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A Lady In The Smoke

Author : Karen Odden
ISBN : 9781101886403
Genre : Fiction
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Featuring all the suspense and historical atmosphere of Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Karen Odden’s enthralling debut plunges a headstrong young Englishwoman into a conspiracy that reaches the highest corridors of power. Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral country estate when her train careens off the rails and bursts into flames. Though she is injured, she manages to drag herself and her unconscious mother out of the wreckage, and amid the chaos that ensues, a brilliant young railway surgeon saves her mother’s life. Elizabeth feels an immediate connection with Paul Wilcox—though society would never deem a medical man eligible for the daughter of an earl. After Paul reveals that the train wreck was no accident, and the inspector who tried to prevent it dies under mysterious circumstances, Elizabeth undertakes a dangerous investigation of her own that leads back to her family’s buried secrets. Not only are her dowry and her reputation at stake; Paul’s very life hangs in the balance when he is arrested for manslaughter. Now Elizabeth must risk everything for the man who has found a place in her heart. As the trial draws near, and Parliament prepares for a vote that will change the course of the nation, she uncovers a conspiracy that has been years in the making. But time is running out to see justice done. Praise for A Lady in the Smoke “This riveting historical debut is chock-full of details about Victorian England, spun into a masterful tale of romance, railroads, and mystery. Propelled by an engaging heroine and a deftly plotted conspiracy, it’s a great read!”—Stefanie Pintoff, Edgar Award–winning author of Hostage Taker “Pretty much everything I want in a historical novel: trains, historical detail, secrets, family drama, two lovers separated by society, conspiracy, crusading journalists, women sneaking out of the house, lawyering, and a pickpocket who could give Artful Dodger a run for his money. . . . I was a very satisfied reader by the time I finished this book.”—Book Riot “Readers of Anne Perry will enjoy this mystery set in Victorian England. . . . The characters are interesting and the story is fast-paced and engaging.”—The Book Stop “Filled with all sorts of twists and turns and all sorts of secret, and not-so-secret, relationships . . . Fans of historical mysteries will enjoy this excellent mystery and romance.”—Inside of a Dog “Elizabeth was no shrinking violet and had a fire to her. . . . I would definitely recommend this to any fan of the Victorian era or who just wants a good little mystery to keep them busy for awhile.”—Is This Book for Me

The Second Victorian Mystery Megapack

Author : Robert Barr
ISBN : 9781479405022
Genre : Fiction
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The second volume of our Victorian Mystery series presents 38 more classic mysteries, including series by Andrew Lang, August Groner, and Robert Barr. Included are: IN THE HOUSE OF SUDDHOO, by Rudyard Kipling THE CRIME CLUB, by William Holt-White TRACES OF CRIME, by Mary Fortune THE STAR OF THE "GRASMERE," by E. W. Hornung MR. BOVEY'S UNEXPECTED WILL, by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLAW KOMBS, by Robert Barr THE AFFAIR OF THE "AVALANCHE BICYCLE AND TYRE, CO., LTD," by Arthur Morrison THE RED CROSS GIRL, by Richard Harding Davis THE MYSTERY OF THE CLASPED HANDS, by Guy Boothby CHEATING THE GALLOWS, by Israel Zangwill THE DREAM WOMAN, Wilkie Collins The "Joe Muller" Series, by Augusta Groner: THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN BULLET THE CASE OF THE REGISTERED LETTER THE POCKET DIARY FOUND IN THE SNOW The "Eugene Valmont" Series, by Robert Barr: THE MYSTERY OF THE FIVE HUNDRED DIAMONDS THE SIAMESE TWIN OF A BOMB-THROWER THE CLUE OF THE SILVER SPOONS LORD CHIZELRIGG'S MISSING FORTUNE THE ABSENT-MINDED COTERIE THE GHOST WITH THE CLUB-FOOT THE LIBERATION OF WYOMING ED LADY ALICIA'S EMERALDS Robert Louis Stevenson's Mystery Tales from "New Arabian Nights": THE STORY OF THE BANDBOX THE STORY OF THE YOUNG MAN IN HOLY ORDERS THE STORY OF THE HOUSE WITH THE GREEN BLINDS THE ADVENTURE OF PRINCE FLORIZEL AND A DETECTIVE The "Disentanglers" Series, by Andrew Lang: THE GREAT IDEA FROM THE HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES ADVENTURE OF THE FIRST CLIENTS ADVENTURE OF THE RICH UNCLE THE ADVENTURE OF THE OFFICE SCREEN A LOVER IN COCKY THE ADVENTURE OF THE EXEMPLARY EARL THE ADVENTURE OF THE LADY PATRONESS ADVENTURE OF THE LADY NOVELIST AND THE VACCINATIONIST ADVENTURE OF THE FAIR AMERICAN ADVENTURE OF THE MISERLY MARQUIS ADVENTURE OF THE CANADIAN HEIRESS If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 180 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

