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The Man Who Waxed His Stapler By RJ Wright
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J.J. Haynes is a quiet, unassuming auditor for a parking company in the Twin Cities that is teased by his coworkers about his affinity for his stapler. When a gloss black Ferrari convertible is... More > stolen from their parking ramp by a valet and cashier working for his company, the owner tasks him with the retrievel of the car. Unspoken connections make him accept the challenge and he finds himself doing things he never expected on the back of a Harley. Along the way he meets a beautiful young woman that becomes his right hand in the adventure, but also inspires questions as to the point of pursuing the stolen car. Over time all the secrets he's worked so hard to keep hidden away come out as he uses knowledge and experience to stay one step behind the people he's pursuing and one step ahead of those pursuing him.< Less
I Spy, I Die By gavin macdonald
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When a man murdered in a house near Edinburgh turns out to be a spy, Detective Sergeant Alistair MacRae wonders whether MI6 might be behind the killing, although there are plenty of other suspects... More > who wanted the spy dead. When the spy's valet is murdered after having attempted to enter the guarded premises of the spy's house, MacRae is sure there is contraband material hidden in the building, but an expert insists there is no booty concealed anywhere and the guard is removed. When the house is then broken into and something taken from a cache in a skirting board, MacRae is furious until Detective Chief Inspector Ian Forsyth admits that he knew of the cache and is now able, by logical deduction, to arrive at the name of the killer. But, with MI6 involved, things are not that simple and events take a sinister turn before Forsyth explains all.< Less
The Man Who Waxed His Stapler By RJ Wright
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J.J. Haynes is a quiet, unassuming auditor for a parking company in the Twin Cities that is teased by his coworkers about his affinity for his stapler. When a gloss black Ferrari convertible is... More > stolen from their parking ramp by a valet and cashier working for his company, the owner tasks him with the retrievel of the car. Unspoken connections make him accept the challenge and he finds himself doing things he never expected on the back of a Harley. Along the way he meets a beautiful young woman that becomes his right hand in the adventure, but also inspires questions as to the point of pursuing the stolen car. Over time all the secrets he's worked so hard to keep hidden away come out as he uses knowledge and experience to stay one step behind the people he's pursuing and one step ahead of those pursuing him.< Less
The Prince of the Black Palace By Alexander Lewis-White & Heather R Hitchman-Lambert
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A young Prince is unsure of his place in the world. His distant father is dead, his loving but fierce mother is on the throne. Alberon has enemies on all sides, and seemingly within as well, for the... More > Emperor's death would be labelled suspicious by some. The Empresses policies, though efficient, are cruelly pragmatic, and the Prince feels anger as he bears witness to the suffering of the most helpless in his nation. Fortunately, he is not alone; he has a trusted group of friends in Charlotte the Royal Librarian, his Valet Dio, and the sympathetic and skilled Lady Cassandra Beresford, as quick with her wits as she is with her sword. And when the Prince's path crosses with an orphan girl, she encourages him to wear his convictions with confidence, and learn that kindness and mercy are not weaknesses to be despised, but qualities of the very greatest Emperors.< Less
The Turn of the Screw By Henry James
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First published in the U.S. in the anthology collection The Two Magics in 1898, Henry James's classic ghost story The Turn of the Screw has been enthralling readers for over a century and shows no... More > sign of losing popularity as new generations continue to discover this chilling masterpiece. The novella's anonymous narrator is a young woman, a parson’s daughter, who is engaged as governess to two seemingly innocent children at a remote English country house. What initially seems a idyllic soon turns nightmarish, as she becomes convinced that the children are consorting with a pair of malevolent spirits. These are the ghosts of former employees at Bly: a valet and a previous governess. In life, scandalously, the two of them had been discharged as illicit lovers, and their spectral visitations with the children hint at Satanism and possible sexual abuse. The book amply fulfills its pledge, laid down in the first few pages, that nothing can touch it in terms of sheer “dreadful—dreadfulness.”< Less
Robur The Conqueror By Jules Verne
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The members of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia have been trying to convince others that flight through the air by man is possible. In fact, it is inevitable! Then, an odd man appears telling... More > them that their attempts to build a hot air balloon is doomed to fail to convince people. Hot air is not the way of the future. They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines. But he had the last laugh with the Albatross — the most incredible flying machine ever built. Lord of the skies, Robur became the would-be conqueror of the world! He takes the head of the Institute, his valet and a negro cook onboard his airship only to have them feel that escape is a must if they are to survive. To them, Robur is a crazy man, even though he treats them to a voyage most fantastic! This infrequently reprinted novel has been restored with more than 40 illustrations. It is the prequel to Master Of The World,also from this publisher.< Less
The Man in the Iron Mask By Alexandre Dumas
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The first surviving records of the masked prisoner are from late July 1669, when Louis XIV's minister the Marquis de Louvois sent a letter to Bénigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, governor of the... More > prison of Pignerol, then part of France. In his letter, Louvois informed Saint-Mars that a prisoner named Eustache Dauger was due to arrive in the next month or so. Louvois instructed Saint-Mars to prepare a cell with multiple doors, one closing upon the other, which were to prevent anyone from the outside listening in. Saint-Mars himself was to see Dauger only once a day in order to provide food and whatever else he needed. Dauger was also to be told that if he spoke of anything other than his immediate needs he would be killed, but, according to Louvois, the prisoner should not require much since he was "only a valet".< Less
The Pretty Gentleman By Max Fincher
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Erotic sketches, a blackmail letter, a closeted aristocrat, his ambitious lover, and a sacrificial murder. Love, betrayal, deception and vengeance in Regency London. George Rowlands, an aspiring... More > young painter meets the charismatic Sir Henry Wallace who invites him to draw his sculpture collection and his handsome valet Gregorio Franchese. Patronised by Wallace to study at the Royal Academy, George is befriended by the aloof John McCarther, assistant to the eccentric Gothic painter, Henry Fuseli. Meanwhile, Lady Arabella Wallace becomes increasingly suspicious of her husband’s enthusiasm for his new protégé. When a male brothel, the White Swan, is exposed, Henry Wallace receives a letter of extortion in George’s handwriting. After Gregorio Franchese is found murdered, George is suspected when erotic drawings of Gregorio are discovered in his possession. Will he face the gallows? Or will self-sacrifice and truth save his fate? . < Less
Around the World in Eighty Days: Illustrated By Jules Verne
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Around the World in Eighty Days: Illustrated with 57 original illustrations by Alphonse-Marie de Neuville and Léon Benett, translated by George M. Towle, published in 1873. Around the World... More > in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to £1,324,289 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. A wager by the eccentric and mysterious Englishman Phileas Fogg that he can circle the globe in just eighty days initiates this marvelous travelogue and exciting suspense story.< Less
Around the World in Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical... More > precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days...< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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