By Jacqueline Winspear
The moment Maisie Dobbs mystery
Jacqueline Winspear’s brilliant debut, Maisie Dobbs, received her enthusiasts from all over the world and raised her intuitive, clever, and imaginitive heroine to the ranks of literature’s favourite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, reveals psychologist and personal investigator Maisie Dobbs on one other dangerously fascinating experience in London “between the wars.” it's the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been employed to discover a runaway heiress. yet what turns out an easy case on the outset quickly turns into more and more advanced while 3 of the heiress’s previous neighbors are discovered lifeless. Is there a connection among the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would wish to kill 3 probably decent younger ladies? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the solutions lie within the unforgettable anguish of the nice warfare.
A gorgeous clothbound Hardcover Classics version of Tolstoy’s nice novel, one of many undisputed masterpieces of global literature
At a glittering society social gathering in St. Petersburg in 1805, conversations are ruled through the possibility of struggle. Terror quickly engulfs the rustic as Napoleon’s military marches on Russia, and the lives of 3 youngsters are replaced without end. The tales of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey, and impetuous Natasha interweave with an important forged, from aristocrats and peasants, to infantrymen and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes—conflict and love, delivery and loss of life, loose will and fate—with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create an impressive epic of human existence in all its imperfection and grandeur.
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With their ill-fated raid at the monastary at Glendalough torn aside through betrayal and defeat, Thorgrim evening Wolf and his handful of survivors from the workforce of Sea Hammer locate themselves in determined and tenuous straights. Stranded faraway from the protection of Vík-ló, surrounded via enemies, and with simply enough males to paintings the longship’s oars, the Norsemen needs to make their long ago via a perilous and unsure nation. Thorgrim, although, isn't really attracted to mere survival. His one notion, his one wish, is to take revenge on these whose treachery resulted in the slaughter of such a lot of of his males. Assembling an advert hoc military of not going allies, Thorgrim leads his warriors to a last showdown that could finish basically in his enemies’ demise or his personal.
By Sandra Hill
Within the 3rd publication of her scorching and hilarious sequence, "New York instances" bestselling writer Sandra Hill takes readers alongside on one other wild experience with Jinx, Inc., the place hassle isn't any fit for a cagey Cajun matchmaker--and ardour conquers all. while reporter Celine Arseneaux entered The Playpen, a Baton Rouge membership for women and men, she by no means anticipated John LeDeux to swagger as much as her. convinced, the bayou's infamous undesirable boy was once natural intercourse at the hoof. yet in spite of her divulge at the line, Celine will refuse to be his conquest left cryin' in her crayfish -- at the very least no longer back. no longer for this guy who does not even take note her! Detective LeDeux had regularly been too scorching to address, yet now he used to be on fireplace because the cop posing as a gigolo to bust the Dixie Mafia. becoming a member of Tante Lulu's treasure hunt turns out an outstanding method to keep away from the media ruckus--until Celine pursues her tale deep into the bayou, stoking John's hazy thoughts of a scorching evening 5 years ago.... unique.
By Deanna Raybourn
Partners now in marriage and in alternate, girl Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have eventually back from in another country to establish home tasks in London. yet merging their respective collections of devices, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, not to mention Brisbane's deepest enquiry business.
Among the extra not going consumers: Julia's very right brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy approximately his case. now not approximately to be ignored of whatever bearing on her beloved—if eccentric—family, lively Julia quickly selections up the path of the investigation.
It ends up in the particular Ghost membership, the place the appealing Madame Séraphine holds night séances…and no longer a couple of robust gents in thrall. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of darkish deeds, whose tendrils weigh down reputations and throttle trust.
Shocked to discover their research spun into salacious newspaper headlines, bristling on the rigidity it motives among them, the Brisbanes locate they need to unite or fall. For Bellmont's sake—and more—they'll face myriad hazards born of darkish secrets and techniques, the sort males kill to keep….
By Lauran Paine
Old Joe Jessup used to be a buffalo hunter prior to he married may perhaps, a Pawnee lady, and went into the livestock company. each year at roundup time, the Jessups went into the mountains to enlist assistance from May's humans, who concealed from the govt to stay loose. yet as soon as outdated Joe died and left the ranch to his son, younger Joe, issues began to swap. a neighborhood banker claimed to have a lien at the ranch, a neighboring ranch begun stealing farm animals, and people started conversing approximately disposing of the fugitive Indians. Then may perhaps was once shot and wounded whereas out using. occasions had replaced, all right...but they have been approximately to get a lot worse.
By AnnaLisa Grant
Collage existence for Layla Weston isn’t beginning the best way she’d meant. She’s revisiting the plans she as soon as needed to be the reclusive woman she desired to be at Heyward Prep, and Layla is greater than convinced in her skill to be successful this time. finally, she’s acquired an entire new bag of secrets and techniques to maintain. nonetheless reeling from Will’s disappearance, Layla is doing her top to regulate to lifestyles again in Florida. She maintains to carry out desire, convinced she was once intended to discover Will’s ring for a cause. simply as Layla is commencing to settle for that she needs to continue relocating ahead, secrets and techniques from the earlier threaten Layla and her relations. As Luke and Claire sign up for with Layla to guard their relations, Layla discovers that her uncle will not be the fellow she notion he was once – and that there’s extra to Will’s disappearance than she ever can have imagined.
By Doreen Owens Malek
Warfare spreads throughout Europe. The Germans have taken Paris, and their heavy boots echo in the direction of the small French village of Fain les assets. there are lots of who flee, yet among those that remain a couple of courageous souls remain to begin up a Resistance. Their futures are not sure, yet delight and desperation push them ahead. for 3 ladies, one query tears at their hearts: Can love conquer the wages of war?
In this gorgeous paintings of romance, writer Doreen Owens Malek paints a portrait of patriotism and fervour suffering to outlive because the geographical region burns in the course of WWII. From the earliest days of the profession to the promised freedom of liberation, conflict by means of evening will seize carry of your middle and not enable move.
By V. A. Stuart
By Terry Deary
Nevis Island, Caribbean, 1680 Red-legs Greaves has been a slave, a pirate, and a wealthy sugar planter. Now he is a prisoner. And subsequent morning, he will be useless - hanged by way of the neck for piracy! His in simple terms good friend is a slave woman referred to as Lou. Can Lou do something to avoid wasting Red-legs? it can take a miracle...A really good tale mixing pirate legend with historic truth and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters!