Month: October 2016

Execution Dock: A William Monk Novel

By Anne Perry

At the bustling docks alongside the River Thames, nice Britain’s service provider ships sell off the treasures of the area. And right here, in dank and sinister alleys, intercourse retailers ply their profitable alternate. the feared kingpin of this darkish realm is Jericho Phillips, who turns out a long way past the succeed in of the legislations. but if thirteen-year-old Fig is located together with his throat lower, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will cling for this abomination. Monk’s spouse, Hester, attracts a hugely strange guerrilla strength to her husband’s cause—a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless road urchin, and a rebellious society woman. to at least one as criminally minded as Phillips, those fogeys are mere mosquitoes, to make sure. yet as he'll quickly notice, a few mosquitoes could have a dangerous sting.

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Bartolomé: The Infanta's Pet

Commended for its treatment of incapacity, this can be a beautifully written old novel with a gripping plot, during which being various finally makes an already robust boy even stronger

17th-century Madrid isn't a type position for a dwarf like Bartolomé, and his relations has to maintain him hidden in a small again room. His dream is on the way to learn and write, and whilst he hears dwarf like himself works within the King's courtroom, he's heartened, understanding that he may have the opportunity to make anything of himself, too. Then a plan is going particularly improper, and the king’s little daughter, the Infanta, sees Bartolomé and desires to have him as her "human dog." lifestyles within the royal palace is frightening and humiliating—until Bartolomé discovers the artist’s studio. colourful, gripping, and written with actual heat, this can be an inspiring tale of braveness and hope.

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The Silent Boy (Random House Reader's Circle)

By Lois Lowry

Precocious Katy Thatcher involves discover what a steady, silent boy did for his kin. He intended to assist, now not damage. It didn’t end up that way.

“The writer balances humor and generosity with the hindrances and injustice of Katy’s global to depict an entire photograph of the flip of the 20 th century.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

From the Paperback edition.

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The House of the Vestals: Mysteries of Ancient Rome (Roma Sub Rosa, Book 3)

By Steven Saylor

Splendidly unique secret tales set on the planet of the acclaimed ROMA SUB ROSA sequence. it's the Rome of the past due Republic, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for locating hassle - and lifeless our bodies. recognized to many because the one guy within the historical global who can either maintain a mystery and discover one, Gordianus lays naked a few of his such a lot fascinating adventures during this new quantity in Steven Saylor's hugely acclaimed secret sequence. In 'Little Caesar and the Pirates', Gordianus needs to act as a go-between for kidnappers, yet he starts to ask yourself who's relatively being held hostage; in 'The Alexandrian Cat', a mischievous woman and a tell-tale sneeze exhibit an creative plot of homicide and thievery; and in 'The apartment of the Vestals', blackmail is going horribly mistaken and there's no one to take the blame. the result's an engrossing number of finely wrought secret stories with all of the suspense and craft which are the trademark of Saylor's paintings.

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Robin Hood Yard (Snow Hill, Book 3)

By Mark Sanderson

November, 1938. Europe is teetering at the fringe of war…Anti-Semitism is at the upward thrust in Britain, and a serial killer is at paintings in London.

Johnny Steadman, investigative journalist, is named to the scene of a grotesque homicide – a guy has been tied to his mattress, mutilated and left to bleed to demise. this is often the second one time the killer has struck, and it won’t be the final. including DC Matt Turner, Johnny attempts desperately to discover a hyperlink among the victims.

When the subsequent Mayor of London is subjected to a vicious Anti-Semitic assault, Johnny starts off to wonder whether the 2 situations are attached. opposed to a backdrop of escalating violence in Nazi Germany, he uncovers a stunning conspiracy that can carry the uk to its knees. yet will Johnny survive?

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Palace of Spies

By Sarah Zettel

A caution to all younger girls of gentle breeding who desire to embark upon lives of experience: Don't.

Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who's coerced into posing as a girl in ready on the palace of King George I. lifestyles is grand, until eventually Peggy starts off to suspect that the lady she's impersonating could have been murdered. until Peggy can become aware of the reality, she may be doomed to an identical poor destiny. yet in a courtroom of shadows and intrigue, an individual can be a spy—perhaps even the good-looking younger artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .

History and secret spark during this bubbling sequence debut.

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Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged

By Carrie Bebris

Pride and Prescience (Or, A fact Universally Acknowledged), a Mr. and Mrs. Darcy secret, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a secret concerning one in every of their marriage ceremony guests.

The beautiful Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a wealthy and charismatic American. regrettably, this windswept courtship is marred by means of many unusual events-- nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage injuries, or even an obvious suicide try out. quickly the complete Bingley kin turns out the objective of a mysterious plot, with merely the Darcys spotting the danger.

Sinister forces are afoot and the Darcys needs to unravel the plot prior to the blushing bride descends into madness--or worse.

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Alchemy and Meggy Swann

By Karen Cushman

Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, gratifying novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London along with her purely pal, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mom used to be blissful to be rid of her; her father, who despatched for her, does not wish her in spite of everything. Meggy is appalled by way of London, soiled and noisy, choked with rogues and thieves, and hard to get round in—not that obtaining round is ever effortless for someone who walks with the aid of sticks. simply as her alchemist father pursues his nice paintings of remodeling base steel into gold, Meggy unearths herself pursuing her personal transformation. Earthy and colourful, Elizabethan London has its darkish facet, however it additionally has presents in shop for Meggy Swann.

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The Diviners

By Libba Bray

Do you suspect there are ghosts and demons and Diviners between us?

Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her dull previous native land and shipped off to the bustling streets of latest York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. it truly is 1926, and manhattan is stuffed with speakeasies, Ziegfeld ladies, and rakish pickpockets. the single trap is that she has to dwell along with her uncle Will and his bad obsession with the occult.
Evie concerns he will detect her darkest mystery: a supernatural strength that has simply introduced her hassle thus far. but if the police discover a murdered woman branded with a cryptic image and should is termed to the scene, Evie realizes her reward might aid trap a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong right into a dance with a assassin, different tales unfurl within the urban that by no means sleeps. And unknown to all, anything darkish and evil has awakened....

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