Publisher : Bantam
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345539984
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed as “a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a Christmas mystery from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar’s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man’s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. Praise for Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d “Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.”—London Free Press “Flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability.”—Shelf Awareness “Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story.”—Library Reads “An eleven-year-old prodigy with an astonishing mind for chemistry and a particular interest in poisons.”—The Strand Magazine (Five of the Best Historical Heroines) “Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publisher :
Category : Stratford Festival
ISBN : UCAL:B3560245
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 200

Publisher : Minotaur Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250096104
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

Chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, an undeniable new talent. Ari Thor Arason is a local policeman who has an uneasy relationship with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland—where no one locks their doors. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by a murder. One of Ari’s colleagues is gunned down at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic waters closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves a new mayor and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik. It becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all.

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Category :
ISBN : 1787397319
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

Set in suffragette London. Lotta Rae is a working-class 15-year-old, raped by a wealthy gentleman, who makes the brave decision to testify in court. William Lindon is a barrister about to lose everything. Both have decisions to make that will change the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them for generations to come.

Publisher : Orenda Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781910633908
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

THE FOURTH INSTALMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE When the body of a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted Icelandic village of Kálfshamarvík, Ari Thór Arason uncovers a startling and terrifying connection to an earlier series of deaths, as the killer remains on the loose… ‘Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Sunday Express ‘Jónasson skillfully alternates points of view and shifts of time … The action builds to a shattering climax' Publishers Weekly Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling crime writers. ‘Traditional and beautifully finessed …morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons' Andrew Taylor, Independent ‘Jonasson has come up with a bleak plot and characters, but his evocation of Iceland's chilly landscape is hard to put down' The Sunday Times Crime Club Laura Wilson, Guardian ‘A chiller of a thriller' Carol Memmott, Washington Post ‘Required reading' New York Post ‘Puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys' Kirkus Reviews ‘The best sort of gloomy storytelling' Chicago Tribune ‘The prose is stark and minimal, the mood dank and frost-tipped. It's also bleakly brilliant, although perhaps best read with a warming shot of whisky by your side' Claire Allfree, Metro ‘A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens … first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child ‘Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read' Peter James ‘A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom' Ian Rankin ‘Seductive … Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Ann Cleaves ‘Whiteout, in an excellently smooth translation by Quentin Bates, leaves a sense of unease and sadness that will linger for quite a while' Ewa Sherman, Crime Review ‘Reading a Ragnar Jónasson thriller can be quite exhausting … though in the pleasantest possible way' Max Easterman, European Literature Network

Publisher : North South Books
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0735816093
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 32

An illustrated poem that describes some of the spooky events that occur on Halloween night.

Publisher :
Category : Lady of the Lake (Legendary character)
ISBN : UVA:X002707028
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 278

Publisher : Delacorte Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345538680
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature.” Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley’s The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones “[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune “The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for.”—Bookreporter “Delightful and entertaining.”—San Jose Mercury News

Publisher : Hachette UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781529381405
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 464

'A propulsive mystery that feels both fresh and assured' Catherine Ryan Howard 'A clever twisty tale that feels completely authentic, Catherine Kirwan is onto another winner' Jane Casey 'Atmospheric and intriguing with a brilliantly relatable heroine and an explosive, gripping conclusion, nothing in Cruel Deeds is quite as it seems.' Sam Blake 'Thrilling ... a page turning read' Patricia Gibney A SUCCESSFUL LAWYER IS FOUND MURDERED. Finn Fitzpatrick barely knows Mandy Breslin from the firm where they both work. Mandy moves in the privileged world of the senior partners' clique. Finn keeps to herself. But Mandy has secrets and, as Finn is drawn deeper into her dead colleague's life, she soon discovers that Mandy's not the only one at the firm hiding something. As Finn uncovers a web of lies that comes very close to home, she quickly realises that Mandy's killer might be nearer than she thinks. Who wanted Mandy dead? And who can Finn turn to, when she can't trust anyone? 'Pacy, twisty and ingeniously plotted ... a real page-turner' T.M. Logan 'Money and greed, office gossip and secret affairs; twisty and pacy' Andrea Mara 'Pacy, gripping and atmospheric ... a cracking read!' Andrea Carter

Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385668163
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them. In this New York Times bestselling series of cozy mysteries, young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the English countryside has to offer, and in the process, she comes closer than ever to solving her life's greatest mystery--her mother's disappearance. . .