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Resurrection Row

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Some bodies just won’t stay buried . . .“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket” (Chicago Tribune). Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual fare. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man’s corpse is found sitting in the family pew the Sunday following his second interment, Pitt begins to wonder if perhaps there’s some message in it. The case grows increasingly bizarre as other disinterred bodies appear. A new mother, Charlotte Pitt only takes a cursory interest in the grave robbing case until she hears Thomas mention the name of her late sister’s husband, Dominic Corde, as a possible suspect. As Pitt follows leads into the slums and rookeries, Charlotte, too, is drawn into the politics and horrors of greed and exploitation. For Pitt and Charlotte, what begins as a mysterious case of musical corpses, becomes a deadly pursuit through the London underworld of pornographic photographers, brothels, and sweatshops.

The Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novels Volume Two

The Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novels Volume Two Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Open Road Media
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Return to the “exemplary Victorian company” of this London sleuthing couple with books four through six in the long-running New York Times–bestselling series (The New York Times). “For nearly four decades Anne Perry’s riveting detective novels have played out against the backdrop of the Victorian era” (The Washington Post). Now, in a single volume, readers can enjoy more of this “unfailingly rewarding” series (The New York Times Book Review). Resurrection Row: Lord Fitzroy-Hammond has been dead and buried three weeks when his corpse turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. It may be a macabre practical joke—or something far more sinister. Grave robbing isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual fare, but the case grows increasingly bizarre as other disinterred bodies appear. And new mother Charlotte Pitt gets involved when her late sister’s husband becomes a suspect. Rutland Place: Charlotte’s mother asks her help finding a lost locket that contains a compromising picture—but neither of them expect the missing jewelry to lead to a murder case. When another resident of her mother’s exclusive neighborhood, known for her prying, is poisoned, Inspector Pitt steps in to discover what secrets the woman may have stumbled upon. Bluegate Fields: The naked body of an aristocratic youth turns up in the sewers beneath Bluegate Fields, one of London’s most notorious slums. But Arthur Waybourne was drowned in his bath, not in the Thames. The evidence seems to condemn his tutor, who is sentenced to hang. But Thomas and Charlotte believe there’s a cover-up and race to find the real killer—before an innocent man dangles from the noose.

Southampton Row

Southampton Row Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Victorian England, a divisive election is fast approaching. Passions are so enflamed that Thomas Pitt, shrewd mainstay of the London police, has been ordered not to solve a crime but to prevent a national disaster. The aristocratic Tory candidate—and Pitt’s archenemy—is Charles Voisey. The Liberal candidate is Aubrey Serracold, whose wife’s dalliance with spiritualism threatens his chances. Indeed, she is one of the participants in a late-night séance that becomes the swan song of a stylish clairvoyant who is found brutally murdered the next morning in her house on Southampton Row. Meanwhile, Pitt’s wife, Charlotte, and their children are enjoying a country vacation—unaware that they, too, are deeply endangered by the same fanatical forces hovering over the steadfast Pitt.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hastings, James
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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible by Hastings, James Summary

The Dictionary of the Bible is a landmark reference work edited by biblical scholar James Hastings. It is a thorough index of all key terms in Scriptures. This edition features two linked tables of contents: one at the beginning of the volume, which takes you to individual chapter, and the other at the beginning of each chapter linking to its verses. The full title was A Dictionary of the Bible, dealing with the Language, Literature and Contents, including the Biblical Theology. It was edited by James Hastings, with the assistance of John A. Selbie. Additional assistance with revision of the proofs was provided by A. B. Davidson, S. R. Driver and H. B. Swete. Although described as a “dictionary”, the work is better described as an encyclopaedia, with signed articles sometimes several pages in length. It is a substantial work, with more than 8000 pages and 1,401784 words. The 194 authors of articles were established scholars of the day, generally Protestant Christians, from many countries, but mostly from the UK and the USA in that order. The subject matter was "the Old and New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha, according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions." Articles were written "on names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology and Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic ..."It remains a one of the best source of Biblical information.

The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries

The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adolf Harnack
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The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries by Adolf Harnack Summary

From the author's Preface: ...The root of the organization of the Church is the proclamation of the Word of God. The Word of God took the form of a Gospel. In the Christian preaching at a very early period the Trinitarian Confession came to the front and gave the new religion its distinctive stamp. These were the strongest motive forces in the formative period of the Church. Yet we look in vain in theological literature for monographs in which their origin, their original meaning, and their development are made clear. This noticeable gap I have sought to fill, confining myself, as regards the Trinitarian Confession, to showing the motive which led at a very early period to a bipartite or tripartite formula. The result of the investigations into 'Gospel' will be to show that on this most important point also the Christian religion displayed from the beginning the wonderful many-sidedness, elasticity, and capacity for development which is the presupposition of its universality.

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffery Deaver
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451621671
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James Bond as you've never sen him the smashing new thriller and #1 international bestseller from Jeffrey Deaver. A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper—plans for a devastating attack: Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected. James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6, and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary. And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission...

