Description : A unique interdisciplinary study, this book examines the British and European tradition of the wren hunt, in which a bird ordinarily revered and protected for most of the year was killed around the time of the annual solstice. In focusing on this ancient ritual, Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence draws on her training in cultural anthropology and biology to cast a fresh light on the complexities of human-animal relationships.
Here's a historical murder mystery, for you, set in the 18th century, one Christmas DaySomeone is killing the lordlings in London.Get your copy of Sarah Barton's "Hunting the Wren" to discover this intriguing who dunnit. "Mrs." Elizabeth Rowland is the young housekeeper for a courtesan, Kitty Fleet, living on the edges of fashionable society. She lives vicariously through the excitement of her mistress's affairs, never dreaming that a very different sort of excitement is about to land on her doorstep -- literally. It's Christmas morning, chill and bright, and Bess Rowland steps out to sweep the front steps of snow only to find a dead lordling sprawled across her mistress's stoop, beaten bloody and holding what appears to be a dead wren. It isn't long before she has even more company: Besides a mysterious body, a Bow Street Runner by the name of Jim Watt appears, this address in hand, wondering if he's too late -- but for what? An unexpected suitor for Kitty's favours comes knocking -- but Kitty's career will be in ruins if rumour of this dead body gets out...
What is the significance of the wren? Can Bess remove the body, help Watt solve his mystery, sort out the suitor, keep Kitty safe, and maybe find a little romantic intrigue of her own, all without burning Christmas dinner? Grab your copy now to find out!
Hunting The Wren A Historical Murder Mystery Volume 1 Bess Rowland Mysteries By Sarah Barton 2015 07 24
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Working hard to make it in a man’s world, Dana is trying to make a name for herself in a competitive industry. Her brothers have been tracking Bigfoot all of their lives, but Dana is determined to find the creature herself. When she sets out alone to track the beast, she doesn’t realize that the hunter is about to become the hunted, and it’s mating season.