The Ghost In The Fly Gallery A Victorian Paranormal Romantic Mystery

Author : Susan Hart
ISBN : 9781365034862
Genre : Fiction
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An actress in Victorian England has to contend with a lecherous stage manager, a ghostly mystery, and a new love interest with the detective she hires to help her with all of the stumbling blocks which have suddenly been thrust upon her. One bonus is that she is starting to fall in love with the detective, and he with her independent, free sexual spirit and intelligence.

Byways To Evil

Author : Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
ISBN : 9781434442970
Genre : Fiction
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"The year was 1900, the place was London, and the night, an unusually warm one for September, began and ended with horrors. I was caught up in them almost without warning as I turned into a narrow, poorly lit, cobbled lane and instinctively slowed my pace. Ahead of me, where the passage took a sudden bend to the right, a small gas lamp glowed feebly, and its uncertain, wavering light produced oddly distorted shadows." "Byways to Evil" takes the reader through the rich atmosphere of turn-of-the-century London, from the drawing rooms of the wealthy and titled to the dim shadows of narrow lanes populated by London's poor, as detective extraordinaire Lady Sara and her "secretary" Colin Quick search for the solution to a series of horrendous murders and baffling robberies. Lady Sara's giant cribbage board, her “Byways to Evil” twists and turns as much as their distorted clues as the murderers and thieves elude discovery. Plotted by a master storyteller, full of details of turn-of-the century life and crime, this is a satisfying period mystery.

A Dangerous Duet

Author : Karen Odden
ISBN : 9780062796615
Genre : Fiction
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This dazzling new Victorian mystery from USA Today bestselling author Karen Odden introduces readers to Nell Hallam, a determined young pianist who stumbles upon the operations of a notorious—and deadly—crime ring while illicitly working as the piano player in a Soho music hall. Perfect for readers of Tasha Alexander, Anne Perry, and Deanna Raybourn. Nineteen-year-old Nell Hallam lives in a modest corner of Mayfair with her brother Matthew, an inspector at Scotland Yard. An exceptionally talented pianist, she aspires to attend the Royal Academy; but with tuition beyond their means, Nell sets out to earn the money herself—by playing piano in a popular Soho music hall. And the fact that she will have to disguise herself as a man and slip out at night to do it doesn’t deter her. Spending evenings at the Octavian is like entering an alternate world, one of lively energy, fascinating performers, raucous patrons—and dark secrets. And when Nell stumbles upon the operations of an infamous crime ring working in the shadows of the music hall, she is drawn into a conspiracy that stretches the length of London. To further complicate matters, she has begun to fall for the hall owner's charismatic son, Jack, who has secrets of his own. The more Nell becomes a part of the Octavian’s world, the more she risks the relationships with the people she loves. And when another performer is left for dead in an alley as a warning, she realizes her future could be in jeopardy in more ways than one.

