The Snuffbox Murders

The Snuffbox Murders
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Limited
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0709090552

The Snuffbox Murders Book Review:

Inspector Angel and his team are looking for an antiques thief and murderer who tears out the tongue of anyone he fears might give him away. The Inspector also believes the murderer is walking in the footsteps of Herman Lamm, an infamous villain of a century earlier. The suspects are a disparate trio. The first is a conman who is always hovering near an antique gold statue; the second, Mr. Van Hassain, is a diplomat and businessman; and the third is a rich inventor's beautiful wife. The only thing that seemingly links the suspects is that they are all interested in acquiring antique gold snuffboxes. It's not much to go on but Inspector Angel is determined to catch the killer.

The Money Tree Murders

The Money Tree Murders
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher : Robert Hale
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-09-01
  • ISBN : 0719813611

The Money Tree Murders Book Review:

Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team are sent to investigate the murder of a young woman, and inquiries indicate that she had discovered the operation of a Money Tree swindle at Zenith Television. Angel begins his interviews and is faced with a cast of eccentric characters amongst whom are the peculiar Abercrombie, who tows a boxcar and scavenges for fuel to heat his cottage, and a recently middle aged couple who believe their house to be haunted by the ghost of an alcoholic dentist and his family who died in 1760. As the investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, Angel races to solve the puzzle and stop more mayhem and murder. This is the 22nd in the highly successful Inspector Angel series.

Why Kings Confess

Why Kings Confess
  • Author : C. S. Harris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781101609781

Why Kings Confess Book Review:

The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian’s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past—an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law’s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the “Lost Dauphin,” the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin’s sister—the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette—who is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero’s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider....

The Fruit Gum Murders

The Fruit Gum Murders
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-03
  • ISBN : 1407954970

The Fruit Gum Murders Book Review:

Inspector Angel and his team are faced with a baffling case when a fruit gum found at a murder scene becomes a significant clue in their investigation. The discovery of a hospital porter, also poisoned, indicates that the killer has struck more than once and Angel is thrown headlong into a world of blackmail and deeply-buried family secrets.

Von Braun

Von Braun
  • Author : Michael Neufeld
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 9780525435914

Von Braun Book Review:

Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.

The D'Arblay Mystery

The D'Arblay Mystery
  • Author : R. Austin Freeman
  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2012-09-30
  • ISBN : 9780755128556

The D'Arblay Mystery Book Review:

When a man is found floating beneath the skin of a green-skimmed pond one morning, Dr Thorndyke becomes embroiled in an astonishing case. This wickedly entertaining detective fiction reveals that the victim was murdered through a lethal injection and someone out there is trying to cover it up.

A Lover Too Many

A Lover Too Many
  • Author : Roy Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 1789310369

A Lover Too Many Book Review:

Peter Marlin's wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She'd only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there's no real proof. Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren't keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve he case before anyone else dies.

THE UMBRELLA MURDERS an Enthralling Crime Mystery Full of Twists

THE UMBRELLA MURDERS an Enthralling Crime Mystery Full of Twists
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher : Yorkshire Murder Mysteries
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2019-12-09
  • ISBN : 1789312868

THE UMBRELLA MURDERS an Enthralling Crime Mystery Full of Twists Book Review:

A DETECTIVE WHO'S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME. Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire. MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE'S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE. Please note this book was first published as "THE UMBRELLA MAN." "Effortlessly blends an intricate puzzle with a contemporary police procedural." Publishers Weekly AN ARSONIST AND MURDERER THREATENS TO SET FIRE TO THE LUXURY HOME OF THE LOCAL MP. Detective Inspector Michael Angel has two suspects. One has completely disappeared, the other is securely locked up in a police cell. A search of the suspect's home reveals a bizarre setup: a dozen umbrellas are suspended from the ceiling, packed with rice. Will the umbrella man be able to execute his threat while still in police custody? MEANWHILE, IMELDA WILDE, A FAMOUS MAGICIAN'S BEAUTIFUL ASSISTANT, IS MURDERED. It appears to be a copy of an unsolved crime committed twenty-five years ago. What's the connection between the two disparate cases? Michael Angel must race against the clock to unravel this baffling mystery. Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don't have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary's sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn't want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town's industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley's best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. Praise for Roger Silverwood "Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment." Morning Star "A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV - great fun. Angel is terrific." Books Monthly DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIES Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS Book 6: THE MISSING KILLER Book 7: THE UMBRELLA MURDERS

The Man in the Pink Suit

The Man in the Pink Suit
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Limited
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0709077785

The Man in the Pink Suit Book Review:

Murder.

The Lady and the Arsenic

The Lady and the Arsenic
  • Author : Marjorie Bowen
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : EAN:4066338051783

The Lady and the Arsenic Book Review:

"The Lady and the Arsenic" by Marjorie Bowen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Author : Alexander Dumas
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 1837
  • Relase : 2019-06-27
  • ISBN : 9783736801370

The Count of Monte Cristo Book Review:

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815–1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."

