Murder At The Majestic Hotel

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Murder at the Majestic Hotel

Author : Clara McKenna
Publisher : Kensington Books
Page : 314 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2022-10-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781496738196

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Clare McKenna returns with the latest book in a historical cozy mystery series sure to appeal to fans of Alyssa Maxwell and Anna Lee Huber. Against all expectations in Edwardian England, newly married American heiress Stella Kendrick and British aristocrat Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst are bucking traditions—and investigating murder—on their honeymoon . . . Leaving behind tragedies surrounding their wedding at Morrington Hall, travel-worn Stella and Lyndy arrive at the grand Majestic Hotel in York to more misfortune—their stately honeymoon suite has been given away to Horace Wingrove, owner of England’s largest confectionery. Stella refuses to let an innocent booking mistake spoil the mood, but her optimism vanishes when Horace suffocates in the room where she and Lyndy should have stayed . . . Unlike authorities on the scene, Stella can’t believe the business magnate’s death can be explained away as an accident. Troubling signs are everywhere—strange murmurs in the hallway, tight-lipped hotel staff, and a stolen secret recipe for Wingrave’s famous chocolate. Then there are Horace’s murky intentions for visiting the historic cathedral city, and those who were closely watching his every move . . . As Stella and Lyndy tour Yorkshire and mingle with royals as husband and wife, they face a sinister mystery that puts their vows to the test. Can the couple work together to discover the truth about their romantic destination and the strange happenings haunting their trip before they’re treated to another terrifying surprise?

Murder at the Arlington

Author : Kathleen Kaska
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2009-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781627934282

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It's 1952. Reporter Sydney Lockhart checks into the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Before she even unpacks, she discovers the brutally murdered body of the hotel's bookkeeper. What had begun as a simple travel-writing assignment now turns into a murder investigation. The bad news is that Sydney is a suspect. Determined to clear her name and prove herself a reporter deserving more than just travel assignments, Sydney becomes embroiled in the underworld of gangsters and gamblers. In her fight for the truth, she soon faces a more urgent battle: saving her own skin.

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

Author : James Zemboy
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 449 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2016-03-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781476665955

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The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Author : B. Murphy
Publisher : Springer
Page : 543 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1999-12-09
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780230107359

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Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Mosquito Coast Murders

Author : Bob Prior-Sanderson
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2013-03-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781447562818

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A murder mystery novel about Adam Zander the private detective. He investigates a string of murders that have perplexed the less than perfect Vanmalla Police Force in this tropical Central American third world country in the mid 80s. He has to weave his way past and through corruption, obstruction and overcome the influence of certain expatriates. Adam earns the respect of the local Prime Minister and is assisted and protected by a warrant officer of the British Army's Special Investigation Branch.

Day of Jihad

Author : Mark Wardlaw
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2010-06-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780557134328

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In an effort to prevent future terrorist attacks following 911, President Michael McConnell orders CIA agents to infiltrate many of the more prominent mosques in the U.S. Agent Brian Garrett receives a tip that Muslim extremists are planning several terrorists attempts on the U.S., including flying an airplane into a nuclear power plant that could kill millions of people in Pennsylvania. Agent Garrett must work tirelessly to foil the plans of known terrorists Mahmoud Mohammad, and Omar Sayeed, who are hell bent on detonating suitcase nukes in New York City and Washington D.C. Tensions mounts ! Will Garrett stop Mohammad in time? And will the President's plan work? The Day of Jihad is here. This action thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page.

Murder at Blackwater Bend

Author : Clara McKenna
Publisher : Kensington Books
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2020-06-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781496717818

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Wild-hearted Kentuckian Stella Kendrick cautiously navigates the strict demands of British high society as the future Lady of Morrington Hall. But when petty scandals lead to bloody murder, her outspoken nature could be all that keeps her alive . . . Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst, Stella is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except teatime with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas—especially in the company of Lady Philippa, the woman Lyndy was once set to marry, and her husband, the ostentatious Lord Fairbrother . . . Outrage erupts and accusations fly after Lord Fairbrother’s pony wins best in breed for the seventh consecutive year. The man has his share of secrets and adversaries, but Stella and Lyndy are in for a brutal shock when they discover his body floating in the river during a quiet morning fishing trip. Suddenly unwelcome around hardly-grieving Lady Philippa and Lyndy’s endlessly critical mother, Stella faces the bitter reality that she may always be an outsider—and one of her trusted new acquaintances may be a calculating killer. Now, Stella and her fiancé must fight against the current to catch the culprit, before they’re the next couple torn apart by tragedy.

