While taking pictures at a society wedding, Kent Murdock stumbles upon a murderEvery society family has skeletons in its closets, but only the Cannings have a fresh corpse. Kent Murdock finds the dead man while taking pictures at the wedding of Patricia Canning and Roger Armington, scions of Boston’s most prominent—and camera-shy—families. Patricia and Murdock have been friends for years, and she invited him to photograph the wedding against her parents’ wishes. For the killer, Murdock’s appearance is very bad luck indeed. The dead man turns out to be Patricia’s ex-husband, whom she spent three days married to before the family pressured him into an annulment. He traveled to Boston in search of blackmail and found death instead. Whichever Canning killed him had hoped to sweep the murder under the rug. But Kent Murdock’s camera has a way of finding the truth, no matter how ugly it may be.
Author: George Harmon Coxe
Publisher: Open Road Media
At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.
Author: Michel Faber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Harlow Wintergreen has just been named the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, but there’s one big problem: the real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, is masquerading as her. Now initiated as the organization’s leader, Isiris intends to unleash a deadly super-virus aimed at ridding the planet of VisionCrest.
Author: Whitney A. Miller
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Half a million people a day do it in the Telegraph. The Times claims almost as many, and the Guardian 300,000. Most people remember their first time, and everyone has a favourite. You can do it in bed, standing up, or on a train. You can do it alone, with a loved one or in groups. The Queen does it in the bath. It is not illegal, immoral or fattening. In fact it tops the Home Office list of approved entertainments for prison inmates. Crosswords are a very British obsession.
Author: Sandy Balfour
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
When James Beardmore receives a letter demanding œ100,000 he refuses to pay - even though it is his last warning. It is his son Jack who finds him dead. Can the amazing powers of Derrick Yale, combined with the methodical patience of Inspector Parr, discover the secret of the Crimson Circle? Who is its all-powerful head and who is the stranger who lies in wait? Twice in a lifetime a ruthless criminal faces the executioner.
Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
A Detective Story
Author: Fergus Hume
Category: English fiction
If you've never solved a logic puzzle before, this introduction wiil show you how. We'll take you step by step through two simple logic puzzles, and give you some solving tips along the way. i logic p,.,zrl" is a test ofyour abihLy to think clearly You don'r need dictionaries or other reference books to solve a logic puzzle, just a pencil and plenty of common sense' - Usualiy, a logic puzzle asks you to match up sets of things' For exanple. you might be told lhat four men each own an exotic pet, and to solve the puzzle you'd -match up each man's first nime \ /ith his last name and his kind of pet. You figrrr:e out how to mat h them up by studying a list ofclues, like *Ihe llama doesnt belong to Duane." In order to make solving fa-ster and easier, experienced logic puzzlers use a solving grid to record the information they've deduced. They've found that seeing the inforrnation in black and white, neatly organized, helps them make furiher deductions. lhere are two kinds of solving grids you'll find most often: the "crosshatch" grid and the "fiIl-in" grid. Sometimes you can't tell.which kind will work best until you've spent a lot of time trying to solve the puzzle with the wrong ki^d. In Dell logia Puzzles, we figure out which kind of grid is the most useful for each puzzle, and we print it on the same page. Sometimes we'll even give you both kinds if we think it will help. Let's look at a typical puzzle that works best with a crosshatch grid.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Author: Ralph Henry Barbour
Author: Cardiff. Free Libraries
Quarterly Magazine of the Cardiff and Penarth Free Public Libraries, and the Welsh Museum
Author: Cardiff (Wales). Free Libraries
Author: William Bouton Weed
Category: Congregational churches
A Romance of Pizarro and Peru
Author: Charles Bradford Hudson
A Narrative of the Adventures of Mr. Gervase Orme, Sometime Lieutenant in Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot
Author: Samuel Robert Keightley
Category: American fiction
Author: Fred M. White
Category: American fiction
Author: Augusta Huiell Seaman