The Silver Locomotive Mystery (Inspector Robert Colbeck, by Edward Marston

By Edward Marston

An exquisitely designed silver coffee-pot within the form of a locomotive is on its technique to Cardiff within the care of the younger, gifted silversmith, Hugh Kellow. it's been commissioned through prosperous ironmaster Clifford Tomkins for his acquisitive spouse, who wishes it to be the envy of all her pals – and enemies.

But the coffee-pot is stolen. whilst a ugly homicide is dedicated on the Railway inn, Winifred Tomkins is distraught. worrying little for the lifeless silversmith, all she will be able to take into consideration is her lacking treasure. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming of the Detective division are summoned to Wales from London by way of telegraph and they're quickly faced by means of a few extra crimes. the placement is advanced by way of the coming of a recognized theatre corporation and through revelations of illicit liaisons between participants of the neighborhood excessive society. there's no scarcity of suspects and Colbeck has to sift via layers of deceit to discover the killer – sooner than it really is too late.

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Alexander in Babylon - Vollständige Ausgabe: Das letzte Jahr by Jakob Wassermann

By Jakob Wassermann

Dieses publication: "Alexander in Babylon (Historischer Roman) - Vollständige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.

Alexander in Babylon ist ein historischer Roman von Jakob Wassermann, der 1905 in Berlin erschien. Über den historischen Recherchen zum Roman habe der Autor vier Jahre verbracht. Zur Handlung: Im Frühling des Jahres 324 v. Chr. erreicht Alexander mit den Resten seines Heeres Susa. Alexander hält ein fürchterliches Strafgericht unter Statthaltern, Richtern und Steuerverwaltern ab, die seine lange Abwesenheit in Indien zur Bereicherung ausgenutzt hatten. Unter den Makedoniern in der Truppe Alexanders behauptet ein Soldat, der aus Ekbatana kommt, von dort aus rückten dreißigtausend junge Perser, in makedonische Rüstung eingekleidet und in allen Übungen der Phalanx geschult, an. Die Makedonier fürchten, Alexander vertraue ihnen, seinen Landsleuten, nicht mehr. Phason, einer ihrer Hauptleute, vernimmt das dumpfe Grollen des Aufruhrs. Probleme werden auf der Stelle mit dem Schwert gelöst. Phason tötet den Soldaten, der die Nachricht überbrachte. Alexander heiratet Stateira, Tochter des Dareios. Das Gesicht der Braut ist von einer merkwürdigen bösen Regungslosigkeit. Vielleicht denkt sie an ihre Nebenbuhlerin Roxane, die im Königspalast zu Babylon auf Alexander wartet. Hephästion fängt an der Hochzeitstafel einen einzigen Blick Alexanders auf und meint daraus ablesen zu können: Der König weiß alles über die letzte Verschwörung. Arrhidäos, zwei Jahre jünger als Alexander, ist Sohn des Königs Philipp und einer thessalischen Tänzerin...

Jakob Wassermann (1873-1934) conflict ein deutsch-jüdischer Schriftsteller.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (Boleyn, Book 1) by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

Terrific ancient by way of No. 1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, the queen of Tudor novels.

Politics and fervour are inextricably sure jointly during this compelling novel of the Tudor court.

The Boleyn relatives is raring to upward push in the course of the ranks of society, and what higher strategy to allure the eye of the main robust within the land than during the charms of 1 of the daughters, Mary Boleyn, at courtroom? yet Mary turns into the king's mistress at a time of switch. He desperately wishes an heir.

When Mary's sister Anne catches the king's eye, she won't conform to be his mistress - in simple terms his spouse. What occurs subsequent is usual wisdom -- yet the following it's instructed in a fashion we've by no means heard it earlier than, with all of Philippa Gregory's attribute perceptiveness, subsidized via meticulous historic learn and amazing storytelling abilities.

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The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

By Michael Shaara

Within the 4 so much bloody and brave days of our nation's background, armies fought for 2 conflicting goals. One dreamed of freedom, the opposite of a lifestyle. excess of rifles and bullets have been carried into conflict. there have been stories. there have been provides. there has been love. and much greater than males fell on these Pennsylvania fields. vivid futures, untested innocence, and pristine good looks have been additionally the casualties of struggle. Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is exclusive, sweeping, unforgettable--the dramatic tale of the battleground for America's future.

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The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

By Sarah Jio

A sweeping saga of long-lost love, a mysterious portray, an unspeakable tragedy and the seashore bungalow on the middle of all of it ...
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In the summer time of 1942, newly engaged Anne Calloway units off to serve within the military Nurse Corps at the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. extra exhilarated by means of the journey of an entire life than she ever was once by means of her predictable fiancé, she is attracted to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship quickly blossoms into colors as deep because the hibiscus plants local to the island. below the thatched roof of an deserted seashore bungalow, the 2 proportion a inner most world-until they witness a grotesque crime, Westry is unexpectedly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of warfare.

A undying tale of tolerating ardour, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's choice to find the reality in regards to the dual losses--of lifestyles, and of love--that have haunted her for seventy years.

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The Dutiful Wife by April Kihlstrom

By April Kihlstrom

A headstrong Lord will get the problem of his existence during this unique Signet Regency Romance from April Kihlstrom.

