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Poison & Conspiracy: Historical Crime Collection By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Historical Crime Collection - Two Novels by M. G. Scarsbrook POISON IN THE BLOOD: THE MEMOIRS OF LUCREZIA BORGIA 1497, Renaissance Rome: As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and sister to... More > the fearsome Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace. Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, she learns that a dangerous truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her family will stop at nothing to eliminate their rivals. Her father and brother are poisoners. After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike... THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY: A NOVEL With his life on the line, and the clock ticking, playwright and spy Christopher Marlowe teams up with William Shakespeare to expose the high-level government conspiracy set against him. But can anyone save a man as troubled as Marlowe from the hangman's noose?< Less
A Murder Before Eden: A Historical Novel By Alison Pratt
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This is a true story of an elderly man, an overreaching young wife, a troubled youth, a murder, and two brothers' decision to do right, all on a collision course with history. All of the people in... More > this story are real, and all events have been meticulously researched. The story unfolds through the eyes of each character. Filled with photos, notes, and a bibliography of source material, this book tells the story of Tom Pratt, his newfound love, and the murder and trial that made history, though few noted it at the time. The history was first published in The Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy in June, 2010. This new book takes a deeper look into characters and what they might have been thinking in the midst of a series of events that spiraled out of control to change them- and history- forever.< Less
Penny A Corner - True Crime Novel By BARBARA SULLIVAN
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Review of Penny a Corner Melrose Books, Cambridge Austin Kehoe, Commissioning Editor “…Only a few pages in, the author has accomplished several key tasks. The situation of Mistress... More > Vanwicke, her character, and that of Henry Harrison have been established. The plot premise is likewise well set out and its development got well under way. Similarly, the historical setting has been established, with an economy of description which nevertheless evokes the period very satisfactorily. In conclusion this is an unusual, indeed quite original approach to fiction. Altogether, this is a very well conceived novel, and the author has carried off her audacious concept with great aplomb. I found it absorbing and utterly fascinating.< Less
The History of a Crime By Victor Hugo et al.
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Victor Hugo's documentary historical novel History of a Crime is an impassioned recording of the December 1852 coup d'etat that brought the usurper he called "Napoleon le petit" to power,... More > and sent Hugo into an eighteen year exile. The work was written in the few months following Hugo's flight, but only published in 1877, when Hugo feared a similar takeover by Marechal Mac-Mahon, who had threatened the dissolution of the republican-dominated Chambre des deputes. Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected President of the Second Republic of France and subsequently accepted the title of the Emperor, reigning as Napoleon III.< Less
The Crime Of The Congo By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are... More > generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. -Wikipedia< Less
Pennsylvania Avenue a Novel By J.A. Rich
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Baltimore, 1942. The home front adjusts as the Second World War rages. Shy county girl, Ruthie, arrives on what many call 'Colored Paradise'; Baltimore's Pennsylvania Avenue. Driven from her simple... More > life, she is plunged into the criminal underworld in an attempt to avenge the murder of her beloved uncle, almost a decade before. During her quest for revenge, Ruthie is helped by strangers; including a mysterious figure from the past. Who is it? Meanwhile, newly promoted police Detective Ross stumbles upon evidence which could convict a powerful corrupt police commander and bring down his whole department. As Ross and Ruthie get closer to their goals, they meet and begin to realize how intertwined their agendas are. Join them as they prepare for an end-game that threatens to turn the legal system and the criminal underworld upside down; on Pennsylvania Avenue.< Less
The Marlowe Conspiracy: A Novel By M. G. Scarsbrook
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1593, Elizabethan England: In a turbulent time of wars, famine, and religious persecution, Christopher Marlowe struggles to balance his life as England's most popular playwright with his duties as a... More > government spy. Suddenly, when he falls under suspicion of atheism, a capital crime, Marlowe fears his many powerful enemies have launched a conspiracy to have him executed. With only a few days to clear his name, he quickly enlists the aid of a young William Shakespeare - one of the few friends he can still trust. Together, they race through Marlowe's tangled life of crime, espionage, and noble connections to expose the conspiracy and save him from the hangman's noose. But will anything save a man as troubled as Marlowe? INCLUDED INSIDE: - An extensive Author's Note, detailing the fascinating historical facts behind the story - An exclusive excerpt of M. G. Scarsbrook's latest historical novel on the Borgia family POISON IN THE BLOOD: THE MEMOIRS OF LUCREZIA BORGIA< Less
The Struggle Within: A Novel By Sarah Whelan
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As a counselor at the maximum-security Arnone State Correctional Institution, Beth Sharpe sees potential in intelligent prisoners like José Ayala. She teaches them about historical figures who... More > confronted their oppressors, and she encourages them to overcome obstacles–both those of their own making and those imposed on them by society. When their only chance for redemption is taken away, José and other prisoners follow Beth’s advice and take a stand against the injustice. But a deadly prison riot is not what she had in mind. Indiscretions become public, and mistakes have dire consequences. Beth is determined to end the violence, and she is willing to risk her own life to save others. Can she stop the carnage and help the prisoners achieve justice another way? Can she balance her conflicting loyalties and find a peaceful resolution to the riot? The Struggle Within is a novel with diverse characters, page-turning action, and ethical ambiguities that will leave your book club talking for hours.< Less
The Struggle Within: A Novel By Sarah Whelan
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As a counselor at the maximum-security Arnone State Correctional Institution, Beth Sharpe sees potential in intelligent prisoners like José Ayala. She teaches them about historical figures who... More > confronted their oppressors, and she encourages them to overcome obstacles–both those of their own making and those imposed on them by society. When their only chance for redemption is taken away, José and other prisoners follow Beth’s advice and take a stand against the injustice. But a deadly prison riot is not what she had in mind. Indiscretions become public, and mistakes have dire consequences. Beth is determined to end the violence, and she is willing to risk her own life to save others. Can she stop the carnage and help the prisoners achieve justice another way? Can she balance her conflicting loyalties and find a peaceful resolution to the riot? The Struggle Within is a novel with diverse characters, page-turning action, and ethical ambiguities that will leave your book club talking for hours.< Less
Elizabeth Mackintosh, best novels By Elizabeth Mackintosh
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Josephine Tey and Gordon Daviot, were de pseudonyms used by Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896–1952) a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which... More > name she wrote plays with an historical theme. In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British-based Crime Writers' Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time; The Franchise Affair was eleventh on the same list of 100 books. In this book: Miss Pym Disposes, 1946 The Franchise Affair, 1948 Brat Farrar, 1949 To Love and Be Wise, 1950 The Singing Sands, 1952 Kif: An Unvarnished History, 1929 The Daughter of Time< Less

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