Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond Book

Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond


  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904264

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Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond Excerpt :

Sergeant Verity's second adventure sees him sweltering under the Indian sun, as mutiny brings pillage and war to Bengal. Attached to the Intelligence Department in Calcutta, Verity is given the task of tracing English women who have fallen into the hands of the mutineers, and who face death - or an even worse fate in the harem. But this task is supplanted by a yet more desperate quest when the Kaiser-i-Hind, the great diamond which symbolises sovereignty over all India, disappears, as if by magic, from beneath Verity's eyes as it is about to be handed over to the British.

Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal Book

Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal


  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904240

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Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal Excerpt :

William Clarence Verity, Sergeant in 'A' Division of the Metropolitan Police, has seen most of the horrors of the nineteenth century, from the stews of Seven Dials to the prisons of the maharajahs. Now he is sent to the United States, to a nation on the brink of civil war, to guard two of his country's most precious possessions: her good name, and the heir to the throne. Both are threatened by Verney Dacre, thought to have died in the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 1857, but planning a coup to crown his career of evil: the robbery of the US mint in Philadelphia.

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments Book

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments


  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904226

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Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments Excerpt :

Immaculate officers and rough-bearded riflemen, evangelists, card-sharps and dandies face death at attention on the sloping deck of the Birkenhead. But who was the coward hidden among the women in the lifeboat, and who was the girl who lived to report his shame? Eight years later in the summer of 1860, the coward's legacy unfolds, and Verity must piece together a mystery that leads him to uncover an ingenious plot: a madman's revenge for the loss of the Birkenhead. And with this knowledge, only Verity can avert a tragedy unparalleled in English history since the loss of Prince William in the White Ship 700 years before.

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child Book

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child


  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904202

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Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child Excerpt :

In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.

The Publishers  Trade List Annual Book

The Publishers Trade List Annual


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015085507518

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The Day the Sun Rose Twice Book

The Day the Sun Rose Twice


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904448

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The Day the Sun Rose Twice Excerpt :

When Karl Rainer Andor came to Berlin for the last time it was sacrifice, not victory, that was uppermost in his mind. He intended to use the plutonium bomb he had elaborately planted to effect the reunification of Germany, but he didn't expect to survive. The 'allied' powers are concerned as much with scoring off each other as with finding the bomb - or with seducing or frightening Andor into telling them where it is. And eventually they are faced with the impossible task of evacuating the historic capital of Germany.

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose Book

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904554

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Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose Excerpt :

Relating Sherlock Holmes's part in real-life crimes of the day, Donald Thomas brings the Great Detective to life once again in six narratives that display Holmes at his most determined, inventive and downright devious. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? And what happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes uncover a loving husband as one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road? 'Thomas's imitation is wryly and subtly done' Guardian

Red Flowers for Lady Blue Book

Red Flowers for Lady Blue


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904417

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Red Flowers for Lady Blue Excerpt :

It is 1936 - the year of the Abdication Crisis - and gangland capo Sonny Tarrant's money-laundering operation is being threatened by three small-time thieves thinking big. Would-be gangsters Sandboy, McGouran and Gillis have carried out a violent raid on the premises of furrier Pelly Pender. But Pender insists to the police that no attack took place, for he knows the trio will face a different justice in which the law plays no part. And Sandboy soon finds himself caught in a nightmare world in which Tarrant manipulates his victims with the deftness of a flick-knife. His last hope is Yvonne Manders, once the stage-dancer 'Lady Blue' . . .

Mad Hatter Summer Book

Mad Hatter Summer


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904301

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Mad Hatter Summer Excerpt :

The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to wear'. When evidence of the Reverend's pastime falls into the hands of Charles Augustus Howell, the infamous Victorian blackmailer, and a murder victim is fished out of the Isis, Inspector Swain is called to investigate the case that casts the shadow of doom over Dodgson. 'One of the most entertaining mysteries of the year' Julian Symons 'Catches the authentic whiff of steaming sexuality behind the Victorian whiskers' Guardian

Jekyll  Alias Hyde Book

Jekyll Alias Hyde


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904349

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Jekyll Alias Hyde Excerpt :

Robert Louis Stevenson's strange and sinister tale of the gentle Dr Jekyll and the sadistic Mr Hyde is filled with oddities suggesting a dark reality behind a classic fiction. That dark reality is laid bare in the casebook of Inspector Swain. The 'parliamentary murder' of 1884 leads the inspector and his portly sergeant, Lumley, from plush drawing-room to madhouse cell in search of the link between a coward in the red-coated ranks at Isandhlwana, a killer in Cheyne Walk and the satanic persona of Edward Hyde.

The Arrest of Scotland Yard Book

The Arrest of Scotland Yard


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904370

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The Arrest of Scotland Yard Excerpt :

When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

The Ripper s Apprentice Book

The Ripper s Apprentice


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904332

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The Ripper s Apprentice Excerpt :

In the slum alleys of Lambeth in 1891 a sinister silk-hatted figure lurks in the shadows - but trade is there for the taking and a girl must make a living. Now, one after another, the girls who work the Waterloo Road wake in the morning to feel the slow agony of the most vicious of poisons . . . victims of the man called Fred. The police have only a string of 'catch me if you can' letters to taunt them, whilea whole mailing list of Victorian worthies find demands for money with menaces in their mail. Inspector Swain investigates . . . 'Original story told in a highly individual manner' Times Literary Supplement

The Blood Runs Hot Book

The Blood Runs Hot


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904462

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The Blood Runs Hot Excerpt :

Two petrol bombs thrown on the Cakewalk promenade, a sports reporter and his bike rammed off a cliff, a policeman thrown through a plate-glass display window in the city centre and left to die. All this is 'a quiet summer weekend' in the dockland city of Canton and its Art Deco resort town of Ocean Beach. Chief Inspector Sam Hoskins links the investigation of these crimes, but political chicanery hampers him on both sides: on the left is ambitious young Eve Ricard riding to national fame and fortune on 'women's issues, media bias, and insensitive policing'; to the right is the monstrously corrupt councillor and aged razor-boy Carmel Cooney, with his girls and clubs and rackets ... 'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

Money With Menaces Book

Money With Menaces


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904509

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Money With Menaces Excerpt :

Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his sergeant, Jack Chance, are meanwhile embroiled in a fruitless investigation of Billy Catte, seaside arcade proprietor and club-owner. In a political storm that pits zealous social workers against municipal gangsters, as well as police against revenge and kidnap, Hoskins holds the tenuous thread on which several lives depend ...