Laurie R. King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author's adept interplay of history and adventure.
Author: Laurie R. King
Laurie R. King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author's adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves--only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford's most revered institution. After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they're not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus--not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband. Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there's the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can't shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be. Once in Japan, Russell's suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution--and topple an empire.
Dreaming Spies is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are
the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance
to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Author: Laurie R. King
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST HISTORICAL NOVEL • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES Laurie R. King’s novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author’s adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves—only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford’s most revered institution. After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they’re not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus—not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband. Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there’s the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can’t shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be. Once in Japan, Russell’s suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution—and topple an empire. Praise for Dreaming Spies “[Holmes and Russell’s] unusual partnership is, as always, a delight to observe, and King expertly combines rich historical detail, deftly drawn characters and taut suspense. For Holmes fans, mystery lovers and those interested in either Japan or Oxford, this novel is a multilayered and entirely enjoyable journey.”—Shelf Awareness “Compulsively readable . . . Through astute, precise, and elegant writing, great attention to time and place, and beautifully realized characters, King has created a mystery series that is at once intelligent, reflective, and action filled.”—Library Journal “A story that keeps the reader enthralled . . . one of the most consistently outstanding mystery series out there. Any time spent with the Russell-Holmes duo is a delight.”—Booklist “Snappy prose and a captivating plot distinguish King’s fourteenth novel featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes. . . . Many will find the character deepened by his partnership with the spirited and clever Russell.”—Publishers Weekly “The author continues to offer up incredible plotlines. . . . [Holmes and Russell’s] emotional bond only adds to the magic, suspense, and beauty of the original creation. King’s imagination continues to shine!”—Suspense Magazine “[King] manages more surprises than usual in this graceful exercise in cultural tourism–cum-intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews
THE KRONIES SPY ON EVERYONE There are Spies Everywhere! In the USA we
have the NSA, the US Government, the Military, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Dr.
Phil and also the Reptilian Owned Krone Korporation, and thousands of others ...
The project that Normandy came up with for us was the World War I spy film, The
Noble Servant. As he had promised at the Ship Café, we all met on Tuesday at
his office, a cavernous room with heavy wooden paneling and stained glass ...
Author: Nina Revoyr
Publisher: Akashic Books
Jun Nakayama was a silent film star in the early days of Hollywood, but by 1964, he is living in complete obscurity-until a young writer, Nick Bellinger, reveals that he has written a screenplay with Nakayama in mind. Jun is intrigued by the possibility o
Albert examined it . It was the picture of a young lady of the most surpassing
beauty . Cornelius sighed as he beheld it ; it reminded him of his sister . Demmon
' s features wore a smile ; he was dreaming . His chestnut locks waved over his
Like a lot of Surrealist painting which presents what amounts to a static
illustration of a dream - vision , rather than a painterly ... See Spies , W . Max
Ernst : Loplop The Artist ' s Other Self Thames and Hudson , London 1983 for a
Author: Michael Tucker
Met als voorbeelden werk van kunstenaars, schrijvers en musici wordt de invloed van de natuur- en oerkrachten uit het sjamanisme getoond
Mr . Cunningham afterward related to Miss Seward a singular dream he had on
the night before this visit . He was in a great forest . A horseman approached at
full speed . As he drew near , three men suddenly sprang from their conceal .
You were dreaming ; and in your dream you thought some one shook you , ” I
replied . “ No ; ' twarn't thet . I nuver dreams . It war the LORD ! An ' He done it '
case I'd prayed ter ' im . I'se nuver gone ter sleep , or woke up , sense , wuthout ...
The only success the Jacobites had in this spy war was succeeding in having
Macallester thrown into gaol at one point for ... The prying and day - dreaming spies and gossiping , card - playing followers knew more about what was
Author: Hugh Douglas
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
About espionage during the Jacobite Wars in the British Isles from 1688 to 1788.
Lisa and Gabrielle were fast asleep, probably dreaming of their shopping
adventure tomorrow morning. As Jerry checked Patty Noelle, he noticed that her
transistor was on and the earplug was still attached to her ear. Very quietly, he
Author: Gerald Cislon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"Spies" is a journey into the dreams and memories of our past. A past that was only yesterday from where we turned our dreams into realities. When the gift of giving became an endeared lasting treasure shared with the giver as well as the receiver. The value of a gift is not measured on its size but on the filling in ones heart where it is carried forever. So take a moment now, close the doors around you, sit back and let "Spies" carry you back into your dreams. For what is a dream but, A little bit of this, and a touch of that, a pinch of imagination, all blended together by that misterious twinkle in your eye ́s, And there you have it, a dream.
