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Angela Marchmont Mysteries

Books 4-6
Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 907
View: 1023
Anthology containing: The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile The Incident at Fives Castle The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi

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The Murder at Sissingham Hall


Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
View: 8749
On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancee. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories.

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The House of Closed Doors


Author: Jane Steen
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985715014
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
View: 2862
In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram's plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out. Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced that the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and the incident prompts her to rethink her decision to abandon her own child to her fate. But the revelations to which her questions lead make her realize that even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby, she may have no safe place to run to.

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The Death of Amelia Marsh


Author: Maryjo Dawson
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602474648
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
View: 9551
Someone has murdered Amelia Marsh, Sally Nimitz' charming eighty-year-old neighbor. But why? Sally leads a quiet life as a mother, grandmother, and nurse, but with the help of some friends, she finds out there was more to Amelia's life than anyone knew.

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THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)


Author: Fergus Hume
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026864824
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 8050
This carefully crafted ebook: “THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The city of Melbourne plays a significant role in the plot and, as the author describes: "Over all the great city hung a cloud of smoke like a pall." Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century".

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The Scandal at 23 Mount Street


Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 259
View: 1296
When an unwelcome figure from her past turns up unexpectedly, Angela Marchmont has no idea that she is about to become the most notorious woman in Britain. Forced to reveal secrets she has kept to herself for many years and which she had thought were safely buried, Angela faces a fight for her very life which she looks almost certain to lose without the help of the man she loves. But what hope does she have when the one man who can save her is the one man who has every reason to abandon her to her fate?

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Easy Spanish Phrases for Kids | Children's Learn Spanish Books


Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541906683
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 5278
This is another good addition to your kids’ foreign language education book. Focusing on the Spanish language, this book contains easy phrases for young beginners. For better results, you may also want to check out the higher levels of Spanish lesson books. Go and grab a copy of this book now!

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A Quiet Life in the Country

A Lady Hardcastle Mystery
Author: T. E. Kinsey
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503938267
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2139
Revised edition: This edition of A Quiet Life In The Country includes editorial revisions.

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Murder Has a Motive


Author: Francis Duncan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492651745
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2206
A classic Golden Age mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot When Mordecai Tremaine emerges from the train station in the village of Dalmering, murder is the last thing on his mind. But he has never been able to resist anything in the way of a mystery—and a mystery is precisely what awaits him in the small hamlet. Rehearsals for the local amateur dramatic production are in full swing, but as Mordecai discovers too soon, the real tragedy is unfolding offstage. The star of the show has been found dead, and the spotlight falls on Mordecai, whose reputation in the field of crime-solving precedes him. With a murderer waiting in the wings, it's up to Mordecai to derail the killer's performance...before it's curtains for another victim.

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The Hummingbird Wizard


Author: Meredith Blevins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765346834
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 758
When her oldest friend, Jerry, mysteriously turns up dead, widow Annie Szabo is forced into an uneasy alliance with Madam Ina, her powerful former mother-in-law and matriarch of a proud Gypsy clan, to find a killer with a dark and hidden agenda, using ancient curses, strange love magic, a Gypsy P.I., and other unusual resources to solve the crime. A first novel. Reprint.

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Murder by Misrule

A Francis Bacon Mystery
Author: Anna Castle
Publisher: Anna Castle
ISBN: 0986413097
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
View: 1797
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. Clarady, the son of a privateer, will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Powerful courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss ? and in danger ? until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

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The Man Who Invented the Calendar

Three Stories from One More Thing
Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408705990
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
View: 6940
The Man Who Invented the Calendar provides a taster of the darkly hilarious treasures that can be found in B. J. Novak's One More Thing. We'll meet a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; find out how February got its name; and learn the truth about the icing on carrot cake.

