Exactly what did happen with the bag and the torch?' asked Punch. 'Well, actually I didn't think very fast, and it could have been a bad show,' owned Phyllida, slightly frowning over this concession to Peter's distrust.
Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Open Road Media
English teens on vacation in Italy are caught up in a murderous conspiracy, from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. On a train ride across Northern Italy, a quartet of young English tourists en route to Venice are charmed by a kindly older fellow passenger. Inviting them into his first-class compartment, their new friend, Signore Galassi, beguiles them with stories, anecdotes, and fascinating facts about the lush Italian countryside. But once the train deposits them all in Turin, a dark cloud settles over the Brits’ carefree holiday. After discovering that their elderly traveling companion has been brutally attacked and robbed, the distraught students vow to scour this unfamiliar city and find his assailant. Unbeknownst to the young British visitors, they have something in their possession that ties into a greater, even more terrible crime. Their hunt could have unexpected and very deadly consequences, for now their quarry is hunting them. The Edgar, Agatha, and Gold Dagger Award–winning author of the Brother Cadfael Mysteries is “highly recommended for those who still like a proper five course whodunit with all the trimmings” (The Sunday Times).
Author: Cecily Anne PatersonPublish On: 2019-03-15
I brought my torch over to Tahlia's backpack. Should I flick the torch on here and find what I was looking for? ... Moving the bag meant that I might not put it back in the same place, and Tahlia might suspect something had happened.
Author: Cecily Anne Paterson
Publisher: Wombat Books
Category: Social Science
Maddie tries to be nice to everyone. Even weird, chicken-obsessed Tahlia. BUT she'd way prefer to hang out with the cool K-girls at school. The only problem is that they don't seem interested in her anymore. And at Year 6 camp Maddie has a decision to make: how far will she go to be popular? Will she be able to live with the guilt when she finally has everything she's been hoping for? Follow Maddie's hilarious antics with chickens, secrets and undies in the latest adventure at Kangaroo Valley Public School.
I lift the bag on to my shoulders and hurry towards the tunnel, grabbing a quick glance at the demolished house. ... I hurry, knot by knot, down the rope to the bottom of the hole, and scrabble through the bag in search of the torch.
Author: William Sutcliffe
Publisher: A&C Black
Joshua is thirteen. He lives with his mother and stepfather in Amarias, an isolated town on top of a hill, where all the houses are brand new. At the edge of Amarias is a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that beyond the concrete is a brutal and unforgiving enemy, and that The Wall is the only thing keeping him and his people safe. One day, looking for a lost football, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel which leads towards this forbidden territory. He knows he won't get another opportunity to see what is beyond The Wall until he's old enough for military service, and the chance to crawl through and solve the mystery is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds... The Wall is a novel about a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world, to a place where everything he knows about loyalty, identity and justice is turned upside down. It is also a political fable that powerfully evokes the realities of life on the West Bank, telling the story of a Settler child who finds there are two sides to every story.
Pulling the fire starter from the side pouch of my bag, I lit the torch and took a step forward. All sense of time was lost within minutes of stepping into the dark cave. My torch snapped and popped every so often, but I had gotten used ...
An ancient contract, age-old traditions, and a runaway princess who tried to escape it all. Enter Maribella Soma, runaway princess and the typical damsel in distress who made the mistake of abandoning her kingdom twelve years earlier. Maribella came to terms years ago she would cherish every day the fates gave her until the crown city of Sheharla called her home. When that day came she would willing go as she soon learns a princess cannot outrun the tangled web of destiny. She expects her life being married to the mysterious dragon prince to be just as uneventful as her travel to the Mountain Dragon Stronghold. Fate soon intervenes on her wedding night as present and future collide. Snapped into another Realm with only her lady in waiting in training by her side and vague questing instructions, Maribella strives to get the quest over and done with. Little does she know the road ahead is fraught with sacrifice, pain, and chance encounters that continue to weave the fate of the Old Lands. Maribella's simple life plan is ripped away as she must decide in whether she will fight for her Realm and Dragon prince she married or if she will run away as her past seems to dictate. One way or another, Maribella will set in motion events that will sway the tides of the coming horde bent on chaos and full destruction of her home Realm and all within the Aevarat Galaxy.
Eventually we arrived at the spot we would have found even without our torches. ... From the bag he pulled a torch on a tripod and a plastic bag with a zip, struck the tripod into the snow and switched on the light.
