The Wicked Boy Book
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1408851164

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The Wicked Boy Book Description :

The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday TimesEarly in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer.Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building.When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read.In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality - it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy Book
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile homicide
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1408851148

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The Wicked Boy Book Description :

Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. But as the sun beat down on the Coombes house, a strange smell began to emanate from the building.When the police were finally called to investigate, the discovery they made sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read.In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality - it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy Book
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594205781

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The Wicked Boy Book Description :

First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing.

The Wicked Boy Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698135000

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The Wicked Boy Book Description :

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book! From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. Nattie struck a plea and gave evidence against his brother. The court heard testimony about Robert's severe headaches, his fascination with violent criminals and his passion for 'penny dreadfuls', the pulp fiction of the day. He seemed to feel no remorse for what he had done, and neither the prosecution nor the defense could find a motive for the murder. The judge sentenced the thirteen-year-old to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Yet Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert--one that would have profoundly shocked anyone who thought they understood the Wicked Boy. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Kate Summerscale recreates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Suspicions of Mr  Whicher Book
Score: 3.5
From 90 Ratings

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408801581

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Book Description :

Saville's corpse, already stiff, was laid on a table beneath the kitchen window; upstairs the shape of his sleeping self was still indented on the sheets and pillow of the cot. On a summer's morning in 1860, the Kent family awakes in their elegant Wiltshire home to a terrible discovery; their youngest son has been brutally murdered. When celebrated detective Jack Whicher is summoned from Scotland Yard he faces the unenviable task of identifying the killer – when the grieving family are the suspects. The original Victorian whodunnit, the murder and its investigation provoked national hysteria at the thought of what might be festering behind the locked doors of respectable homes – scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing.

The Wicked Deep Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Wicked Deep


  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481497350

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The Wicked Deep Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller. “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal “Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist “Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe “A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be “Eerie and enchanting.” —Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters. But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408812419

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Mrs Robinson s Disgrace Book Description :

From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher comes a brand new true story of Victorian scandal

The Wicked Tree Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Wicked Tree


  • Author : Kristin F Thorsness
  • Publisher : Month9Books, LLC.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948671521

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The Wicked Tree Book Description :

Deep in the woods, a gnarled tree grows. Its thick, black trunk twists angrily up into the night sky. Held in place by the magic of a long-ago patriarch, it has waited centuries to lure a descendant into its trap. When Tavorian Kreet and his mom move in with his great-grandmother, Tav is forbidden to go into the woods on the estate. But like most eleven-year-olds, he just can't resist. After secretly exploring the woods, Tav begins having dreams about a supernatural tree. Soon, the dreams change from pleasant to dark and menacing. On a dare, Tav ventures farther into the woods with his new friend, Harper. There, they meet a mysterious, mute boy named Edward who lives in a decrepit cabin nearby. Afraid, and unable to speak, Edward scrawls "Wicked Tree" on the ground. Determined to help Edward, Tav enlists Harper, and they search the estate for clues to Edward's identity and how to help him. With Harper's help, Tav pieces together the Kreet family history and discovers an ancient curse. If Tav wants to save his friends and family, he must go into the heart of the woods, find the Wicked Tree, and confront a most evil magic. THE WICKED TREE, a MG dark fantasy that will appeal to fans of Jonathan Auxier's THE NIGHT GARDENER and Mary Downing Hahn's TOOK. If you love SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, then THE WICKED TREE is for you!

The Queen of Whale Cay Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Queen of Whale Cay


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408832202

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The Queen of Whale Cay Book Description :

Born in 1900 to a promiscuous American oil heiress and a British army captain, Marion Barbara Carstairs realised very early on that she was not like most little girls. Liberated by war work in WWI, Marion reinvented herself as Joe, and quickly went on to establish herself as a leading light of the fashionable lesbian demi-monde. She dressed in men's clothes, smoked cigars and cheroots, tattooed her arms, and became Britain's most celebrated female speed-boat racer - the 'fastest woman on water'. Yet Joe tired of the lime-light in 1934, and retired to the Bahamian Island of Whale Cay. There she fashioned her own self-sufficient kingdom, where she hosted riotous parties which boasted Hollywood actresses and British royalty among their guests. Although her lovers included screen sirens such as Marlene Dietrich, the real love of Joe's life was a small boy-doll named Lord Tod Wadley, to whom she remained devoted throughout her remarkable life. She died, aged 93, in 1993.

The Wicked Sister Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Wicked Sister


  • Author : Karen Dionne
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213050

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The Wicked Sister Book Description :

She thought she'd buried her past. But what if it's been hunting her this whole time? From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King's Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil. You have been cut off from society for fifteen years, shut away in a mental hospital in self-imposed exile as punishment for the terrible thing you did when you were a child. But what if nothing about your past is as it seems? And if you didn't accidentally shoot and kill your mother, then whoever did is still out there. Waiting for you. For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents' deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns, in a quest for answers, to the place where she once felt safest: her family's sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As Rachel begins to uncover what really happened on the day her parents were murdered, she learns--as her mother did years earlier--that home can be a place of unspeakable evil, and that the bond she shares with her sister might be the most poisonous of all.

The Wicked and the Just Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Wicked and the Just


  • Author : Jillian Anderson Coats
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544022218

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The Wicked and the Just Book Description :

In medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishmen to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.

Something Wicked This Way Comes Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Something Wicked This Way Comes


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501167713

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Book Description :

Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.

The Wicked Hot Wizard of Oz Book

The Wicked Hot Wizard of Oz


  • Author : Mark Pace
  • Publisher : LoveLight Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 :

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The Wicked Hot Wizard of Oz Book Description :

Over the rainbow. Waaaay over... Farm boy Donny Windham has two big problems: he's in the closet; and he's in love with his straight best friend! His solution? Run away from home to someplace he's not the only gay guy in a two hundred mile radius of his family's Kansas farm. Before he can leave, a tornado transports Donny and his little dog Toto to the magical Land of Oz where they encounter Lions and Tylers and Gay Bears - oh my! Donny makes new friends along the way including the scantily clad Good Warlock of the North, the sassy Scarecrow, the brokenhearted Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Of course, there's the small matter of the Wicked Warlock of the West who'll stop at nothing to see Donny dead! On his fantastical journey down the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City to meet the Wicked Hot Wizard of Oz, Donny discovers one important thing: There's no place like home, especially if it's with the man of his dreams.

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird Book

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird


  • Author : Doug Crandell
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556529887

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Pig Boy s Wicked Bird Book Description :

This gritty tragicomic memoir is set in one memorable year--1976, the Bicentennial, when Jimmy Carter ran for president and seven-year-old Doug Crandell lost two fingers in a farming accident. More than anything, Doug wants to shed his nickname, Pig Boy, and grow up to be a hog man like his father. His older brother Derrick reads pulp novels to him each night as he soaks his remaining fingers in Epsom salts. His brothers urge him to "flip the Wicked Bird" any time another child makes fun of his "lobster-red hand." Doug shares his summer of healing in Wabash, Indiana, with humans and animals who've suffered life-changing traumas: a brutal grandfather gentled by stroke, a deaf dog with a deadly taste for pig's ears, a tough-love mother coping with depression, a bevy of runt piglets saved from extermination. This is a story of love, loss, healing, and a family's relation with the land they love and know that they will lose.

Blessed Be the Wicked Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Blessed Be the Wicked


  • Author : D. A. Bartley
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683317210

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Blessed Be the Wicked Book Description :

In D. A. Bartley's compelling debut, Detective Abish Taylor returns home to Utah and uncovers dark secrets lurking within the quiet Mormon community. Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason. But with her husband’s passing, it’s time to come home. Reconnecting with her family means dealing with her past: the father she abandoned and the community she left behind. Her one escape is serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. But when the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death—with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young— Abbie is called into action. As she uncovers the dark side of the picturesque neighborhood—infidelity, corruption, and the greed of a global religion—Abbie discovers just how far some powerful leaders of the Church will go to bury their secrets. Especially as the brutal murder unearths a sinister tradition lurking in the religion's not-so-distant past: the ultimate sacrifice for unforgivable sins. With the chief pressuring her to close the case and the community that once sheltered her watching her every move, Abbie must find justice for the dead—before she’s silenced for good.

The Wicked King Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Wicked King


  • Author : Holly Black
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316310338

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The Wicked King Book Description :

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

Wicked Lies Boys Tell Book

Wicked Lies Boys Tell


  • Author : K Webster
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1687710503

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Wicked Lies Boys Tell Book Description :

From USA Today Bestselling author K Webster comes an angst-filled, friends-to-enemies-to-lovers MM romance! I'm in love with my best friend.Lie.I'm in love with my enemy.Truth.But they're the same.They. Are. The. Same.Lines in my world are blurry between fantasy and reality.Truth and lies. Love and hate.Copeland Justice is my enemy. My once best friend. The sadist in my heart plucking and pulling at every thread of who I am until I'm unraveled at his feet.His mouth says he hates me. His eyes burn with animosity for me. His heart beats for someone else.But Copeland Justice is the best liar of us all.

The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out Book

The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out


  • Author : Tony Bradman
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434279576

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The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out Book Description :

Cinderella's wicked stepmother wants to make amends for her past by helping people, but she has trouble finding the perfect place--until she opens the Fairy Tale Clinic for Recovering Villains.

The Wise and the Wicked Book

The Wise and the Wicked


  • Author : Rebecca Podos
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062699046

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The Wise and the Wicked Book Description :

Rebecca Podos, Lambda Literary Award–winning author of Like Water, returns with a lush, dark, and unforgettable story of the power of the past to shape our futures—and the courage it takes to change them. Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies—a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand, because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time. Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for—life, love, time—seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope.