The Prisoner in the Castle

The Prisoner in the Castle

She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle.

Author: Susan Elia MacNeal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780399593833

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. November, 1942. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much: what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets, who is lying, who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle. When one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink—he’s only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape—not just certain death . . . but certain murder. For what’s the most important thing that Maggie Hope knows? She must survive. Praise for The Prisoner in the Castle “The colonel sums it up best on page ten: ‘If you take a pretty girl and teach her how to kill, it can cause problems.’ Not just problems—electrifying action and nonstop surprises. I loved this book!”—R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series “Another literary tour de force . . . From the book’s perfectly calibrated plot to its incisively etched characters, everything is handled with perfect finesse by the author.”—Poisoned Pen Newsletter “One pleasure of a mystery series is connecting with a character that changes and grows with each novel. . . . Maggie’s intelligence and loyalty to the war effort continue to evolve in [Susan Elia] MacNeal’s series. . . . Solid twists keep the plot of The Prisoner in the Castle churning until the surprise finale.”—Associated Press “A mystery . . . tailor-made for readers in the post-election, #MeToo era. . . . If you love a tricky puzzle that requires you to keep track of multiple alibis over time, this is your summer read.”—The Washington Post “Evocative.”—Publishers Weekly “MacNeal uses [Agatha] Christie’s And Then There Were None as a framework for a character-driven mystery/thriller that successfully emulates the original.”—Kirkus Reviews
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The King s Justice

The King s Justice

A Maggie Hope Mystery Susan Elia MacNeal ... Minister's Secret Agent Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante The Queen's Accomplice The Paris Spy The Prisoner in the Castle The King's Justice THE KING'S JUSTICE The King's Justice A Maggie Hope Mystery.

Author: Susan Elia MacNeal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780399593857

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Can a stolen violin lead secret agent and spy Maggie Hope to a serial killer terrorizing London? Find out as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues. “A wartime mystery to sink your teeth into.”—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill’s secretary, but now she’s a secret agent—and the only one who can figure out how the missing violin ties into a series of horrifying murders. London, December 1943. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope takes a much-needed break from spying to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is an explosion waiting to happen. Traumatized by her past, she finds herself living dangerously—taking huge risks, smoking, drinking, and speeding through the city streets on a motorbike. The last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime. But when she’s called upon to look into the theft of a Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie can’t resist. Meanwhile, there’s a serial killer on the loose in London, targeting conscientious objectors. Little does Maggie know that investigating this dangerous predator will pit her against a new evil—and old enemies. Only Maggie can uncover the connection between the robbery, the murders, and a link to her own past.
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Islands and Captivity in Popular Culture

Islands and Captivity in Popular Culture

The Prisoner in the Castle: A Maggie Hope Mystery. Bantam Books, 2018. Marlowe, Christopher. The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus. 1604. Edited by The Rev. Alexander Dyce, Project Gutenberg, www.gutenberg.org/files/779/779-h/779-h.htm.

Author: Laura J. Getty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680248

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The choices that individuals make in moments of crisis can transform them. By focusing on fictional characters trapped on fictional islands, the book examines how individuals react when forced to make hard choices within the liminal space of a "prison" island. At stake is the perception of choice: do characters believe that they have the power to choose, or do they think that they are at the mercy of fate? The results reveal certain patterns--psychological, historical, social, and political--that exist across a variety of popular/public cultures and time periods. This book focuses on how the interplay between liminality and the Locus of Control theory creates dynamic sites of negotiated meaning. This psychological concept has never before been used for literary analysis. Offered here as an alternative to the defects of Freudian psychology, the Locus of Control theory has been proven reliable in thousands of studies, and the results have been found, with few exceptions, to be consistent in both women and men. That consistency is explored through close readings of islands found in popular culture books, films, and television shows, with suggestions for future research.
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The Hollywood Spy

The Hollywood Spy

A Maggie Hope Mystery Susan Elia MacNeal ... Secret Agent Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante The Queen's Accomplice The Paris Spy The Prisoner in the Castle The King's Justice The Hollywood Spy THE HOLLYWOOD SPY The Hollywood Spy A Maggie Hope ...

Author: Susan Elia MacNeal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780593156933

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Maggie Hope is off to California to solve a crime that hits too close to home—and to confront the very evil she thought she had left behind in Europe—as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues. “A swift, vibrant novel that peels back the asbestos curtain on the complex history of Los Angeles, home to heroes and villains.”—Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay Los Angeles, 1943. As the Allies beat back the Nazis in the Mediterranean and the United States military slowly closes in on Tokyo, Walt Disney cranks out wartime propaganda and the Cocoanut Grove is alive with jazz and swing every night. But behind this sunny façade lies a darker reality. Up in the lush foothills of Hollywood, a woman floats lifeless in the pool of one of California’s trendiest hotels. When American-born secret agent and British spy Maggie Hope learns that this woman was engaged to her former fiancée, John Sterling, and that he suspects her death was no accident, intuition tells her he’s right. Leaving London under siege is a lot to ask—but John was once the love of Maggie’s life . . . and she can’t say no. Maggie struggles with seeing her lost love again, but more shocking is the realization that her country is as divided and convulsed with hatred as Europe. The Zoot Suit Riots loom large in Los Angeles, and the Ku Klux Klan casts a long shadow everywhere. But there is little time to dwell on memories once she starts digging into the case. As she traces a web of deception from the infamous Garden of Allah to the iconic Carthay Circle Theater, she discovers things aren’t always the way things appear in the movies—and the political situation in America is more complicated, and dangerous, than the newsreels would have them all believe.
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Sequels

Sequels

Raven on the Wing (bantam, 1987) Woman of mystery raven anderson wins Josh Long's heart, but continues to elude him. 3. ... hope's cape-and-sword romance, The Prisoner ofZenda, has been filmed four times, most successfully by david ...

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Children s Books in Print

Children s Books in Print

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015054040194

Category: Children's literature

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Portland Transcript

Portland Transcript

Maggie brought home a second hand " What- Sarah was married , save to say that it was a ant , every one ... the parson mutter behind his Thronging , jostling , hurrying by , as if they were only born to die . ing in a castle in your ...

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Angeliad

Angeliad

Alex brings video camera for his next shift waiting with heart pounding in grim fear hoping nothing happens for him to film till he sees fellow soldiers again abuse and torture prisoners so he aims camera and films their actions to ...

Author: Surazeus Astarius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387283101

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

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Angeliad of Surazeus - Revelation of Angela presents 136,377 lines of verse in 1,346 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 2001 to 2005.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

WHO DUMPED THE DIVA— Susan Schrader's musical comedy murder mystery. Tue. through Sat. at 7:301 Sun. at 3 and 7; ... Featured in the cast are Brad Fisher, Diana Castle, and Ollie Nash. Mon. through Fri. at 8, Sat. at 5 and 9; $25.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The Family Herald

The Family Herald

Nedjie Orcy • 81 Hope 405 March Violets 766 MY FIRST PATIENT , 353 , 372 , AMarii Legeúd : 18 Sun ViCrRosesa . ... 389 Own Faults 478 Trust No : 257 Praise 603 --A Crayon for Darkening The Mysterious Prisoner 394 The Latest l'ashion 494 ...

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