Category: Historical Fiction

  • Download E-books 47 PDF

    By Walter Mosley

    Quantity forty seven, a fourteen-year-old slave boy becoming up underthe watchful eye of a brutal grasp in 1832, meets the mysterious TallJohn, who introduces him to a paranormal technology and likewise teaches him themeaning of freedom.
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  • Download E-books Death in a White Tie PDF

    Secret Guild in organization with Little Brown and corporate. challenging conceal. 352 p.; 0.94" x 6.78" x 4.17". Innercover: Wealthy, captivating bon vivant Sir Robert Gospell used to be a celebrity of London's champagne-and-caviar circuit. Then at the morning after the main glittering ball of the season, anyone unearths a cause to asphyxiate Gospell in a taxi headed throughout city. yet who would wish to kill "Bunchy" Gospel? leader Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland backyard is termed in to enquire the homicide of his previous frined and to discover a nefarious scheme that all started faraway from the ballroom floor...
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  • Download E-books Turtle in Paradise PDF

    By Jennifer L. Holm

    In Jennifer L. Holm's big apple instances bestselling, Newbery Honor successful heart grade ancient fiction novel, lifestyles isn't the same as the flicks. yet nevertheless, 11-year-old Turtle is not any Shirley Temple. She's shrewdpermanent and difficult and has noticeable adequate of the area to not count on a Hollywood finishing. finally, it truly is 1935 and jobs and funds and infrequently even desires are scarce. So while Turtle's mama will get a task housework for a girl who does not like young ones, Turtle says see you later with no tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to stay with family members she's by no means met. Florida's like not anything Turtle's ever obvious sooner than even though. it really is sizzling and weird, choked with rag tag boy cousins, relations secrets and techniques, scams, or even buried pirate treasure! sooner than she is aware what is occurred, Turtle unearths herself popping out of the shell she's spent her existence development, and as she does, her global opens up within the so much unforeseen methods. packed with event, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an immediate vintage either girls and boys with love.

    Includes an Author's observe with images and extra heritage at the nice melancholy, in addition to extra assets and websites.

    Starred overview, Kirkus Reviews:
    "Sweet, humorous and superb."

    Starred overview, Booklist:
    "Just the appropriate mix of knowingness and desire . . . a hilarious mix of family members drama pro with a dollop of adventure."
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  • Download E-books The Ghosts of Heaven PDF

    By Marcus Sedgwick

    Undying, appealing, and haunting, spirals attach the 4 episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the spell binding new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. they're there in prehistory, while a woman choices up a charred stick and makes the 1st written symptoms; there tens of centuries later, hiding within the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who humans name a witch; there within the halls of an extended Island sanatorium first and foremost of the 20 th century, the place a mad poet watches the oceans and is aware the horrors it hides; and there within the some distance destiny, as an astronaut faces his future at the first spaceship despatched from earth to colonize one other international. all of the characters in those mysterious associated tales embarks on a trip of discovery and survival; carried ahead throughout the spiral of time, none will go back to an identical position.
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  • Download E-books An Act of Mercy PDF

    A exciting story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. ideal for enthusiasts of RIPPER road, THE MANGLE road MURDERS, and C. J. SANSOM. formerly released as A KILLING KINDNESS.

    London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of medical marvels, poverty, sickness and death.

    When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a lady in a Hackney cab, the case turns out trouble-free – until eventually the single suspect is located murdered in his cell.

    Pilgrim is hindered in his research via his personal darkish previous – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and likewise via the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'.

    The case becomes a perilous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?

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  • Download E-books The Diviners PDF

    By Libba Bray

    Do you suspect there are ghosts and demons and Diviners between us?

    Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her uninteresting outdated fatherland and shipped off to the bustling streets of recent York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. it is 1926, and big apple is full of speakeasies, Ziegfeld women, and rakish pickpockets. the one seize is that she has to dwell along with her uncle Will and his dangerous obsession with the occult.

    Evie concerns he will become aware of her darkest mystery: a supernatural strength that has purely introduced her hassle up to now. but if the police discover a murdered woman branded with a cryptic image and may is termed to the scene, Evie realizes her present may well support trap a serial killer.

    As Evie jumps headlong right into a dance with a assassin, different tales unfurl within the urban that by no means sleeps. And unknown to all, whatever darkish and evil has awakened....
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  • Download E-books Oh Danny Boy: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries) PDF

    By Rhys Bowen

    In turn-of-the-century ny urban, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is considering giving up PI paintings for whatever rather less complex, much less fascinating. Molly has had particularly adequate pleasure lately, thank you greatly. in particular from the good-looking yet misleading NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd wish to steer clear of thoroughly. but if Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself within the Tombs, the infamous urban prison, he begs Molly to aid end up he used to be framed, and after every little thing they have been via, she can't flip him down.

    As she reveals herself drawn more and more into the case, she starts off to worry that Daniel's difficulty is expounded to at least one of his investigations-catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who's concentrating on prostitutes.

    Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's victorious 5th installment in her New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy secret series.

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  • Download E-books Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield (The Treasure Chest, Book 1) PDF

    By Ann Hood

    Whereas exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. upset that they have got no longer landed of their liked long island urban, they ask yourself why they have been delivered to Massachusetts to satisfy a tender lady named Clara Barton. possibly Clara has a message for the twins? or perhaps they've got one for her?
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  • Download E-books Rifles for Watie PDF

    By Harold Keith

    Jeff Bussey walked swiftly up the rutted wagon street towards fortress Leavenworth on his approach to sign up for the Union volunteers. It was once 1861 in Linn County, Kansas, and Jeff used to be elated on the prospect of scuffling with for the North at last.

    In the Indian nation south of Kansas there has been dread within the air; and the identify, Stand Watie, was once on each tongue. A hero to the insurgent, a satan to the Union guy, Stand Watie led the Cherokee Indian Na-tion fearlessly and effectively on savage raids in the back of the Union traces. Jeff got here to grasp the Watie males in simple terms too well.

    He used to be most likely the one soldier within the West to work out the Civil struggle from each side and stay to inform approximately it. Amid the roar of cannon and the graceful of flying grape, Jeff realized what it intended to struggle in conflict. He realized the way it felt by no means to have sufficient to devour, to forage for his meals or starve. He observed the golf green fields of Kansas and Okla-homa laid waste via Watie's raiding events, houses gutted, necessary corn intentionally uprooted. He marched without end throughout parched, sizzling land, via dust and slash-ing rain, continuously hungry, consistently soiled and dog-tired.

    And, Jeff, plain-spoken and sincere, made neighbors and enemies. the chums have been robust males like Noah Babbitt, the itinerant printer who as soon as walked from Topeka to Galveston to work out the magnolias in bloom; boys like Jimmy Lear, too younger to hold a gun yet sufficiently old to renounce his lifestyles at Cane Hill; grotesque, big-eared Heifer, who made the simplest sourdough biscuits within the Choctaw kingdom; and gorgeous Lucy Washbourne, insurgent to the marrow and pleased with it. The enemies have been males of an-other breed - hard-bitten Captain Clardy for one, a merciless officer with hatred for Jeff in his eyes and a gloomy mystery on his soul.

    This is a wealthy and sweeping novel-rich in its landscape of historical past; in its information so transparent that the reader by no means doubts for a second that he's there; in its dozens of other humans, each absolutely discovered and totally recognizable. it's a tale of a lesser -- identified a part of the Civil warfare, the Western crusade, an element various in its concerns and its difficulties, and fought with a distinct savagery. Inexorably it strikes to a dramat-ic climax, evoking an excellent photo of a warfare and the lads of either side who fought in it.

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