Secret Letters

Secret Letters

Author: Leah Scheier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781423178118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 254

View: 613

Inquisitive and observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the mystery of her cousin's ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed, Dora is left to rely on her wits-and the assistance of an attractive yet enigmatic young detective-to save her cousin's reputation and help rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way. Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature.

The Mystery Cases of Inspector Grant

The Mystery Cases of Inspector Grant

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547394488

Category: Fiction

Page: 1178

View: 944

Inspector Alan Grant is a Scotland Yard detective who relies on his instincts and often goes against the evidence if his gut feeling says so. He is thorough and systematic in his investigations and always pulls through. Contents: "The Man in the Queue" (or Killer in the Crowd) – Inspector Grant investigates a murder of a man who was stabbed in the ticket line in front of theatre. There are numerous witnesses, but nobody saw anything. "A Shilling for Candles" – Inspector Grant investigates a drowning of a young actress which first seems like an accident, but as investigation moves forward, Grant's clues spell murder. "The Franchise Affair" – Inspector Grant prosecutes two women accused for kidnapping young girl starving her, beating her and forcing her to work domestic chores. "To Love and Be Wise" – Inspector Grant investigates disappearance of a young and desirable photographer who had many female admirers, but also many jealous competitors. "The Daughter of Time" – Inspector Grant is in hospital with a broken leg. With the help of friends, patients and medical staff Grant researches King Richard III, his life and conduct, and investigates his alleged crimes. "The Singing Sands" – Inspector Grant takes a sick leave from Scotland Yard and plans a quiet holiday in Scotland. Traveling by a train, Grant discovers a dead man and a cryptic message which turns his sick leave to a full time work and a perilous adventure.

Espionage & Mystery Novels

Espionage & Mystery Novels

Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547009528

Category: Fiction

Page: 14100

View: 157

William Le Queux (1864-1927) was a famous and incredibly visionary writer who wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage - in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion thrillers "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910." – all written before the war..._x000D_ This edition includes: Novels_x000D_ The Great War in England in 1897_x000D_ The Invasion of 1910_x000D_ Guilty Bonds_x000D_ Zoraida_x000D_ The Temptress_x000D_ The Great White Queen_x000D_ Devil's Dice_x000D_ Whoso Findeth a Wife_x000D_ The Eye of Istar_x000D_ If Sinners Entice Thee_x000D_ The Bond of Black_x000D_ The Day of Temptation_x000D_ The Veiled Man_x000D_ The Wiles of the Wicked_x000D_ An Eye for an Eye_x000D_ In White Raiment_x000D_ Of Royal Blood_x000D_ Her Majesty's Minister_x000D_ The Under-Secretary_x000D_ The Seven Secrets_x000D_ As We Forgive Them_x000D_ The Sign of the Stranger_x000D_ The Hunchback of Westminster_x000D_ The Closed Book_x000D_ The Czar's Spy_x000D_ Behind the Throne_x000D_ The Pauper of Park Lane_x000D_ The Mysterious Mr. Miller_x000D_ Whatsoever a Man Soweth_x000D_ The Great Court Scandal_x000D_ The Lady in the Car_x000D_ The House of Whispers_x000D_ The Red Room_x000D_ Spies of the Kaiser_x000D_ The Great God Gold (Treasure of Israel)_x000D_ Hushed Up! A Mystery of London_x000D_ The Death-Doctor_x000D_ The Lost Million_x000D_ The Price of Power_x000D_ Her Royal Highness_x000D_ The White Lie_x000D_ The Four Faces_x000D_ The Sign of Silence_x000D_ The Mysterious Three_x000D_ At the Sign of the Sword_x000D_ The Mystery of the Green Ray_x000D_ Number 70, Berlin_x000D_ The Way to Win_x000D_ The Broken Thread_x000D_ The Place of Dragons_x000D_ The Zeppelin Destroyer_x000D_ Sant of the Secret Service_x000D_ The Stolen Statesman_x000D_ The Doctor of Pimlico_x000D_ Whither Thou Goest_x000D_ The Intriguers_x000D_ The Red Widow (The Death-Dealers of London)_x000D_ Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo_x000D_ This House to Let_x000D_ The Golden Face_x000D_ The Stretton Street Affair_x000D_ The Voice from the Void_x000D_ Short Story Collections_x000D_ Stolen Souls_x000D_ The Count's Chauffeur_x000D_ The Bomb-Makers_x000D_ The Gay Triangle

Murder of the Black Museum - The Dark Secrets Behind A Hundred Years of the Most Notorious Crimes in England

Murder of the Black Museum - The Dark Secrets Behind A Hundred Years of the Most Notorious Crimes in England