The Search for Anne Perry

The Search for Anne Perry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joanne Drayton
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 144341784X
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The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton Summary

Until 1994, the world knew Anne Perry as the writer of bestselling crime fiction at the peak of her writing career. But following the release of Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures, about the sensational 1954 Parker-Hulme murders, came the shocking revelation that Anne Perry began life as Juliet Hulme, the teenager jointly convicted of murdering her friend’s mother. Life would never be the same for Perry. That a convicted murderer had gone on to become a celebrated crime writer with worldwide sales of over 25 million books was tantalizing enough. But with careful analysis of her writing reveals that these were more than simple crime stories; spiritual and philosophical complexities thread their way through Anne Perry’s works. Was Perry, in fact, revealing more about herself in the characters she was creating? Acclaimed biographer Joanne Drayton takes on the challenge of exploring Perry’s writing to uncover her world view and compulsion to write. The famously private Perry agreed to be comprehensively interviewed for the book and has allowed Drayton unparalleled access to her friends, relatives, colleagues and archives.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard A. Drew
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies by Bernard A. Drew Summary

Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Weighed in the Balance

Weighed in the Balance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307767809
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When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For without a shred of evidence, the countess has publicly insisted that the onetime ruler of her small German principality was murdered by his wife, the woman who was responsible for the prince’s exile to Venice twenty years before. Private investigator William Monk and his friend Hester Latterly journey to the City of Water in an attempt verify the countess’s claims, and though the two manage to establish that the prince was indeed murdered, as events unfold the likeliest suspect seems to be Countess Zorah herself.

Highgate Rise

Highgate Rise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030776771X
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Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, has died in a tragic fire in the peaceful suburb of Highgate. But the blaze was set by an arsonist, and it is unclear whether she or Dr. Shaw was the intended victim—or did the doctor himself set the blaze in order to inherit his wife’s large fortune? Baffled by the scarcity of clues in this terrible crime, Inspector Thomas Pitt turns to the people who had been closest to the couple—Clemency’s stuffy but distinguished relatives. Meanwhile, Pitt’s wellborn wife, Charlotte, retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked in the last months of her life, finding herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centers of power.

No Graves As Yet

No Graves As Yet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345469786
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Through Anne Perry’s magnificent Victorian novels, millions of readers have enjoyed the pleasures and intrigue of a bygone age. Now, with the debut of an extraordinary new series, this New York Times bestselling author sweeps us into the golden summer of 1914, a time of brief enchantment when English men and women basked in the security of wealth and power, even as the last weeks of their privileged world were swiftly passing. Theirs was a peace that led to war. On a sunny afternoon in late June, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley is summoned from a student cricket match to learn that his parents have died in an automobile crash. Joseph’s brother, Matthew, as officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to London to turn over to him a mysterious secret document—allegedly with the power to disgrace England forever and destroy the civilized world. A paper so damning that Joseph and Matthew dared mention it only to their restless younger sister. Now it has vanished. What has happened to this explosive document, if indeed it ever existed? How had it fallen into the hands of their father, a quiet countryman? Not even Matthew, with his Intelligence connections, can answer these questions. And Joseph is soon burdened with a second tragedy: the shocking murder of his most gifted student, beautiful Sebastian Allard, loved and admired by everyone. Or so it appeared. Meanwhile, England’s seamless peace is cracking—as the distance between the murder of an Austrian archduke by a Serbian anarchist and the death of a brilliant university student by a bullet to the head of grows shorter by the day. Anne Perry is a sublime master of suspense. In No Graves As Yet, her latest haunting masterpiece, she reminds us that love and hate, cowardice and courage, good and evil are always a part of life, in our own time as well as on the eve of the greatest war the world has ever known.

Ashworth Hall

Ashworth Hall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307767671
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Ashworth Hall by Anne Perry Summary

When a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house to discuss Irish home rule, contention is to be expected. But when the meeting’s moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, negotiations seem doomed. Unless Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, can root out the truth, simmering hatreds and passions may again explode in murder.

Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries

Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
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Anne Perry's Christmas Mysteries by Anne Perry Summary

Two holiday novels provide the perfect combination of mystery and murder mixed with a generous helping of Yuletide cheer. A CHRISTMAS GUEST When her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, Grandmama Mariah Ellison travels to the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes to spend the holiday with old friends. But when the body of a fellow guest is found lifeless in bed, Grandmama senses foul play and takes it upon herself to assume the role of amateur detective–uncovering startling truths about the victim . . . and herself as well. A CHRISTMAS SECRET Dominic Corde is thrilled to “fill the robe” as substitute vicar in the village of Cottisham while the Reverend Wynter is away on a Christmas holiday. Upon arrival, Dominic and his wife, Clarice, wonder how they will be received by the congregation. But the Cordes soon discover that they have more dire matters to worry about. It turns out that the Reverend Wynter isn’t on holiday at all–and that something very sinister has transpired.

