Revenge in a Cold River

Revenge in a Cold River
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1101886366
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revenge in a Cold River Book Excerpt:

Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In Revenge in a Cold River, Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hell-bent on vengeance. When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk’s memory loss—a secret he guards closely—leaves him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco. And now McNab, as icy and unfathomable as the steel-gray Thames itself, appears intent on using whatever damning facts he can find to his advantage to ruin Monk’s future as an officer of the law. As Monk explores the possibility of a conspiracy, McNab’s game of cat and mouse escalates, with veiled threats and cryptic insinuations. Snared in an unforeseen trap, a desperate Monk must turn to his wife, Hester, and friend and attorney Oliver Rathbone for help, as his life literally hangs in the balance. With razor-edged suspense and shocking twists and turns, Revenge in a Cold River is Anne Perry at her most intense—and most satisfying. Praise for Revenge in a Cold River “Fascinating and addictive . . . Another strong historical mystery that is true in both culture and manners to its Victorian setting.”—New York Journal of Books “Perry is a master storyteller whose writing encompasses rich detail and nuance. . . . [Revenge in a Cold River] is her best to date.”—The Star-Ledger “The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel.”—The New York Times Book Review

Revenge in a Cold River William Monk Mystery Book 22

Revenge in a Cold River  William Monk Mystery  Book 22
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 1472219589
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revenge in a Cold River William Monk Mystery Book 22 Book Excerpt:

An adversary Monk cannot remember threatens everything he holds dear - will he survive what is to come? The queen of the Victorian mystery, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry returns with the twenty-second novel in the William Monk series Revenge in a Cold River. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle. 'The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel' - New York Times London, 1869: The body of a middle-aged man is found tangled in a mass of rope and wooden wreckage near the dockside of the River Thames. Commander William Monk of the River Police is called when initial investigations reveal the man was shot in the back. When he learns that the man was a master forger who had just escaped prison, Monk's interest is immediately piqued. But as his investigations lead him ever deeper into the murky world of smuggling and forgery, Monk is forced to confront his own forgotten past. The unsolicited interference of an old foe takes precedence as it becomes clear to Monk that a bitter enemy is back for revenge and has him in his sights. With his life and career in imminent danger, can Monk navigate his way to the truth before it is too late? What readers are saying about Revenge in a Cold River: 'Perry's writing is very evocative of the time and I felt myself transported back to the 1800s' 'A gripping story revealing long held secrets, revenge and murder. A book that kept me sat on [the edge of] my chair, turning the pages determined to find out what happened next' 'Once again Anne Perry has enthralled me with her clever weaving of [this] story'

Revenge in a Cold River

Revenge in a Cold River
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN: 9781410492197
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revenge in a Cold River Book Excerpt:

Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In "Revenge in a Cold River, " Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hell-bent on vengeance. When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk s memory loss a secret he guards closely leaves him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco. And now McNab, as icy and unfathomable as the steel-gray Thames itself, appears intent on using whatever damning facts he can find to his advantage to ruin Monk s future as an officer of the law. As Monk explores the possibility of a conspiracy, McNab s game of cat and mouse escalates, with veiled threats and cryptic insinuations. Snared in an unforeseen trap, a desperate Monk must turn to his wife, Hester, and friend and attorney Oliver Rathbone for help, as his life literally hangs in the balance. With razor-edged suspense and shocking twists and turns, "Revenge in a Cold River "is Anne Perry at her most intense and most satisfying. Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels "Corridors of the Night" [A] suspenseful, twisting narrative. " Historical Novels Review" "" "Blood on the Water" One of Ms. Perry s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion. "The Washington Times" "" "Blind Justice" [Perry s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow. "Huntington News" "" "A Sunless Sea" Anne Perry s Victorian mysteries are marvels. "The New York Times Book Review" "Acceptable Loss" Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue. "The Star-Ledger""

Cold River

Cold River
Author: Carla Neggers
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1426844220
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold River Book Excerpt:

Hannah Shay has finally shown the town of Black Falls what she's worth. Her Three Sisters Café is a success, and she's soon to become a prosecutor. When the café becomes an epicenter for investigators trying to pierce a violent crime ring that's leaving bloody trails on nearby Cameron Mountain, Hannah suspects a man from her past is involved. Sean Cameron returns to the snowy cold of his Vermont hometown to unmask his father's killer. Sean has the skills and resources to mount his own search, but he must convince the resistant Hannah to cooperate—because the killer is ready to strike again…and closer than anyone ever imagined.

