The Mysteries Of London Vol I Unabridged Illustrated Valancourt Classics

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Author by : George W. M. Reynolds
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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.

The Mysteries Of London Vol Ii Unabridged Illustrated Valancourt Classics

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Author by : George W. M. Reynolds
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Publisher by : Valancourt Books


Description : Picking up right where the first volume left off, this second volume of George W.M. Reynolds's The Mysteries of London continues and concludes the epic story. The virtuous hero, Richard Markham, is hot on the trail of the ferocious villain Anthony Tidkins, the "Resurrection Man", while the enigmatic George Montague Greenwood continues his rise to wealth and power. And in this volume, we meet new characters: Katherine Wilmot, an innocent girl falsely accused of murder; Gibbet, the deformed son of the public executioner; Lord Ravensworth, whose dastardly brother Gilbert Vernon plots his demise; the Marquis of Holmesford, a debauched libertine; young Albert Egerton, whose fortune becomes the target of the notorious rogues Arthur Chichester and Sir Rupert Harborough; and many more.

From the majestic ballrooms of Buckingham Palace and the great houses of the aristocracy to the lowest drinking and gambling dens and the bowels of Newgate prison and Bethlem madhouse, Reynolds's novel sweeps the reader along at a breakneck pace, leaving no part of the great metropolis unexplored as it uncovers the sensational mysteries of Victorian London.

Originally published as a "penny dreadful" and sold in weekly installments for a penny each, The Mysteries of London was the best-selling novel of its era, selling more than 50,000 copies per week and over a million in the course of a decade. But as readers of this new edition will discover, Reynolds's novel is no mere antiquarian curiosity: it is an unputdownable page-turner and a classic of Victorian fiction that deserves to be ranked with Dickens's Bleak House and Trollope's The Way We Live Now. This edition reprints the unabridged text of the 1846 first edition, including all its illustrations, and includes a new introduction by Mary L. Shannon

Mystery Painted In Blood A Curious Mind Mystery Suspense Thriller Suspense Crime Thriller Murder Additional Book Included Suspense Thriller Mystery Serial Killer Crime London 1

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Author by : Jame Barton
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Release Date : 2017-01-06
Publisher by : mcode


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Painted in blood

### By going after this cold case, she feels closer to her father, but the closer that she gets to the truth only leads her down a very deep hole. What happens when the man responsible takes exception to her finding out something that was supposed to stay hidden? What will she have to do to survive? Can she possibly come out of it unscathed physically and emotionally? ###


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Dina Wells has had a terrible loss with her father’s passing. She deals with it by lashing out and not concentrating on her work. This leads to her to have some time on her hands and she decides to follow her passion of investigative work. Her father was instrumental in showing her that hard work and determination can lead to amazing discoveries. They had worked tirelessly many a night going over cold cases. It was tedious work and now she was using his memory to do the exact same thing. She meets a young charismatic man named Nathan, but she’s not sure that she’s ready to dive headlong into any kind of relationship.

By going after this cold case, she feels closer to her father, but the closer that she gets to the truth only leads her down a very deep hole. What happens when the man responsible takes exception to her finding out something that was supposed to stay hidden? What will she have to do to survive? Can she possibly come out of it unscathed physically and emotionally?





















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Author by : Sara Snow
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-01-02
Publisher by : mcode


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Guttenberg was back in his office having organized his notes on the three cases, trying to place them all in some kind of logical order. He started with the victims, Liz Oakes who was his number one. Liz was a 19-year-old college student majoring in political science.

She supplemented her income by being a cashier at the supermarket. She was well-liked, outgoing, friendly, and extremely intelligent. She was 5 foot 2 in height, and her weight was around 108 pounds. She had by all accounts beautiful blue eyes; she also was a size 4. Her hair was long and platinum blonde, although she was a natural brunette.

She turned up missing on a Sunday morning on her way to work; her car was found in the parking lot where she worked. But none of her fellow employees had remembered seeing her at all that day. Her body was discovered nude in the woods approximately 10 miles from the shopping centre where she worked, three weeks after she had been kidnapped.
















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Author by : Sara Snow
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Release Date : 2017-01-02
Publisher by : mcode


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Guttenberg was back in his office having organized his notes on the three cases, trying to place them all in some kind of logical order. He started with the victims, Liz Oakes who was his number one. Liz was a 19-year-old college student majoring in political science.

She supplemented her income by being a cashier at the supermarket. She was well-liked, outgoing, friendly, and extremely intelligent. She was 5 foot 2 in height, and her weight was around 108 pounds. She had by all accounts beautiful blue eyes; she also was a size 4. Her hair was long and platinum blonde, although she was a natural brunette.

She turned up missing on a Sunday morning on her way to work; her car was found in the parking lot where she worked. But none of her fellow employees had remembered seeing her at all that day. Her body was discovered nude in the woods approximately 10 miles from the shopping centre where she worked, three weeks after she had been kidnapped.
















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Author by : Sara Snow
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Release Date : 2016-12-30
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Guttenberg was back in his office having organized his notes on the three cases, trying to place them all in some kind of logical order. He started with the victims, Liz Oakes who was his number one. Liz was a 19-year-old college student majoring in political science.