NEVER sooner than released

A stipulation in his father's Will calls for Edmund, Lord Rothwood to marry by way of his twenty-fifth birthday, or forfeit the majority of his inheritance. looking for a dutiful spouse who will permit him do as he pleases, Edmund recollects younger, docile Beatrix Trowley, whom he met years in the past, and believes she is going to do properly.

With her family's welfare to contemplate, Beatrix quick accepts Edmund's provide. yet in basic terms then does he become aware of that the as soon as docile Beatrix is now a vivacious lady who will problem his expectancies at each turn--and simply will be the real love of his existence.

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Le nove chiavi dell'antiquario (Parthenope Trilogy, Book 1) by Martin Rua

By Martin Rua

Gerusalemme, 1118. Alcuni monaci del neonato Ordine dei Poveri Cavalieri di Cristo, più tardi noti come Templari, fanno una scoperta inquietante nelle viscere del Monte del Tempio. Berlino, 1945. Un gruppo scelto di uomini si inoltra nella capitale del Terzo Reich devastata dai bombardamenti, according to recuperare un prezioso manufatto. Napoli, 2012. l. a. vita dell'antiquario Lorenzo Aragona procede tranquilla, finché una giovane donna dell'Est, comparsa misteriosamente, lo trascina in una drammatica vicenda dai risvolti esoterici. Ma chi è veramente Anna Nikitovna Glyz e che cosa lega suo nonno al nonno di Lorenzo? in keeping with scoprirlo, i due iniziano un viaggio seguendo tracce e simboli da interpretare e decifrare. Un viaggio che, da Gerusalemme a Berlino, porta a Napoli e a Kiev, fino a Roma, e che presto imagine i contorni di una fuga. Perché tutti gli indizi che Anna e Lorenzo trovano conducono a un misterioso e millenario enigma... il Codice Baphomet. Cosa si cela dietro questo antichissimo arcano ideato e tenuto segreto sino a oggi dai leggendari maghi caldei?

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River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy, Book 2) by Amitav Ghosh

By Amitav Ghosh

A Washington publish striking Fiction e-book for 2011

The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a shipment of indentured servants, is within the grip of a cyclone within the Bay of Bengal; one of the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her place of birth along with her lover, Kalua.

The typhoon additionally threatens the clipper send Anahita, groaning with the most important consignment of opium ever to go away India for Canton. And the Redruth, a nursery send, consists of Frederick "Fitcher" Penrose, a horticulturist decided to trace down the valuable treasures of China which are hidden in simple sight: its crops that experience the ability to heal, or decorate, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-town, or international Enclave: a tumultuous international unto itself the place civilizations conflict and occasionally fuse. it's a powder keg watching for a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.

Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and gentle love tales abound. yet this can be even more than an impossible to resist page-turner. The blind quest for funds, the primacy of the drug alternate, the concealment of base impulses in the back of the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke the 19th and twenty-first centuries converge, and the result's a eating historic novel with strong modern resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its shiny storytelling, antic humor, and wealthy narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh keeps the epic that has charmed and forced readers all around the globe.

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The Curiosity Keeper (Treasures of Surrey Series, Book 1) by Sarah E. Ladd

By Sarah E. Ladd

"It is not only a ruby, as you assert. it's huge as a quail's egg, nonetheless untouched and unpolished. And it really is rumored to both bless or curse whoever possesses it."

Camille Iverness can look after herself. She's performed so because the day her mom deserted the kinfolk and left Camille to run their shabby interest store. but if a violent betrayal leaves her injured without position to conceal, Camille needs to permit a mysterious stranger to come back to her aid.

Jonathan Gilchrist by no means desired to inherit Kettering corridor. As a moment son, he was once content material to paintings because the village apothecary. but if his brother's demise made him inheritor simply as his father's silly judgements positioned the property in danger, purely the sale of a important possession—a ruby referred to as the Bevoy—can store the relations from spoil. however the gem has disappeared. And all trails bring about Iverness interest Shop—and the gorgeous store woman who could be the solution to his many questions.

Caught on the intersection of benefits and curses, greed and deceit, those made up our minds souls needs to unite to guard what they carry pricey. but if a keenness that shines a ways brighter than any gem is ignited, they are going to need to make a decision how a lot they're keen to possibility for his or her destiny, love, and happiness.

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The Outlander Series: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon

By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon's acclaimed Outlander sequence blends wealthy historic fiction with riveting event and a very epic love tale. Now, with this handy seven-volume booklet package deal, detect the novels that experience gained Gabaldon hundreds of thousands of fanatics and brought readers to the intense Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser.

"Great enjoyable . . . fantastic and exceptional adventures, romance, intercourse . . . excellent get away reading."--San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander

The 12 months is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar moment honeymoon together with her husband within the Scottish Highlands. jogging by myself one afternoon, she passes via a circle of status stones and is hurled again in time to a Scotland simmering with battle within the 12 months of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and emerging armies that threatens her existence, she's obliged to wed James Fraser, a gallant younger Scots warrior, because the in basic terms technique to live to tell the tale. hence starts a chain of unequalled storytelling that has develop into a latest vintage. This package deal includes:

OUTLANDER
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
VOYAGER
DRUMS OF AUTUMN
THE FIERY CROSS
A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES
AN ECHO within the BONE

"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller . . . the pages virtually flip themselves."--The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber

"A banquet for starving readers of eighteenth-century Scottish background, heroism, and romance."--Kirkus studies, on Outlander

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