Author: Antti Tuomainen
Publisher: Orenda Books
An investigative reporter sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company in Northern Finland, whose activities have caused an environmental disaster. Timely, atmospheric and chilling Nordic Noir from one of Finland’s finest writers... ‘Tuomainen writes beautifully’ Publishers Weekly ‘Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative’ Sunday Mirror ‘A simple story told with passion and elegant sadness’ The Times ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A hitman. A journalist. A shattered family. A mine spewing toxic secrets that threaten to poison them all... In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland. When the company’s executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne’s personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life. A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results, The Mine is a gripping, beautifully written, terrifying and explosive thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ‘Dark, captivating and troubling’ Crime Fiction Lover ‘Beautifully executed ... mesmerising’ Australian Crime 'Antti Tuomainen again creates a powerful book, set firmly within the boundaries of strong themes and unforgettable characters, with the huge dose of beautiful sensitive style, masterfully translated from Finnish by David Hackston' Crime Review 'You don’t expect to laugh when you’re reading about terrible crimes, but that’s what you’ll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen’s decidedly quirky thrillers' New York Times ’Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer, whose characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ‘One of the most compelling, emotionally satisfying and beautifully realised crime thrillers that I have encountered this year. The clarity and deceptively simple style of Tuomainen’s prose is utterly compelling’ Raven Crime Reads
I shone the torch back on the bag. The small blade on my Swiss army knife is the one I don't use much, to keep it nice and sharp. I placed the torch on the bench so I had two free hands to work with, and sliced through the plastic.
Author: Stuart Pawson
Publisher: Allison & Busby
There's nothing Detective Inspector Charlie Priest hates more than a case involving children. When Georgina, the eight-year-old daughter of a local businessman, goes missing, Charlie and his colleagues soon start to fear the worst. And there's something about the distraught father that doesn't add up. Life is further complicated when it seems a killer is targeting clergymen. The murderer's unusual calling card is Charlie's only clue... Who is the Mushroom Man?
I get up off the ground and grab my bag. I search inside for the torch. I wind the handle to charge it and then wait a second, making sure I haven't woken the man or his hound. And when I'm sure they're still sleeping, I switch on the ...
Author: Jim Carrington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Boy 23 isn't in My Place any more. He can't see The Screen, he can't hear The Voice. Boy 23 is alone. One dark night, Boy 23 is thrown in the back of the van and driven out of My Place – the only home he has ever known. He is abandoned in a forest with a rucksack containing the bare essentials for survival. Before the van drives away, a voice tells him he must run as far as he can. His life depends on it. Boy 23 has never known another human. Boy 23 has never even been outside. So who is he? Why do people want to kill him? And more to the point, who is the voice that wants to save him? A hugely fast-paced dystopian page-turner which by the end will leave you in a state of shock. For fans of Chaos Walking and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
Now let's look at these torches,' he continued, taking hold of Nell's Maglite. ... 'And don't accidentally leave the light switched on in your handbag – it's not only strong enough to blind temporarily and have a no-good bastard ...
Author: Judy Astley
Publisher: Random House
Readers of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Milly Johnson will love this delightfully light-hearted, witty and sparkling romantic comedy. Perfect to settle down with! 'Fast and fun' -- Woman & Home 'I loved it!' -- ***** Reader review 'Gripping from beginning to end' -- ***** Reader review 'A book best read in one sitting' -- ***** Reader review *********************************************************************************** IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO REKINDLE AN OLD FLAME? When Nell was a student, she and Patrick were a serious item. They were inseparable, and she really thought he was The One. But then Alex came along...the safer, more restful option, and thanks to her over-controlling mother she opted for him instead. Now nothing is going right. Alex has left her to live in New York with a younger, blonder woman. Escaping to the Caribbean for a recuperative holiday, she is mugged at Gatwick and her bag is stolen. It's crisis time - and she makes two decisions: First - she will take lessons in self-defence. Second - she will try and find Patrick again. Is she trying to put the past behind her - or setting out to ruin her future?
Many Florida fruit growers are using in the upright of the stand is a telea new patent fruit - picking bag descopic holder ... PICKING PICKS NEW LINEMAN'S TORCH FOR SOLDERING JOINTS To lessen the danger connected with the telephone or ...