A Mortal Curiosity Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 2

Author : Ann Granger
ISBN : 9780755372393
Genre : Fiction
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A time of grief turns gruesome for one young woman... Lizzie Martin and Inspector Ben Ross must uncover the truth behind a grisly crime in A Mortal Curiosity, the second novel in Ann Granger's wonderfully atmospheric Victorian mystery series. The perfect read for fans of Anne Perry and Sherlock Holmes. 'Ann Granger has a keen eye and ear for the social nuances of the times. Roll on volume three in this entertaining series' - Oxford Times Lizzie Martin, lady's companion, has been sent from London to the New Forest to comfort a young woman whose baby has tragically died. A sad enough task, but things take an even darker turn when a rat-catcher is found murdered in the garden, and the young woman is discovered beside the body, crying and covered in blood. Not knowing where else to turn, Lizzie calls upon her friend Inspector Ben Ross from Scotland Yard to solve the horrific crime. What readers are saying about A Mortal Curiosity: 'An absorbing read. There is a shocking secret at the heart of the novel, which I found quite heart-breaking' 'Ann Granger combines the ability to fast forward her plot while never hurrying the background details which vividly evoke the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London and Hampshire' 'Hard to put it down - a real page-turner'

A Trace Of Deceit

Author : Karen Odden
ISBN : 9780062796639
Genre : Fiction
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A Paperback Original From the author of A Dangerous Duet comes the next book in her Victorian mystery series, this time following a daring female painter and the Scotland Yard detective who is investigating her brother’s suspicious death. A young painter digs beneath the veneer of Victorian London’s art world to learn the truth behind her brother’s murder... Edwin is dead. That’s what Inspector Matthew Hallam of Scotland Yard tells Annabel Rowe when she discovers him searching her brother’s flat for clues. While the news is shocking, Annabel can’t say it’s wholly unexpected, given Edwin’s past as a dissolute risk-taker and art forger, although he swore he’d reformed. After years spent blaming his reckless behavior for their parents’ deaths, Annabel is now faced with the question of who murdered him—because Edwin’s death was both violent and deliberate. A valuable French painting he’d been restoring for an auction house is missing from his studio: find the painting, find the murderer. But the owner of the artwork claims it was destroyed in a warehouse fire years ago. As a painter at the prestigious Slade School of Art and as Edwin’s closest relative, Annabel makes the case that she is crucial to Matthew’s investigation. But in their search for the painting, Matthew and Annabel trace a path of deceit and viciousness that reaches far beyond the elegant rooms of the auction house, into an underworld of politics, corruption, and secrets someone will kill to keep.

The Columbia Granger S Index To Poetry

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ISBN : PSU:000023940062
Genre : English poetry
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Pentecost Alley Thomas Pitt Mystery Book 16

Author : Anne Perry
ISBN : 9781472218162
Genre : Fiction
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Pitt's pursuit of the truth makes him some powerful enemies... After sending a man to the gallows for the murder of a Whitechapel prostitute two years after the ghastly crimes of Jack the Ripper, Superintendent Thomas Pitt is suddenly confronted with another chillingly similar killing that raises speculation that the wrong man has been convicted... or that the Ripper has returned. The thrilling sixteeth novel in Anne Perry's Thomas Pitt mystery series would be the perfect read for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sherlock Holmes. 'Stands as one of her most intricately constructed plots... Perry packs a triple wallop into the final pages, one climax following another' - Chicago Sun-Times Inspector Thomas Pitt knows the murder of a prostitute in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley would normally cause little comment, but under Ada McKinley's body is a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name 'Finlay Fitzjames'. Finlay's father - immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous - denies the possibility that his son has been in Ada's bed. The implication is clear: Pitt must arrest someone else. But Thomas Pitt will not be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation, determined to expose the truth. What readers are saying about Pentecost Alley: '[Anne Perry's] books are always gripping and beautifully written' 'Anne Perry writes with amazing clarity of London - a joy to pick up each book' 'Five stars'

Novels Of Mystery From The Victorian Age

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ISBN : UOM:39015003479089
Genre : English fiction
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