A Man Lay Dead

Inspector Roderick Alleyn #1

Author: Ngaio Marsh

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press

ISBN: 1934609951

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

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An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.

The Girl Is Trouble

Author: Kathryn Miller Haines

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596438266

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.

Mortal Friends

A Novel

Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061940518

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“Murder, blackmail, and betrayal, all set against the glittering backdrop of Washington society.” —The Today Show No one knows the world of high society better that New York Times bestselling author Jane Stanton Hitchcock—and no one captures its behind-the-scenes scandals and secrets better. In Mortal Friends, the Edgar® Award-nominated author of Trick of the Eye and Social Crimes offers readers a comedy of manners and murders which Barbara Goldsmith describes as a “dizzying dash through the heights of Washington society, a high velocity novel with more twists than a corkscrew.” Dominick Dunne said, “I had a great weekend with this book.” Find out how the other half live—and die—by spending some quality time with Mortal Friends.

Murder a la Richelieu

Author: Anita Blackmon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781479425983

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Meet Adelaide Adams, spinster and amateur sleuth, who is sometimes irreverently referred to by members of the younger generation as "Old Battle-ax." As Miss Adams says: "I was knitting in the lobby of the Hotel Richelieu the morning it all started. And not until it was forever too late did I recognize the tragic significance back of Polly Lawson's pink jabot and the Anthony woman's false eyelashes. And as I sat there knitting on my afghan there was nothing to warn me that it would serve as a shroud for a woman who was to die horribly at my feet. Nor at that time could any power on earth have convinced me that I should find myself late one terrible night, sans my dress and false hair, dangling from the eaves of the Richelieu Hotel in pursuit of a triple slayer." It is easy to see that the situation at the Richelieu was not a simple one. However, Adelaide Adams, was hard to swerve from her purpose, and in the end her "blundering" -- as Officer Sweeney was wont to call it -- unveiled a murderer too clever by far for the conventional police. A fun book sure to appeal to fans of classic detective fiction! Anita Blackmon Smith (1893-1943) was a prolific mystery author who published more than 1,000 short stories and a handful of novels. She wrote in the "Had I But Known" school. Her other novels include "Her Private Devil," "Handmade Rainbows," and "There Is No Return" (the second Adelaide Adams mystery).

Murder at Marble House

Author: Alyssa Maxwell

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290853

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance. . . Responding to a frantic call on her newfangled telephone from her eighteen-year-old cousin, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Emma Cross arrives at the Marble House mansion and learns the cause of her distress--Consuelo's mother, Alva, is forcing her into marriage with the Duke of Marlborough. Her mother has even called in a fortune teller to assure Consuelo of a happy future. But the future is short-lived for the fortune teller, who is found dead by her crystal ball, strangled with a silk scarf. Standing above her is one of the Vanderbilts' maids, who is promptly taken into police custody. After the frenzy has died down, Consuelo is nowhere to be found. At Alva's request, Emma must employ her sleuthing skills to determine if the vanishing Vanderbilt has eloped with the beau of her choice--or if her disappearance may be directly connected to the murder. . .

Strangeways to Oldham

Author: Andrea Frazer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681465612

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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From the author of the Falconer Files, a series featuring a pair of amateur sleuths and a delightful outpouring of English upper-class eccentricities - with the odd murder thrown in. Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of one of her breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. If she wasn't calling a spade a shovel, it was only because she was calling it 'trumps'! On a visit to a local nursing home where an old business partner of her father's is residing, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon murder as well. Installing Hugo in the more civilised and comfortable surroundings of Belchester Towers, the pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector and is incensed when he treats her as a silly old biddy with an over-active imagination. Her outrage prompts her to teach the impertinent young whipper-snapper a lesson, and she and Hugo (Zimmer frame in tow) embark upon their first investigation, only for murder to become a distressingly frequent occurrence ...

A Quiet Life in the Country

A Lady Hardcastle Mystery

Author: T. E. Kinsey

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503938267

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Revised edition: This edition of A Quiet Life In The Country includes editorial revisions.

Murder at the Breakers

Author: Alyssa Maxwell

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290837

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood. . . Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do--report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .

Malice at the Palace

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425260445

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing."--Publisher marketing.

Sacred Natural Sites

Conserving Nature and Culture

Author: Bas Verschuuren,Jeffrey McNeely,Gonzalo Oviedo,Robert Wild

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136530746

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas, heritage sites. Sacred natural sites may well be some of the last strongholds for building resilient networks of connected landscapes. They also form important nodes for maintaining a dynamic socio-cultural fabric in the face of global change. The diverse authors bridge the gap between approaches to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity by taking into account cultural and spiritual values together with the socio-economic interests of the custodian communities and other relevant stakeholders.

Four Years of Fighting

A Volume of Personal Observation with the Army and Navy, from the First Battle of Bull Run to the Fall of Richmond

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 558

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The Royal Assassin

Author: Kate Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425266621

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society . . . When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen's cousin. When Kira's bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident. The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira's English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn't the only motive in the case - and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge. Praise for the Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series-'An engaging heroine.' New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Brightwell'Engrossing.' Publishers Weekly'Delightful adventure in Victorian England.' Victoria Thompson

Deadly Scandal

Author: Kate Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996483124

Category:

Page: 338

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A new widow in 1930s London tries to discover the identity of her husband's killer.She is followed and her flat is searched, but she is determined. She obtains a job in the society section of a large metropolitan daily, but the job comes with a secondary assignment...in a Europe stumbling toward war.

Medium Raw

A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Anthony Bourdain's long-awaited sequel to Kitchen Confidential, the worldwide bestseller.

Picture Me Gone

Author: Meg Rosoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698135385

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss. Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she’s closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.

The Exploration Of The World

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849646483

Category: History

Page: 490

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Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus down to that of Livingstone and Stanley," of those voyages of exploration and discovery which are among the most exciting episodes in the history of human enterprise. The wonderful journey of Marco Polo; the voyages of Columbus and Vasco da Gama; the conquests of Cortez and Pizarro; the old Arctic discoveries; the explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in North America—these exploits form a worthy subject for the most ambitious work of such a writer; and when he brings to the treatment of such material all the dash and vivid picluresqueness of his own creations, it may be imagined that he makes a book worth reading.

Dark of the West

Author: Joanna Hathaway

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765396432

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war. Code Name Verity meets The Winner's Curse in Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children. Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.