• Great Britain

The Detecting Duchess


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Jdp Press
ISBN: 9780996483162
Category: Great Britain
Page: 312
View: 4980
Georgia and the Duke of Blackford are finally going to tie the knot. However, Georgia has taken one last case and getting to the altar on time is going to be murder.

    • Fiction

The Vanishing Thief


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617357
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 3525
Georgia Fenchurch appears to be an unassuming antiquarian bookseller in Victorian London, but the life she leads is as exciting as any adventure novel. For Georgia is a member of the Archivist Society, a secret association of private investigators led by the mysterious Sir Broderick. When a frantic woman comes to Georgia claiming that her neighbor, Nicholas Drake, has been abducted by the notorious Duke of Blackford, Georgia and the Archivist Society agree to take the case. But Drake is no innocent—he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. To find Drake and discover who is behind his abduction, Georgia and her beautiful assistant, Emma, will have to leave the cozy confines of their bookshop and infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust—with the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself. But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. When she spies the man who killed her parents years ago, she vows to bring him to justice once and for all…at any cost.

    • Fiction

Death of a Robber Baron


Author: Charles O'Brien
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758286376
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4752
Set amidst the glittering enclaves of money, power, and privilege in America's tumultuous Gilded Age, this richly detailed mystery follows private detective Pamela Thompson into an elite world where fortunes are flaunted and scandals are hidden--one body at time. . . Death Of A Robber Baron New York City, 1891. In the spirit of Christmas, Mrs. Pamela Thompson has devoted herself to charity work, even taking an orphaned child into her Greenwich Village townhome. Her husband Jack, an ambitious banker, agrees to such generous acts as long as his wife allows him to invest his time--and her trust fund--in more lucrative opportunities. But when he risks their entire fortune on questionable copper stocks, Pamela ends up losing everything: her house, her inheritance, and even her husband. . . Penniless, Pamela is forced to move into a boarding house in the Lower East Side and accept a position at Macy's--as a store detective. Displaying an uncanny knack for the job, she's asked to investigate a private matter of thievery at a palatial "cottage" in the Berkshires. Ironically, her employer is none other than Henry Jennings, the infamous "Copper King" who sold bad stocks to her husband. But when the filthy rich scoundrel is found dead in his study, Pamela holds herself accountable--for sorting out this whole sordid business of money, motives. . .and murder.

    • Great Britain

The Conspiring Woman


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Jdp Press
ISBN: 9780996483100
Category: Great Britain
Page: 304
View: 8533
The fourth in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series. Georgia Fenchurch must find a missing boy and his mother. When the mother is found dead, the race is on to find the child. Georgia searches to learn who was behind the mother's murder and the disappearance of not only this woman, but several more well-to-do women in late Victorian London. Meanwhile, Georgia is counting the days until the Duke of Blackford returns from his business trip to America. As much as she wants to see him, she fears he will return with a rich American bride like so many other British aristocrats. Can she rescue the young boy and win the duke?

    • Fiction

The Royal Assassin


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425266621
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6677
From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society . . . When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen's cousin. When Kira's bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident. The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira's English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn't the only motive in the case - and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge. Praise for the Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series-'An engaging heroine.' New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Brightwell'Engrossing.' Publishers Weekly'Delightful adventure in Victorian England.' Victoria Thompson

    • Fiction

The Counterfeit Lady


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617403
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2235
Who would suspect antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch of leading a double life—as a private investigator for the clandestine Archivist Society in Victorian London? When England’s national security is compromised, Georgia must pose as a titled lady to root out a spy... A cousin of Georgia’s dear friend, Lady Phyllida Monthalf, is brutally murdered in her home during the theft of blueprints of a new battleship designed by her husband—who now stands accused of her murder…and treason. The Duke of Blackford, in service to Whitehall, enlists Georgia and the Archivist Society to assist in the investigation. Playing the part of the duke’s new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London’s elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties a master spy schemes to lay hands on the stolen plans. The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one. She must not allow her genuine attraction to the duke—or her obsession with finding her parents’ killer—to distract her from her role. But when a mysterious stranger threatens to expose her, the counterfeit lady may be in real trouble.,.

    • Fiction

Without Fear


Author: Cordelia Frances Biddle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490687
Category: Fiction
Page: 273
View: 4720
Philadelphia heiress and amateur sleuth Martha Beale investigates the identity of a headless corpse found on Joseph Bonaparte’s estate in the third novel in acclaimed author Cordelia Frances Biddle’s Martha Beale Mystery series With her hands full raising her adopted children and managing her father’s financial empire, Martha Beale is also grieving the loss of her beau. Thomas Kelman, an assistant to the mayor, felt he could never belong in Martha’s upper-crust society and has boarded a merchant ship bound for South America. But the grisly discovery of a decapitated corpse on Joseph Bonaparte’s palatial estate outside of Philadelphia while Martha is visiting there will take the heiress far from her privileged world. The dead woman is believed to be a missing employee of the Quaker City Mill. Martha searches for answers while also trying to help her friend Becky Taitt, a former actress and runaway wife whose abusive socialite husband will kill her before he lets her take custody of his child and heir. From the drawing rooms of Philadelphia’s elite to the inhumane factories and textile mills that exploit working-class women and children, Without Fear exposes the ever-growing divide between rich and poor and a festering evil that touches everyone, including Martha’s daughter.

    • Fiction

Lord of the Rakes


Author: Darcie Wilde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101612789
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4937
An undeniable rogue meets his match in a spirited heiress in this "strong and spicy"* regency romance debut from Darcie Wilde. It’s no wonder that Phillip Montcalm is better known as the "Lord of the Rakes." With an extensive list of conquests, Phillip has truly earned his reputation as the most dangerous seducer in London. Talk of his prowess as a lover and his ingenuity in the bedroom are enough to make even the most prudish of ladies succumb to temptation. But as of late, Phillip has found himself a bit bored. Until he sets his eyes on a fiery newcomer. New to independence and London, gorgeous heiress Lady Caroline Delamarre wants to make the most of her life. And when Phillip meets her gaze, she knows the perfect place to start is in his arms...and in his bed. But what begins as a long night of breathtaking passion leads to more than the two bargained for. Haunted by troubled pasts and inescapable family entanglements, each of them must decide if they can risk a gamble on what might be true love. From the Paperback edition.

    • Computers

Photo Forensics


Author: Hany Farid
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035340
Category: Computers
Page: 336
View: 4959
The first comprehensive and detailed presentation of techniques for authenticating digital images.

    • Fiction

Counterfeit Lady


Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743459266
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7735
Return to the New York Times bestselling Jude Deveraux’s James River series with this passionate, enchanting, and breathtaking romance classic! Nicole Courtalain—a passionate French beauty—finds herself the victim of a case of mistaken identity when she is kidnapped by mistake and swept across turbulent seas to eighteenth century Virginia. There, she discovers the lush lands, rolling rivers, and astonishing plantations—and Clayton Armstrong, who awaited his English bride. What does their future have in store for them now that fate has changed their plans forever?

Deadly Wedding


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996483148
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9195
Why murder a dying man? In 1938 London, Olivia attends a wedding, but when she and the bride visit the bride's grandfather, they find him dead. No surprise, except for the knife in his chest.

    • Fiction

The Library Paradox


Author: Catherine Shaw
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749014547
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3285
Cambridge, 1896. Motherhood and private detecting don't easily go hand in hand, but even with two small children Vanessa Weatherburn still manages to indulge her passion for solving mysteries. When three sombre scholars knock on the door of her family home, Vanessa is presented with perhaps her most puzzling case yet. Professor Gerard Ralston, Head of the History Department at King's College, London, has been shot dead in his study. As the only suspect left the building a matter of seconds before the shot was heard, and with witnesses testifying that no one left the building after the shot rang out, all are perplexed as to how the killer could have escaped. Vanessa must use all her logic and intuition in order to solve the paradox of a seemingly impossible murder.

