The Quartet Murders

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Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542679169

Category: Murder

Page: 274

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When Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd witnesses the murder of a violin player at a concert at the Red Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, the killer appears to vanish from the building. Motives seem to surround possession of the priceless instrument played by the victim. Oldroyd's investigations first take him into the ruthless world of rich instrument collectors but as he and DS Carter start to unravel the mystery, they uncover connections with dark events in the past. The Second Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery. Revised edition

The Body in Jingling Pot

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Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540300737

Category:

Page: 292

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When a local man is found murdered deep in a cave system in strange circumstances, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Oldroyd and his new detective sergeant from London are involved in a perplexing investigation. There seems to be no shortage of suspects in the Yorkshire Dales village of Burnthwaite, but how did the body get to where it was discovered and how did it apparently disappear and reappear later? Solving the puzzle involves unusual historical research, a dramatic exploration of the caves and the hectic pursuit of the killers.The First Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery Revised edition

The Retreat

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Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477805176

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl's body was never found--and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers' retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events. When Lucas's investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret--a secret that someone will do anything to protect... What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat? From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet.

Raven Black

Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429964371

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers. Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.

Through a Narrow Door

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Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098596

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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Someone wanted would-be politician Malcolm Dale dead, and managed to achieve this aim without, apparently, leaving much in the way of clues, forensics, or witnesses. Here, then is a case for Detective Inspector Hillary Greene. But she has barely started before another case blows up, leaving her out of the loop and with too much time on her hands. She starts investigating but what she discovers leaves her reeling, with her own career in jeopardy and the fate of her team hanging in the balance. Moreover, DS Janine Tyler is now in charge of her original murder investigation and her old adversary Frank Ross is up to all his usual, dangerous tricks. Hillary will have to employ all her skills if she is to extricate herself...

By a Narrow Majority

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Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098626

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When a would-be politician is found battered to death in his kitchen, DI Hillary Greene is not convinced that the motive is political. After all, the victim was not universally popular in the small village where he lived, and it quickly transpires that he was having an affair. But then Hillary, working on another case, is abruptly and violently prevented from continuing with the murder investigation. Instead, another problem takes over all her time - a problem that could have serious ramifications for both herself, and her superiors. For as Hillary knows only too well, cops don't like it when they themselves come under investigation!

Red Bones

A Thriller

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429928403

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find—or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and Ann Cleeves's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.

Salvation of a Saint

A Detective Galileo Novel

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Author: Keigo Higashino

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250015863

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo" In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.

Narrow is the Way

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Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098650

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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This is a story of D.I. Hillary Greene and the strangled bride. When a beautiful bride is found strangled in a cow-shed, D.I. Hillary Greene knows that she is probably looking for a man, bridegroom or otherwise. The so-called bride turns out to be a guest from a fancy dress party, held at a nearby farmhouse and Hillary's eye turns first to the victim's boyfriend. He certainly has no alibi, but then again, no motive that she can find. Furthermore, there are no witnesses. And when it becomes evident that the unpopular victim had other men hanging on a string, Hillary realizes this case is going to be anything but simple. What could have enticed the victim into the filthy shed dressed, as she was in a beautiful gown of silk and satin? Hillary is going to have her plate full if she is to crack this puzzling case.

The Films of Oliver Reed

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Author: Susan D. Cowie,Tom Johnson

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786439065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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"The authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed's films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy. Each entry contains extensive cast and production credits, a synopsis, critical commentary and contemporary reviews. Included are forewords by actors Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody, and an afterword by director Michael Winner. "--Provided by publisher.

The Crow Trap

The First Vera Stanhope Mystery

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250122759

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes The Crow Trap: the debut book in the Vera Stanhope series now available for the first time in the U.S. Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey on the Northumberland countryside. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal....For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide... When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide--a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept. Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture--the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women's tangled lives in The Crow Trap. Ann Cleeves's popular Vera Stanhope books have been made into the hit series “Vera” starring Brenda Blethyn and are available in the U.S.

Cancel The Apocalypse

The New Path To Prosperity

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Author: Andrew Simms

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Ever get the feeling that things are falling apart? You're not alone. From bad banks to global warming it can all look hopeless, but what if everything could turn out, well, even better than before? What if the only thing holding us back is a lack of imagination and a surplus of old orthodoxies? In fascinating and iconoclastic detail - on everything from the cash in your pocket to the food on your plate and the shape of our working lives - Cancel the Apocalypse describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning, how excessive materialism has come at a terrible cost to our environment, and hasn't even made us any happier in the process. Simms believes passionately in the human capacity for change, and shows how the good life remains in our grasp. While global warming and financial meltdown might feel like modern day horsemen of the apocalypse, Simms shows how such end of the world scenarios offer us the chance for a new beginning.

A Potion to Die For

A Magic Potion Mystery

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Author: Heather Blake

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101593636

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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TROUBLE IS BREWING… As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched. But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

City of the Lost

A Rockton Novel

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Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250092159

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, and living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want: She's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding—in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives. An edgy, gripping crime novel from bestselling urban fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world.

Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic

The World of the Lascelles, 1648–1834

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Author: S. D. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945885X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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From the mid-seventeenth century to the 1830s, successful gentry capitalists created an extensive business empire centered on slavery in the West Indies, but inter-linked with North America, Africa, and Europe. S. D. Smith examines the formation of this British Atlantic World from the perspective of Yorkshire aristocratic families who invested in the West Indies. At the heart of the book lies a case study of the plantation-owning Lascelles and the commercial and cultural network they created with their associates. The Lascelles exhibited high levels of business innovation and were accomplished risk-takers, overcoming daunting obstacles to make fortunes out of the New World. Dr Smith shows how the family raised themselves first to super-merchant status and then to aristocratic pre-eminence. He also explores the tragic consequences for enslaved Africans with chapters devoted to the slave populations and interracial relations. This widely researched book sheds new light on the networks and the culture of imperialism.

Shetland

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509809805

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.

Love in Idleness

And, Less Than Kind

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Author: Terence Rattigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421646

Category: Drama

Page: 213

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Love in Idleness is the third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays (after Flare Path and While the Sun Shines). It is published here alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind, which was never staged during Rattigan's lifetime. Michael, eighteen, returns to wartime London from schooling in Canada, brimming with youthful left-wing convictions. Reunited with his mother, he is alarmed as he begins to realise that she is the mistress of a leading member of the war cabinet. Sparks fly between the idealistic younger man and the pragmatic politician, while the mother is torn between them... Rattigan's first version of this comedy, Less Than Kind, was never staged and never published until 2011, the centenary of his birth. Instead it was substantially rewritten at the behest of the Lunts, who were to star in the premiere production, and it opened in the West End in 1944 as Love in Idleness. This volume presents both plays in full so that readers may judge for themselves which is the better. Less Than Kind was premiered in London in January 2011. This edition includes an authoritative introduction by Dan Rebellato, a biographical sketch and chronology.

The Missing Ones

An absolutely gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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Author: Patricia Gibney

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811502

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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