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The Shortest Way to Hades

The Shortest Way to Hades Book
Author : Sarah Caudwell
Publisher : C & R Crime
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN : 1472102681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyone in the family had decided that changing the trust arrangement seemed the perfect way to avoid three million in taxes. However, when dreary cousin Deirdre has a mysterious accident after demanding a fee for her signature, the young London barristers handling the trust seek advice from mentor Hilary Tamar. Julia believes it's murder; whilst Hilary wonders why the raven-haired heir did not die. But with more deadly accidents occurring, it is Hilary who is given the perilous quest of unmasking the killer.

The Sibyl in Her Grave

The Sibyl in Her Grave Book
Author : Sarah Caudwell
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2009-11-04
ISBN : 0307570665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss? That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure. So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud — and capital crime. The two women couldn't have a better champion than the erudite Hilary, as once again Sarah Caudwell sweeps us into the scene of the crime, leaving us to ponder the greatest mystery of all: Hilary, him — or her — self. From the Paperback edition.

Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Thus Was Adonis Murdered Book
Author : Sarah Caudwell
Publisher : C & R Crime
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN : 1472102673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue. Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?

The Sirens Sang of Murder

The Sirens Sang of Murder Book
Author : Sarah Caudwell
Publisher : C & R Crime
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN : 1472102703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whilst on a trip to the sunny Channel Islands to find the heir to a lucrative tax law case, young barrister Michael Cantrip finds himself in over his head. Peculiar things begin to occur on the mysterious and isolated islands with something - or somebody -- bumping off members of his legal team. With the help of his mentor, amateur investigator Hilary Tamar, Cantrip, must find a safe passage back to the Lincoln's Inn Chambers.

The Moving Toyshop

The Moving Toyshop Book
Author : Edmund Crispin
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-01-31
ISBN : 1448112788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse – discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. Richard Cadogan, poet and would-be bon vivant, arrives for what he thinks will be a relaxing holiday in the city of dreaming spires. Late one night, however, he discovers the dead body of an elderly woman lying in a toyshop and is coshed on the head. When he comes to, he finds that the toyshop has disappeared and been replaced with a grocery store. The police are understandably skeptical of this tale but Richard's former schoolmate, Gervase Fen (Oxford professor and amateur detective), knows that truth is stranger than fiction (in fiction, at least). Soon the intrepid duo are careening around town in hot pursuit of clues but just when they think they understand what has happened, the disappearing-toyshop mystery takes a sharp turn... Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful – Before Morse, Oxford’s murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.

The False Inspector Dew

The False Inspector Dew Book
Author : Peter Lovesey
Publisher : Soho Press
Release : 2003-07-01
ISBN : 1569478074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Absolutely riveting . . . A masterpiece. I defy anyone to foresee the outcome.”—Ruth Rendell The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate.

Fatal Fictions

Fatal Fictions Book
Author : Alison L. LaCroix,Bernard D Meltzer Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar Richard H McAdams,Martha C. Nussbaum,Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 0190610786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equippedwith a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This volume explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime, investigation, and criminal justice. The collected essays explore three themes that connect the world of law with that of fiction. First, defining and punishing crime is one of the fundamental purposes of government,along with the protection of victims by the prevention of crime. And yet criminal punishment remains one of the most abused and terrifying forms of political power. Second, crime is intensely psychological and therefore an important subject by which a writer can develop and explore character. Athird connection between criminal justice and fiction involves the inherently dramatic nature of the legal system itself, particularly the trial. Moreover, the ongoing public conversation about crime and punishment suggests that the time is ripe for collaboration between law and literature in thistroubled domain.The essays in this collection span a wide array of genres, including tragic drama, science fiction, lyric poetry, autobiography, and mystery novels. The works discussed include works as old as fifth-century BCE Greek tragedy and as recent as contemporary novels, memoirs, and mystery novels. Thecumulative result is arresting: there are "killer wives" and crimes against trees; a government bureaucrat who sends political adversaries to their death for treason before falling to the same fate himself; a convicted murderer who doesn't die when hanged; a psychopathogical collector whose quitesane kidnapping victim nevertheless also collects; Justice Thomas' reading and misreading of Bigger Thomas; a man who forgives his son's murderer and one who cannot forgive his wife's non-existent adultery; fictional detectives who draw on historical analysis to solve murders. These essays begin aconversation, and they illustrate the great depth and power of crime in literature.

Lovely War

Lovely War Book
Author : Julie Berry
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-03-05
ISBN : 0698157486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called "easily one of the best novels I have read all year!" A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love. Hailed by critics, Lovely War has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times, and Lovely War is truly her masterwork.

Modern Robotics

Modern Robotics Book
Author : Kevin M. Lynch,Frank C. Park
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-05-25
ISBN : 1107156300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A modern and unified treatment of the mechanics, planning, and control of robots, suitable for a first course in robotics.

