• Death

The Curse of the House of Foskett


Author: M.R.C. Kasasian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750541725
Category: Death
Page: 480
View: 4249
Sidney Grice, London's most perspicacious personal detective, is depressed. Ever since his last case sent one of his clients to the gallows, business has been light. Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone. But when a potential client has the temerity to die on his study floor, Sidney and March finally have a case to investigate. And this one will lead them into the strange world of Final Death Societies, and to the door of the mysterious Baroness Foskett.

    • Fiction

The Curse of the House of Foskett: The Gower Street Detective: Book 2 (Gower Street Detectives)


Author: M. R. C. Kasasian
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987360
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4758
The much-anticipated second novel in the charming, sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson. 125 Gower Street, 1882. Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone. Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally, Sidney and March have an investigation to mount — an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett...

    • Fiction

The Mangle Street Murders


Author: M.R.C. Kasasian
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781851875
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 988
Gower Street, London, 1882. Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake – she is wearing brown shoes. Set between the refined buildings of Victorian Bloomsbury and the stinking streets of London's East End, THE MANGLE STREET MURDERS is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny. THE GOWER DETECTIVE SERIES: The Mangle Street Murders. The Curse of the House of Foskett. Death Descends on Saturn Villa.

    • Fiction

Dark Dawn Over Steep House: The Gower Street Detective: Book 5 (Gower Street Detectives)


Author: M. R. C. Kasasian
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681776103
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 6681
The latest mystery in the popular Victorian crime series featuring the ever-curmudgeonly private detective, Sidney Grice, and the charming March Middleton. London, 1884. 125 Gower Street, the residence of Sidney Grice, London's foremost personal detective, and his ward March Middleton, is at peace. Midnight discussions between the great man and his charge have led to a harmony unseen in these hallowed halls since the great frog disaster of 1878. But harmony cannot last for long. A knock on the door brings mystery and murder once more to their home. A mystery that involves a Prussian Count, two damsels in distress, a Chinaman from Wales, a gangster looking for love, and the shadowy ruin of a once-loved family home, Steep House . . .

    • Fiction

Death Descends On Saturn Villa


Author: M.R.C. Kasasian
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781859701
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 1051
London: 1883. Sidney Grice is London's foremost personal detective. Called away to Yorkshire, he leaves his ward, March Middleton, to run his house. But hearth and home hold little charm for March, who harbours dreams of becoming London's foremost, and first, lady detective. So, when a mysterious letter arrives from her long-lost uncle, she accepts his invitation to stay at the palatial Saturn Villa. Her new Uncle Tolly is sweet, eccentric and – come the morning – very, very dead. But March is not called upon to solve the case, instead she's in the frame for murder. THE GOWER STREET DETECTIVE SERIES: The Mangle Street Murders. The Curse of the House of Foskett. Death Descends on Saturn Villa.

Secrets of Gaslight Lane


Author: M R C Kasasian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781859766
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2027

Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire


Author: M. R. C. Kasasian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784978143
Category:
Page: 432
View: 9382
New 1940s crime series, featuring Inspector Betty Church - one of the UK's first female police officers. Pitch-perfect historical crime. Brilliant new series from the author of The Mangle Street Murders , perfect for readers of Agatha Christie, Jasper Fforde and M.C. Beaton. September 1939. A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice... Inspector Betty Church - one of the few female officers on the force - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn't new here . This is the place she grew up. The place she thought she'd left behind for good. Time ticks slowly in Sackwater, and crime is of a decidedly lighter shade . Having solved the case of the missing buttons, Betty's called to the train station to investigate a missing bench. But though there's no bench, there is a body . A smartly dressed man, murdered in broad daylight, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat . While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire , Betty Church readies herself to hunt a dangerous killer . Reviews for BETTY CHURCH AND THE SUFFOLK VAMPIRE : 'Betty Church is a wonderful creation ... Had me laughing out loud' GOODREADS. 'I loved this ... A cast of crazy characters, with a gruesome murder or two thrown in for good measure' GOODREADS. 'Loved Betty Church! No nonsense, in control with quirky crazy cast makes this a new series I can't wait to read more of' GOODREADS.

