Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672767

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 718

Lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth… A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment of her arrival, China knows that something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced—and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future…

Death at Bishop's Keep


Author: Robin Paige

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425164358

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 3969

Kathryn Ardleigh, an outspoken, free-thinking American, accepts employment with a kindly maiden aunt living in Victorian England and finds herself investigating a mysterious death at an archaeological excavation and two other murders much closer to home. Reprint.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies


Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 439

View: 9956

Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Life, Death and the Elderly

Historical Perspectives


Author: Margaret Pelling,Reader in Social History of Medicine Margaret Pelling,Richard M. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134833539

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 399

Debates on policy concerning medical care and social welfare of the elderly become ever more pressing, and many of the assumptions on which they are based are now open to question. This study sets out to provide a historical perspective on the economic, medical, class and gender relations of the elderly, which until now have received relatively little attention. In particular, the position of the elderly is linked to the fundamental issues of health, disability and medical care. With attention currently focused on the setting of the retirement age, community and family care, and pensions, as well as wider debates on the rights of the elderly, this volume aims to supply a historical context for such issues.

The King’s Bishops

The Politics of Patronage in England and Normandy, 1066–1216


Author: E. Crosby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137352124

Category: History

Page: 519

View: 1653

This is the first detailed comparative study of patronage as an instrument of power in the relations between kings and bishops in England and Normandy after the Conquest. Esteemed medievalist Everett U. Crosby considers new perspectives of medieval state-building and the vexed relations between secular and ecclesiastical authority.