The Quartet Murders

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542679169

Category: Murder

Page: 274

View: 9827

When Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd witnesses the murder of a violin player at a concert at the Red Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, the killer appears to vanish from the building. Motives seem to surround possession of the priceless instrument played by the victim. Oldroyd's investigations first take him into the ruthless world of rich instrument collectors but as he and DS Carter start to unravel the mystery, they uncover connections with dark events in the past. The Second Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery. Revised edition

The Murder at Redmire Hall

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503904941

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7698

An impossible murder behind a locked door. Can DCI Oldroyd find the key to the mystery? Lord Redmire's gambling habit has placed him in serious debt. Determined to salvage his fortune by putting Redmire Hall on the map, the aristocrat performs an impossible locked-door illusion on live TV. But as the cameras roll, his spectacular trick goes fatally wrong... Special guest DCI Jim Oldroyd has a front-row seat, but in all his years with the West Riding Police he's never witnessed anything like this. He sees Redmire disappear--and then reappear, dead, with a knife in his back. As Oldroyd and DS Stephanie Johnson soon discover, nearly everyone at the event had a reason to resent the eccentric lord. But how did the murderer get into the locked room--or out, for that matter? When the only other person who knew the secret behind the illusion is brutally silenced, the case begins to look unsolvable. Because as Oldroyd and Johnson know, it's not just a question of who did it and why--but how?

The Body in Jingling Pot

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540300737


Page: 292

View: 9561

When a local man is found murdered deep in a cave system in strange circumstances, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Oldroyd and his new detective sergeant from London are involved in a perplexing investigation. There seems to be no shortage of suspects in the Yorkshire Dales village of Burnthwaite, but how did the body get to where it was discovered and how did it apparently disappear and reappear later? Solving the puzzle involves unusual historical research, a dramatic exploration of the caves and the hectic pursuit of the killers.The First Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery Revised edition

A Dangerous Talent

Author: Charlotte Elkins,Aaron J. Elkins

Publisher: An Alix London Mystery

ISBN: 9781612182735

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 9066

Alix London, daughter of a convicted art forger, accompanies new collector Christine Lemay to New Mexico to authenticate a supposed Georgia O'Keeffe, which becomes complicated after a bungled theft of the painting reveals a murder.

White Nights

A Thriller

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429990110

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1682

The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven Black Raven Black received crime fiction's highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel. It's midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws an elaborate party to launch an exhibition of her work at The Herring House, a gallery on the beach. The party ends in farce when one the guests, a mysterious Englishman, bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where he's come from. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter, and Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that the man has been murdered. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bella's musician nephew, is murdered, too. But the detective's relationship with Fran Hunter may have clouded his judgment, for this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems. A stunning second installment in the acclaimed Shetland Island Quartet, White Nights is sure to garner American raves for international sensation Ann Cleeves. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.

Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic

The World of the Lascelles, 1648–1834

Author: S. D. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945885X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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From the mid-seventeenth century to the 1830s, successful gentry capitalists created an extensive business empire centered on slavery in the West Indies, but inter-linked with North America, Africa, and Europe. S. D. Smith examines the formation of this British Atlantic World from the perspective of Yorkshire aristocratic families who invested in the West Indies. At the heart of the book lies a case study of the plantation-owning Lascelles and the commercial and cultural network they created with their associates. The Lascelles exhibited high levels of business innovation and were accomplished risk-takers, overcoming daunting obstacles to make fortunes out of the New World. Dr Smith shows how the family raised themselves first to super-merchant status and then to aristocratic pre-eminence. He also explores the tragic consequences for enslaved Africans with chapters devoted to the slave populations and interracial relations. This widely researched book sheds new light on the networks and the culture of imperialism.

The Body on the Shore

An absolutely gripping crime thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

Author: Nick Louth

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788632222

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 8124

A killer is at work in the supposedly-safe commuter belt. DCI Gillard needs answers, fast... Promising architect Peter Young is shot dead at his desk. DCI Craig Gillard is quickly on the scene, looking at what appears to be a brutal and highly professional hit: two bullets, fired with ice-cold calm. Gillard knows that the most crucial question in solving the crime is one word: Why? Two weeks later, on the Lincolnshire coast, another body is found on a windswept beach. In this case there is no identity for the young man, just a curious brand burned into his neck.... As the mystery deepens Gillard is plunged into a case without answers, finding himself up against dark forces, people who believe in only two things: blood and a warped code of honour. This time lives are on the line, children's lives - and his own. Written at breakneck pace with a jaw-dropping twist you won’t see coming, the suspense-filled second DCI Gillard crime thriller is perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Patricia Gibney and Faith Martin.

