Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob

Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob
A Book

by Francis Selwyn

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sergeant Verity's adversaries in the underworld are as busy as ever, this time taking advantage of the Brighton Races to dupe the populace, and, more seriously, to steal the beautiful Shah Jehan clasp. Everyone knows that the glistening jewel is priceless, but only the likes of Sealskin Kite and Old Mole know its true worth. Down from Paddington Green with his family and his old accomplice Miss Jolly, Verity thinks he has crime at bay in Brighton. But the easy time he had anticipated soon turns into a nightmare of false alarms, public disgrace and, worst of all, personal disaster.

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
A Book

by Francis Selwyn

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Immaculate officers and rough-bearded riflemen, evangelists, card-sharps and dandies face death at attention on the sloping deck of the Birkenhead. But who was the coward hidden among the women in the lifeboat, and who was the girl who lived to report his shame? Eight years later in the summer of 1860, the coward's legacy unfolds, and Verity must piece together a mystery that leads him to uncover an ingenious plot: a madman's revenge for the loss of the Birkenhead. And with this knowledge, only Verity can avert a tragedy unparalleled in English history since the loss of Prince William in the White Ship 700 years before.

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman
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by Francis Selwyn

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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William Clarence Verity is a sergeant in Scotland Yard's 'Private Clothes Detail'. His beat is the underworld of Victorian London - as seething maze of alleys and bordellos, peopled with sneak thieves, thugs, murderers and their doxies. From far-off Bengal there comes to Verity a tantalising hint of major crime in the making. Despite his superiors' instructions, Verity determines to run the plotters down. And there begins a battle between Verity's sturdy resolve and the devilish cunning of his unseen adversary: Lieutenant Verney Dacre, retired officer of cavalry, woman-beater and gentleman cracksman. The stakes are Verity's career - indeed his freedom - and half a ton of bullion.

The Mystery Fancier

The Mystery Fancier
An Index to Volumes I-XIII, November, 1976-Fall, 1992

by William F. Deeck

  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2008-08
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0941028119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

The Day the Sun Rose Twice

The Day the Sun Rose Twice
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 147190444X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Karl Rainer Andor came to Berlin for the last time it was sacrifice, not victory, that was uppermost in his mind. He intended to use the plutonium bomb he had elaborately planted to effect the reunification of Germany, but he didn't expect to survive. The 'allied' powers are concerned as much with scoring off each other as with finding the bomb - or with seducing or frightening Andor into telling them where it is. And eventually they are faced with the impossible task of evacuating the historic capital of Germany.

The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than two decades, Sherlock Holmes played a vital, though secret, role in solving the major crimes and scandals of his day - some too damaging to the monarchy, the government or the security of the nation to be fully revealed at the time. Compiled in narrative form by Dr Watson soon after the great detective's death, Holmes's notes have been kept under lock and key at the Public Record Office in Chancery Lane. Now, seventy years later, we can finally open the secret casebook of Sherlock Holmes. 'Seven stories about the greatest of all fiction detectives . . . all told by Dr Watson in a very credible imitation of the original style' Birmingham Post

The Arrest of Scotland Yard

The Arrest of Scotland Yard
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

Money With Menaces

Money With Menaces
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his sergeant, Jack Chance, are meanwhile embroiled in a fruitless investigation of Billy Catte, seaside arcade proprietor and club-owner. In a political storm that pits zealous social workers against municipal gangsters, as well as police against revenge and kidnap, Hoskins holds the tenuous thread on which several lives depend ...

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904393
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Pretty Boy' Johnny McIver is a small-time crook thinking big. But when he and his girlfriend 'Solitaire' cross gangland chief Sonny Tarrant he is soon made to realise how small he really is. Forced on the run for a murder he did not commit, trying to lose himself among the post-war Bournemouth holidaymakers, Johnny McIver is a man in panic, a man 'dancing in the dark'. A man who could soon be dancing at the end of a rope...

The Blindfold Game

The Blindfold Game
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The sensational events of the summer of 1907 - the disappearance of the Ascot Gold Cup from the Royal Enclosure, and the even more astonishing theft of the Irish Crown Jewels from a locked and guarded strongroom in Dublin Castle - remain mysterious but apparently random events. Only one man knows their secret. Captain Richard Gaudeans, cashiered officer, conman and cracksman, cuts a more appropriate figure among the fairground booths where he earns his living than the corridors of power. But the course of the year takes him into both. And in both he uses his skill and cunning to outmanoeuvre everyone in his path.

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Relating Sherlock Holmes's part in real-life crimes of the day, Donald Thomas brings the Great Detective to life once again in six narratives that display Holmes at his most determined, inventive and downright devious. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? And what happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes uncover a loving husband as one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road? 'Thomas's imitation is wryly and subtly done' Guardian

Jekyll, Alias Hyde

Jekyll, Alias Hyde
A Book

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert Louis Stevenson's strange and sinister tale of the gentle Dr Jekyll and the sadistic Mr Hyde is filled with oddities suggesting a dark reality behind a classic fiction. That dark reality is laid bare in the casebook of Inspector Swain. The 'parliamentary murder' of 1884 leads the inspector and his portly sergeant, Lumley, from plush drawing-room to madhouse cell in search of the link between a coward in the red-coated ranks at Isandhlwana, a killer in Cheyne Walk and the satanic persona of Edward Hyde.

Mad Hatter Summer

Mad Hatter Summer
A Lewis Carroll Nightmare

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-14
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 147190430X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to wear'. When evidence of the Reverend's pastime falls into the hands of Charles Augustus Howell, the infamous Victorian blackmailer, and a murder victim is fished out of the Isis, Inspector Swain is called to investigate the case that casts the shadow of doom over Dodgson. 'One of the most entertaining mysteries of the year' Julian Symons 'Catches the authentic whiff of steaming sexuality behind the Victorian whiskers' Guardian

World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction
An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN : 9781573560665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman's Child

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman's Child
A Book

by Francis Selwyn

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.

St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers

St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers
A Book

by Jay P. Pederson,Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf,Kathleen Gregory Klein

  • Publisher : Saint James Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.

The Whole Story

The Whole Story
3000 Years of Sequels and Sequences

by John E. Simkin

  • Publisher : K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 1198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.

Mystery Index

Mystery Index
Subjects, Settings, and Sleuths of 10,000 Titles

by Steven Olderr

  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides indexes to American and British mystery novels by author, title, subject, setting, and characters.

The Reading Group Handbook

The Reading Group Handbook
Everything You Need to Know, from Choosing Membersto Leading Discussions

by Rachel W. Jacobsohn

  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Release : 1994-04-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780786880027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sponsored by bookstores and spawned by circles of book-loving former strangers, reading groups have become a nationwide phenomenon. This unique guide is must reading for everyone interested in enjoying reading or reading groups--from where and when to meet to selecting books to finding baby sitters and catering.

Villains' Paradise

Villains' Paradise
Britain's Underworld from the Spivs to the Krays

by Donald Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-09-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471916642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the war over, the forties, fifties and sixties have the aura of a golden age. But nostalgia is deceptive. From teenage Teddy Boy razor gangs and casual stabbings at dance halls to the psychopathic Krays, 'Mad' Frankie Fraser and Ronnie Biggs, Villains' Paradise reveals the chilling true story of the crimes of postwar Britain. With the narrative pace of the best detective fiction, Donald Thomas creates a thrilling journey into the heart of postwar Britain's secret history.