Shroud for a Nightingale

Shroud for a Nightingale Book
Author : P.D. James
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-04-17
ISBN : 1451697791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as “mystery at its best” by The New York Times, Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh mystery series. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills.

The Wychford Murders

The Wychford Murders Book
Author : Paula Gosling
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2018-07-26
ISBN : 1509860754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wychford is a charming and quiet West Country village. Or rather, it was – until Mrs Tompkins was found with her throat slashed. Now, when evening shadows fall, the picturesque little lanes seem filled with menace and golden Cotswold stones are stained with blood in the first of Paula Gosling’s Luke Abbott series, The Wychford Murders. Detective Chief Inspector Luke Abbott is sent to find the killer. He was born and brought up in Wychford – but he hardly recognizes it. The young girl he loved has become the local doctor. The boy who once bullied him is now a respected local Squire. And in all the small homes and cottages the people of Wychford hide – wondering who next will fall victim to the killer’s bloody knife. Abbott’s investigation exposes the private lives behind the postcard prettiness: secret loves and hates, perversion, envy, jealousy, greed, and – eventually – a ruthless murderer.

The Lizard Cage

The Lizard Cage Book
Author : Karen Connelly
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
Release : 2011-09-21
ISBN : 030748761X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly’s debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit. Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his protest songs against the dictatorship. Arrested by the Burmese secret police in the days of mass protest, he is seven years into a twenty-year sentence in solitary confinement. Cut off from his family and contact with other prisoners, he applies his acute intelligence, Buddhist patience, and humor to find meaning in the interminable days, and searches for news in every being and object that is grudgingly allowed into his cell. Despite his isolation, Teza has a profound influence on the people around him. His very existence challenges the brutal authority of the jailers, and his steadfast spirit inspires radical change. Even when Teza’s criminal server tries to compromise the singer for his own gain, Teza befriends him and risks falling into the trap of forbidden conversation, food, and the most dangerous contraband of all: paper and pen. Yet, it is through Teza’s relationship with Little Brother, a twelve-year-old orphan who’s grown up inside the walls, that we ultimately come to understand the importance of hope and human connection in the midst of injustice and violence. Teza and the boy are prisoners of different orders: only one of them dreams of escape and only one of them will achieve it—their extraordinary friendship frees both of them in utterly surprising ways.

Heroes of Olympus The Son of Neptune

Heroes of Olympus  The Son of Neptune Book
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 1423155114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk.

Ulysses

Ulysses Book
Author : James Joyce
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 1513265199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable.

The Angel of the Crows

The Angel of the Crows Book
Author : Katherine Addison
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2020-06-23
ISBN : 0765387417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor, returns with The Angel of the Crows, a fantasy novel of alternate 1880s London, where killers stalk the night and the ultimate power is naming. This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting. In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers Book
Author : J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 0525520600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the best-selling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions (named one of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Critics' Pick). Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her "influencer" sister's Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women's college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father-in-law, the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences. A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger Book
Author : Sharon M. Draper
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN : 1442489138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Book
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-05-05
ISBN : 0141962305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian is the fifth awesome adventure in Rick Riordan's top-ten bestselling series. Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. It happens when you're the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea.According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure. Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it's me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . . ----- 'Riordan takes the reader back to the stories we love; then shakes the cobwebs out of them' Eoin Colfer 'Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical' The Times 'Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline' Telegraph 'Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats' New York Times 'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times 'Funny . . . very exciting . . . but it's the storytelling that will get readers hooked. After all, this is the stuff of legends' Guardian Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero The Son Of Neptune The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire The Serpent's Shadow The Magnus Chase series: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead The Trials of Apollo series: The Dark Prophecy The Hidden Oracle The Burning Maze

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Book
Author : Jonathan L. Howard
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2009-07-07
ISBN : 9780385530439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A charmingly gothic, fiendishly funny Faustian tale about a brilliant scientist who makes a deal with the Devil, twice. Johannes Cabal sold his soul years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. Now he wants it back. Amused and slightly bored, Satan proposes a little wager: Johannes has to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever. This time for real. Accepting the bargain, Jonathan is given one calendar year and a traveling carnival to complete his task. With little time to waste, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire to help him run his nefarious road show, resulting in mayhem at every turn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Odd Squad Bully Bait

The Odd Squad  Bully Bait Book
Author : Michael Fry
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2014-01-21
ISBN : 0571304966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nick is stuffed in his locker. Again. It's not so bad. Lockers are roomier than you'd think. Especially when you're the shortest kid on the planet, which is exactly why Bully-Boy Roy stuffed him in there in the first place: he fits. The school counselor says Roy has issues. The only issue Nick can see is that Roy is a mutant troll. Nick's friends Molly and Karl think the troll needs to be defeated. Together, they are THE ODD SQUAD. If you want to laugh out loud, watch them beat the bullies and see some cool pictures, READ THIS BOOK!