Book Title : The Berkeley Square Affair

the berkeley square affair

Release Date : 2014-03-25
ISBN Code : 9780758283962
Book Author : Teresa Grant
Book Publisher : Kensington Books
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

"Page-turning suspense and a fascinating mystery. . .unforgettable and masterful." –Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author A stolen treasure may hold the secret to a ghastly crime. . . Ensconced in the comfort of their elegant home in London's Berkeley Square, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch are no longer subject to the perilous life of intrigue they led during the Napoleonic Wars. Once an Intelligence Agent, Malcolm is now a Member of Parliament, and Suzanne is one of the city's most sought-after hostesses. But a late-night visit from a friend who's been robbed may lure them back into the dangerous world they thought they'd left behind. . . Playwright Simon Tanner had in his possession what may be a lost version of Hamlet, and the thieves were prepared to kill for it. But the Rannochs suspect there's more at stake than a literary gem--for the play may conceal the identity of a Bonapartist spy--along with secrets that could force Malcolm and Suzanne to abandon their newfound peace and confront their own dark past. . . Praise for Teresa Grant's The Paris Affair "Twists and turns galore, swashbuckling adventure and suspense throughout. . .for readers in search of smart historical mysteries." –Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author "I loved this book! Superb!" --Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author "Unravel the secrets and lies at the heart of an almost impenetrable mystery. . .thrilling!" --Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author "A treat. . .readers will be holding their breath and eagerly anticipating Grant's next story." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars Praise for Vienna Waltz "A brilliantly multilayered mystery and a must-read for fans of the Regency era." --Publishers Weekly on Vienna Waltz "Absolutely gripping. . .historical intrigue at its finest." –Deanna Raybourn "Murder, deception, and romance, drenched in a richly detailed portrait of early nineteenth-century Vienna." –C.S. Harris

Book Title : A Body in Berkeley Square

a body in berkeley square

Release Date : 2011-07-19
ISBN Code : 9780989867757
Book Author : Ashley Gardner
Book Publisher : Jennifer Ashley
Total Pages : 275

Book Summary :

Book 5 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries In April 1817, a Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy has been found stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey’s former commander, Colonel Brandon. Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey’s shock, that the lady he’d stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon’s guilt—all present, including Brandon’s wife, believe Brandon committed the murder. Colonel Brandon’s reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey’s greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon’s innocence. Lacey’s hunt for evidence uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey’s and Brandon’s own private war.

Book Title : The Mayfair Affair

the mayfair affair

Release Date : 2015-05-15
ISBN Code : 9781625178183
Book Author : Tracy Grant
Book Publisher : NYLA
Total Pages : 409

Book Summary :

A Malcolm & Suzanne Rannoch Mystery In the elegant environs of Mayfair, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch live a seemingly charmed life. Malcolm, a former diplomatic attaché and intelligence agent, is a rising Member of Parliament. Suzanne is fast becoming one of London’s most sought hostesses. But even their closest friends don’t know that the Rannoch’s marriage is still reeling from the revelation that Suzanne was a French spy when she met British agent Malcolm and that she married him to gather information on British plans. Malcolm and Suzanne are hoping for private time to repair their marriage. But their peace is shattered by a late night visit from a Bow Street runner. The powerful Duke of Trenchard has been found murdered in the study of his St. James’s Square house. And Laura Dudley, governess to the Rannoch children, was standing over the dying duke. Malcolm and Suzanne are convinced the woman they trusted with their children is not a killer. To prove Laura’s innocence, they are drawn into an investigation that will test their wits and the fragile truce between them. But whether or not she murdered the Duke of Trenchard, Laura Dudley is certainly not what she seemed. Revelations about her identity cut dangerously close to Suzanne’s own past. Malcolm and Suzanne realize more is at stake than Laura’s life and liberty. The investigation into the Duke of Trenchard’s murder will either prove the resilience of their bond–or snap it in two. "Shimmers like the finest salons in Vienna." —Deborah Crombie "Meticulous, delightful, and full of surprises." —Tasha Alexander "Glittering balls, deadly intrigue, sexual scandals. . .the next best thing to actually being there!"—Lauren Willig "A superb storyteller."—Deanna Raybourn

Book Title : The Necklace Affair

the necklace affair

Release Date : 2011-07-10
ISBN Code : 9780989867740
Book Author : Ashley Gardner
Book Publisher : Jennifer Ashley
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

London 1817: Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her expensive diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lady Clifford declares that the rival for her husband's affections has stolen the necklace, but Lacey soon realizes that the problem is not so simple. He quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and recruits Grenville and Lady Breckenridge to assist him. As he investigates, he finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval. This is a 25,000-word (ten-chapter) novella. The events in it occur between the end of The Sudbury School Murders and the beginning of A Body in Berkeley Square.

Book Title : The Necklace Affair and Other Stories

the necklace affair and other stories

Release Date : 2015-01-10
ISBN Code : 9781941229644
Book Author : Ashley Gardner
Book Publisher : Jennifer Ashley
Total Pages : 200

Book Summary :

This anthology brings together three short mysteries in the Captain Lacey series: The Necklace Affair (novella); and The Gentleman's Walking Stick and The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald (short stories). In The Necklace Affair, Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her expensive diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lady Clifford declares that the rival for her husband's affections has stolen the necklace, but Lacey soon realizes that the problem is not so simple. He quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and recruits Grenville and Lady Breckenridge to assist him. As he investigates, he finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval. In The Gentleman's Walking Stick, Captain Lacey is asked to retrieve a walking stick, which embroils him in an affair of theft, deception, and betrayal. In The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald, Lacey hunts for a missing young woman, learning more about a family's sordid secrets than he wanted to know. Events in these stories occur between the end of The Sudbury School Murders and the beginning of A Body in Berkeley Square.