Sleuthing Miss Marple

Author : Desirée Prideaux
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2022-06-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781800854451

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Sleuthing Miss Marple mirrors the structure and playful analytic style of a detective novel. Beginning at the ‘scene of the crime’, this investigation places Agatha Christie and the clue-puzzle in historical context, casting light on the methods, the motives, and, in a sense, the alibis that underpin Christie’s crime fiction. In keeping with the clue-puzzle analytical method devised for this book, each chapter builds towards a conclusion that delivers a surprising intellectual payoff. This enquiry is unapologetically textual in approach. It constructs a rigorous evidence base drawn from the Marple short stories and novels, and presents a useful interpretation of crime fiction scholarship. This provides a foundation for original literary analyses that reveal Christie’s engagements with gender roles and genre rules, and the sleights of hand that they conceal. Christie’s modus operandi is uncovered, as are the narrative strategies and literary devices that she deployed to ambush unwary readers. Crucially, this investigation shows how Christie’s ingenious methods made it possible for an elderly spinster to get away with solving murder. Sleuthing Miss Marple will be invaluable for students and researchers of crime fiction, twentieth-century literature, and creative writing.

Murder at Morrington Hall

Author : Clara McKenna
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Aristocracy (Social class)
ISBN : 9781496717771

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Stella Kendrick is an all-American heiress who can't be tamed. But when the lively aspiring equine trainer tangles with British aristocracy, she meets her match--and a murderer . . . Spring, 1905: Free-spirited like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold and ambitious father confesses that he won't only give away his best racehorses as gifts--he has also arranged to give away his daughter as bride to the Earl of Atherly's financially strapped son . . . Stella refuses to be sold off like a prized pony. Yet despite a rough start, there's something intriguing about her groom-to-be, the roguish Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst. The unlikely pair could actually be on the right track with each other . . . until they find the vicar who was to marry them dead in the library. With culture clashes mounting between families, a scandalous murder case hangs over Morrington Hall. Now, Stella and Lyndy must go from future spouses to amateur sleuths as they team up to search for the truth--and prevent an unbridled criminal from destroying their new life together right out of the gate . . .

Agatha Christie

Author : J.C. Bernthal
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 457 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2022-08-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781476647159

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Agatha Christie Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The undisputed "Queen of Crime," Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the bestselling novelist of all time. As the creator of immortal detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, she continues to enthrall readers around the world and is drawing increasing attention from scholars, historians, and critics. But Christie wrote far beyond Poirot and Marple. A varied life including war work, archaeology, and two very different marriages provided the backdrop to a diverse body of work. This encyclopedic companion summarizes and explores Christie's entire literary output, including the detective fiction, plays, radio dramas, adaptations, and her little-studied non-crime writing. It details all published works and key themes and characters, as well as the people and places that inspired them, and identifies a trove of uncollected interviews, articles, and unpublished material, including details that have never appeared in print. For the casual reader looking for background information on their favorite mystery to the dedicated scholar tracking down elusive new angles, this companion will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

The Hangman's Knot

Author : Arthur Gask
Publisher : Good Press
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4066338082404

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"The Hangman's Knot" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Body in the Library

Author : Agatha Christie
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)
ISBN : 0373003099

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When Colonel and Mrs. Bantry find the corpse of a beautiful girl in their library, they rely upon their good friend Miss Marple to solve the crime.

Get Capone

Author : Jonathan Eig
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2010-04-27
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 1439199892

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The real story of how the federal government finally apprehended and convicted America’s most notorious criminal, Al Capone. Drawing on recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most infamous criminal in rich new detail. From the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920, Capone found himself in a world with limitless opportunity. Within a few years Capone controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation’s largest corporations. Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world’s first international celebrities. Legend credits Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables” with apprehending Capone, but Eig shows that this wasn’t so. In Get Capone, the man known as “Scarface” emerges as a complex man, doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality. This is the real Al Capone.

Forgotten Sins

Author : Anthony Mathis
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Chicago (Ill.)
ISBN : 9780595222858

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Dan Gill is a life long Catholic and a Chicago Detective. When a well liked Chicago priest is murdered, he is pulled into a world of deceit, mystery, and forgotten sins.