Category: Historical Fiction

  • Download E-books The Accusers (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Paperback)) PDF

    By Lindsey Davis

    - The Accusers was once released in Mysterious Press hardcover (0-89296-811-7) in 4/04. This alternate paperback version will tie into Davis's new hardcover, Scandal Takes a vacation, due from Mysterious press in 9/04
    - Lindsey Davis's past novel, The Jupiter delusion, seemed on London's Sunday occasions bestseller record. It was once released via Mysterious Press in hardcover in 9/03 and in exchange paperback in 5/04.
    - The creators of PBS's Inspector Morse tv sequence are generating a sequence approximately Marcus Didius Falco, with scripts at present in development.
    - First girl Laura Bush is a huge fan of Davis's overseas bestselling novels, and the writer obtained the Crime Writers Association's Ellis Peters old Dagger Award in 199. Davis could be a visitor of honor at Bouchercon 2004 in Toronto.
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  • Download E-books Moon Over Manifest PDF

    By Clare Vanderpool

    Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

    The circulation of the educate rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty nation-state and imagined the signal I’d obvious simply in Gideon’s tales: Manifest—A city with a wealthy earlier and a vibrant future.
     
    Abilene Tucker feels deserted. Her father has positioned her on a educate, sending her off to stay with an outdated good friend for the summer season whereas he works a railroad activity. Armed basically with a couple of possessions and her record of universals, Abilene jumps off the educate in appear, Kansas, aiming to profit concerning the boy her father as soon as was.
    Having heard tales approximately occur, Abilene is dissatisfied to discover that it’s only a dried-up, tired previous city. yet her sadness quick turns to pleasure while she discovers a hidden cigar field choked with mementos, together with a few outdated letters that point out a undercover agent often called the Rattler. those mysterious letters ship Abilene and her new neighbors, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness undercover agent hunt, even if they're warned to “Leave good sufficient Alone.”
    Abilene throws all warning apart while she heads down the mysterious route to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive leave out Sadie, a diviner who merely tells tales from the previous. it appears Manifest’s historical past is filled with colourful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets and techniques. The extra Abilene hears, the extra made up our minds she is to benefit simply what position her father performed in that historical past. And as Manifest’s secrets and techniques are laid naked one after the other, Abilene starts to weave her personal tale into the material of the town.
     
    Powerful in its simplicity and wealthy in historic aspect, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping tale of loss and redemption.


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  • Download E-books Cave of Wonders: Infinity Ring, Book 5 PDF

    What marvels and mysteries anticipate Dak, Sera, and Riq within the Golden Age of Baghdad? Europe is within the grip of the darkish a while, yet there's a gentle at nighttime: Baghdad. the good urban has develop into a middle of studying, populated by way of students, retailers, and explorers from all around the recognized international. yet hazard lurks within the desert...and darkish, Sera, and Riq needs to act quickly to avoid wasting the world's maximum library from utter destruction.

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  • Download E-books The Fire-Eaters PDF

    By David Almond

    Bobby Burns is aware he's a fortunate lad. becoming up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is uncovered to all demeanour of wondrous issues: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a pal that could heal injured fawns together with her desires, a guy who can consume hearth. yet darkness looks forthcoming Bobby's existence from each side. Bobby's new institution is a chilly, merciless position. His father is being affected by a mysterious sickness that threatens to rip his family members aside. And america and USSR are trying out nuclear missiles and creeping nearer and in the direction of a world-engulfing war.

    Together together with his wonder-working buddy, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will discover ways to think in miracles that would keep the folks and position he loves.
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  • Download E-books A Dying Light in Corduba: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 8) PDF

    By Lindsey Davis

    Inimitable sleuth Falco is again with a vengeance. One evening, a guy is killed and Rome's leader undercover agent left for lifeless. This leaves not anyone other than Falco to behavior the research. quickly he's plunged into the fiercely aggressive global of olive oil construction. Political intrigue, an unique Spanish dancer, and coming near near fatherhood all upload to Falco's issues.
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  • Download E-books Vanishing Girl: THE BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES, HIS 3RD CASE PDF

    By Shane Peacock

    The 3rd case within the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes sequence is filled with as many twists and turns because the backstreets of Victorian London.

    When a filthy rich younger lady vanishes as though by way of magic in Hyde Park, Sherlock is once more pushed to turn out himself. In a heart-stopping race opposed to time, an blameless boy’s survival is dependent upon Sherlock’s skill to resolve the mysterious puzzle of the Vanishing woman. As advanced because the maze that protects the lacking girl’s hiding position, this situation takes Sherlock racing to the nation-state, the coast, and into the lair of a menagerie of unique, harmful creatures.

    Haunted via stories of his shattered family members, goaded through his enemies, pushed to heal the delicate courting among him and the gorgeous Irene Doyle, Sherlock makes a nearly deadly mistake. in spite of everything, his really good powers of deduction and the steadfast eccentric Sigerson Bell retailer the day. quickly, very quickly, the area will come to understand him because the grasp detective of all time.


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  • Download E-books Tiger, Tiger PDF

    By Lynne Reid Banks

    Tiger cub brothers are city from the jungle and brought to Rome. The better cub is proficient as a killer on the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a present of the smaller cub to his attractive daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots, and Julius, a tender animal keeper, teaches her easy methods to earn the tiger's belief. Boots is pampered whereas his brother, referred to as Brute, lives in a chilly and darkish cage, set free in basic terms to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to monitor Aurelia and her prized puppy. but if a prank backfires, Boots quickly escapes and Julius needs to pay along with his lifestyles. millions watch as Julius is shipped unarmed into the sector to stand the killer Brute.
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  • Download E-books Vespasian: The Crossroads Brotherhood PDF

    By Robert Fabbri

    Rome 25 advert. Marcus Salvius Magnus, client of the Crossroads Brotherhood, has an issue. in truth, he has . one of many brothels lower than his defense has been raided by way of a rival Brotherhood, and valuable... merchandise... has been stolen. He can't lose face and allow the assault cross unpunished, yet how can he retaliate with out igniting a gang conflict? on the different finish of the social spectrum, girl Antonia - the emperor's sister-in-law - has enable has enable Senator Gaius Vespasius Pollo understand that she has a rating that merely blood will settle, and Magnus owes the Senator a favour. Now, an easy assassination wouldn't be an issue for a guy like Magnus, however the guideline is this dying should be a bit more... inventive... than the standard knife-in-the-back-in-a-dark-alley. might be the Patronus of the Crossroads Brotherhood can kill birds with one stone?
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  • Download E-books The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Book 1) PDF

    By M. T. Anderson

    Winner of the nationwide publication Award! younger Octavian is being raised by way of a bunch of rational philosophers recognized simply through numbers — however it is barely after he opens a forbidden door that he learns the hideous nature in their experiments, and his personal chilling position in them. Set in progressive Boston, M. T. Anderson's enthralling novel occurs at a time while Patriots battled to win liberty whereas African slaves have been urged to danger their lives for a freedom they might by no means declare. the 1st of 2 components, this deeply provocative novel reimagines the prior as an eerie position that has startling resonance for readers this day.
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