A half-mad, alcoholic edgar allan poe aims to defeat an occultist’s terrifying plot in this “intelligent, suspenseful” thriller set in 1840s New York Booklist. In the shadows of new york city, Poe drowns his talent in rotgut gin, trying to forget the death of his beloved wife. It is said that beneath solomon’s glorious throne, books that gave the fabled king control over life, death, and demonic power were buried.
Poe Must Die - . Now, writer and fighter must stand together to save humanity from a darkness beyond even Poe’s tortured imagination. To combat his dark designs, mankind’s hopes rest on a troubled author named Edgar Allan Poe. Jonathan is the most powerful psychic on earth, and in service of his god, Lucifer, he will tear civilization apart.
This fast-paced tale of historical supernatural suspense, which Booklist hailed as “unfailingly readable and terrifically well-written, ” provides “one cliffhanging chapter after another” Kirkus Reviews.
The Dons and Mr. Dickens: The Strange Case of the Oxford Christmas PlotDiversion Books - An oxford don’s death in an opium den is investigated by the literary detective duo—with some help from fellow author Charles Dodgson . . . Together, they encounter a complex conspiracy punctuated by murder, political radicalism, and revenge . . . Vibrant victorian social history and intriguing biographical details about Dickens” enliven this unique historical mystery with a literary twist from the author of The Detective and Mr.
Once in oxford, charles dodgson who will soon be known to the world as Lewis Carroll, they enlist the help of Collins’s old schoolmate, a brilliant mind on the verge of becoming the youngest don in Oxford’s history. Dickens Booklist. Eager to escape the drudgery of a london winter, the two amateur detectives willingly accept Inspector Field’s orders to travel on the new railway line to Oxford, where Collins was once a student, to conduct an undercover investigation.
The Dons and Mr. Dickens: The Strange Case of the Oxford Christmas Plot - One dank november night, charles dickens and Wilkie Collins are called to a part of London notorious for its opium dens—where an Oxford history don has been found murdered.
The New Colossus: A NovelMadison Square Books - The pugnacious and voluble pulitzer is so impressed that he assigns her to get to the bottom of a murder that has confounded the police—the untimely death of his friend Emma Lazarus, the controversial poet and activist. New york in 1880 is a hell of a place to make your living. Outgunned and ignoring her contemptuous all-male colleagues, Bly has only two real allies: a doctor who uses scientific techniques to establish criminal behavior, and a theater critic with unlimited access to underground New York.
Corruption. Nellie bly arrives at age twenty-four in Manhattan, lacking connections and money, but blessed with an abundance of courage and a skill for reportage. Greed. Within ten months she lands two front-page stories on the country’s most widely-read newspaper, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World. Murder.
The New Colossus: A Novel - As the pieces fall into place, Bly uncovers layer after layer of corruption, getting closer to a dangerous core—and to the truth. Her investigation leads to tense encounters with some of the most powerful and ruthless men of the time, in an era where elected officials are bought and sold, and where greed runs rampant on an unregulated Wall Street.
The Antiquarian: A NovelBarcelona eBooks - Enrique rushes to Barcelona to investigate his father’s death and retrieve the book. But before artur can piece together the final part of the puzzle, he is attacked and murdered. In this gripping historical thriller, the search for a mysterious and powerful object hidden in the heart of Barcelona leads to ambition, love—and murderAn intriguing letter from his adoptive father, Artur, desire, turns novelist Enrique Alonso’s world upside down.
Artur, reveals that he has discovered an ancient manuscript, a well-known antiquarian in Barcelona, but he feels uneasy, as though he’s in over his head. Written in latin and old catalan, the manuscript holds the key to the location of a priceless object dating back to the Middle Ages, and a secret closely guarded by the Jewish community living in the city’s Gothic Quarter.
The Antiquarian: A Novel - When enrique and bety realize they are not the only ones following the trail, it becomes a race against time to find the mythical object that has the power to transform lives. His ex-wife, a philologist, Bety, comes to his aid and the two set about translating and deciphering the encrypted text.
The Tyranny of WordsMariner Books - It is one of those books that never lose its message. CounterPunch. A contemporary of the economist Thorstein Veblen and the author Upton Sinclair, Chase was a social theorist and writer who despised the imprecision of contemporary communication. A thoroughly scholarly study of the science of the meaning of words.
Kirkus reviews “when thinking about words, I think about Stuart Chase’s The Tyranny of Words. Decades later, this eminently useful analysis of the way we use words continues to resonate. The pioneering and still essential text on semantics, urging readers to improve human communication and understanding with precise, concrete language.
The Tyranny of Words - In 1938, stuart chase revolutionized the study of semantics with his classic text, The Tyranny of Words. Wide-ranging and erudite, complete, this iconic volume was one of the first to condemn the overuse of abstract words and to exhort language users to employ words that make their ideas accurate, and readily understood.
Mystery StoriesMysteriousPress.com/Open Road - . Only to discover they’re not alone. With her customary sharp wit, historical expertise, and effortless knack for freezing the blood, Elizabeth Peters “never fails to entertain” The Plain Dealer. A christmas slaying, an egyptian puzzle, and a night in the home of a stranger—three chillers from the New York Times–bestselling “grandmaster” of mystery Publishers Weekly.
A thriller writer is embroiled in a real-life whodunit when a friend drops dead in front of her, with her own hatpin impaled in his back. The violation of a sealed West Bank tomb, its rock walls intact, provides a Thebes investigator with a mystifying conundrum. And two sisters take shelter from a storm in a shuttered old house at the end of a country road.
Mystery Stories - . . Settle in with this trio of short stories—available for the first time in a single volume—from one of the most popular mystery writers of all time.
Teacher's PetDiversion Books - All the parents were so proud. And kill like Mr. And act like Mr. Andrews as “a master of psychological thrillers, ” Andrew Neiderman teaches a master class in suspense in this brilliantly textured novel. Lucy. It was even more astonishing to see how they began to resemble Mr. Lucy . . . Lucy. Praised by V. C. A man like that inspires respect in his students.
And he gets great results; it was really quite astonishing when the children brought home straight-A report cards. An intricately woven novel of suspense from the bestselling author of The Devil’s Advocate Mr. Lucy is just the kind of teacher the children of Centreville needed. He’s sharp, understanding, always ready to help out.
The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval EnglandPegasus Books - To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of warfare as the foes that gather to claim England’s throne. But in his country’s hour of greatest need, his enemies at court have made him an outlaw. A masterful tale, graphic and gory, and loaded with medieval history” Publishers Weekly.
1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. To stay alive—and a free man—he must carve a bloody swath from the frozen lands outside the court in this evocative tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend. The ravens of war are gathering. With the english king edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.
The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England - But as the king’s closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward. A london times bestseller, this rousing historical debut rescues one of England’s forgotten heroes from the mists of medieval history and brings him to brutal and bloody life.
The national bestselling story of England’s real-life Robin Hood.
A Study in TerrorMysteriousPress.com/Open Road - Based on the sherlock holmes film a study in Terror, this collaboration between two of the world’s greatest detectives is one of the most original mystery novels of all time. But it will take the brilliance of Ellery Queen to solve the case once and for all. Watson chase history’s most fearsome killer.
From the brothels and back alleys of fog-choked Whitechapel to the manor of one of England’s greatest families, Holmes and Dr. Ellery queen is struggling over his latest book when a friend brings him a mystery. . It is a journal, written by a victorian doctor, of reports on the remarkable adventures of his close friend, a brilliant detective named Sherlock Holmes.
A Study in Terror - Based on the sherlock holmes film: Ellery Queen matches wits with the Baker Street sleuth to unmask Jack the Ripper. Queen’s surprise turns to amazement as he turns its pages and discovers the lost story of Sherlock Holmes’s greatest case: the pursuit of Jack the Ripper.
KitchenGrove Press - The acclaimed debut of Japan’s “master storyteller” Chicago Tribune. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at its heart. With the publication of kitchen, the dazzling english-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Banana Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature.
Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, tragedy, love, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, the heroine, who has passed away. Grieving, mikage is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother who is really his cross-dressing father Eriko.
Kitchen - It seizes hold of the reader’s sympathy and refuses to let go. Michiko kakutani, The New York Times. Lucid, earnest and disarming . . . In a whimsical style that recalls the early marguerite Duras, Moonlight Shadow, Kitchen and its companion story, are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a very special writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.
Death of an Old Sinner The Mrs. Norris Mysteries Book 1Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller - Norris, the housekeeper who has been almost a mother to Ransom’s son since he was a boy. Jimmie is currently running for governor of New York and enjoying his budding relationship with sculptor Helene Joyce. Norris in this thrilling tale of family secrets and murder General Ransom Jarvis is writing his memoirs about a distinguished career that spanned five continents and three wars.
Norris mysteries, which also include a gentleman Called, a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award; Old Sinners Never Die; and “Mrs. With more lives at stake, the trio follows lead after lead into a web of crime that only the canny housekeeper can clean up in the nick of time. Death of an old sinner is the first novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis’s Mrs.
Death of an Old Sinner The Mrs. Norris Mysteries Book 1 - Along the way, he stumbles upon a scandal about a philandering ancestor—America’s ambassador to England who went on to become president of the United States. But a very clear and present danger embroils the irascible retired general in a deepening quagmire of deceit, fraud, and murder. Enter Mrs. A grand master of crime fiction, Dorothy Salisbury Davis introduces the redoubtable crime-solving Scottish housekeeper Mrs.
Norris into a bizarre case headed up by Jasper Tully, chief investigator for the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Norris observes, ” a short story in the collection Tales for a Stormy Night. Death of an old Sinner is the 1st book in the Mrs.