The Fairfax Incident

Author: Terrence McCauley

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 194799333X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7581

Award-winning author Terrence McCauley takes you back to a time when booze was outlawed, crime ran rampant, and New York City was a powder keg waiting to explode... Manhattan, 1933. Charlie Doherty may have been kicked off the force after The Grand Central Massacre, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, his private detective business is booming. Catering to the city’s wealthy elite, Doherty is making a good living chasing down wayward spouses and runaway socialites when the case of a lifetime lands in his lap. Mrs. Fairfax, a wealthy widow, hires Doherty to prove her husband’s suicide wasn’t actually a suicide. It was murder. At his benefactor's urging, Doherty takes the case. He expects to pocket a nice chunk of change to prove what everyone already knows: Walter Fairfax walked into his office in the Empire State Building one morning, took a phone call, and shot himself. But Charlie took the widow's money, so he begins to dig. He quickly finds out there is more to the Fairfax incident than a simple suicide. Before long, he discovers that Mr. Fairfax was leading a double life; running with a dangerous crowd that has a sinister agenda that threatens to plunge Charlie’s city – and his country – into another war. In an investigation that quickly involves global implications, Doherty finds himself against not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but against the most evil men in the world.

The Films of Oliver Reed

Author: Susan D. Cowie,Tom Johnson

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786439065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 5233

"The authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed's films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy. Each entry contains extensive cast and production credits, a synopsis, critical commentary and contemporary reviews. Included are forewords by actors Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody, and an afterword by director Michael Winner. "--Provided by publisher.

Dead Man Walking (Part 1 of 3) (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 4)

Author: Paul Finch

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008116865

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 7092

Dead Man Walking can be read either in three parts or as a full-length ebook (available 20 November 2014). The fourth unputdownable book in the DS Mark Heckenburg series. A killer thriller for fans of Stuart MacBride and Luther, from the #1 ebook bestseller Paul Finch.

Salvation of a Saint

A Detective Galileo Novel

Author: Keigo Higashino

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250015863

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8389

From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo" In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.

The Art of Detection

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553588338

Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 6488

San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli receives a lesson in detection from the master sleuth himself when she investigates the murder of a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, who may have been killed for a recently acquired, century-old manuscript purportedly penned by Holmes. Reprint.

Keep Calm at Christmas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116317


Page: 160

View: 8398

Everyone knows 'tis the season to be jolly; when you can roast chestnuts on an open fire, treetops glisten and sleigh bells ring alongside the sound of small children's laughter. However, if you don't think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year then reach for Keep Calm at Christmas and let its soothing advice reassure you that Christmas comes but once a year. Keep Calm at Christmas follows Keep Calm for Ladies and Keep Calm for Chaps and offers many merry pearls of wisdom to help you get through the festive season; on everything from relatives to office parties, and gluttony to new year resolutions. An insighftul pocket gift for Christmas. 'What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day' Phyllis Diller 'About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red' Anon 'Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice' Anon 'Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit' Kin Hubbard 'New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual' Mark Twain

My Judy Garland Life

A Memoir

Author: Susie Boyt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608191443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5958

Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyt's life since she was three years old, comforting, inspiring, and at times disturbing her. In this unique book Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero-worship, examining our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief, and fame through the prism of Judy. Her journey takes in a duetting breakfast with Mickey Rooney, a munchkin luncheon, a late-night spree at the Minnesota Judy Garland Museum, and a breathless, semi-sacred encounter with Liza Minnelli. Layering key episodes from Garland's life with defining moments from her own, Boyt demands with insight and humor, what it means, exactly, to adore someone you don't know. Does hero worship have to be a pursuit that's low in status or can it be performed with pride and style? Are there similarities that lie at the heart of all fans? Chronicling her obsession, Boyt illuminates her own life and perfectly distills why Judy Garland is such a legend.