Pentecost Alley

Pentecost Alley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307767760
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Pentecost Alley by Anne Perry Summary

The murder of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley should occasion no stir in Victoria’s great metropolis, but under the victim’s body, the police find a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name “Finlay Fitzjames”—a name that instantly draws Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case. Finlay’s father—immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous—refuses to consider the possibility that his son has been in Ada McKinley’s bed. The implication is clear: Pitt is to arrest someone other than Finlay Fitzjames for Ada’s demise. But Thomas Pitt is not a man to be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation—one that twists and turns like London’s own ancient streets.

Defend and Betray

Defend and Betray Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307767779
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After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle but at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident, but the general’s beautiful wife, Alexandra, readily confesses that she killed him–a story she clings to even under the threat of the noose. Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family. With the trial only days away, these there sleuths inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery.

Dorchester Terrace

Dorchester Terrace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345532325
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Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry Summary

“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. His own self-doubt is fueled by rumors of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel. But why destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal? Are the rumors designed to distract police from an even more devastating plot? Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets from her career as a revolutionary spy. And behind the doors of a stately manor, a beautiful young Croatian woman hoards mysteries of her own. Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, need these two fascinating women to tell them things they desperately need to know—before death and terror ignite an international catastrophe. Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s next Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Midnight at Marble Arch. “The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”—Bookreporter “A classic . . . [a] novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters.”—Huntington News

Slaves of Obsession

Slaves of Obsession Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Perry
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345446895
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Slaves of Obsession by Anne Perry Summary

The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence. For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Alberton’s armaments. Soon Monk and Hester’s forebodings are fulfilled as one member of the party is brutally murdered and two others disappear– along with Alberton’s entire inventory of weapons. As Monk and Hester track the man they believe to be the murderer all the way to Washington, D.C., and the bloody battlefield at Manassas, Slaves of Obsession twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse and holds the reader breathless and spellbound. . . .

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith D. M. Snell
Editor: Routledge
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The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000 by Keith D. M. Snell Summary

Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.

A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection

A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael J. Alter
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A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection by Michael J. Alter Summary

The keystone of Christianity is Jesus’s physical, bodily resurrection. Present-day scholars can be significantly challenged as they forage through voluminous documents on the resurrection of Jesus. The literature measures well over seven thousand sources in English-language books alone. This makes finding specific sources that are most relevant for specific scholarly purposes an arduous task. Even when a specific book is relevant, finding the parts of the book that are most relevant to the resurrection rather than other topics often requires additional effort. A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus’s Resurrection addresses these challenges in several ways. First, the bibliography organizes more than seven thousand English sources into twelve main categories and then thirty-four subcategories, which are designed to help you find the most relevant literature quickly and efficiently. Embedded are pro and con arguments which support efficient access through brief annotations and then annotate the diversity and complexity of the field of religion by including sources that represent a diverse range of views: theistic (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), agnostic, and nontheistic. The objective of this bibliography is to provide convenient access to relevant sources from a variety of perspectives, allowing you to browse or find the one source accurately and with ease.

Anne Perry, una vita con Pitt

Anne Perry, una vita con Pitt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dina Lentini
Editor: Delos Digital srl
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Anne Perry, una vita con Pitt by Dina Lentini Summary

Saggi - saggio (286 pagine) - Una grande scrittrice di gialli, a sua volta complice di un omicidio: è l'incredibile vita di Anne Perry, la regina del giallo vittoriano L'Inghilterra vittoriana è la culla del giallo classico. La si collega spesso a Sherlock Holmes, ma altri detective e investigatori hanno vissuto in quel periodo le loro avventure: in particolare Thomas Pitt e William Monk, creati dalla penna di Anne Perry. Da un tranquillo villaggio nelle Highland scozzeri la Perry è diventata negli anni Novanta la regina del crimine vittoriano, e solo allora la stampa scoprì che il suo vero nome era Juliet Hulme, e che in gioventù era stata lei stessa protagonista di una storia sconvolgente: complice di un omicidio e condannata a cinque anni di carcere. Un caso che sarà poi portato sullo schrmo dal regista Peter Jackson. In questo libro si analizza l'autrice, la sua incredibile vita e i suoi crime novel, in particolare riguardo alle tematiche di carattere etico che ricorrono in tutte le sue numerose opere. Dina Lentini è nata a Siracusa, vive e lavora a Cagliari. Docente di storia e filosofia nei Licei, dopo il pensionamento si è dedicata alla scrittura e alla critica letteraria specializzandosi nel campo della narrativa gialla contemporanea. Insieme al marito ha fondato nel 2011 il sito La Natura delle Cose in cui pubblica molti dei suoi lavori. Ha pubblicato tre romanzi: Dietro l’hotel, 2013, Il signor T, 2013, Il signor T e la fonte Aretusa, 2015. Tutti disponibili negli store online. I romanzi sono reperibili anche in formato digitale. Sul sito La Natura delle Cose l’autrice edita anche una propria pagina personale. Con Delos Digital ha pubblicato il saggio Il romanzo poliziesco contemporaneo tra tensione morale e impegno sociale