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The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- Fiction
The Break

The Break


Sean Gabb

ISBN: 9781310247996
Year of publication: 2014

Sean Gabb THE BREAK Chapter One Though it could hold a dozen oarsmen, the longboat had a draft shallow enough to get it within a few yards of the shore. Jennifer had to clutch hard to steady herself as a sudden ebbing of the waves made it scrape on the shingle. With an easy motion, Count Robert was straight over the side. For a moment, the sea came up to his waist. Then it dropped below his knees. Come on, my Little Bear he cried in Latin. He laughed and said more, but the massive roar of the ...

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Ransom

Ransom


Danielle Steel

ISBN: 9780440240761
Year of publication: 2005

Four different lives. One act that changes everything forever.RANSOM PRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEELSteel pulls out all the emotional stops. She delivers.Publishers WeeklySteel is one of the bestLos Angeles TimesThe worlds most popular author tells a good, well-paced story and explores some important issues. Steel affirms life while admitting its turbulence, melodramas, and misfiring passions.BooklistDanielle Steel writes boldly and with practiced vividness about tragedyboth national and personal with ...

Keywords: Contemporary Ex-convicts Family life Fiction General Kidnapping Police Romance San Francisco (Calif.) Suspense Widows
Deadly Assets

Deadly Assets


W E B Griffin

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

W. E. B. Griffin Deadly Assets I ONE Broad Street and Erie Avenue, North Philadelphia Monday, December 17, 8:45 P.M. Matt Payne impatiently squeezed past the small groups of passengers that had just gotten off the subway train cars of the Broad Street Line, and moved with purpose down the tiled concourse toward the exit. The muscular twenty-seven-year-old was six feet tall and a solid one-seventy-five. His chiseled face had a two-day scrub of beard. Behind black sunglasses, dark circles hung ...

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Crowner's Quest

Crowner's Quest


Bernard Knight

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

Bernard Knight Crowners Quest Glossary ABJURER A criminal or accused person who sought sanctuary in a church and then elected to abjure by confessing his sin to the coroner and leaving the realm of England for ever, to avoid being mutilated or hanged. He had to proceed on foot, dressed in sackcloth and carrying a wooden cross, to a port nominated by the coroner and take the first ship abroad. If there was a delay, he had to wade out up to his knees in every tide, to show his willingness to ...

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Mykonos After Midnight

Mykonos After Midnight


Jeffrey Siger

ISBN: 9781464201837
Year of publication: 2013

Jeffrey Siger Mykonos After Midnight Magick: It is theoretically possible to cause in any object any change of which that object is capable by nature. Aleister Crowley 18751947 The Wickedest Man On Earth Chapter One The man kept pressing on the doorbell. Hed come this far and was not about to leave without speaking to his friend. Maybe hed been wrong to call Christos an old fool, but that was no reason for ending a fifty-year friendship. For two days in a row Christos had been missing from ...

Keywords: & & Fiction Literature Mystery Mystery; Thriller Police Procedurals Suspense
A Plague of Heretics

A Plague of Heretics


Bernard Knight

ISBN: 9781847393296
Year of publication: 2010

Bernard Knight A Plague of Heretics Prologue November 1196 The chapman could see that it was an unusual sort of funeral, even for such an outlandish place as Lympstone. There were corpses, bearers, mourners and a grave, but it was nothing like he had ever seen before. He shrugged his bulky pack from his back and set it down with some relief on the dusty road outside the church gate. Behind him, the track led down to a primitive wharf, where the river lapped against the muddy banks of the estuary ...

Keywords: & _NB_Fixed Coroners Detective Devon (England) Fiction Great Britain – History – Angevin period; 1154-1216 Historical lorraine Mystery Police Procedural rt – England
Crowner Royal

Crowner Royal


Bernard Knight

ISBN: 9781847393289
Year of publication: 2010

Bernard Knight Crowner Royal CHAPTER ONE In which Crowner John loses a corpse Not half as good as Marys, but it will have to do us for now, grunted John de Wolfe, looking down into a wooden bowl in which a few lumps of meat floated in a pallid stew. Across the small table, Gwyn of Polruan was already slurping his food from a horn spoon, alternately dipping a hunk of barley bread into the liquid. Its not too bad, Crowner At least its piping hot, though I dont know that we need that on a day like ...

Keywords: & Coroners – England Detective Devon (England) Fiction Great Britain Historical lorraine Mystery Police Procedural rt – History – Angevin period; 1154-1216
The Intrusion of Jimmy

The Intrusion of Jimmy


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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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 ...

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Glasgow Kiss

Glasgow Kiss


Alex Gray

ISBN: 9780751540772
Year of publication: 2009

Alex Gray Glasgow Kiss The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid Psalm 27 verse 1 PROLOGUE Her lips were still warm when he kissed them, petal-soft, unyielding. It was like kissing a childs lips at bed time: he could remember that sensation, recalling vividly how the drowsy breath exhaled in a tiny shudder. But the girl made no response even when he let his finger run across her cheek, down to the corner of her mouth. ...

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The Survivors Club

The Survivors Club


J Carson Black

ISBN: 9781612182711
Year of publication: 2013

Praise for The Survivors Club An utterly engrossing thriller. The Survivors Club grips us from the very start and simply doesnt let go. The novel seamlessly achieves that rarity in crime fiction: making our palms sweat while bringing the characters and their stories straight into our hearts. Bravo Jeffery Deaver, New York Times Bestselling author of The Kill Room Welcome to The Survivors Club where cheating death just once may not be enough. J. Carson Blacks latest thriller takes you into a ...

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Dexter's Final Cut

Dexter's Final Cut


Jeff Lindsay

ISBN: 1409144909
Year of publication: 2013

Jeff Lindsay Dexters Final Cut INTRODUCTION Its not that bad being dead. surprising, really, when you think about it. I mean, everyone always seems so very terrified of the whole thing, weeping and moaning and spending years of anguish brooding about the possibility of an afterlife. And yet, here I lay in peaceful repose, quiet, pain-free, without a care in the world, doing nothing more metaphysically complicated than remembering my Last Meal-an excellent pastrami sandwich. It was brought to me, ...

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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 ...

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The Malcontenta

The Malcontenta


Barry Maitland

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

Barry Maitland The Malcontenta Part One 1 Kathy could feel the tension in Gordon Dowling at her side, and it irritated her unreasonably. They were only going to London, for Gods sake. He had developed this frown as the landscape had changed from the rolling countryside of the green belt into the constipated clutter of the outer suburbs, and the frown had deepened and his nose developed a nervous twitch as they had worked their way further into south London. Do you get up to London much she had ...

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Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor


Radclyffe

ISBN: 9781933110134
Year of publication: 2004

Safe Harbor by RadclyffeChapter OneProvincetowns newest, and only, deputy sheriff pulled her cruiser to a stop in the parking lot overlooking Herring Cove. It was 6 a.m. on a clear, crisp morning in May. Other than a Winnebago parked at the far end of the lot, she was alone. To her right stretched the curve of sand leading to Race Point, and in the distance she could make out the figures of a few early morning walkers. Seagulls swayed low over the water, searching for their breakfast, their ...

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