She supplemented her income by being a cashier at the supermarket. She was well-liked, outgoing, friendly, and extremely intelligent. She was 5 foot 2 in height, and her weight was around 108 pounds. She had by all accounts beautiful blue eyes; she also was a size 4. Her hair was long and platinum blonde, although she was a natural brunette.

She turned up missing on a Sunday morning on her way to work; her car was found in the parking lot where she worked. But none of her fellow employees had remembered seeing her at all that day. Her body was discovered nude in the woods approximately 10 miles from the shopping centre where she worked, three weeks after she had been kidnapped.
















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Author by : Sara Snow
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Guttenberg was back in his office having organized his notes on the three cases, trying to place them all in some kind of logical order. He started with the victims, Liz Oakes who was his number one. Liz was a 19-year-old college student majoring in political science.

She supplemented her income by being a cashier at the supermarket. She was well-liked, outgoing, friendly, and extremely intelligent. She was 5 foot 2 in height, and her weight was around 108 pounds. She had by all accounts beautiful blue eyes; she also was a size 4. Her hair was long and platinum blonde, although she was a natural brunette.

She turned up missing on a Sunday morning on her way to work; her car was found in the parking lot where she worked. But none of her fellow employees had remembered seeing her at all that day. Her body was discovered nude in the woods approximately 10 miles from the shopping centre where she worked, three weeks after she had been kidnapped.
















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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

Mysterious London A History Of Ancient Mysteries Odd Individuals And Unusual Legends Across The English Capital

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Author by : Charles River Editors
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Publisher by : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Description : *Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "The Anglo-Saxon charms… are of outstanding importance because they provide more than vague references of exceptional and short texts. They cannot be said to reveal everything, for there are numerous points in which they lamentably fail us, but they are numerous enough and, taken as a body, complete enough to give more than a tantalising hint of a strange world. The veil of mystification enveloping magic appears to be thin and transparent here." - G. Storms, Anglo-Saxon Magic (1948) London is one of the great cities of Europe, a center of commerce, art, and science for more almost 2,000 years. Visitors today are treated to world-class museums, pulsing nightlife, and fine dining. But one does not have to search far beyond this prosperous and modern façade to glimpse an older, and more unusual, London; in fact, everywhere one looks, ancient traditions and old patterns emerge. Pagan figures peer down from pub walls, ghosts allegedly haunt major tourist sites, and strange customs continue in places of supposedly Christian worship. London was founded by the Romans shortly after an invasion led during the reign of Emperor Claudius in 43 CE. The site chosen was the north bank of the River Thames, close to a good ford. The Romans called the capital of their new province of Britannia “Londinium,” derived from Celtic word “lond,” meaning “wild,” after the untouched states of the land. However, archaeology and folklore make clear that the land wasn’t entirely uninhabited. Londinium was already a sacred site for the Celts, and several swords and pieces of armor have been dredged up from the Thames, thrown there as offerings by Druids. Also, two of the city’s major religious centers, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, were Celtic sacred sites. The last major Celtic resistance against the invaders came in 60 CE, when Boudicca, the female leader of the Iceni, gathered the tribes together and laid waste to Verulamium (modern St. Albans) and other Roman settlements before marching on Londinium. She burned and looted the city, but the Romans soon rallied and amassed their disciplined legions against her. The two armies met at an area near King’s Cross station known to later generations as Battlebridge. The Romans crushed the Celtic army and the warrior queen poisoned herself rather than be led away in chains. Legend has it that she is buried below platform seven of King’s Cross Station. Given its ancient past, it’s no surprise London is so steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Brooding castles hold tales of bloodshed and honor. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. London is built upon mystery, and what follows are only a few, because recounting them all would require an entire library. Mysterious London is part of an ongoing series by Sean McLachlan and Charles River Editors that covers the mysteries and oddities of the world, including titles like Mysterious England, The Weird Wild West, Weird West Coast, Mysteries of the South, and Mysterious New England, and Weird Scotland. This book offers a sampling of strange, unexplained, and just plain odd stories from London that have fascinated people in and around the city for centuries. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Mysterious London like never before.

London Rain A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey Josephine Tey Mysteries

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Author by : Nicola Upson
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2016-03-29
Publisher by : Harper Paperbacks


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Intrepid writer and amateur sleuth Josephine Tey returns in this sixth installment of Nicola Upson’s popular series—perfect for fans of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Jaqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs—that unfolds in 1930s London as England prepares to crown a new king.

London, 1937. Following the gloomy days of the abdication of King Edward VIII, the entire city is elated to welcome King George. Just one of the many planned festivities for the historic coronation is a BBC radio adaptation of Queen of Scots, and the original playwright, Josephine Tey, has been invited to sit in on rehearsals.

Soon, however, Josephine gets wrapped up in another sort of drama. The lead actress has been sleeping with Britain’s most venerable newsman, Anthony Beresford—and his humiliated wife happens to work in the building. The sordid affair seems to reach its bloody climax when Beresford is shot to death in his broadcasting booth at the deafening height of the coronation ceremony.

Josephine’s friend Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose thinks he has the case wrapped up. But after two more murders, it falls to Josephine to unravel a web of betrayal, jealousy, and long-held secrets, as she herself is caught in a love triangle of her own.

Charming and provocative, thick with the atmosphere of prewar England, London Rain is a captivating portrait of a city on the edge—and an unforgettable woman always one step ahead of her time.