The Darkest Place

Author: Jo Spain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178648398X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8017

From the bestselling author of With Our Blessing and The Confession comes a gripping and chilling new mystery Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina's. The hospital has been closed for decades and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him. But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead - one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances forty years ago. He appears to have been brutally murdered. As events take a sudden turn, nothing can prepare Reynolds and his team for what they are about to discover once they arrive on the island . . . 'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' - The Guardian

Murder on the Marshes: A Gripping Murder Mystery Thriller That Will Keep You Turning the Pages

Author: Clare Chase

Publisher: Tara Thorpe Mystery

ISBN: 9781786814319

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5967

Do you love twisty murder mysteries? Meet Tara Thorpe - the clue to a puzzling local murder has landed right on her doorstep. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, LJ Ross and Joy Ellis. As the sun rises, a wealthy young woman - Samantha Seabrook - is found drowned in the ornamental fountain of a deserted Cambridge courtyard, the only clue - an antique silver chain wound tightly around her throat. It's Tara Thorpe's job to discover what happened to Miss Seabrook - but the case becomes personal when she learns that Samantha had been receiving death threats... rather like the one that landed on Tara's doorstep the night the woman died. Together with Detective Inspector Garstin Blake, Tara tracks the killer to the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of the city. But there's something Tara can't quite admit to Blake about her past - and it could make all the difference to whether they live... or die. An absolutely gripping page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very last page. The first in a series of unputdownable Cambridge mysteries featuring Thorpe and Blake. What everyone's saying about Clare Chase: 'WOWZERS!... My Kindle might as well have been glued to my hands as I couldn't put this story down... My heart was in my mouth and I was reeling with shock from what was happening. It was all just too exciting!' Goodreads reviewer 'I was totally unprepared for the mind games and suspense... This book will suck you in - brilliant!' 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer 'I was bursting to talk about this book with someone, I loved it... There was no point putting it down even if I tried to because my mind could not think about anything else.' Reviewed the Book

Kill with Kindness

Author: Ed James

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503948013


Page: 384

View: 3116

A sadistic killer. An infamous victim. A crime that gets darker and darker... The body of a young woman is found in a London hotel room, the victim of a suspected poisoning. Called in to investigate, DI Simon Fenchurch soon discovers the case is far more sinister than he could have imagined. He should have recognised the woman at once--a teacher at a local school, her scandalous affair with a pupil has been splashed across the tabloids. As Fenchurch interrogates those closest to her, a web of suspicious connections begins to emerge. Meanwhile Fenchurch's own life is still in turmoil: his family fragmented, his baby son in intensive care, and his mentor replaced by an unsympathetic new boss. The streets of London are in chaos too, with a spate of acid attacks on seemingly random victims. Struggling to hold on to hope on both fronts, Fenchurch faces the toughest few days of his career. Can he keep his family safe and catch whoever is behind the murder before more lives are lost?

Murder in the Morning: An Absolutely Unputdownable Cozy Murder Mystery Novel

Author: Betty Rowlands

Publisher: Melissa Craig Mystery

ISBN: 9781786816597

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 5849

Cream teas, buttered crumpets and a very curious crime... Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Bembury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sewing the first seeds of romance... But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home. As everyone in Angelica's life comes under suspicion, -Melissa makes it her mission to go in search of the truth, not least because she's romantically entangled with none other than the police's prime suspect. The discovery of a vandalised portrait of the murdered girl might be just the clue that Melissa needs to clear her lover's name, but when a second body surfaces, she knows she needs to act quickly. Can Melissa uncover the ugly truth in this beautiful village before another innocent life is taken? Do you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Faith Martin? If so, make this puzzling and absolutely page-turning whodunnit your next read! This book was previously published as Finishing Touch. What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands: 'Perfect for lovers of COSY CRIME!... I loved this book... This is an easily read book but it will keep you on your toes' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'An entertaining book... fluently written... In the same league as Agatha Christie.' B for Book Review 'Captivated... very well-written... a terrific beginning to the series... a very quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed the danger and surprising twists in this story, as well as the unexpected humour.' Robin Loves Reading