    • Fiction

A Fever of the Blood: A Novel


Author: Oscar de Muriel
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681773937
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 4152
This riveting new detective novel evokes a spellbinding concoction of crime, history, and horror—perfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.D. James. New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient—a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition? McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill—home of the Lancashire witches—where unimaginable danger awaits.

    • Fiction

The Secrets of Gaslight Lane


Author: M.R.C. Kasasian
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781859744
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5648
London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. Sidney Grice is swotting up on the anatomical structure of human hair whilst his ward, March Middleton, sneaks upstairs for her eighth secret cigarette of the day. The household is, perhaps, too quiet. So, when a beautiful young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost personal detective to solve the mystery of her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered in his bed, but there is no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice's interest is the crime's link to one of London's most notorious unsolved murders... What people are saying about THE SECRETS OF GASLIGHT LANE: 'I felt like I was leaving friends behind when I came to the end' 'These books are a total delight' 'Witty, entertaining, and clever' 'Deserves, and needs, to be read over and over again'

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Uncle John's The Haunted Outhouse Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!


Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607109220
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
View: 1745
Horror, history, science, mystery . . . and eerily twisted tales. Follow Uncle John into a world so frighteningly funny it could only come from the Bathroom Readers Institute. What do you get when you cross a classic scary story such as “The Tell-tale Heart” with Uncle John’s trademark sense of humor? You get “The Tell-tale Fart” (Pee-uw!). And that’s just one of many twisted classic and original tales of humor and horror you’ll find inside The Haunted Outhouse. You’ll also find a spine-tingling collection of facts about topics such as real-life mad scientists, history’s terrible tyrants, and the world’s deadliest weather. Uncle John’s scare-fest is packed with page after page of crafts, recipes, poems, jokes, tongue twisters, and experiments straight from Dr. Johnenstein’s Laboratory. Graphic novel-style tales add plenty of illustrated pages to the mix. This haunted book of horrors could only come from the Bathroom Readers Institute, and it’s “For Kids Only.” ENTER IF YOU DARE! You’ll find terrifying tales, including… - Revenge of the Meatloaf - The Legend of Peepee Hollow - The Creature from the Black Lagoon and the No Good, Very Bad Day - The Haunted Outhouse Frightening facts about… - The Curse of Amen-Ra - The Attack of the Cow Lady - Decay-causing Tooth Worms - The FBI’s Body Farm Horrifying things to do like… - Make a Bouncing Eyeball - Prank Your Friends with Caramel Onions - Craft a Barbie Zombie Hat - Serve Bloody Band-Aid Treats (Gag!)

    • Fiction

London Falling


Author: Paul Cornell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 076533027X
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
View: 2256
While investigating the mysterious death of a mobster, four police officers come in contact with a strange artifact that grants them the supernatural ability to see the true otherworldly evils that haunt London's streets.

    • Science

Planet Carnivore

Why cheap meat costs the Earth (and how to pay the bill)
Author: Alex Renton
Publisher: The Guardian
ISBN: 1783560215
Category: Science
Page: 70
View: 5218
There are 59 billion animals alive at any one time, farmed for their meat. The world’s domestic cattle weigh 16 times as much as all the wild animals on the planet put together. 60% of the globe’s agricultural land is used for beef production, from growing grain to raising cows. Since the early-20th century, industrial farming and global capitalism have worked hand-in-hand to provide meat at an ever cheaper price. And our appetites, so tempted, have led us to consume more and more animals. In the US, each citizen eats on average 120kg of meat per year. And they're not alone. Our insatiable desire for meat has defined how we use our planet. But cheap meat comes at a price. Planet Carnivore gets under the skin of the health problems that over-consumption brings; of modern farming’s destructive use of resources; and of the stretched and strained farms and abattoirs that lead to horsemeat in beef burgers and challenging moral questions about our relationship with our food. Alex Renton’s brilliantly researched, utterly compelling Guardian Short serves up the grisly stories, and also looks at how we are beginning to try and pay the cheap meat bill, from innovative twists on current techniques to cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs.

