Malice in the Cotswolds


Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749011076

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9689

Thea Osborne, accompanied by her beloved spaniel Hepzie, has had her fair share of unfortunate occurrences while house-sitting. Her new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker is no exception. The somewhat unsettling village of Snowshill has Thea on edge as soon as she arrives, and soon enough she becomes entangled in another horrifying murder. Thea, alongside friends Drew Slocombe and DS Sonia Gladwin, works to uncover a sinister plot, where seemingly separate lives are intertwined in strange and secretive relationships. A malicious web of suspects leads Thea through the lives of the villagers and their secrets, to London and beyond.



Author: Linda Guyan

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487405642

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 7078

Blair Russo makes the biggest mistake of her life when she hires private detective Jack Darrow to help solve the brutal slayings of her sister and brother-in-law. One unforgettable night in New York, Jack delivers a shocking message that turns Blair's world upside down. Jack's idea of fun is to play a deadly game, promising that people close to Blair will die in her hometown of Greenpointe, California-not now, but at some point in the future-all just for fun. More than a year passes before Blair receives a package from Jack-he's in town and he's ready to play. As Jack's game of murder begins, the body count steadily rises. Is Jack's game really what it seems? What secrets and lies are hiding behind the handsome and charismatic Jack Darrow? Does someone else know about the game? A deadly surprise is waiting where and when it is least suspected. Someone else has malice in mind.

Theatre in the Cotswolds

the Boles Watson family and the Cirencester Theatre


Author: Anthony Denning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854300549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 1136

Truth, Love & A Little Malice


Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181359

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 1667

Born in 1915 in pre-Partition Punjab, Khushwant Singh, perhaps India’s most widely read and controversial writer has been witness to most of the major events in modern Indian history from Independence and Partition to the Emergency and Operation Blue Star and has known many of the figures who have shaped it. With clarity and candour, he writes of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, the terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the talented and scandalous painter Amrita Shergil, and everyday people who became butchers during Partition. Writing of his own life, too, Khushwant Singh remains unflinchingly forthright. He records his professional triumphs and failures as a lawyer, journalist, writer and Member of Parliament; the comforts and disappointments in his marriage of over sixty years; his first, awkward sexual encounter; his phobia of ghosts and his fascination with death; the friends who betrayed him, and also those whom he failed.

Malice Poetic


Author: Betty Rowlands

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471907414

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 4961

When Melissa Craig arrives for a stay in Uphanger Manor in the Cotswolds, she walks straight into an atmosphere of hostility and suspicion, which alerts her crime-writer's mind. Why is the owner, Stewart Miles Haughan, so unpopular with his employees? What lies behind the tension between him and his wife? Who is the composer of the haunting poems that keep appearing among his correspondence, and why is he taking them so seriously? Haughan practically coerces Melissa into trying to track down the anonymous poet. Then things start to turn nasty . . . 'Full of sharp insights with an unexpected twist in the tail' Val McDermid

The Sunne in Splendour


Author: Sharon Penman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230768709

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 6495

This special thirtieth anniversary edition of the bestselling The Sunne in Splendour, features an author's note from Sharon Penman. Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was seven months short of his nineteenth birthday when he bloodied himself at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, earning his legendary reputation as a battle commander in the Wars of the Roses, and ending the Lancastrian line of succession. But Richard was far more than a warrior schooled in combat. He was also a devoted brother, an ardent suitor, a patron of the arts, an indulgent father, a generous friend. Above all, he was a man of fierce loyalties, great courage and firm principles, who was ill at ease among the intrigues of Edward's court. The very codes Richard lived by ultimately betrayed him. But he was betrayed by history too. Leaving no heir, his reputation was at the mercy of his successor, and Henry Tudor had too much at stake to risk mercy. Thus was born the myth of King Richard III, the man who would stop at nothing to gain the throne. Filled with the sights and sounds of battle, the customs and love of daily life, the rigours and dangers of Court politics and the touching concerns of very real men and women, The Sunne in Splendour is a richly coloured tapestry of medieval England.