The Mysteries Of London Vol I Unabridged Illustrated Valancourt Classics

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Author by : George W. M. Reynolds
Languange Used : English
Release Date :
Publisher by : Valancourt Books


Description : The million-copy bestseller that rocked mid-Victorian England returns to print for the first time in a century!

The government feared him. Rival authors like Charles Dickens, whom he outsold, despised him. The literary establishment did its best to write him out of literary history. But when George W.M. Reynolds, journalist, political reformer, Socialist, and novelist, died in 1879, even his critics were forced to acknowledge the truth of his obituary, which declared that he was the most popular writer of his time. And The Mysteries of London, which was published in 1844 in the "penny dreadful" format of weekly installments sold for a penny each, was his masterpiece and greatest success, selling 50,000 copies a week and over a million more when published in volume form.

The Mysteries of London is a sprawling tableau, seeking to depict life as Reynolds saw it in mid-Victorian London and expose what he viewed as gross injustice toward the poor. Some of the notable storylines involve Richard Markham and Eliza Sydney, two virtuous but ingenuous youths inveigled into the fraudulent schemes of rogues; George Montague, a libertine who appears literally out of nowhere and nearly overnight becomes one of the richest and most powerful men in London; Anthony Tidkins, the "Resurrection Man," a ruthless murderer and body-snatcher; and Ellen Monroe, an impoverished girl forced to submit to the worst degradations to earn money to feed her elderly father. The story takes us from royal drawing rooms, offices of cabinet ministers, and chambers of Parliament to the bowels of Newgate prison, the workhouse, and the lowest of taverns and gambling dens as Reynolds unfolds his thrilling plot, which never flags for an instant over the course of nearly 1,200 pages.

This edition, the first in over 100 years, includes the unabridged text of the complete first series of The Mysteries, including its illustrations, more than fifty in all, and features a new foreword by Victorian scholar Louis James and annotations by Dr. Dick Collins.

Hither To London A Stratford Upon Avondale Mystery The Stratford Upon Avondale Mysteries Book 5

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Author by : Monica Knightley
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-03-26
Publisher by :


Description : Even Merry Ol’ England isn’t safe from the murder and betrayal that seem to follow amateur sleuths, Maggie O’Flynn and Gina Mattucci.

While in London to visit their friend, the famous film star Miles Elliot, the three friends attend a society party hosted by a man who just hours later is brutally murdered. When Maggie and Gina find themselves at the center of the investigation they decide to combine sightseeing with a bit of sleuthing. Immersed in London’s high society and its art and theater worlds, searching for a killer becomes a dangerous distraction for the two sleuths, who probably should have stuck to the Top Ten Sights To See In London.

HITHER TO LONDON is the fifth book in THE STRATFORD UPON AVONDALE mystery series. Though part of a series, HITHER TO LONDON can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

With wonderfully quirky characters, plenty of sass and charm, and copious amounts of tea, the STRATFORD UPON AVONDALE MYSTERIES will delight lovers of cozy mysteries!

The London Eye Mystery

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Author by : Siobhan Dowd
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2009-05-26
Publisher by : Yearling


Description : A five-star mystery now in paperback!

Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye, but after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off—except Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.

This is an unput-downable spine-tingling thriller—a race against time.

★ “Everything rings true here, the family relationships, the quirky connections of Ted’s mental circuitry, and, perhaps most surprising, the mystery.”—Booklist, Starred

★ “The best mysteries have at their centers gifted but very human sleuths—their abilities balanced by equally significant flaws or idiosyncrasies. This one is no exception.”—The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

London 2012 What If? Book One A Romantic Thriller

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Author by : Ian C. P. Irvine
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-02-28
Publisher by : Indie Time Travel Suspense Free Ebook Press


Description :

The most imaginative and gripping mystery you may ever read!



When James Quinn went to bed last night, everything was as it should be. But when he wakes up the next morning and goes to work, his world has changed. Where have his wife and two children gone? How is it possible that the building where he works every day…has vanished? What has happened to the rest of Canary Wharf, the financial centre of London – where has it gone?
And how can it be that his father, long dead and buried, is now very much alive?

Has James gone mad? Or is there something far more sinister happening?

This book may scare you, will make you laugh and cry, and everyone that reads it will ask the simple question: ‘What if this happened to me?’

What people have been saying about this book:-



'I have never read a book so quickly in my life! What a brilliant book! This is a real page turner!'

'This was one of the fastest paced books that I have ever read. It pulled me into it and dragged me along at breakneck speed. I felt such sympathy for the main character that I was quite exhausted by the time I finished it. Excellent read.'

'…It was one of those books that I found myself talking about to friends all the time.'

'This book was chosen for my book club and we were not disappointed. It's well written and the story makes you think "What If". I could not put it down and it brought a good hour or so of discussion to the table when we reviewed it. The story is simple yet brilliant, and I enjoyed reading it through to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone; all can enjoy and you should.'

'This is such a great piece of work. I am dyslexic and often find it a struggle to read and get into a story. I bought this a couple of days ago.... I literally could not stop reading.. The first day I read until 2:30am! Then started the next morning and finished it by lunchtime. The story is fascinating and brings up many questions, it really gets you to think about your own life. The science is well researched and stands up well. I really can't wait to read the next in the series. '

'5 stars are not enough! Brilliant!'

Please note:
Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Kindle Unlimited.

London Calling A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery

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Author by : Sara Sheridan
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-03-28
Publisher by : Kensington


Description : In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan has found a refuge in the quiet coastal town of Brighton. But she can’t seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . .

1952: Eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore was last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont. Now her mysterious disappearance is front-page news in the London tabloids.

When Lindon turns up the next day in Brighton, desperately seeking help, Mirabelle counsels him to cooperate with the authorities. After the local police take the musician into custody and ship him off to Scotland Yard, Mirabelle and her best friend, Vesta Churchill, hop a train to London in search of the truth.

As they scour smoky jazz clubs searching for clues to the deb’s disappearance, they descend into a sinister underworld where the price of admission can be one’s life. Mirabelle will need to draw on her espionage skills to improvise her way out of a disappearing act of her own . . .

Praise for the first Mirabelle Bevan mystery, Brighton Belle

“Beneath that prim exterior lies a fearless, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kind of gal. One part Nancy Drew, two parts Jessica Fletcher, Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot.” —Sunday Herald

“Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart.” —Daily Record

“I was gripped from start to finish.” —Newbooks

“Fresh, exciting, and darkly plotted, this sharp historical mystery plunges the reader into a shadowy and forgotten past.” —Good Book Guide

“Early 1950s England is effectively portrayed in this intriguing mystery story . . . An excellent read for the beach or a long flight.” —Historical Novel Review

“After many twists and turns, she finally unravels the mystery in an entertaining romp pitting her wits against underworld characters and scheming impostors.” —Bookseller

“An entertaining mystery read—light, intriguing and ideal for a weekend escape. Bits of history enhance the plot without overwhelming it, and a handful of unexpected twists keep the reader guessing.” —RT Book Reviews

A Cruise To Die For An Alix London Mystery

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Author by : Charlotte Elkins
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2013-09-03
Publisher by : Thomas & Mercer


Description :

This should be the cushiest job Alix London’s ever had.

The second Alix London mystery finds the art restorer in a world brimming with idle luxury, spectacular locations, and deadly intrigue.

Surrounded by art and wealth and the sun-drenched Greek isles, she’s aboard a sumptuous mega-yacht with no responsibilities save the occasional lecture to the guests of her temporary employer, Panos Papadakis, one of the world's richest men. But there’s a catch: Papadakis has long been suspected of being at the center of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and Alix is actually there as an undercover operative of FBI special agent Ted Ellesworth, a member of the Bureau’s Art Crime Team. They hope Alix can gather the inside information they need to finally put the cagey Papadakis away.

Alix’s exposure to the enormous wealth of high-end collectors and the shadier aspects of the art trade—the avarice, naked greed, and ingenious scams—somehow brings her closer to her charming, "reformed" rogue of a father, and helps crystalize in her own mind just where she fits into the mix.

Moguls, murders, a forged Manet, and the Albanian mafia all play a role and send this pleasure cruise into brutally dangerous waters.

Set on the Aegean—Homer's fabled "wine-dark sea"—with stops at enchanted islands where ancient legends still live, A Cruise to Die For delivers a witty blend of suspense and mystery, as well as an insider’s take on the contemporary art world and its eccentric characters. It’s all served up with the style and sophistication with which Charlotte and Aaron Elkins have rewarded mystery readers for the past 30 years.

The Ashes Of London

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Author by : Andrew Taylor
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-03-28
Publisher by : HarperCollins


Description :

From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.

A city destroyed.

A killer exposed.

London,1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a traitor, and reluctant government informer.

In the aftermath of the fire, the body of a man is discovered in the ashes of St.Paul’s. But he is not a victim of the blaze- there is a stab wound to his neck and his thumbs have been tied behind his back. Acting on orders, Marwood hunts the killer though London’s devastated streets- where before too long a second murder is uncovered.

At a time of dangerous internal dissent, Marwood’s investigation will lead him into treacherous waters- and across the path of a determined and vengeful young woman.

The Art Whisperer An Alix London Mystery

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Author by : Charlotte Elkins
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2014-08-19
Publisher by : Thomas & Mercer


Description :

When art conservator Alix London spots a forgery, she knows trouble will follow. So she’s understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur’s eye spots something off about a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs’s Brethwaite Museum—her current employer.

Alix is already under fire, the object of a vicious online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite’s despicable senior curator, obsessed with the “maximization of monetized eyeballs,” angrily refuses to decommission the celebrated Pollock piece. But it’s only when a hooded intruder attacks Alix in her hotel room that the real trouble begins. And when FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth—with whom Alix had inadvertently, but thoroughly, botched a budding relationship just a year prior—turns up to investigate the Pollock, Alix knows she’s about to have her hands full.

In her third mystery, Alix London must see through mirages in the desert to uncover the knotted history of the painting—and save herself in the process.

Mystery Two Bodies Slave Two Bodies Serial Killer Book 5

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Author by : Tony TIra
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-04-20
Publisher by : codenm


Description :

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This book entitled The Big Thrill: A Beautiful Chance g is the second book of the series The Big Thrill. It In this exclusive serial killer piece, we get a detailed view into the life of an enticing character called Dale Sturgis. Around him were two bodies and a lot more blood, as if the corpses had been dragged along the cement.

The first one was a few feet to his left and facing the ground, the other was several metres beyond his feet and leaning on his side, facing away from him. His breathing was hurried; a few strands of his light auburn hair fell onto his face. He got to his feet quickly. Speeding off from the scene he quickly began to unbutton his shirt.

As he ran he made sure to hop over the blood to keep from leaving a trail. Once his shirt was off, he scrunched it into a ball as he sprinted. And that was basically the life of Dale Sturgis who was sixteen and a Year Ten student. He is also the most dangerous and wanted serial killer in his city of three million people. Scared and in denial, he tries to live his normal teenage life under the constant threat of getting caught for crimes he wants no part in.
















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The Great Trouble A Mystery Of London The Blue Death And A Boy Called Eel

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Author by : Deborah Hopkinson
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2015-02-10
Publisher by : Yearling


Description : “A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street.
 
Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.
 
“Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery.” —TIME for Kids


From the Hardcover edition.