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Bleeding Heart Square

Bleeding Heart Square

  • Author: Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141908629
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Bleeding Heart Square is a tense historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Ashes of London 1934, London Into the decaying cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square steps aristocratic Lydia Langstone fleeing an abusive marriage. However, unknown to Lydia, a dark mystery haunts Bleeding Heart Square. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle-aged spinster who owns the house and who vanished four years earlier? Why is a seedy plain-clothes policeman obsessively watching the square? What is making struggling journalist Rory Wentwood so desperate to contact Miss Penhow? And why are parcels of rotting hearts being sent to Joseph Serridge, the last person to see Miss Penhow alive?

Plan of the Finsbury Dispensary, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell, for Administering Advice and Medicines to the Poor, at the Dispensary, Or at Their Own Habitations, Gratis. Instituted M.DCC.LXXX.

Plan of the Finsbury Dispensary, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell, for Administering Advice and Medicines to the Poor, at the Dispensary, Or at Their Own Habitations, Gratis. Instituted M.DCC.LXXX.

  • Author: Finsbury Dispensary (London, England)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Charities
  • Page: 36
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100 Must-read Historical Novels

100 Must-read Historical Novels

  • Author: Nick Rennison
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408136066
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

The Lover of the Grave

The Lover of the Grave

The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 3

  • Author: Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444764942
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the third instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series After the coldest night of the year, they find the man's body. He is dangling from the Hanging Tree on the outskirts of a village near Lydmouth, with his trousers round his ankles. Is it suicide, murder, or accidental death resulting from some bizarre sexual practice? Journalist Jill Francis and Detective Inspector Thornhill become involved in the case in separate ways. Jill is also drawn unwillingly into the affairs of the small public school where the dead man taught. Meanwhile a Peeping Tom is preying upon Lydmouth; Jill has just moved into her own house and is afraid she is being watched. And there are more distractions, on a personal level, for policeman and reporter . . . 'An excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling' The Times 'The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today' Val McDermid 'There is no denying Taylor's talent, his prose exudes a quality uncommon among his contemporaries' Time Out

Waiting for the End of the World

Waiting for the End of the World

William Dougal Crime Series Book 2

  • Author: Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444765019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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The second book in Andrew Taylor's acclaimed William Dougal crime series - from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London. William Dougal is blackmailed into doing a job for his old adversary James Hanbury. All he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered. Suddenly, Zelda appears from Dougal's murky past, just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat. His natural desire to rescue her plunges him into a maelstrom of criminal activities. The shadow of James Hanbury hangs over everything. Like truth itself, Hanbury is rarely pure and never simple . . .

Where Roses Fade

Where Roses Fade

The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 5

  • Author: Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444764969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the fifth instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series When Mattie Harris's body is found drowned in the river, everyone in Lydmouth knows something is wrong. Mattie wasn't a swimmer - it can't have been a simple accident. She was drunk on the last night of her life - could she have fallen in? Or was she pushed? Mattie was a waitress, of no importance at all, so when Lydmouth's most prominent citizens become very anxious to establish that her death was accidental, Jill Francis's suspicions become roused. In the meantime she is becoming ever closer to Inspector Richard Thornhill, and discovering that the living have as many secrets as the dead... 'An excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling' The Times 'The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today' Val McDermid 'There is no denying Taylor's talent, his prose exudes a quality uncommon among his contemporaries' Time Out

Books to Die For

Books to Die For

The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

  • Author: John Connolly,Declan Burke
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451696582
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 560
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Bryant & May - The Bleeding Heart

Bryant & May - The Bleeding Heart

(Bryant & May Book 11)

  • Author: Christopher Fowler
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448170206
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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It’s a fresh start for the Met's oddest investigation team, the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Their first case involves two teenagers who see a dead man rising from his grave in a London park. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Stranger still, in the moments between when he was last seen alive and found dead on the pavement, someone has changed his shirt... Much to his frustration, Arthur Bryant is not allowed to investigate. Instead, he has been tasked with finding out how someone could have stolen the ravens from the Tower of London. All seven birds have vanished from one of the most secure fortresses in the city. And, as the legend has it, when the ravens leave, the nation falls... Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers, explore an eerie funeral parlour and unearth the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and the symbol of the Bleeding Heart seems to turn up everywhere - it’s even discovered hidden in the PCU’s offices. And when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to the headquarters of a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined, and that everyone is hiding something. The Grim Reaper walks abroad and seems to be stalking him, playing on his fears of premature burial. Rich in strange characters and steeped in London’s true history, this is Bryant & May’s most peculiar and disturbing case of all.

Lockie's Topography of London,

Lockie's Topography of London,

Giving a Concise Local Description of and Accurate Direction to Every Square, Street, Lane, Court, Dock, Wharf, Inn, Public-office, &c. in the Metropolis and Its Environs, Including the New Buildings to the Present Time ...

  • Author: John Lockie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: London (England)
  • Page: 344
  • View: 354
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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