Book Title : The Bughouse Affair

the bughouse affair

Release Date : 2013-01-08
ISBN Code : 9781429997218
Book Author : Marcia Muller
Book Publisher : Forge Books
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

In The Bughouse Affair, this first of a new series of lighthearted historical mysteries set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. Sabina's case involves the hunt for a ruthless lady "dip" who uses fiendish means to relieve her victims of their valuables at Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded places. Quincannon, meanwhile, is after a slippery housebreaker who targets the homes of wealthy residents, following a trail that leads him from the infamous Barbary Coast to an oyster pirate's lair to a Tenderloin parlor house known as the Fiddle Dee Dee. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and assorted other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted, and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud this and future exploits from the annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services. The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries: #1 The Bughouse Affair #2 The Spook Lights Affair #3 The Body Snatchers Affair #4 The Plague of Thieves Affair #5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair #6 The Bags of Tricks Affair At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Title : A Death in Norfolk

a death in norfolk

Release Date : 2011-10-17
ISBN Code : 9781941229514
Book Author : Ashley Gardner
Book Publisher : Jennifer Ashley
Total Pages : 275

Book Summary :

Book 7 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries September 1817: Captain Gabriel Lacey travels with Lady Breckenridge to his boyhood home in northern Norfolk only to discover mysterious happenings in and around the Lacey estate. A young woman, cousin of an old friend, has gone missing, strange objects appear in Lacey's ruined house, and the dark windmills on the marshes keep pulling Lacey to them. The underworld criminal, James Denis, uses Lacey's visit to Norfolk as an opportunity to have Lacey deliver a message to a local squire. A simple task--but one that lands Lacey squarely in international theft and murder. Lacey learns more about Denis's past, and finds himself joining forces with Denis to flush out a brutal killer and save the one person about whom Denis admits to caring.

Book Title : An Honorable Affair

an honorable affair

Release Date : 2014-12-16
ISBN Code : 9781626815704
Book Author : Karla Hocker
Book Publisher : Diversion Books
Total Pages : 210

Book Summary :

Charming, romantic, and painted with gorgeous Regency detail, Karla Hocker’s romances will delight readers from the very first page. Penelope Langham was all peaches and cream, but such stray thoughts made her blush bright red.At twenty-three, she was a model of feminine reserve and a dutiful niece to the aunt she lived with—yet secretly she yearned for a bit of adventure. Now, with auntie's opals stolen and the household at sixes and sevens, Penelope was about to get her wish. But when a newsman from The Times came to cover the case, Miss Langham got more than she bargained for. Julian Rutherford was clever and nosy, as reporters are prone to be...and absolutely dashing. And while his sparkling eyes inspired lovely daydreams and his lively tales delighted her, Penelope maintained decorum; her heart had been broken once, and that was enough. However, when Julian insisted they team up to find the thief, Penelope's venturesome soul jumped with joy. To her surprise, her tender heart might soon follow suit.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2016-04-28
ISBN Code : 9785389115415
Book Author : Генри Джеймс
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 640

Book Summary :

Впервые на русском — знаменитый роман американского классика, мастера психологических нюансов и тонких переживаний, автора таких признанных шедевров, как «Поворот винта», «Бостонцы» и «Женский портрет». Англия, самое начало ХХ века. Небогатая молодая аристократка Кейт Крой, живущая на иждивении у вздорной тетушки, хочет вопреки ее воле выйти замуж за бедного журналиста Мертона. Однажды Кейт замечает, что ее знакомая — американка-миллионерша Милли, плохо скрывающая неизлечимое заболевание, — также всерьез увлечена Мертоном. Кейт совершает «неразумный» поступок — сводит ближе Милли и своего жениха. Кульминацией отношений в любовном треугольнике становится путешествие в Венецию, во время которого Кейт оставляет Милли и Мертона одних… В 1997 г. вышла одноименная экранизация Иэна Софтли, удостоившаяся четырех номинаций на «Оскар» и двух премий Британской киноакадемии; в фильме снимались Хелена Бонэм Картер, Лайнас Роуч, Алекс Дженнингс, Шарлотта Рэмплинг.

Book Title : Perry Como

perry como

Release Date : 2012-05-10
ISBN Code : 9781476600246
Book Author : Malcolm Macfarlane
Book Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 310

Book Summary :

Perry Como put aside his career as a barber to become one of the top American crooners of the 20th century and also one of the first multimedia stars. His record sales exceeded 100 million. In 1948, Como was the first popular singer to cross over to television and The Perry Como Show became the benchmark for a broadcast music and variety show. Como's career illuminates developments in the music and television business in the middle of the last century. This biography features 73 photographs, a complete discography, a listing of all television appearances, and a year by year chronology of Perry Como's life from 1912 to 2001.

Book Title : The Life of George Frederick Handel

the life of george frederick handel

Release Date : 2013-07-04
ISBN Code : 9781108064811
Book Author : William Smith Rockstro
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 476

Book Summary :

An 1883 biography of Handel, the larger-than-life and much-acclaimed composer whose works remain a staple of concert life.

Book Title : List Index Society

list index society

Release Date : 1965
ISBN Code : UCLA:L0066115221
Book Author : List & Index Society
Book Publisher :
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Copies of lists and indexes from the Public Record Office, London, and other British public archives.