Historical Fiction

Download E-books Pagan's Vows (Pagan Chronicles, Book 3) PDF

By Catherine Jinks

Monks, clergymen, clergymen. priests in every single place ... stuffed jointly on their chapter-house seats like bats in a cave. Like crows round a corpse.

Pagan is again! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble Lord Roland develop into beginners on the Abbey of Saint Martin, the place they are going to arrange to benefit the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. yet as Pagan quickly reveals out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes simply to him. And whereas Roland units his eyes firmly at the face of God, the extra worldly Pagan discovers simply how corrupt and hazardous lifestyles in a monastery can be.

Book 3 within the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Vows is a full of life, engrossing medieval mystery - a super sequel to Pagan's campaign and Pagan in Exile.

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Download E-books Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel PDF

By Anne Perry

Anne Perry’s 17th William Monk novel, now in paperback, is a captivating masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, a welcome boost to this winning and loved series.
On a London riverbank, while the physique of small-time criminal Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, nobody grieves. yet William Monk, commander of the River Police, is questioned through the homicide weapon: a sublime shawl whose unique proprietor was once evidently a guy of substance. Dockside informers lead Monk to a floating palace of corruption at the Thames controlled by means of Parfitt, the place a band of half-starved boys is held captive for males prepared to pay a excessive cost for dead night pleasures. even though Monk and his fearless spouse, Hester, could gladly present Parfitt’s killer, responsibility leads them in one other direction—to an unresolved crime, to a dangerous disagreement with a few of the empire’s most beneficial males, and eventually to a court docket showdown with Monk’s outdated buddy, Oliver Rathbone, in a tribulation of approximately insufferable stress and suspense.
“Masterful storytelling . . . [the] top within the sequence to date.”—The Star-Ledger

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Download E-books Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series) PDF

By Jack Gantos

Dead result in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's top contribution to kid's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for old Fiction!

Melding the solely precise and the wildly fictional, Dead result in Norvelt is a singular approximately an enormous months for a child named Jack Gantos, whose plans for holiday pleasure are shot down while he's "grounded for all times" by way of his feuding mom and dad, and whose nostril spews undesirable blood at each little surprise he will get. yet lots of pleasure (and shocks) are coming Jack's method as soon as his mother loans him out to assist a feisty outdated neighbor with a most unique chore―typewriting obituaries jam-packed with tales in regards to the those who based his utopian city. As one obituary ends up in one other, Jack is introduced on a wierd experience regarding molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted can provide, a home made aircraft, woman Scout cookies, a guy on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the earlier, Hells Angels . . . and doubtless homicide.

Endlessly remarkable, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the writer at his absolute best, making readers snort out loud on the so much unforeseen issues in a dead-funny depiction of transforming into up in a marginally off-kilter position the place the earlier is current, the current is complicated, and the longer term is totally up within the air.

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Download E-books The Face of a Stranger: The First William Monk Novel PDF

By Anne Perry

"Richly textured with the points of interest and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly soaking up and Perry's top to date."
His identify, they inform him, is William Monk, and he's a London police detective. however the coincidence that felled him has left him with in basic terms part a lifestyles; his reminiscence and his complete prior have vanished. As he attempts to conceal the reality, Monk returns to paintings and is assigned to enquire the brutal homicide of a Crimean warfare hero and guy approximately city. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly tricky, considering the fact that he is forgotten his expert talents besides every little thing else....
A twin major collection of the secret Guild

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books The Sword in the Tree (Trophy Chapter Book) PDF

By Clyde Robert Bulla

In the times of King Arthur there stood a potent oak tree in the partitions of a fort. Peace reigned within the fort until eventually the fearsome evening whilst Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, back to reason difficulty and unhappiness.

It used to be then that Shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took at the tasks of a knight and concealed the sword within the hole of the enormous oak. the times that have been choked with adventures that attempted the braveness of the younger boy.

Shan used to be stunned by means of bearded robbers within the woods. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and finally he even made a visit to high-towered Camelot. His tale is full of the pageantry and colour of britain in King Arthur's time. It creates a brilliant photo of the Knights of the around desk and the knowledge of King Arthur himself.

Mr. Bulla captures the spirit of these romantic days in a simple, intriguing demeanour. the result's one other pleasant ebook for his broad viewers of younger readers. Paul Galdone's lively illustrations are as evocative because the text.

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Download E-books By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House) PDF

By Laura Ingalls Wilder

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her kin proceed as they stream from their little condominium at the banks of Plum Creek to the wasteland of the unsettled Dakota Territory. right here Pa works at the new railroad till he unearths a dwelling house declare that's excellent for his or her new little apartment. Laura takes her first teach experience as she, her sisters, and their mom pop out to reside with Pa at the shorelines of Silver Lake. After a lonely iciness within the surveyors' residence, Pa places up the 1st development in what is going to quickly be a brand-new city at the appealing beaches of Silver Lake. The Ingallses' covered-wagon travels are ultimately over.

