Keywords: british

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2002

JEZEBELS DAUGHTER by Wilkie Collins TO ALBERTO CACCIA Let me begin by informing you, that this new novel does not present the proposed sequel to my last work of fictionThe Fallen Leaves. The first part of that story has, through circumstances connected with the various forms of publications adopted thus far, addressed itself to a comparatively limited class of readers in England. When the book is finally reprinted in its cheapest formthen, and then only, it will appeal to the great audience of ...

Keywords: British -- Germany -- Fiction Death -- Fiction Germany -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Insanity -- Fiction Poisons -- Fiction Widows -- Fiction
Madame Koska and the Imperial Brooch

Madame Koska and the Imperial Brooch


Ilil Arbel

ISBN: 9781947727205
Year of publication: 2017

Ilil Arbel MADAME KOSKA THE IMPERIAL BROOCH Dedicated to my son Alan M. Arbel, whose expertise in the genres of literary and true crime was an inspiration, and my daughter-in-law Rachel Levine-Arbel, who truly understands the joy of the world of high fashion. Acknowledgments I would like to thank all the wonderful people who went beyond the call of duty to help with this book. They are listed in alphabetical order of their last name, since how else could I establish precedence Ms. Kathleen Fish ...

Keywords: 1920s British female sleuth Mystery Suspense
The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door


Ruth Rendell

ISBN: 9781476784328
Year of publication: 2014

CHAPTER ONE HE WAS A handsome man. A handsome boy, his mother called him, because she started praising his looks when he was five. Before that, he received the compliments children necessarily get: Beautiful baby and Isnt he lovely His father was never there. He left school at fourteen you could then and went to work in a market garden, a slaughterhouse and finally a cosmetic factory. The bosss daughter fell in love with him. He was twenty by then, so they got married. Anitas father said he ...

Keywords: Mystery & Detective Traditional British
The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn


Don Gutteridge

ISBN:
Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge The Bishops Pawn ONE Toronto: March, 1839 Doubtful Dick Dougherty was taking his early-morningconstitutional, ambling placidly down the west side of Bay Streetas he had done now each day for the past six weeks. Ambling wouldhave been his own description of his descent, though the rarecity-dweller abroad at seven A.M. in the near-dark might havereferred to the locomotion of his three-hundred-pound bulk moreaptly as trundelling. Still, such ordinary folk seemed pleasedenough to see ...

Keywords: 19th century british north america crime historical thriller marc edwards new york city ontario politics toronto upper canada
Work. Rest. Repeat.

Work. Rest. Repeat.


Frank Tayell

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

Frank Tayell WORK. REST. REPEAT. A Post-Apocalyptic Detective Novel Dedicated to family and friends Prologue - An Ordinary Shift Twenty-six hours before voting begins Ely ducked, and the fist sailed past his face. As he straightened, something struck the side of his head. His helmet took the brunt of the impact, but he staggered forwards, knocking two of the brawling workers to the floor. Half turning, he lashed out and grabbed a fistful of arm and cloth. He didnt know if it was the person whod ...

Keywords: british detective novel british science fiction thriller colonization dystopian serial killer
Gulf War One

Gulf War One


Hugh McManners

ISBN: 9780091935986
Year of publication: 2010

Hugh McManners THE TRUTH FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE FOREWORD In 1990 I was the Commander of the British armoured division sent to the Gulf, as part of the coalition force in Saudi Arabia, which would ultimately fight Saddam Husseins army and liberate Kuwait. As Commander, my view of the events of the war was influenced particularly by three factors. First, there was the need to acquire, organise and train the forces I was allocated into a fighting formation, capable of defeating the enemy in such ...

Keywords: British Army Desert Storm
Their Darkest Hour

Their Darkest Hour


Christopher G Nuttall

ISBN: 9781310046148
Year of publication: 2014

Christopher Nuttall THEIR DARKEST HOUR No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than mans and yet as mortal as his own across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. H.G. Wells Prologue The senior ...

Keywords: alien invasion British Army Galactic Empire invasion from space occupation ufo
Operation Snakebite

Operation Snakebite


Stephen Grey

ISBN: 9780141923949
Year of publication: 2009

Stephen Grey OPERATION SNAKEBITE The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege Both the American and the British forces guaranteed to me they knew what they were doing, and I made the mistake of listening to them. And when they came in, the Taliban came. Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan TASK FORCE HELMAND OCTOBER 2007 Authors Note War is organized chaos. It involves men and women who have to make decisions about the lives of others under conditions of great stress. What follows is ...

Keywords: Afghanistan Airborne British Army Paras
Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

UNEASY MONEY By P. G. Wodehouse 1 In a day in June, at the hour when London moves abroad in quest of lunch, a young man stood at the entrance of the Bandolero Restaurant looking earnestly up Shaftesbury Avenuea large young man in excellent condition, with a pleasant, good-humoured, brown, clean-cut face. He paid no attention to the stream of humanity that flowed past him. His mouth was set and his eyes wore a serious, almost a wistful expression. He was frowning slightly. One would have said ...

Keywords: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction British -- United States -- Fiction Humorous stories Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Love stories New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
The Intrusion of Jimmy

The Intrusion of Jimmy


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY BY P.G. WODEHOUSE CHAPTER I JIMMY MAKES A BET The main smoking-room of the Strollers Club had been filling for the last half-hour, and was now nearly full. In many ways, the Strollers, though not the most magnificent, is the pleasantest club in New York. Its ideals are comfort without pomp and it is given over after eleven oclock at night mainly to the Stage. Everybody is young, clean-shaven, and full of conversation: and the conversation strikes a purely professional ...

Keywords: British -- United States -- Fiction Burglary -- Fiction Humorous stories Love stories New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction Police -- Family relationships -- Fiction
A Murder of Crows

A Murder of Crows


P F Chisholm

ISBN: 1590587375
Year of publication: 2011

P. F. Chisholm A Murder of Crows Prologue A hunchback and a poet met in the glorious gardens belonging to the hunchbacks father. The poet was dusty and tired, having ridden up from London to report to his new employer on the sensational events in and around the Fleet Prison the previous Sunday. The hunchback preferred to sit in the shade, dressed in his customary black damask and white falling band, his lean handsome face tilted slightly sideways to listen more carefully. Beside him, since he ...

Keywords: & & British Fiction Historical Literature MARKED Mystery Mystery; Thriller Suspense
The Sea-Hawk

The Sea-Hawk


Rafael Sabatini

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE SEA-HAWK By Rafael Sabatini NOTE Lord Henry Goade, who had, as we shall see, some personal acquaintance with Sir Oliver Tressilian, tells us quite bluntly that he was ill-favoured. But then his lordship is addicted to harsh judgments and his perceptions are not always normal. He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the ugliest woman that ever I saw. As far as we can glean from his own voluminous writings it would seem to be extremely doubtful whether he ever saw Anne of Cleves ...

Keywords: Adventure stories Africa British -- Africa Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Historical fiction Muslims -- Fiction North -- Fiction Pirates -- Fiction Sea stories
Last Rites

Last Rites


John Harvey

ISBN: 9781932859614
Year of publication: 1998

John Harvey Last Rites One It was twelve years since shed seen him. Not that she hadnt wanted to, hadnt written to him often enough, in the early days at least, asking him to change his mind. Featherstone, Haverigg, Wandsworth, the Scrubs. Begging him, near enough. Hell get over it with time, shed thought, feeling the way he does. At first she had gone anyway, long journeys, sometimes by car, more usually by train. Not to contravene his word, only to be there, be near him, share something of the ...

Keywords: & Detective Fiction General Mystery Police Procedural Suspense Traditional British