The Shortest Way to Hades
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Shortest Way to Hades


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472102683


The Shortest Way to Hades Book Description :

Everyone in the family had decided that changing the trust arrangement seemed the perfect way to avoid three million in taxes. However, when dreary cousin Deirdre has a mysterious accident after demanding a fee for her signature, the young London barristers handling the trust seek advice from mentor Hilary Tamar. Julia believes it's murder; whilst Hilary wonders why the raven-haired heir did not die. But with more deadly accidents occurring, it is Hilary who is given the perilous quest of unmasking the killer.

The Sibyl in Her Grave
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Sibyl in Her Grave


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570666


The Sibyl in Her Grave Book Description :

Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss? That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure. So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud — and capital crime. The two women couldn't have a better champion than the erudite Hilary, as once again Sarah Caudwell sweeps us into the scene of the crime, leaving us to ponder the greatest mystery of all: Hilary, him — or her — self. From the Paperback edition.

Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Thus Was Adonis Murdered


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472102676


Thus Was Adonis Murdered Book Description :

When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue. Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?

The Sirens Sang of Murder
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Sirens Sang of Murder


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-09-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570673


The Sirens Sang of Murder Book Description :

Young barrsiter Michael Cantrip has skipped of to the Channel Islands to take on a tax-law case that's worth a fortune -- if Cantrip's tax-planning cronies can locate the missing heir. But Cantrip has waded in way over his head. Strange things are happening on these mysterious, isolated isles. Something is going bump in the night -- and bumping off members of the legal team, one by one. Soon Cantrip is telexing the gang at the home office for help. And it's up to amateur investigator Hilaray Tamar (Oxford don turned supersleuth) to get Cantrip back to safety of his chambers -- alive!

Lovely War
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Lovely War


  • Author : Julie Berry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157484


Lovely War Book Description :

Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called "easily one of the best novels I have read all year!" A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love. Hailed by critics, Lovely War has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times, and Lovely War is truly her masterwork.

The Moving Toyshop
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

The Moving Toyshop


  • Author : Edmund Crispin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448214235


The Moving Toyshop Book Description :

When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind is what he needs to recover his inspiration for writing, but little he suspects that what he envisioned as a leisurely time spent on long walks and visiting friends will turn into a mystery solving adventure full of unexpected and dangerous twists. After an eventful train journey, Cadogan arrives in Oxford late at night only to realise that he has forgotten the exact address of his stay. Relying on a distant memory of the place he boarded in years ago he accidentally enters a toyshop where, to his surprise and fright, he finds the dead body of a women. Before he knows he is knocked out and spends his first night of the holidays locked in the backroom of the shop. When he finally recovers from the concussion the body is gone and the toyshop turned mysteriously into a grocery store, and Cadogan himself is accused of trespassing and stealing food. Luckily for the puzzled poet his old university friend, the professor of literature, Gervase Fen is there ready to plunge into the midst of this mystery. The Moving Toyshop, first published in 1946, is Edmund Crispin's most famous novel featuring eccentric amateur detective, Gervase Fen.

The False Inspector Dew
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The False Inspector Dew


  • Author : Peter Lovesey
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569478073


The False Inspector Dew Book Description :

“Absolutely riveting . . . A masterpiece. I defy anyone to foresee the outcome.”—Ruth Rendell The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate.

Shroud for a Nightingale
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Shroud for a Nightingale


  • Author : P.D. James
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451697797


Shroud for a Nightingale Book Description :

Hailed as “mystery at its best” by The New York Times, Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh mystery series. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills.

Fatal Fictions

Fatal Fictions


  • Author : Alison L. LaCroix
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190610784


Fatal Fictions Book Description :

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equippedwith a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This volume explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime, investigation, and criminal justice. The collected essays explore three themes that connect the world of law with that of fiction. First, defining and punishing crime is one of the fundamental purposes of government,along with the protection of victims by the prevention of crime. And yet criminal punishment remains one of the most abused and terrifying forms of political power. Second, crime is intensely psychological and therefore an important subject by which a writer can develop and explore character. Athird connection between criminal justice and fiction involves the inherently dramatic nature of the legal system itself, particularly the trial. Moreover, the ongoing public conversation about crime and punishment suggests that the time is ripe for collaboration between law and literature in thistroubled domain.The essays in this collection span a wide array of genres, including tragic drama, science fiction, lyric poetry, autobiography, and mystery novels. The works discussed include works as old as fifth-century BCE Greek tragedy and as recent as contemporary novels, memoirs, and mystery novels. Thecumulative result is arresting: there are "killer wives" and crimes against trees; a government bureaucrat who sends political adversaries to their death for treason before falling to the same fate himself; a convicted murderer who doesn't die when hanged; a psychopathogical collector whose quitesane kidnapping victim nevertheless also collects; Justice Thomas' reading and misreading of Bigger Thomas; a man who forgives his son's murderer

FROGS
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

FROGS


  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 1362107387


FROGS Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.