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Book A Shrine of Murders

Download or read book A Shrine of Murders written by C. L. Grace and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Shrine of Murders  Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries  Book 1

Download or read book A Shrine of Murders Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries Book 1 written by Paul Doherty and published by Headline. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A series of poisoned pilgrims requires the services of Canterbury's most intrepid sleuth.. . Paul Doherty introduces his medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke for the first time in A Shrine of Murders, the first in a gripping mystery series from the acclaimed historical novelist. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. A serial killer haunts 15th-century Canterbury. Kathryn Swinbrooke is an independent practitioner of medicine, discovering the benefits of an apple-rich diet for teeth, and prescribing herbs and vinegar for almost every known malady. Canterbury's tourist trade, already jeopardized by the War of the Roses, is further imperilled by a spate of poisoned pilgrims, each corpse accompanied by the appearance of a line or two of rough verse, in style remarkably similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's soon-to-be famous work. Suspecting the murderer is a doctor, the Archbishop asks for Kathryn's help. In a fascinating hunt that pits her against the august town physicians, Kathryn is aided only by her wits, her foul-mouthed, warm-hearted servant Thomasina, and Colum Murtagh, a powerful Irish mercenary. What readers are saying about A Shrine of Murders: 'This is well researched, well written and a good story to curl up with on a dark winter's evening' 'Paul Doherty is a superb writer' 'Superb plot and characters. Kathryn is so interesting and insight into the history of the time is so well documented. You feel as if you were there and can even smell it!'

Book A Maze of Murders

    Book Details:
  • Author : C. L. Grace
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-02-11
  • ISBN : 9780312290160
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read book A Maze of Murders written by C. L. Grace and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-02-11 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A violent past haunts Sir Walter Maltravers, the wealthy lord of Ingoldby Hall. As a commander during the War of the Roses, he fought alongside Edward IV at the bloody, fratricidal Battle of Towton. Decades earlier, and thousands of miles away, he served in the fanatical bodyguard of the last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Palaeologus. There, as Turkish Jannisaries breached Constantinople’s walls and set the city aflame, Sir Walter committed what may have been an unforgivable sin: instead of defending the emperor with his last drop of blood, Maltravers fled. But not before scooping up all the treasure he could carry, including the Lacrima Christi---a giant ruby said to be a holy relic of incalculable value. When the ruby disappears from Canterbury’s Franciscan monastery, Sir Walter fears the emperor’s vengeful loyalists---the Athanatoi---have tracked him to his estate. He doesn’t have much time to ponder his dilemma. Crawling on his bare knees to the shrine at the center of his enormous private hedge maze, the penitent Sir Walter encounters his axe-wielding killer. . . . Maltravers’s head turns up days later, impaled on a pole. Gossips in Canterbury whisper of the fabled Athanatoi, come to claim their bloody due from a traitor. But apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke doesn’t think so. Her Irish fiancée, Colum Murtagh, the King’s Commissioner in Canterbury, is called in to investigate the crimes. A Renaissance woman in a Middle Age world, Swinbroke comes to believe that all is not as it seems within the cozy confines of Ingoldby Hall. She asks tough questions of the wealthy power-players who seem to hover around the murder case. And before long, the death toll mounts: a maid, a madwoman, a scribe, a retainer. . . . One thing becomes abundantly clear: if Swinbrooke and Murtagh don’t nail down the killer---or killers---soon, they’ll be next!

Book Highways and Byways in Oxford and the Cotswolds

Download or read book Highways and Byways in Oxford and the Cotswolds written by Herbert Arthur Evans and published by . This book was released on 1905 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Wantage Past and Present

Download or read book Wantage Past and Present written by Agnes Gibbons and published by . This book was released on 1901 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Eye of God

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  • Author : C. L. Grace
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780312109783
  • Pages : 198 pages

Download or read book The Eye of God written by C. L. Grace and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Physician and chemist Kathryn Swinbrooke of Canterbury, England, returns in her second medieval mystery to investigate, with soldier Colum Murtagh, a series of murders connected with the disappearence of a royal relic, the Eye of God

Book History of Britain and Ireland

Download or read book History of Britain and Ireland written by DK and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2024-07-02 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From ancient bloody battles and colonial conquests to the Industrial Revolution and Beatlemania, this visual guide leads you through major moments in British and Irish history. Discover the pivotal political, military, and cultural events that shaped British and Irish history, from the Stone Age to the present day. Combining over 700 photographs, maps, and illustrations with accessible text, History of Britain and Ireland is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about the British Isles. Spanning six distinct periods of English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish history, the book tells you how Britain transformed with Norman rule, fought two World Wars in the 20th century, and finally came to terms with a new status in a fast-changing economy. This comprehensive volume places key figures – from Alfred the Great to Winston Churchill – and major events – from Caesar's invasion to the Battle of the Somme – in their wider context. This makes it easier than ever before to learn how certain charismatic leaders, political factions, and specific events influenced Britain and Ireland's development through the Age of Empires and into the modern era. Beautifully illustrated, History of Britain and Ireland is sure to delight history buffs of all ages.