Correlates to the typical middle kingdom criteria in English Language Arts

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Download E-books A Spy in the House (Mary Quinn Mysteries, Book 1) (UK Edition) PDF

By Y. S. Lee

Introducing a thrilling new sequence! Steeped in Victorian surroundings and intrigue, this diverting secret trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious mystery assignment.

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, younger orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is shocked to be provided a unique schooling, guideline in high-quality manners — and an strange vocation. leave out Scrimshaw’s Academy for women is a canopy for an all-female investigative unit referred to as The employer, and at seventeen, Mary is set to place her education to the try. Assuming the guise of a lady’s significant other, she needs to infiltrate a wealthy merchant’s domestic in hopes of tracing his lacking shipment ships. however the loved ones is filled with harmful deceptions, and there's no one to belief — or is there? filled with motion and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy secret debuts a bold younger detective who lives via her wits whereas uncovering secrets and techniques — together with these of her personal previous.

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Download E-books Nevermore PDF

By William Hjortsberg

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini workforce as much as look for a literary-minded killer

It is 1923 and a stunning younger lady has simply been stumbled on outdoor a tenement, bones beaten, head ripped from her shoulders. a number of tales above, her squalid condo has been ransacked, and twenty-dollar gold items clutter the ground. The window body is smashed. She turns out to were hurled from the construction by means of a beast of most unlikely energy, and the single witness claims to have obvious a long-armed ape fleeing the scene. The police are baffled, yet one reporter acknowledges the writer of the bloody crime: the long-dead Edgar Allan Poe.

A psychopath is haunting manhattan urban, imitating the murders that made Poe’s tales so well-known. To Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the killing spree is of in basic terms educational curiosity. but if Poe’s ghost looks in Doyle’s inn room, the author and the magician start to suspect that the murders could carry a clue to knowing demise itself.


Set in 1923 in long island urban, this droll and desirable fantasy-part gothic secret, half Who's Who of the Jazz Age, half Perils of Pauline-reads like a collaboration among Mary Roberts Rinehart and Dorothy Parker. Fancifully peopled with the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe, well-known personages (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, Damon Runyon) and a helping forged of hundreds of thousands, the motion turns merrily round the Victorian obsession with spiritualism and its vestigial carryover into the Flapper period.

The narrative consists of a sequence of Ripperlike murders that recreate the macabre tales of Poe. traveling the U.S. as advocates of spiritualism, Sir Arthur and woman Jean Doyle are reunited with Harry and Bess Houdini, acquaintances because the magician's 1920 travel of serious Britain, the place he indulged his ardour for debunking spirit mediums. although either Conan Doyle and Houdini are drawn opposed to their wills into the furor created by means of the weird killings, and notwithstanding either finally end up being stalked by means of the killer, they locate their hot if oddly antipathetic camaraderie strained whilst Houdini ridicules a personal seance given him through girl Jean. in the meantime, atop the checklist of suspects stands the enigmatic Isis, a pretty clairvoyant who additionally has suffered by the hands of the cavalier Houdini. Hjortsberg retains issues relocating rapidly all through this unique mystery, which, with its stellar characters and outlandish plot, may well develop into his hottest novel due to the fact Falling Angel.

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Download E-books Turtle in Paradise PDF

By Jennifer L. Holm

In Jennifer L. Holm's big apple instances bestselling, Newbery Honor successful center grade ancient fiction novel, lifestyles is different from the flicks. yet however, 11-year-old Turtle isn't any Shirley Temple. She's shrewdpermanent and hard and has obvious adequate of the realm to not anticipate a Hollywood finishing. finally, it is 1935 and jobs and cash and occasionally even goals are scarce. So while Turtle's mama will get a role home tasks for a girl who does not like youngsters, Turtle says see you later with out a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to reside with kin she's by no means met. Florida's like not anything Turtle's ever obvious prior to notwithstanding. it is sizzling and weird, filled with rag tag boy cousins, kin secrets and techniques, scams, or even buried pirate treasure! sooner than she understands what is occurred, Turtle reveals herself popping out of the shell she's spent her existence construction, and as she does, her international opens up within the such a lot unforeseen methods. packed with event, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an quick vintage either girls and boys with love.

Includes an Author's be aware with photos and additional history at the nice melancholy, in addition to extra assets and websites.

Starred evaluate, Kirkus Reviews:
"Sweet, humorous and superb."

Starred evaluate, Booklist:
"Just the ideal mix of knowingness and wish . . . a hilarious combination of relatives drama professional with a dollop of adventure."

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Download E-books Tiger, Tiger PDF

By Lynne Reid Banks

Tiger cub brothers are city from the jungle and brought to Rome. The more suitable cub is educated as a killer on the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a present of the smaller cub to his appealing daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots, and Julius, a tender animal keeper, teaches her the way to earn the tiger's belief. Boots is pampered whereas his brother, referred to as Brute, lives in a chilly and darkish cage, let loose basically to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to monitor Aurelia and her prized puppy. but if a prank backfires, Boots quickly escapes and Julius needs to pay together with his lifestyles. hundreds of thousands watch as Julius is shipped unarmed into the sector to stand the killer Brute.

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