Author: Gordon Honeycombe

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781843584414

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 576

New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, houses the notorious Black Museum, a unique collection of exhibits, photographs and other items connected with some of the most famous crimes of the last century. Fifty of those crimes were murders and they are explored in detail in this compelling book. Recently renamed The Crime Museum the author Gordon Honeycombe was given privileged access to its darkest secrets. His book spans a hundred years of murder, manslaughter and attempted assassinations and reveals the true facts behind some of the country's most notorious murder cases, including Jack the Ripper, Dr Crippen and the Krays. This is the ultimate guide to the most incredible crimes ever committed, featuring contemporary photographs never seen outside Scotland Yard. • Closely researched and objective, this book is a fascinating guide to murder and a grim insight into the minds of those who practice it. Honeycombe takes an unflinching look at why people murder and asks important questions about this most appalling of crimes, execution and the law itself.

Operation 'Seelöwe' - The Road to Germany's Palnned Invasion of Britain

Operation 'Seelöwe' - The Road to Germany's Palnned Invasion of Britain

Author: Winston Ramsey

Publisher: After the Battle

ISBN: 9781399076449

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 316

In July 1940 Britain faced the very real possibility of being invaded by Germany. Hitler’s war machine had subjugated the Continent in six weeks and ‘Engeland’ was next on the list. The German Navy had been working on the logistics for a seaborne invasion of England since the autumn of 1939, just in case it was sprung on them at short notice some time in the future. In July 1940 the operation was given the code-name ‘Seelöwe’ (Sealion) which was to be mounted from French, Belgian and Dutch ports on the Channel coast. However, arguments between the German Army, Navy and Air Force took weeks to resolve, yet in the end it was the failure of Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe to achieve air supremacy over the Royal Air Force that prevented the invasion becoming a reality. In this book we recount the story right from the beginning, covering all the significant events in the months from August 1939, through the build-up in the summer months, to October 1940 when Hitler accepted that orders must be given to postpone ‘Seelöwe’.

Uncovered Secrets of Wartime

Uncovered Secrets of Wartime

Author: Marlene Ritchie

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460265581

Category:

Page: 233

View: 131

After auctioneer Lisa Spencer's adventures in "Cabbagetown" (Murder in Cabbagetown), she is ready for things to get back to normal. Unfortunately, that also means that business is back to being slow, and the auction scene just isn't what it used to be. With a sale just around the corner, Lisa is still looking for a headliner of the show to attract the highest bidders, and she may just have solved that problem. She's found a painting by a renowned Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt, and she's on her way to meet the owner in a small town just east of Toronto. She couldn't possibly know that waiting for her is another adventure, this time involving some shady characters, a big wig research association, and even a painter with ties to a WWIIPOW camp. And, as if THAT wasn't complicated enough, Lisa soon finds herself entangled in yet another murder. At the end of it all, will Lisa finally get her hands on the painting to auction? Business might be slow, but for Lisa Spencer, everything else is anything but...

The Secrets of My Life

The Secrets of My Life

Author: Peter M. F. Sichel

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480824072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

View: 571

Peter M. F. Sichel, a fourth-generation wine merchant, found the path he was destined to walk interrupted by the Nazis while growing up as a Jew in Germany. He moved to France in 1939 but was imprisoned as an enemy alien at the outbreak of World War II. When he was released, he hid in the Pyrenees before reaching the United States in 1941. After joining the Army, he served with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, sending spies into Germany, before becoming a senior official with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served in key positions in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Washington. In this memoir--which needed to be cleared by the CIA--he describes how the Nazis took over Germany, the odd attitude of German Jews to being Jewish, the fault lines in U.S. intelligence during the Cold War, and the life lessons he learned in the wine business. “Peter Sichel was a true insider during the heyday of the CIA during the late 1940s and 1950s. From Berlin to Hong Kong, he served in a global secret war that was, by turns, gallant, necessary, dangerous, and wrongheaded. ... His memoir is clear-eyed, charming, and fascinating.” --Evan Thomas, author of The Very Best Men: The Daring Early Years of the CIA “Peter Sichel is an iconic figure in the history of wine. With his European upbringing and early years in the CIA, his story is both fascinating and compelling. His success with Blue Nun is nothing short of classic marketing.” --Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator

MYSTERY & ESPIONAGE - William Le Queux Edition: 100+ Spy Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Novels, War Stories & Adventure Tales (Illustrated)

MYSTERY & ESPIONAGE - William Le Queux Edition: 100+ Spy Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Novels, War Stories & Adventure Tales (Illustrated)

Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026877325

Category: Fiction

Page: 14100

View: 716

William Le Queux (1864-1927) was a famous and incredibly visionary writer who wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage - in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion thrillers "The Great War in England in 1897” and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910.” – all written before the war… Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold (Treasure of Israel) Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow (The Death-Dealers of London) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle