Category: Historical Fiction

  • Download E-books Cue for Treason PDF

    By Geoffrey Trease

    Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg reveals himself at the flawed aspect of the legislation. at the run to London he meets equipment and the 2 choose to stick jointly. yet an opportunity discovery endangers their lives and shortly Peter is deep in murderous plots, secrets and techniques or even treason. Set within the turbulent days of Elizabeth I, this vintage tale of chance and intrigue evokes an international of puzzle, twists and turns and exciting motion.
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  • Download E-books Jackaby PDF

    By William Ritter

    “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” —Chicago Tribune

    Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and short of a task, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a prepared eye for the extraordinary--including the facility to determine supernatural beings. Abigail has a present for noticing traditional yet very important info, which makes her ideal for the placement of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail reveals herself in the middle of an exciting case: A serial killer is at the free. The police are confident it’s a typical villain, yet Jackaby is bound the foul deeds are the paintings of the type of creature whose very life the neighborhood authorities--with the exception of a good-looking younger detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

    “The wealthy international of this debut calls for sequels.” —Kirkus experiences, starred review

    “We truthfully couldn’t positioned it down.” —

    “Toss jointly another 19th-century New England urban, a powerful culture of Sherlockian pastiche, and one heavily grotesque hat, and this lighthearted and guaranteed debut emerges, all motion and quirk.” —Publishers Weekly

    • A best Ten Fall ’14 childrens’ Indie subsequent Pick
    • A 2014 Kirkus Reviews most sensible e-book for younger Adults
    • A 2015 YALSA best Ten top Fiction for teens Title
    • A 2015 Pacific Northwest ebook Award Winner
    • A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
    • A Junior Library Guild Selection
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  • Download E-books The Steep and Thorny Way PDF

    By Cat Winters

    A exciting reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny manner tells the tale of a homicide so much foul and the strong energy of affection and reputation in a nation long past extraordinarily rotten.
    1920s Oregon isn't really a welcoming position for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white girl and an African-American guy. She has virtually no rights via legislations, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds worry and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a yr in the past, hit by way of a drunk-driving youngster. Now her father’s killer is out of prison and again on the town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by way of the coincidence in any respect yet, in its place, was once poisoned through the health care professional who taken care of him—who occurs to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.
    The merely method for Hanalee to get the solutions she wishes is to invite Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

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  • Download E-books The Seven Serpents Trilogy: The Captive; The Feathered Serpent; The Amethyst Ring PDF

    By Scott O'Dell

    Containing all 3 tales of the distinguished Scott O'Dell trilogy for the 1st time in a single quantity! contains all 3 books:

    The Captive

    The Feathered Serpent

    The Amethyst Ring

    What could you do if each person notion you have been a god?

    younger Julian Escobar is touring to the recent international to unfold the gospel to the newly came across Mayan Empire while a typhoon moves his send, scattering its contents to the 4 winds and leaving Julian because the sole survivor. After suffering ashore, he encounters a tender Mayan lady who's stunned at his presence.

    quickly he learns why. Centuries in the past the fair-skinned Mayan god Kukulcan—the Feathered Serpent—sailed away with the promise that sooner or later he could go back. together with his very lifestyles at stake, Julian does the unbelievable: he starts to impersonate this back god.
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  • Download E-books The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery PDF

    By Alan Bradley

    It's the summer time of 1950–and on the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, younger Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a fondness for poison, is intrigued by way of a chain of inexplicable occasions: A useless chicken is located at the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia unearths a guy mendacity within the cucumber patch and watches him as he is taking his demise breath.

    For Flavia, who's either appalled and thrilled, lifestyles starts in earnest whilst homicide involves Buckshaw. “I want i may say i used to be afraid, yet I wasn’t. fairly the opposite. This was once through some distance the main attention-grabbing factor that had ever occurred to me in my complete life.”
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  • Download E-books Funeral in Blue: A William Monk Novel PDF

    By Anne Perry

    Appealing girls were discovered strangled within the studio of a well known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his spouse, Hester, the murders are a nightmare. one of many sufferers is the spouse of Hester’s loved colleague, health care provider Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese émigré who turns into the major suspect. With an depth born of desperation, the clergymen search proof that might keep Dr. Beck from the hangman. From London’s sinister slums to the crowded coffeehouses of Vienna, the place embers of the revolution nonetheless burn within the hearts of freedom-loving women and men, Hester and Monk search to penetrate not just the secret of Elissa Beck’s loss of life however the riddle of her lifestyles.
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  • Download E-books The Name of the Star (The Shades of London) PDF

    By Maureen Johnson

    New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper during this pleasing paranormal mystery!