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The Incident at Fives Castle


Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 3765
It is Hogmanay, and Angela Marchmont is at Fives Castle, the Scottish seat of the Earl of Strathmerrick, to see in the start of 1928. But when she finds out that the Foreign Secretary, the American Ambassador and the Head of British Intelligence are also among the guests, Angela begins to suspect that something momentous is afoot. Before long, they are all snowed in and a body is discovered, and Angela soon finds suspicion directed against herself...

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The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi


Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 5549
While holidaying in Italy, Angela Marchmont is persuaded to postpone her trip to Venice and go to Stresa instead, to investigate a pair of spiritualists who are suspected of defrauding some of the town’s English residents out of their money. But what starts out as a minor matter swiftly becomes more serious when one of the residents in question is found dead in the beautiful gardens of his home, having apparently committed suicide. Seduced by the heady sights and scents of the Italian Lakes, and distracted by an unexpected encounter with an old adversary who seems bent on provoking her, Angela sets out to find out the truth of the affair and resume her journey to Venice before she forgets herself and loses her head—and her heart.

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The Problem At Two Tithes

An Angela Marchmont Mystery #7
Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Clara Benson
ISBN: 1326110667
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
View: 3454
A classic country house mystery. On a reluctant visit to her painfully respectable brother and his wife, Angela Marchmont finds herself once again caught up in murder when a local farmer is shot dead, apparently at the hands of his sworn enemy. But the case is not as simple as it seems, for other motives and suspects soon come to light. With reporters hot on the scent and her friend Inspector Jameson battling a conflict of interest, Angela must use all her ingenuity to unravel the case and bring the murderer to justice—or more than one person will suffer the consequences. Other books by Clara Benson: The Murder at Sissingham Hall The Mystery at Underwood House The Treasure at Poldarrow Point The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile The Incident at Fives Castle The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi Keywords: Mystery, Whodunit, Traditional British, 1920s, Women Sleuths, Female Detectives, Private Investigators, Cozy Mysteries, English Country House.

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The Gauguin Connection

A Genevieve Lenard Novel
Author: Estelle Ryan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480122987
Category: Fiction
Page: 426
View: 7038
Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries.Art crime at its worst.A straightforward murder investigation quickly turns into a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps weapons, a money-laundering charity, forged art and high-ranking EU officials abusing their power.As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.

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An English Murder


Author: Cyril Hare
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571339026
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 3352
The snow is thick, the phone line is down, and no one is getting in or out of Warbeck Hall. With friends and family gathered round the fire, all should be set for a perfect Christmas, but as the bells chime midnight, a mysterious murder takes place. Who can be responsible? The scorned young lover? The lord's passed-over cousin? The social climbing politician's wife? The Czech history professor? The obsequious butler? And perhaps the real question is: can any of them survive long enough to tell the tale?

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A Case of Conspiracy in Clerkenwell


Author: Clara Benson
Publisher: Mount Street Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
View: 1494
The ladies of Clerkenwell Central Hall are none too pleased at having their Temperance meetings disrupted by the rowdy Communists next door, but for Miss Olive Stapleton in particular, the uneasy coexistence proves fatal when she is found stabbed through the heart with a paper-knife. Enter Freddy Pilkington-Soames, who’s been recruited by British Intelligence to investigate a suspected Communist plot to stir up a general strike. Freddy thinks there’s more to Miss Stapleton’s death than meets the eye, but as he delves more deeply into the mystery it only becomes more puzzling. What is the connection between the murder and the coded newspaper advertisements? Is a Welsh firebrand politician really as harmless as he seems? And what does the beautiful wife of an Austrian revolutionary philosopher want from him? It all points to one thing: danger ahead. But time is running out, and Freddy must act fast to stop the conspirators, or risk becoming the unwitting pawn in a deadly game that threatens to bring the country to its knees.

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Past Crimes

A Compendium of Historical Mysteries
Author: Ashley Gardner,Jennifer Ashley
Publisher: Jennifer Ashley
ISBN: 1946455032
Category: Fiction
Page: 370
View: 6615

Lost Moorings


Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 280
View: 4078