Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob Book

Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob


  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904288

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Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob Excerpt :

Sergeant Verity's adversaries in the underworld are as busy as ever, this time taking advantage of the Brighton Races to dupe the populace, and, more seriously, to steal the beautiful Shah Jehan clasp. Everyone knows that the glistening jewel is priceless, but only the likes of Sealskin Kite and Old Mole know its true worth. Down from Paddington Green with his family and his old accomplice Miss Jolly, Verity thinks he has crime at bay in Brighton. But the easy time he had anticipated soon turns into a nightmare of false alarms, public disgrace and, worst of all, personal disaster.

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 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 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 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 Mystery Fancier Book

The Mystery Fancier


  • Author : William F. Deeck
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2008-08
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780941028110

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The Mystery Fancier Excerpt :

A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

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

World Historical Fiction Book

World Historical Fiction


  • Author : Lynda G. Adamson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN 10 : 1573560669

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World Historical Fiction Excerpt :

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

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' . . .

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 ...

Scream Blue Murder Book

Scream Blue Murder


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904493

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Scream Blue Murder Excerpt :

The Man had only once followed her home in the evening, after she had been to a Blue Moon concert with Claire and Viv. Still, Elaine was not frightened. It amused her to have an admirer who was far too timid to approach. On that evening, she had been tempted to give him a fright, to swing round and confront him. Or she might look down from the top of the bank and ask him if he had now seen everything he wanted. But that would be like breaking the rules of a private game. Then, perhaps, The Man might become dangerous ... 'The book shows a bleak and unprepossessing gallery of villainous talent' Punch

Dancing in the Dark Book

Dancing in the Dark


  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471904394

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Dancing in the Dark Excerpt :

'Pretty Boy' Johnny McIver is a small-time crook thinking big. But when he and his girlfriend 'Solitaire' cross gangland chief Sonny Tarrant he is soon made to realise how small he really is. Forced on the run for a murder he did not commit, trying to lose himself among the post-war Bournemouth holidaymakers, Johnny McIver is a man in panic, a man 'dancing in the dark'. A man who could soon be dancing at the end of a rope...

The Publishers  Trade List Annual Book

The Publishers Trade List Annual


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015085507682

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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