Twenty One Days Daniel Pitt Mystery 1

Twenty One Days  Daniel Pitt Mystery 1
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1472234111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty One Days Daniel Pitt Mystery 1 Book Excerpt:

TWENTY-ONE DAYS is the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, featuring Daniel Pitt, by New York Times bestseller and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry. 1910. Sir Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist in his defence. When the jury finds the accused guilty, Graves insists he has been framed. He is writing a shocking exposé of a powerful figure, revealing state secrets so damning that someone might well have wanted to silence him. With the reputations of those closest to him at stake, Daniel has twenty-one days to uncover the truth and ensure that an innocent man isn't sent to the gallows . . . 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction' New York Times

A Christmas Return Christmas Novella 15

A Christmas Return  Christmas Novella 15
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 1472234243
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Return Christmas Novella 15 Book Excerpt:

A CHRISTMAS RETURN is the 15th novella in the festive series by Anne Perry, the queen of Victorian crime. As the festive season approaches, Charlotte Pitt's grandmamma, Mariah Ellison, is facing Christmas alone. When she receives an unexpected gift, memories are sparked of a Christmas in Haslemere long ago, when her beloved friend Cullen Wesley died and a local villager was brutally murdered, with no killer brought to justice. The unsolved case has resurfaced and Cullen's grandson, Peter, begs for Mariah's help to solve the crime that led to his grandfather's death. Mariah can't resist a friend in need and she returns to Haslemere to investigate the murder and heal old wounds. But evil still lurks in the picturesque village and she'll need all her wits about her to see that justice is done. A Christmas Return is the enthralling new festive tale from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.

Dark Tide Rising

Dark Tide Rising
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 0399179925
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Tide Rising Book Excerpt:

When a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • “Riveting . . . one of the series’ more powerful recent entries.”—Publishers Weekly When kidnappers choose a broken-down waterside slum as the site of a ransom exchange for the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter, the Thames River Police and Commander William Monk shadow Harry to the spot to ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Certain that one of his colleagues has betrayed him, Monk delves into each of their pasts, one of which hides a dreadful secret. Soon facing a series of deadly obstructions, Monk must choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the mystery—and to figure out where his men’s loyalty really lies. Praise for Dark Tide Rising “Perry makes cunning work of the plot, which raises issues of trust and loyalty while driving home a grim message about the vulnerability of women who entrust their fortunes to unscrupulous men.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of the most successful of prolific Perry’s recent Victorian melodramas. The opening chapters are appropriately portentous, the mystification is authentic, and if the final surprise isn’t exactly a shock, it’s so well-prepared that even readers who don’t gasp will nod in satisfaction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Another deftly crafted gem of a suspense thriller by a master of the mystery genre . . . a ‘must read.’ ”—Midwest Book Review “Superb . . . [a] brilliant piece of historical fiction . . . No one writes Victorian-era stories quite like Perry.”—BookReporter

An Echo of Murder

An Echo of Murder
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 0425285022
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Echo of Murder Book Excerpt:

In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques—lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry. In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be—a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners—they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace. With the able assistance of his wife—former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders—Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom. Praise for An Echo of Murder “[Anne] Perry fashions a rich, if blood-spattered narrative from this chapter of history. As the murders [of Hungarians] continue, Monk and his clever wife, Hester . . . struggle to fathom the new climate of hatred. ‘I think it’s fear,’ Hester says. ‘It’s fear of ideas, things that aren’t the way you’re used to. Everyone you don’t understand because their language is different, their food, but above all their religion.’ How times haven’t changed.”—The New York Times Book Review “Skillful . . . Perry smoothly intertwines themes—war’s lingering cost, tension around immigration and otherness—that challenge in both her period and our own.”—Publishers Weekly

Cold River Rising

Cold River Rising
Author: Enes Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780977870509
Category: Indian women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1352
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

River Horse

River Horse
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN: 0547523688
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Horse Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestseller: “A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing” (Kirkus Reviews). In this memoir brimming with history, humor, and wisdom, the author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth “voyages across the country, from Atlantic to Pacific, almost entirely by its rivers, lakes and canals in a small outboard-powered boat” (San Francisco Chronicle). Setting off from New York Harbor aboard the boat he named Nikawa (“river horse” in Osage), in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon, William Least Heat-Moon and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some five thousand watery miles—more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed—often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark. En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, submerged rocks, dangerous weather, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip. But the hard days yield incomparable pleasures: strangers generous with help and eccentric tales, landscapes unchanged since Sacagawea saw them, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off. “Fizzes with intelligence and high spirits.” —Outside “Propels the reader with historical vignettes, ecological and geological detail, and often hilarious encounters with local eccentrics.” —Time

Cold River

Cold River
Author: William Judson
Publsiher: Signet Book
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1976
ISBN: 9780451137180
Category: Airplane crash survival
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold River Book Excerpt:

A survival story featuring young people attempting to make their way down a dangerous river.

Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries

Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN: 0345509803
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries Book Excerpt:

Two holiday novels provide the perfect combination of mystery and murder mixed with a generous helping of Yuletide cheer. A CHRISTMAS GUEST When her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, Grandmama Mariah Ellison travels to the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the holiday with old friends. But when the body of a fellow guest is found lifeless in bed, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to assume the role of amateur detective–uncovering startling truths about the victim . . . and herself as well. A CHRISTMAS SECRET Dominic Corde is thrilled to “fill the robe” as substitute vicar in the village of Cottisham while the Reverend Wynter is away on a Christmas holiday. Upon arrival, Dominic and his wife, Clarice, wonder how they will be received by the congregation. But the Cordes soon discover that they have more dire matters to worry about. It turns out that the Reverend Wynter isn’t on holiday at all–and that something very sinister has transpired.

Middle Eastern Terrorism

Middle Eastern Terrorism
Author: Mark Ensalaco
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN: 0812201876
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle Eastern Terrorism Book Excerpt:

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Since the first airplane hijacking by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in September 1970, Middle Eastern terrorists have sacrificed innocent human lives in the name of ideology. From Black September to the Munich Olympics, to the embassy bombing in Beirut, to the devastating attacks of September 11 and beyond, terrorism has emerged as the most important security concern of our time. "Where did this come from?" Inspired by a student's question on the morning of September 11, 2001, Mark Ensalaco has written a thoroughly researched narrative account of the origins of Middle Eastern terrorism, addressing when and why terrorists started targeting Americans and American interests and what led to the September 11 attacks. Ensalaco reveals the changing of motivations from secular Palestinian nationalism to militant Islam and demonstrates how competition among terrorists for resources and notoriety has driven them to increasingly extreme tactics. As he argues, terrorist attacks grew from spectacle to atrocity. Drawing on popular works and scholarly sources, Middle Eastern Terrorism tells this story in rich detail and with great clarity and insight.

Terrorism

Terrorism
Author: K. Lee Lerner
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrorism Book Excerpt:

Presents approximately 150 primary source documents, such as speeches, legislation, memoirs, newspaper articles, and interviews, related to terrorism between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.

The Isle of Battle

The Isle of Battle
Author: Sean Russell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061861014
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Isle of Battle Book Excerpt:

Treachery and deceit run rampant throughout a devastated land, spawning dark alliances in the terrible war ignited by the enmity of two families. But unbeknownst to all, there are others who truly control the beleaguered kingdom's destiny—combatants emerging from eons of restless sleep to renew the bloody terror of a battle older than time.

Simmering Season

Simmering Season
Author: Jenn J. McLeod
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1922052086
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simmering Season Book Excerpt:

Back in Calingarry Crossing to sell the family pub, Maggie Lindeman has no idea a perfect storm is heading her way until her past and present collide with the unexpected. Maggie once had a crush on Dan Ireland, now a work-weary police crash investigator, still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth. Dan has ample reason for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should. Maggie is dealing with a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband, a dwindling bank account and a country pub that just won’t sell. The last thing she needs is a surprise houseguest for the summer. Fiona Bailey-Blair, daughter of an old friend and spoilt with everything but the truth, whips up a maelstrom of gossip when she blows into town. This storm season, when a school reunion brings home more than memories, Maggie Lindeman will discover there’s no keeping a lid on some secrets.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1792
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Byzantine Empire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Book Excerpt:

Reborn to be Incomparable

Reborn to be Incomparable
Author: Mu ZiChen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 1649355513
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reborn to be Incomparable Book Excerpt:

Twenty years of bitterness, struggle, and struggle. Who would have thought that after ten years of being betrayed and poisoned by his cousin, he would finally be able to see their true appearances! He swore to make all those who harmed him in his previous life die without a burial ground! In this lifetime, no one could even dream of competing against him! He had originally thought that it would be difficult for him to accompany others in his life with such viciousness and viciousness. However, why would this heart that was already frozen still be moved by someone else ...

The Golden Orion

The Golden Orion
Author: Abhay Sarkaria
Publsiher: Evincepub Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-11-22
ISBN: 9390442907
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Orion Book Excerpt:

An adventure filled with magic, black demons and evil spirits. Throughout his adventure, he meets magical moonlight sprites and mages. He explored places where flowers sing and trees dance, where moonlight and stars laugh, where shadows talk. Not only demons and spells, there are Witches, Kikoros, Gizans and Evlers.