A Man Lay Dead

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 9781934609958
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: Fiction

Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.

The Girl Is Trouble

Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596438262
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.

Mortal Friends

Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061940514
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Fiction

“Murder, blackmail, and betrayal, all set against the glittering backdrop of Washington society.” —The Today Show No one knows the world of high society better that New York Times bestselling author Jane Stanton Hitchcock—and no one captures its behind-the-scenes scandals and secrets better. In Mortal Friends, the Edgar® Award-nominated author of Trick of the Eye and Social Crimes offers readers a comedy of manners and murders which Barbara Goldsmith describes as a “dizzying dash through the heights of Washington society, a high velocity novel with more twists than a corkscrew.” Dominick Dunne said, “I had a great weekend with this book.” Find out how the other half live—and die—by spending some quality time with Mortal Friends.

The Omnivore s Dilemma

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594200823
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Cooking

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.

Murder a la Richelieu

Author: Anita Blackmon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1479425982
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Meet Adelaide Adams, spinster and amateur sleuth, who is sometimes irreverently referred to by members of the younger generation as "Old Battle-ax." As Miss Adams says: "I was knitting in the lobby of the Hotel Richelieu the morning it all started. And not until it was forever too late did I recognize the tragic significance back of Polly Lawson's pink jabot and the Anthony woman's false eyelashes. And as I sat there knitting on my afghan there was nothing to warn me that it would serve as a shroud for a woman who was to die horribly at my feet. Nor at that time could any power on earth have convinced me that I should find myself late one terrible night, sans my dress and false hair, dangling from the eaves of the Richelieu Hotel in pursuit of a triple slayer." It is easy to see that the situation at the Richelieu was not a simple one. However, Adelaide Adams, was hard to swerve from her purpose, and in the end her "blundering" -- as Officer Sweeney was wont to call it -- unveiled a murderer too clever by far for the conventional police. A fun book sure to appeal to fans of classic detective fiction! Anita Blackmon Smith (1893-1943) was a prolific mystery author who published more than 1,000 short stories and a handful of novels. She wrote in the "Had I But Known" school. Her other novels include "Her Private Devil," "Handmade Rainbows," and "There Is No Return" (the second Adelaide Adams mystery).

Murder at Marble House

Author: Alyssa Maxwell
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9780758290854
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Fiction

With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance. . . Responding to a frantic call on her newfangled telephone from her eighteen-year-old cousin, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Emma Cross arrives at the Marble House mansion and learns the cause of her distress--Consuelo's mother, Alva, is forcing her into marriage with the Duke of Marlborough. Her mother has even called in a fortune teller to assure Consuelo of a happy future. But the future is short-lived for the fortune teller, who is found dead by her crystal ball, strangled with a silk scarf. Standing above her is one of the Vanderbilts' maids, who is promptly taken into police custody. After the frenzy has died down, Consuelo is nowhere to be found. At Alva's request, Emma must employ her sleuthing skills to determine if the vanishing Vanderbilt has eloped with the beau of her choice--or if her disappearance may be directly connected to the murder. . .

Kiss of the Fur Queen

Author: Tomson Highway
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780385674164
Release Date: 2011-01-14
Genre: Fiction

Born into a magical Cree world in snowy northern Manitoba, Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are all too soon torn from their family and thrust into the hostile world of a Catholic residential school. Their language is forbidden, their names are changed to Jeremiah and Gabriel, and both boys are abused by priests. As young men, estranged from their own people and alienated from the culture imposed upon them, the Okimasis brothers fight to survive. Wherever they go, the Fur Queen--a wily, shape-shifting trickster--watches over them with a protective eye. For Jeremiah and Gabriel are destined to be artists. Through music and dance they soar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the Market for Murder

Author: T. E. Kinsey
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503938298
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Fiction

Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case. Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean right hook, the pair set out to discover what really happened and why. Was it poison or just ill luck? As they delve further into their investigation, they encounter a theft where nothing is stolen, a s�ance with a troubled ghost and an ever-increasing number of Spencer's family and friends who might just have motive for murder. One thing's for sure: Lady Hardcastle has a mystery on her hands.

Murder at the Breakers

Author: Alyssa Maxwell
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9780758290830
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Fiction

As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood. . . Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do--report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .

Malice at the Palace

Author: Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425260449
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing."--Publisher marketing.

The Royal Assassin

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425266625
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society . . . When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen's cousin. When Kira's bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident. The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira's English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn't the only motive in the case - and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge. Praise for the Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series-'An engaging heroine.' New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Brightwell'Engrossing.' Publishers Weekly'Delightful adventure in Victorian England.' Victoria Thompson

Sacred Natural Sites

Author: Bas Verschuuren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136530746
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Nature

Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas, heritage sites. Sacred natural sites may well be some of the last strongholds for building resilient networks of connected landscapes. They also form important nodes for maintaining a dynamic socio-cultural fabric in the face of global change. The diverse authors bridge the gap between approaches to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity by taking into account cultural and spiritual values together with the socio-economic interests of the custodian communities and other relevant stakeholders.

Picture Me Gone

Author: Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698135383
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss. Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she’s closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.

Deadly Scandal

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996483128
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre:

A new widow in 1930s London tries to discover the identity of her husband's killer.She is followed and her flat is searched, but she is determined. She obtains a job in the society section of a large metropolitan daily, but the job comes with a secondary assignment...in a Europe stumbling toward war.