. Tayte is expert in tracking killers across centuries. In The Lost Empress, his unique talents draw him to one of the greatest tragedies in maritime history as he unravels the truth behind Alice's death amidst a backdrop of pre-WWI espionage. This is the fourth book in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Grave

Author: James Heneghan
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1554980658
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 5034
Abandoned in a department store as a baby, thirteen-year-old Tom Mullen has been shuffled from one rotten foster home to another his entire life. When he hears rumors that a mass grave has been unearthed on his school grounds, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to it. The grave pulls Tom down into its terrible darkness and beyond, where he discovers that he is no longer in Liverpool in 1974 but in Ireland in 1847, at the height of the potato famine. A family named Monaghan takes him in, and for the first time Tom experiences what it is like to have parents and siblings who care for one another. But why has Tom been transported through time and space? And why must the grave keep yanking him back to his dreary lonely existence in Liverpool? Most of all, what does it mean that the Monaghan's son, Tully, is practically Tom's double?

    • Fiction

In the Blood

Author: Steve Robinson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477818527
Category: Fiction
Page: 382
View: 1592
Driven by the irony of being a genealogist who doesn't know who his own parents are, JeffersonTayte soon finds that this new assignment shares a stark similarity to his own struggle. Someone has gone to great lengths to erase an entire family bloodline from recorded history and he's not going home until he's found out why. After all, if he's not good enough to find this family, how can he ever expect to be good enough to someday find his own? Set in Cornwall, England, past and present, Tayte's research centres around the tragic life of a young Cornish girl, a writing box, and the discovery of a dark family secret that he believes will lead him to the family he is looking for. Trouble is, someone else is looking for the same answers and they will stop at nothing to find them.

Book of the Lockes

A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of William Locke, of Woburn ...
Author: John Goodwin Locke
Publisher: N.A
Page: 406
View: 2736

The Constitution Murders

Author: Conover Hunt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692945049
Page: 276
View: 3162
All along the East Coast, someone has evaded sophisticated security systems to break into thirteen of America's most iconic historic sites. More puzzling, the intruders haven't stolen anything from the landmarks. Instead, they've left behind pieces of a dismembered woman. Hamilton Coles, a former CIA operative working in a special unit charged with protecting the nation's most important historic monuments, is assigned to the case. He quickly enlists the help of his former lover, Cary Mallory. She's a historian and antiques dealer who might be able to unravel the common denominator underlying the break-ins: they all have some relation to the US Constitution. Who's behind the break-ins, and what message, if any, is the murder meant to send? And could it be just a coincidence that the victim's DNA reveals that she was related to Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar? The Constitution Murders is a thrill ride that whisks readers across state lines and multiple continents as Coles and Mallory pursue the clue that will finally give them the answers they seek. But is it worth putting their own lives in jeopardy to learn the truth?

    • Fiction

The Moonlit Garden

Author: Corina Bomann
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 9781503950641
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5869

    • Fiction

The Fifth Knight

Author: E. M. Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611099331
Category: Fiction
Page: 374
View: 1473
To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II's knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold-blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights' ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer. For not only is Theodosia's virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries—a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and Theodosia are on the run, strangers from different worlds forced to rely only on each other as they race to uncover the hidden motive behind Becket's grisly murder—and the shocking truth that could destroy a kingdom.

    • New England

A General History of the Burr Family

With a Genealogical Record from 1193 to 1891
Author: Charles Burr Todd
Publisher: N.A
Category: New England
Page: 535
View: 9450

    • Fiction

The Widows’ Cafe: A Short Story

Author: Camilla Lackberg
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007479042
Category: Fiction
Page: 16
View: 5345
A short story from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg, perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

    • Literary Criticism

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature
Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
View: 600
This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

    • Genealogists

The America Ground

Author: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517170042
Category: Genealogists
Page: 254
View: 5610
When Morton is called upon by Ray Mercer to investigate the 1911 disappearance of his great aunt, a housemaid working in a large Edwardian country house, he has no idea of the perilous journey into the past that he is about to make. Morton must use his not inconsiderable genealogical skills to solve the mystery of Mary Mercer's disappearance, in the face of the dangers posed by those others who are determined to end his investigation at any cost. This is the second book in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

    • Education

The Managerial Imperative and the Practice of Leadership in Schools

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065934
Category: Education
Page: 293
View: 8583
With this significant new work, Larry Cuban provides a unique and insightful perspective on the bridging of the long-standing and well-known gap between teachers and administrators. Drawing on the literature of the field as well as personal experience, Cuban recognizes the enduring structural relationship within school organizations inherited by teachers, principals, and superintendents, and calls for a renewal of their sense of common purpose regarding the role of schooling in a democratic society. Cuban analyzes the dominant images (moral and technical), roles (instructional, managerial, and political), and contexts (classroom, school, and district) within which teachers, principals, and superintendents have worked over the last century. He concludes that when these powerful images and roles are wedded to the structural conditions in which schooling occurs, "managerial behavior" results, thus narrowing the potential for more thoughtful, effective, and appropriate leadership. Cuban then turns to consider this situation with respect to the contemporary movement for school reform, identifying significant concerns both for policymakers and practitioners. This honest, thought-provoking book by a leading scholar, writer, and practitioner in the field represents an invaluable resource--an insightful introduction for those just entering the field and a fresh, new perspective for those long-familiar with its complexities. Cuban's ethnographic approach to the development of his own career and viewpoint, as well as his highly readable style, make this a work of lasting value.