    The day that Louisiana youngster Rory Deveaux arrives in London to begin a brand new existence at boarding institution is usually the day a chain of brutal murders breaks out over the town, killings mimicking the awful Jack the Ripper spree of greater than a century in the past. quickly "Rippermania" takes carry of modern day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. other than one. Rory noticed the guy police think to be the leading suspect. yet she is the single one that observed him--the just one who can see him. And now Rory has develop into his subsequent objective. during this edge-of-your-seat mystery, jam-packed with suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will research the reality in regards to the mystery ghost police of London and realize her personal surprising talents.
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  • Download E-books Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) PDF

    By Mary Pope Osborne

    The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book sequence sends Jack and Annie to Ireland—the land of leprechauns!

    Jack and Annie are whisked again to long-ago eire. Their venture? To motivate a woman named Augusta to proportion her creativity with the realm. but if they meet Augusta, Jack and Annie do not see how they could encourage her at all—she is the least ingenious individual they have ever met! fortunately, Jack and Annie have a different whistle that they could use to teach Augusta a paranormal international. yet their plan backfires! Can Jack and Annie rescue their new pal? Or will Augusta be misplaced forever?

    Magic Tree condominium books are New York Times bestsellers. The sequence' impossible to resist mixture of magic, fantasy, background, and secret has encouraged a love of studying in numerous little ones around the globe. discover why with Leprechaun in overdue Winter!

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  • Download E-books A Northern Light PDF

    By Jennifer Donnelly

    Carnegie Medal Winner, United Kingdom
    Los Angeles occasions publication Prize Winner
    Borders 2004 unique Voices Award Winner
    Named a most sensible ebook of 2003 by means of Publishers Weekly, Booklist, tuition Library magazine, The Irish instances, the days (London), The monetary occasions and The Albany Times-Union.

    Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has enormous goals yet little wish of seeing them come precise. determined for funds, she takes a role on the Glenmore, the place inn visitor Grace Brown entrusts her with the duty of burning a mystery package deal of letters. but if Grace's drowned physique is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters may possibly demonstrate the awful fact at the back of a murder.

    Set in 1906 opposed to the backdrop of the homicide that encouraged Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, Jennifer Donnelly's impressive debut novel without difficulty weaves romance, historical past, and a homicide secret into whatever relocating, and actual, and completely original.

    Includes a reader's advisor and an interview with the author.
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  • Download E-books Little Joe: A Novel (Round Rock, Book 1) PDF

    By Michael E. Glasscock III

    While Little Joe Stout survives the automobile twist of fate that took his parents’ lives, he's despatched to stay together with his maternal grandparents within the small city of around Rock, Tennessee. Orphaned and lacking his Texas domestic, Little Joe is reluctant to evolve. yet his grandparents, specifically his grandmother, are as much as the problem of elevating him regardless of their very own struggles. quickly, formative years friendships are cast within the oddball duo of Sugar and Bobby, and—with the aid of a brand new dogs companion—Little Joe starts off to determine that his new domestic deals the relaxation and love he suggestion was once misplaced forever.

    Set opposed to the drama of global struggle II and the 1st sparks of the civil rights circulation, Little Joe’s new house is a microcosm of the US within the Forties. a daunting incident with a chinese language motorist touring at the improper facet of city, the migration of troops around the geographical region, and a frank dialogue of Jim Crow legislation are only some of the neighborhood occasions mirroring the radio announces that deliver the inside track of the day into his grandmother’s kitchen.

    Little Joe starts off a four-part sequence from Michael E. Glasscock III that explores the tricky social fabric of around Rock, Tennessee.
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