Deadly Scandal


Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996483124
Category:
Page: 338
View: 573
A new widow in 1930s London tries to discover the identity of her husband's killer.She is followed and her flat is searched, but she is determined. She obtains a job in the society section of a large metropolitan daily, but the job comes with a secondary assignment...in a Europe stumbling toward war.

    • Science

Gravity's Kiss

The Detection of Gravitational Waves
Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036185
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 8293
A fascinating account, written in real time, of the unfolding of a scientific discovery: the first detection of gravitational waves.

    • Fiction

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book


Author: Michael Patrick Hearn
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307814157
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 2732
From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Fiction

Invitation to Die


Author: Helen Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781477807309
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
View: 8778
"Twenty-six-year-old Londoner Emily Castles is without a job...again. She agrees to help out at a romance writers' conference organized by famous author Morgana Blakely. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend the conference as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die."--cover.

    • Business & Economics

The Color of Credit

Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair-lending Enforcement
Author: N.A
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262264334
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 469
View: 524
In 2000, homeownership in the United States stood at an all-time high of 67.4 percent, but the homeownership rate was more than 50 percent higher for non-Hispanic whites than for blacks or Hispanics. Homeownership is the most common method for wealth accumulation and is viewed as critical for access to the most desirable communities and most comprehensive public services. Homeownership and mortgage lending are linked, of course, as the vast majority of home purchases are made with the help of a mortgage loan. Barriers to obtaining a mortgage represent obstacles to attaining the American dream of owning one's own home. These barriers take on added urgency when they are related to race or ethnicity.In this book Stephen Ross and John Yinger discuss what has been learned about mortgage-lending discrimination in recent years. They re-analyze existing loan-approval and loan-performance data and devise new tests for detecting discrimination in contemporary mortgage markets. They provide an in-depth review of the 1996 Boston Fed Study and its critics, along with new evidence that the minority-white loan-approval disparities in the Boston data represent discrimination, not variation in underwriting standards that can be justified on business grounds. Their analysis also reveals several major weaknesses in the current fair-lending enforcement system, namely, that it entirely overlooks one of the two main types of discrimination (disparate impact), misses many cases of the other main type (disparate treatment), and insulates some discriminating lenders from investigation. Ross and Yinger devise new procedures to overcome these weaknesses and show how the procedures can also be applied to discrimination in loan-pricing and credit-scoring.

    • History

Blood Royal

A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Author: Eric Jager
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316224537
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 5654
A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer--and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. A rich portrait of a distant world, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.


    • Fiction

Death Among Rubies

A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery
Author: R. J. Koreto
Publisher: Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery
ISBN: 9781629538167
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 3508
Lady Frances Ffolkes is incensed when she finds out that her dear friends Gwendolyn and Thomasina have been subject to vicious threats. Promising to uncover their attacker, she travels with them to Kestrel's Eyrie, the fabled estate belonging to Gwen's family. But soon Frances faces an even greater problem, when Gwen's father, a powerful diplomat, is stabbed to death with his prized ruby dagger. Frances, with her loyal maid June Mallow at her side, jumps right into interrogating the estate's numbered guests: a charming Turkish diplomat with a habit of sneaking off into the night, a brash American heiress with lofty dreams of becoming mistress of the Eyrie, two gossiping widows with their own scandalous secrets, and Gwen's own aunt tasked with keeping the affairs of the estate in order among the chaos of the investigation. But as the case unfolds, Frances's righteous conviction mightjust be the very thing that leads danger--and even more death--to her own doorstep. Old sins do indeed cast long shadows inDeath Among Rubies, a delightful closed-room mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie and the second in R.J. Koreto's effortlessly charming historical series.