    • Fiction

The Complete Gower Street Detective


Author: M.R.C. Kasasian
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788543882
Category: Fiction
Page: 2195
View: 1595
Collected in a single volume for the first time, the complete Gower Street Detective series. Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake – she is wearing brown shoes. His caller is March Middleton, Grice's recently orphaned goddaughter. With her sharp tongue and even sharper mind, March is certain she could help her guardian solve his cases – if only he did not think women too feeble for detective work. But even Grice must admit some puzzles are too great for even him to solve alone... Set between the refined buildings of Victorian Bloomsbury and the stinking streets of London's East End, The Gower Street Detective is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny. THE GOWER DETECTIVE SERIES OMNIBUS INCLUDES: The Mangle Street Murders. The Curse of the House of Foskett. Death Descends on Saturn Villa. The Secrets of Gaslight Lane. Dark Dawn Over Steep House.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Elisabeth Sladen

The Autobiography
Author: Elisabeth Sladen
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1845136853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 2897
DIV When Elisabeth Sladen debuted as journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story ‘The Time Warrior’, she had no idea that the character would become one of the most popular in the series’ history. When she quit the TARDIS in 1976, having traversed space and time alongside Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, the story was front page news. But you don’t just walk away from the Doctor. Elisabeth reprised her role many times, and went on to tour the weird and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom. So when TV wunderkind Russell T. Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a show backed by multi-million pound budgets and garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she refuse? Completed only months before her death in April 2011, Elisabeth’s memoir is funny, ridiculous, insightful and entertaining, and a fitting tribute to a woman who will be sadly missed by millions. /div

    • Fiction

A Treacherous Curse


Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451476174
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8654
"Veronica Speedwell returns in an adventure filled with betrayal and deception from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries. London, 1888. When archeological photographer John de Morgan mysteriously vanishes with a priceless artifact, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague, Stoker Templeton-Vane, are pulled into a dangerous world of conspiracies and ancient threats. De Morgan, now married to Stoker's former wife, Caroline, was part of the Tiverton expedition, an archeological endeavor which stirred the wrath of a vengeful curse when the crew violated the tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess. Since the discovery of the sarcophagus, they have endured a string of freak accidents, sudden waves of illness, and even deaths. They wonder if it's all been an unfortunate coincidence--or if the expedition is really doomed. Rumors abound, with many convinced that de Morgan and Caroline's disappearance was staged so that they could make off with the treasure. But Veronica and Stoker are not so easily persuaded, and they race to separate the fact from the mystical and discover the truth behind the treacherous curse..."--

    • Brighton (England)

History of Brighthelmston


Author: John Ackerson Erredge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780952175711
Category: Brighton (England)
Page: 408
View: 5769

    • Fiction

The Secret Keeper

A Novel
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439152810
Category: Fiction
Page: 484
View: 5968
Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

    • Fiction

The Circus Train Conspiracy


Author: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 0749021322
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3432
1860. Following a string of successful performances, the Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Newcastle for their next show. Amongst the usual railway hubbub the animals have been loaded, the clowns, now incognito, are aboard and Mauro Moscardi himself is comfortable in a first-class compartment with a cigar. Yet a collision on the track with a couple of sleepers causes pandemonium: passengers are thrown about, animals escape into the night and the future of the circus looks uncertain. When the body of a woman is discovered in woodland next to the derailment, Inspector Colbeck is despatched to lend assistance, believing the two incidents might be connected. It is up to Colbeck to put the pieces together to discover the identity of the nameless woman and unmask who is targeting Moscardi’s Magnificent Circus.

    • Fiction

The House at Riverton

A Novel
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416550534
Category: Fiction
Page: 473
View: 6480
Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.