Book The Book of Shadows

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  • Author : Lisa Green
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2013-10
  • ISBN : 9781492961154
  • Pages : 302 pages

Download or read book The Book of Shadows written by Lisa Green and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Shadows will be the go to book for the New Witch and the more experienced Witch. This book is chocked full of fabulous pages you can use for all your B.O.S. needs! Learn the Sabbats, Keep a record of your oils, brews, and potions. there's even a section where you can make notes about spells and rituals. This is a beautiful keep sake and you'll enjoy it for years to come. Paperback 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)

Book A Shrine of Murders

    Book Details:
  • Author : C. L. Grace
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780312093884
  • Pages : 195 pages

Download or read book A Shrine of Murders written by C. L. Grace and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a series of murders paralyzes the town of Canterbury, physician and chemist Kathryn Swinbrooke searches for a killer with literary tastes and rather personal motives

Book Some Diversions of a Man of Letters

Download or read book Some Diversions of a Man of Letters written by Edmund Gosse and published by London : Heinemann. This book was released on 1920 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Visitations of the County of Oxford Taken in the Years 1566

Download or read book The Visitations of the County of Oxford Taken in the Years 1566 written by William Harvey and published by . This book was released on 1871 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Bird in the Hand

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  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2013-08-15
  • ISBN : 144725290X
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read book A Bird in the Hand written by Ann Cleeves and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ann Cleeves Classic Crime - engaging mysteries to savour, beloved characters to meet again A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted – a murderer . . . Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George – with help from his lovely wife, Molly – gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.

Book The Stripling Thames

Download or read book The Stripling Thames written by Frederick Samuel Thacker and published by . This book was released on 1909 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Knight s Own Book of Chivalry

Download or read book A Knight s Own Book of Chivalry written by Geoffroi de Charny and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2013-03-01 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the great influence of a valiant lord: "The companions, who see that good warriors are honored by the great lords for their prowess, become more determined to attain this level of prowess." On the lady who sees her knight honored: "All of this makes the noble lady rejoice greatly within herself at the fact that she has set her mind and heart on loving and helping to make such a good knight or good man-at-arms." On the worthiest amusements: "The best pastime of all is to be often in good company, far from unworthy men and from unworthy activities from which no good can come." Enter the real world of knights and their code of ethics and behavior. Read how an aspiring knight of the fourteenth century would conduct himself and learn what he would have needed to know when traveling, fighting, appearing in court, and engaging fellow knights. Composed at the height of the Hundred Years War by Geoffroi de Charny, one of the most respected knights of his age, A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry was designed as a guide for members of the Company of the Star, an order created by Jean II of France in 1352 to rival the English Order of the Garter. This is the most authentic and complete manual on the day-to-day life of the knight that has survived the centuries, and this edition contains a specially commissioned introduction from historian Richard W. Kaeuper that gives the history of both the book and its author, who, among his other achievements, was the original owner of the Shroud of Turin.

Book A History of the Minories  London

Download or read book A History of the Minories London written by Edward Murray Tomlinson and published by . This book was released on 1907 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Minories is a precinct in the City of London.

Book Holiday with Violence

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  • Author : Ellis Peters
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 1480443875
  • Pages : 231 pages

Download or read book Holiday with Violence written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English teens on vacation in Italy are caught up in a murderous conspiracy, from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. On a train ride across Northern Italy, a quartet of young English tourists en route to Venice are charmed by a kindly older fellow passenger. Inviting them into his first-class compartment, their new friend, Signore Galassi, beguiles them with stories, anecdotes, and fascinating facts about the lush Italian countryside. But once the train deposits them all in Turin, a dark cloud settles over the Brits’ carefree holiday. After discovering that their elderly traveling companion has been brutally attacked and robbed, the distraught students vow to scour this unfamiliar city and find his assailant. Unbeknownst to the young British visitors, they have something in their possession that ties into a greater, even more terrible crime. Their hunt could have unexpected and very deadly consequences, for now their quarry is hunting them. The Edgar, Agatha, and Gold Dagger Award–winning author of the Brother Cadfael Mysteries is “highly recommended for those who still like a proper five course whodunit with all the trimmings” (The Sunday Times).

Book A Companion to Crime Fiction

Download or read book A Companion to Crime Fiction written by Charles J. Rzepka and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-07-13 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography