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A Murderous Game

Author : Patricia Paris
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Passion. Second chances. When murder's a careful how you play. Abby Carpenter is a woman with a few problems: a little red diary that has a way of showing up at the worst times, a creepy coworker trying to sabotage her career, and a philandering ex-husband who won’t stay dead—and now, the CEO of the largest account to land on the doorstep of the marketing firm she works for, happens to be a man she made a complete fool of herself over fourteen years ago. Abby’s convinced if he recognizes her the firm could lose the account, and she could lose her job. Gage Faraday can’t shake the feeling his new account manager, Abigail Carpenter, reminds him of someone, he just can’t place who. As he begins working with her to develop a marketing plan for his company’s new development, he realizes they’ve run into a snag—he’s developed a major attraction for his new business associate—but, he’s a man who goes after what he wants, and he wants Abby. Just when Abby begins to think things may finally be going her way, her ex turns up dead—very dead—and she becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation. Now she’s being pursued by a relentless detective, a sleazy tabloid reporter, and a man who won’t take no for an answer. Will the forces working to tear Abby and Gage apart prevail, or will destiny have its’ due? Find out in this sexy, sassy romance with a touch of suspense.

A Murder in Wellesley

Author : Thomas J. Farmer
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Inside one of New England's most infamous murders

A Murder of Crows

Author : Sarah Yarwood-Lovett
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Dr Nell Ward is an ecologist, not a detective. But when she's the prime suspect in a murder, only her unique set of skills could help to clear her name... In the sleepy village of Cookingdean, Dr Nell Ward is busy working in the grounds of a local manor house. Whilst inspecting an old tunnel, she did not expect to overhear a murder. As the only person with any clues as to what happened, Nell soon finds herself in the middle of the investigation. Desperate to clear her name Nell, along with her colleague Adam, set out solving the murder using their skills as ecologists to uncover details no one else would notice. But it soon becomes clear that playing Agatha Christie is much harder than it might, at first appear... The start of an exciting new cosy crime series - perfect for fans of Richard Osman, Fiona Leitch, Faith Martin and The Appeal. Praise for A Murder of Crows 'It has a great combination of suspense and romance.' - NetGalley Reviewer 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in record time.' - NetGalley Reviewer 'Such a good read! This is perfect for fans of Richard Osman!' - NetGalley Reviewer 'With a compelling plot and a solid narrative, this is a wholly immersive one-sit read.' - NetGalley Reviewer

Stanley Young is Planning a Murder

Author : Gavin A Milnthorpe
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Those who are kind to Stanley Young call him an obsessive compulsive perfectionist who cares about the little details of life. They would point out that reliability and punctuality, together with consistency and uniformity, are qualities which Stanley displays in abundance. They could point to a system of disciplined self-improvement that Stanley has cultivated within his life - helping him to continually broaden his horizons. Those who are unkind to Stanley Young would call him an aggressive, compulsive, unbalanced, self-centred, emotionally retarded psychopath given to bouts of violence, but the latter rarely say such things to his face. Stanley Young is planning a murder - not just any murder - the perfect murder. He lives and works at Pottergate - a prestigious, expensive and secluded retreat for people whose rich parents consider that they cannot function in the real world. Stanley is tasked with recording the emotional and social progress of each of these guests. In his humble opinion he considers himself to do a fine job in dealing with the numerous and idiotic personalities who also live at Pottergate, despite their repeated attempts to goad and enrage him. Stanley has spent years perfecting a carefully constructed plan. Every angle has been considered and every eventuality pondered. One ordinary Friday, Stanley, under the guise of carrying out his normal routine of inspection and interviews, carefully plants the seeds of deception and prepares the necessary tools to carry out his nefarious scheme. But will he have the guts to go through with it?

Poison Farm A Murder Unmasked

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As every year goes by... ... the number of people able to give a first hand account of day-to-day life in the early part of the last century naturally diminishes. The small but telling detail disappears. Ethel May Elvin was born in 1906; she recalls her father’s account of standing sentry at Queen Victoria’s funeral, the privations and small pleasures of a working-class Edwardian childhood, growing up through the First World War and surviving the Second. Anyone intrigued by the small events of history and how the majority actually lived day-to-day, will find this a unique and fascinating book.

Collections and Notes 1867 1876

Author : William Carew Hazlitt
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Second Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature 1474 1700

Author : William Carew Hazlitt
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Apology for a Murder

Author : Lorenzino De' Medici
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Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, but also for writing accomplished literary works, including a comedy and several poems, Lorenzino de' Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature. In his masterpiece, Apology for a Murder, he reveals the inner motives behind his act, portraying himself as a hero to be numbered alongside the great tyrannicides of ancient Rome and Greece.Lorenzino himself, in 1548, was murdered by two soldiers hired either by the emperor Charles V or by Cosimo, Alessandro's successor as Duke, and this volume includes the dramatic account of his killing by Francesco Bibboni, one of the assassins, as well as a selection of Lorenzino's poems, giving a fully rounded image of the antihero of Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio.

Neighbours The Story of a Murder

Author : Lília Momplé
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On the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid, Narguiss, who 'never wanted anything to do with politics', is more preoccupied with family problems than with the radio news of kidnappings and murders. Nearby, Leia, Januário and their young daughter are caught up in the pleasure and security of finally finding a flat of their own, while Mena, who was once the beauty of her village, overhears her husband plotting murder. Before dawn, these innocent people seeking to lead peaceful lives are thrown together in a vicious conspiracy to infiltrate and destabilise Mozambique. Skilfully weaving together present events and age-old traditions through narrative 'snapshots', Lília Momplé gives us, in the drama of a few short hours, an insight into the consequences of Mozambique's complex history.

A Murder in Macedon Alexander the Great Mysteries Book 1

Author : Paul Doherty
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Alexander must fight for his throne, his father... and his life. Paul Doherty transports his readers to Ancient Greece in A Murder in Macedon - a gripping mystery featuring Alexander the Great. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. 'If you want to know whodunit in ancient times, Doherty is your man' - Good Book Guide In the summer of 336 BC, Philip of Macedon is to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece, but he also has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip summons all of Greece to attend his great celebration in the old capital of Aegae, but the Macedonian court is plunged into chaos and bloodshed when he is murdered by Pausanias. Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others? What readers are saying about A Murder in Macedon: 'A very enthralling story' 'An interesting twist' 'Paul Doherty - brilliant - nothing more to say'