The head of military operations, Colonel Miles Quaritch, promises Jake that he
will be given new legs to replace his paralyzed ones if he spies on the program
and secretly reports to him. Like Dances with Wolves, which it closely resembles,
Author: S. Thistlethwaite
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.
one at the piano hitting some mournful chords) and Daisy would do a few little
dance steps sadly to herself, dreaming of doing them with a partner. Jared put
himself in front of Pagan and had her follow him as he reminded both of them
how it ...
Author: Nina Berry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Celebrating her escape from East Germany and the success of her new film, teen starlet Pagan Jones returns to Hollywood to reclaim her place among the rich and the famous.
Author: Jeffery T. RichelsonPublish On: 1997-07-17
One member of the Black Chamber dreamed of being chased around the
bedroom by a bulldog that had “code” written on its side. Another repeatedly dreamed of carrying an enormous sack of pebbles that could be lightened by
finding a ...
Author: Jeffery T. Richelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed overview of the role of modern intelligence in every part of the globe. From spies and secret agents to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery surveillance, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States, British, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, German, and French intelligence services, and much more. All the key elements of modern intelligence activity are here. An expert whose books have received high marks from the intelligence and military communities, Jeffrey Richelson covers the crucial role of spy technology from the days of Marconi and the Wright Brothers to today's dazzling array of Space Age satellites, aircraft, and ground stations. He provides vivid portraits of spymasters, spies, and defectors--including Sidney Reilly, Herbert Yardley, Kim Philby, James Angleton, Markus Wolf, Reinhard Gehlen, Vitaly Yurchenko, Jonathan Pollard, and many others. Richelson paints a colorful portrait of World War I's spies and sabateurs, and illuminates the secret maneuvering that helped determine the outcome of the war on land, at sea, and on the diplomatic front; he investigates the enormous importance of intelligence operations in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II, from the work of Allied and Nazi agents to the "black magic" of U.S. and British code breakers; and he gives us a complete overview of intelligence during the length of the Cold War, from superpower espionage and spy scandals to covert action and secret wars. A final chapter probes the still-evolving role of intelligence work in the new world of disorder and ethnic conflict, from the high-tech wonders of the Gulf War to the surprising involvement of the French government in industrial espionage. Comprehensive, authoritative, and addictively readable, A Century of Spies is filled with new information on a variety of subjects--from the activities of the American Black Chamber in the 1920s to intelligence collection during the Cuban missile crisis to Soviet intelligence and covert action operations. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in military history, espionage and adventure, and world affairs.
Smith , Oxford Spy Wed , 3 – 4 . 18 . Mentioned in ibid . , 14 , and Bakeless , Spies of the Confederacy , 146 . 19 . For fuller discussions of the Copperheads ,
Clement Vallandigham , and the activities of Lincoln and General Burnside in
Author: Janet Gabler-Hover
Category: Literary Criticism
" Winner of the SAMLA 2001 Book Award Hagar, the Old Testament Egyptian heroine who bore Abraham's son at the behest of Sarah, was traditionally regarded as an African. Yet the literature and paintings of the nineteenth century depicted Hagar as white. During this period, she became a popular subject for writers and artists, with at least thirteen novels published between 1850 and 1913 taking Hagar as their theme. Dreaming Black/Writing White examines how, for white feminists, Hagar became a liberating symbol to empower their own rebellion against patriarchal restrictions. Hagar's understood blackness allowed her to represent a combination of sexual passion and artistic creativity that empowered women in the process of taking on male roles of economic power in American society. Because of Hagar's ethnic complexity, she stands as an ironically positive figure at the center of several southern proslavery women's novels such as The Deserted Wife, Hagar the Martyr, and The Modern Hagar. Through the persona of Hagar, women novelists felt free to create heroines whose suggestive blackness allowed readers to imagine themselves in rebellion against a restrictive patriarchy, but whose recoverable whiteness provided a safety hatch through which blackness could be disavowed. By exploring these complex and often contradictory depictions, Janet Gabler-Hover contends that the figure of Hagar is central to the canonized romance of nineteenth-century New England literature. The book also affirms Toni Morrison's claim that blackness--indeed black womanness--lies at the heart of the white literary imagination in America.
Pushing open the wide door to my mom's room, I spied her lying in what seemed
a massive bed, tubes and monitors everywhere. But she looked the same, her
hair freshly done up by San into a little bun atop her head. To my surprise, her ...
Author: Jan Willis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jan Willis is not Baptist or Buddhist. She is simply both. Dreaming Me is the story of her life, as a child growing up in the Jim Crow South, dealing with racism in an Ivy League college, and becoming involved with the Black Panther Party. But it wasn't until meeting Lama Yeshe, a Tibetan Buddhist monk living in the mountains of Nepal, that she realized who the real Jan Willis was, and how to make the most of the life she was living.
None of Makkathran's enthusiastic astronomers had ever spied its location in the
Void. The Cleric Council waited for him in their scarlet and black robes, standing
silently at the long table which ran across the middle of the chamber. Phelim ...
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Dreaming Void is the first novel in Peter F. Hamilton's epic Void Trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga. The Void: a sealed universe, billions of years old. Alive, its expansion is barely contained. Now it wants to make contact. Inigo channels mysterious dreams of an unlikely hero, a simpler life and a hope for a brighter future – on a world that's not his own. His disaffected followers are determined to seek this utopia and cross the forbidden boundary of the Void to reach it. Unaware that such an act could trigger its growth beyond all control . . . destroying everything in its path. The Dreaming Void is followed by The Temporal Void and The Evolutionary Void.
'Another little game your barmy pal's dreamed up?' he demands. 'What is it this
time? Not still after the ape-man on the golf course, are you?' I endure it all in
silence. I should like to drop just the most cryptic hint, and see their faces change.
Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect that all is not what it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for. 'Bernard Shaw couldn't do it, Henry James couldn't do it, but the ingenious English author Michael Frayn does do it: write novels and plays with equal success ... Frayn's novel excels.' John updike, New Yorker 'A beautifully accomplished, richly nostalgic novel about supposed second-world-war espionage seen through the eyes of a young boy.' Sunday Times 'Deeply satisfying . . . Frayn has written nothing better.' Independent
It sounded fun to Aaron and creepy to Tess, but now hit by the steam-bath
environment of Puntarenas, she was beginning to welcome the prospect of a cool
river. As they clomped their way down one of the gangways, Tess spied the
Author: Donna Del Oro
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Tess MacIntosh is 29, a professional R&B singer in a nightclub in Los Angeles, owned by her fifty-something fiance, Porter Hunt. Sheês as cynical and as hardnosed as Porter, due to her own difficult childhood, and is marrying Porter for his money and connections. Porter, in turn, is one of those middle-aged men whose wealth and power in his little world make him feel invincible and entitled to any beautiful woman he wants. Tessês good friend and once teenage crush, Aaron Peterson, a musician and composer with dreams of seeing one of his musical plays on Broadway, needs her to join him for a cruise gig. Heês loved Tess since he was nineteen and she was sixteen. He sees this cruise gig as his last chance to win her over before she takes a path in life that heês convinced will lead to misery. So which path will Tess choose? Millions of dollars if she marries Porter? Or Aaronês love and Broadway dreams?
Author: Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniPublish On: 2007-02-27
He looked at the objects, his mouth twisting, then flung them from him, yelling at
them to search more carefully. In between digging, the crew watched for snakes
— several dangerous varieties had been spied already, including a cobra or two.
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
As twelve-year-old Anand continues his studies to become a full-fledged member of The Brotherhood of the Conch, he journeys back to Moghul times, where he encounters powerful sorcerers, spoiled princes, noble warriors, and evil jinns. Reprint.
When he spied sheep grazing in each of the four cardinal directions, he saw
them turn into the sagebrush, saltbush, and other plants that cloak the land. On
many levels, the story of Blessingway placed livestock at the core of Diné identity.
Author: Marsha Weisiger
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country offers a fresh interpretation of the history of Navajo (Din�) pastoralism. The dramatic reduction of livestock on the Navajo Reservation in the 1930s -- when hundreds of thousands of sheep, goats, and horses were killed -- was an ambitious attempt by the federal government to eliminate overgrazing on an arid landscape and to better the lives of the people who lived there. Instead, the policy was a disaster, resulting in the loss of livelihood for Navajos -- especially women, the primary owners and tenders of the animals -- without significant improvement of the grazing lands. Livestock on the reservation increased exponentially after the late 1860s as more and more people and animals, hemmed in on all sides by Anglo and Hispanic ranchers, tried to feed themselves on an increasingly barren landscape. At the beginning of the twentieth century, grazing lands were showing signs of distress. As soil conditions worsened, weeds unpalatable for livestock pushed out nutritious native grasses, until by the 1930s federal officials believed conditions had reached a critical point. Well-intentioned New Dealers made serious errors in anticipating the human and environmental consequences of removing or killing tens of thousands of animals. Environmental historian Marsha Weisiger examines the factors that led to the poor condition of the range and explains how the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Navajos, and climate change contributed to it. Using archival sources and oral accounts, she describes the importance of land and stock animals in Navajo culture. By positioning women at the center of the story, she demonstrates the place they hold as significant actors in Native American and environmental history. Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country is a compelling and important story that looks at the people and conditions that contributed to a botched policy whose legacy is still felt by the Navajos and their lands today.