The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island
  • Author : Randall Sullivan
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2018-12-11
  • ISBN : 9780802189059

The Curse of Oak Island Book Review:

An in-depth look into the history of a Canadian island rumored to hold buried treasure and of centuries of failed attempts to claim the riches. Updated with new material from the author In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then, the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island–pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays–yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. Praise for The Curse of Oak Island “Sullivan writes with open-minded balance, rendering the Oak Island story into a weirdly fascinating mystery.” —Booklist “A definitive read for fans of the History Channel television show. Sullivan delves deeper into the history, personalities, and theories presented only briefly on the show. . . . The book is incredibly well researched and the presentation . . . is very readable. If you’ve watched The Curse of Oak Island and were frustrated that snippets and possibilities were left tantalizingly unexplored, this is the book for you.” —Heather Cover, Homewood Library (Birmingham, Alabama) “Sullivan isn’t writing about Oak Island the TV show; his subject is Oak Island the place, largely as seen and imagined by the show’s viewers. So, if you’ve ever been more entranced by the show’s long trips into history and theoretical island encounters across history, Sullivan’s book probably needs to be on your Christmas list.” —Starcasm

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin
  • Author : Jeffrey Lee
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-08-08
  • ISBN : 9780393609707

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin Book Review:

“[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant.”—Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK) In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to a man who had been dead for 800 years. Born in twelfth-century France and bred for violence, Reynald de Chatillon was a young knight who joined the Second Crusade and rose through the ranks to become the preeminent figure in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, chief foe of the Muslim leader Saladin, and one of the most reviled characters in Islamic history. In the West, Reynald has long been considered a minor player in the crusading saga, and is often dismissed as a bloodthirsty maniac who brought disaster on his fellow crusaders. However, by using contemporary documents and original research, Jeffrey Lee overturns this popular perception and questions other prejudices about the crusades that underlie modern misunderstandings of the Middle East. God’s Wolf shows how the crusader kingdom was brought down by a treacherous internal faction, rather than by Reynald’s belligerence. In fact, despite Reynald’s brutality, Lee argues that he was a strong military leader and an effective statesman, whose actions in the Middle East had a far-reaching impact that endures to this day. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God’s Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusading era.

The Quest of Youth

The Quest of Youth
  • Author : Jeffery Farnol
  • Publisher : Rare Treasure Editions
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-11-08T22:48:00Z
  • ISBN : 9781774643709

The Quest of Youth Book Review:

Sir Marmaduke, a weary man of the world, goes forth to seek his vanished youth. Of the many adventures that befall him, a mysterious murder is but one. The Quest of Youth is a story of Regency England romance and adventure which, because of its atmosphere, stirring action and unique characters, will be read unflaggingly to the end. A Farnol favorite.

The Building of Jalna

The Building of Jalna
  • Author : Mazo de la Roche
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2009-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781554886289

The Building of Jalna Book Review:

First published in 1944, The Building of Jalna is one of sixteen books in the Jalna series written by Canada’s Mazo de la Roche. In The Building of Jalna, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select Lake Ontario as the site of their new home. De la Roche chronicles their trials and tribulations during the building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humourous events that arise. This is book 1 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Morning at Jalna.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
  • Author : Paul Reid,William Manchester
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 1232
  • Relase : 2012-11-06
  • ISBN : 9780316222143

The Last Lion Book Review:

The long-awaited final volume of William Manchester's legendary biography of Winston Churchill. Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. The Last Lion brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense, compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States. More than twenty years in the making, The Last Lion presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

Duke of Sin

Duke of Sin
  • Author : Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2016-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781455539079

Duke of Sin Book Review:

A MAN OF SIN Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile, intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans. A WOMAN OF HONOR Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery's household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous. A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM BOTH Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can't resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions
  • Author : Charles Mackay
  • Publisher : London : R. Bentley
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 1841
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HW36N0

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions Book Review:

The Lipstick Murders

The Lipstick Murders
  • Author : Roger Silverwood
  • Publisher : Robert Hale
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2016-03-31
  • ISBN : 0719819806

The Lipstick Murders Book Review:

In the South Yorkshire market town of Bromersley, Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team have a seemingly impossible case to solve. They are faced with the unusual situation of knowing the name of a serial killer, and the place where he is employed, but are unable to recognize him a cosmetic surgeon has given him a new face. There seems to be nobody alive who can identify him. Additionally, Mrs Buller-Price, an elderly widow and friend of Angel, who lives at The Monks Retreat, reports that she has seen monks returning to her house to sail on her private lake in the middle of the night."

Grimm Up North

Grimm Up North
  • Author : David J. Gatward
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2020-07-19
  • ISBN : 9798664928266

Grimm Up North Book Review:

Edinburgh has Rebus.The Highlands have Logan.Now Yorkshire has Grimm ...Welcome to Wensleydale, where the cheese is famous, the scenery beautiful, and the locals have murder on their minds ...Detective Chief Inspector Harry Grimm is forced to take leave from Bristol's Major Investigations Team when his boss, tired of Harry chasing the ghost of his murderous father, sends him north on secondment.Used to city life and high stress, Harry fears his life will now be spent handing out speeding tickets, finding lost sheep, and directing tourists. But when a local teenager runs away, Harry finds himself pulled into an investigation much worse than anyone could have ever expected.The nicer the place, the darker the secrets. Wensleydale is beautiful, everyone is friendly and welcoming, and people just don't get murdered ... do they?A classic fish-out-of-water crime mystery set in the stunning and evocative scenery of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.Grimm up North is the terrific debut crime novel from award-winning author David J. Gatward. Perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis.