Cleopatra s Dagger Book

Cleopatra s Dagger

  • Author : Carole Lawrence
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Release Date : 2022-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1542014301
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

Cleopatra s Dagger Summary:

A journalist in nineteenth-century New York matches wits with a serial killer in a gripping thriller by the prizewinning author of the Ian Hamilton Mysteries. New York, 1880. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, the city's most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman's body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park--the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra's Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City's darkest shadows. When more bodies turn up, each tied to Egyptian lore, Elizabeth is onto a headline-making scoop more sinister than she could have imagined. Her reporting has readers spellbound, and each new clue implicates New York's richest and most powerful citizens. And a serial killer is watching every headline. Now a madman with an indecipherable motive is coming after Elizabeth and everyone she loves. She wants a good story? She may have to die to get it.

Edinburgh Twilight Book

Edinburgh Twilight

  • Author : Carole Lawrence
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 1477848819
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

Edinburgh Twilight Summary:

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town's cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty. Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind. But the body count is rising. As newspapers spin tales of the "Holyrood Strangler," panic sets in across the city. And with each victim, the murderer is getting closer to Hamilton, the one man who dares to stop him.

Edinburgh Dusk Book

Edinburgh Dusk

  • Author : Carole Lawrence
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1503903907
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb

Edinburgh Dusk Summary:

The prize-winning author of Edinburgh Twilight returns to the darkening shadows of nineteenth-century Scotland to track a killer on a profane mission of revenge. A wicked Scottish winter has just begun when pioneering female physician Sophia Jex-Blake calls on Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton to investigate the suspicious death of one of her patients--a railroad lineman who she believes succumbed to the horrific effects of arsenic poisoning. The most provocative aspect of the case doesn't escape Hamilton: the married victim's numerous sexual transgressions. Now, for the first time since the unexplained fire that killed his parents, Hamilton enters the Royal Infirmary to gain the insights of brilliant medical student Arthur Conan Doyle. Then a second poisoning occurs--this time, a prominent banker who died in the bed of a prostitute. It appears that someone is making Edinburgh's more promiscuous citizens pay for their sins. As the body count rises and public panic takes hold, Hamilton and Doyle delve into the seedy underbelly of the city, where nothing is as it seems, no one is immune to murder, and even trusted friends can be enemies in disguise.

Bait and Witch Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Bait and Witch

  • Author : Angela M. Sanders
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496728753
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb

Bait and Witch Summary:

“Zippy and fun, with just enough ambiance to satisfy readers seeking spooks and humor.” —Kirkus Reviews Librarian Josie Way moved to small-town Oregon to lay low. Instead, thanks to newfound magic abilities—and a killer on the loose—she’s leapt out of the frying pan and into a cauldron of trouble . . . Josie Way loved working among the Library of Congress’s leather-scented stacks—until she uncovered corruption and made herself a target. As Wilfred, Oregon’s new librarian, Josie can stay undercover until the case goes to court. But life in this little town isn’t as subdued as she expected. The library, housed in a a Victorian mansion, is slated to be bulldozed. Still digesting the news that her safe haven is about to become scrap lumber, Josie discovers a body in the woods . . . Almost as shocking, Josie learns that she’s descended from a long line of witches—and her powers have suddenly sprung to life. With help from a spoiled alley cat who just may be her familiar, Josie’s thumbing through a catalog of suspects, hoping she can conjure a way to save her library—and her life . . .

On a Quiet Street Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

On a Quiet Street

  • Author : Seraphina Nova Glass
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369717054
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

On a Quiet Street Summary:

The perfect neighborhood can be the perfect place to hide… Who wouldn’t want to live in Brighton Hills? This exclusive community on the Oregon coast is the perfect mix of luxury and natural beauty. Stunning houses nestle beneath mighty Douglas firs, and lush backyards roll down to the lakefront. It’s the kind of place where neighbors look out for one another. Sometimes a little too closely… Cora thinks her husband, Finn, is cheating—she just needs to catch him in the act. That’s where Paige comes in. Paige lost her son to a hit-and-run last year, and she’s drowning in the kind of grief that makes people do reckless things like spying on the locals, searching for proof that her son’s death was no accident…and agreeing to Cora’s plan to reveal what kind of man Finn really is. All the while, their reclusive new neighbor, Georgia, is acting more strangely every day. But what could such a lovely young mother possibly be hiding? When you really start to look beyond the airy open floor plans and marble counters, Brighton Hills is filled with secrets. Some big, some little, some deadly. And one by one, they’re about to be revealed… “A writer to watch.” —Publishers Weekly

Dreamers of the Day Book
Score: 3
From 103 Ratings

Dreamers of the Day

  • Author : Mary Doria Russell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588366757
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

Dreamers of the Day Summary:

A schoolteacher still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic travels to the Middle East in this memorable and passionate novel “Marvelous . . . a stirring story of personal awakening set against the background of a crucial moment in modern history.”—The Washington Post Agnes Shanklin, a forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference convenes, she is freed for the first time from her mother’s withering influence and finds herself being wooed by a handsome, mysterious German. At the same time, Agnes—with her plainspoken American opinions—is drawn into the company of Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell, who will, in the space of a few days, redraw the world map to create the modern Middle East. As they change history, Agnes too will find her own life transformed forever. With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today’s headlines.

Waiting for Time Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Waiting for Time

  • Author : Bernice Morgan
  • Publisher : Breakwater Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1550810804
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

Waiting for Time Summary:

This sequel to "Random passage" continues the saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. It also tells the story of today's Newfoundland, a place where the past overshadows the present and shapes the future. Lave Andrews, a young professional sent from Ottawa to assess the fisheries crisis, discovers her roots as she explores the province.

Silent Screams Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Silent Screams

  • Author : C.E. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786023202
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

Silent Screams Summary:

A Deranged Killer's Twisted Urges In the streets of New York City, the Slasher chooses his victim--and makes his move. As he wraps his fingers around the girl's pretty throat, his power increases. As he carves into her skin, his words become flesh. As he arranges her lifeless body in a loving tableau, his fantasies demand new, more violent sacrifices. . . A Profiler's Cunning Plan At first, NYPD detectives suspect a jealous boyfriend. But criminal profiler Lee Campbell senses something darker, even ritualistic, about the murder. More chilling, he's convinced he's witnessing the genesis of a full-blown serial killer. But time is running out. A new victim has been chosen. Campbell must search the most terrifying recesses of the human mind--and his own past--before the screaming starts again. . . "Pulse-racing, compelling, first rate. Lawrence knows how to build and hold suspense with the best of them. Once you get into this one, you can't get out. A wild ride down a dark road." --John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of Urge to Kill "C. E. Lawrence has achieved a rare level of authenticity, not only in character development but also in the realistic use of behavioral science. If you want to read a serial-killer thriller that's solidly based on frightening reality, this is the one." --Louis B Schlesinger, Ph.D., professor of forensic psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice "C. E. Lawrence delivers finely honed suspense, with unique twists, and accurately captures the logic and intuition of a profiler under pressure." --Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology, De Sales University, and author of The Devil's Dozen "Criminally compelling, Silent Screams by C.E. Lawrence nails you to your seat with a fascinating NYPD profiler who's hurled into the case of his lifetime. From the Bronx to Manhattan, Catholic churches to university classrooms, this journey into violence and the soul is unforgettable." --- Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling aut