Praise for The Beary Mysteries: Well-crafted stories which will delight mystery fans. Kirkus Discoveries Elwoods believable situations, natural dialogue and wit make her stories a pleasure to read. Annie Boulanger, Burnaby Now I found great enjoyment reading the stories Original and evocative. Barbara Kay, National Post columnist The Beary family returns in The Beacon and Other Mystery Stories, the third book featuring feisty city councillor, Bertram Beary, his opera-singing daughter, Philippa, and his detective inspector son, Richard. In the title story, a former opera singer who was renowned for her performance as La Gioconda becomes the prime suspect when her husbands body washes ashore near their waterfront home the same day that his mistress dies in a fiery inferno on the other side of the channel. As the book progresses, the senior members of the Beary family solve The Mystery of the Boston Teapots while walking The Freedom Trail during a visit to Massachusetts. Back at home, Philippa discovers that no one can solve a problem like Maria when she takes on the leading role in a local production of The Sound of Music. While every story presents a puzzle of its own, Philippas own story is interwoven throughout the book as she overcomes personal disappointments and forms new friendships. Ultimately, when she and her sister, Juliette, undertake a prestigious engagement at a high-society Christmas party, even the blanket of snow covering the Lower Mainland cannot quell her spirits as she realizes that someone who seemed an enemy in the past may well turn out to be a very special somebody in her future.
“The least likely person is the killer, and no one is really who they seem.” So Jordan Hope tells his cast as they prepare to rehearse Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap . However, Jordan does not realize that, nearby, in the snowy streets of Gastown, a real murder has taken place. By the time the show is over, another will die and The Agatha Principle will strike again. In her fourth book featuring the Beary family, Elizabeth Elwood delivers another thoroughly satisfying collection. “The Agatha Principle” is followed by seven cleverly crafted shorter stories with a variety of settings. In “The Man in the Cage”, a child falls into deadly peril at the 2010 Winter Olympics; a dramatic historical mystery dating back to the War of 1812 is featured in “Tragedy at The Oaks”, and the book closes on a delightfully light-hearted note as the Bearys visit Vancouver’s Bright Nights and solve “The Mystery of the Christmas Train”. With intriguing puzzles to challenge the reader and an engaging story of a charming heroine whose relationship with a Vancouver detective is as captivating as the cases they solve together, The Agatha Principle and Other Mystery Stories is a must for lovers of classic mystery fiction.
"Classic murder mystery plots reminiscent of Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen."-Kirkus Discoveries "The writing is assured and lively, and the logic is credible."-Barbara Kay, National Post columnist Opera singer and part-time sleuth, Philippa Beary, returns in the second of a series of lighthearted mystery books featuring the Beary family. In A Black Tie Affair and Other Mystery Stories, Philippa-together with her feisty city councillor father and her detective inspector brother-foils would-be criminals in a variety of settings. In the title story, set against the backdrop of the world of professional singing, Bertram Beary thwarts the poisoning of a beautiful prima donna during a New Year's Eve gala performance of Die Fledermaus. In "The Mephisto Waltz Jump," rivalry between two young champions at the skating rink results in a catastrophic accident-or was it an accident? And an abandoned dog becomes the key to the unravelling of a deadly plot in "A Grim Ferry Tale." With subjects that range from political controversies to disasters at the Christmas pantomime, these nine intriguing stories will challenge mystery lovers everywhere.
This carefully crafted ebook collection: “The Complete Short Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: True Crime Stories The Bravoes of Market-Drayton The Holocaust of Manor Place The Love Affair of George Vincent Parker The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley The Case of Mr. George Edalji The Case of Oscar Slater The Sherlock Holmes Stories The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip The Blue Carbuncle The Speckled Band The Engineer's Thumb The Noble Bachelor The Beryl Coronet The Copper Beeches The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Stock-Broker's Clerk The “Gloria Scott” The Musgrave Ritual The Reigate Puzzle The Crooked Man The Resident Patient The Greek Interpreter The Naval Treaty The Final Problem The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Empty House The Norwood Builder The Dancing Men The Solitary Cyclist The Priory School The Black Peter The Charles Augustus Milverton The Six Napoleons The Three Students The Golden Pince-Nez The Missing Three-Quarter The Abbey Grange The Second Stain His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes The Field Bazaar How Watson Learned the Trick Professor Challenger When the World Screamed The Disintegration Machine Brigadier Gerard The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard The Adventures of Gerard Short Story Collections Mysteries and Adventures The Captain of the Pole-Star, and Other Tales Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales Danger and Other Stories Tales of Pirates and Blue Water Uncollected Stories Personal Memoirs Memories and Adventures: An Autobiography Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: True Crime
A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 "Equals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood as a nonfiction novel of crime.”—Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend’s murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew—a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself. Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con.
Meet Angelina Beacon, a typical fifteen year old, except for the fact that she can hear other peoples thoughts; move things with out touching them, levitate, and actually teleport herself. After losing her mother at the age of five, Angelina went from foster home to foster home until she was nine. That was when she discovered she wasn¿t a freak. There were other people who could do the same amazing, wonderful things she could do. But she still had to keep it a secret. Now at age fifteen, the secret is becoming harder to keep. Especially from Jordan, ¿the boy next door¿ who is becoming more than just a friend, and also from her best friend, and ¿almost sister¿, Abby. The mystery surrounding ¿who¿ she really is, how and why she can do the things she can do, the drama between Jordan and ¿tough guy¿ Jason and his pals, mixed up with teachers and school events, makes for a fast-paced story that will make you laugh, bring tears to your eyes, and keep you turning the pages. The surprise ending leaves you anxious for the next segment in the story of Angelina Beacon.
Author: D. Howard Armstrong
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Release Date: 2019-01-16
Maggie Matheson, an advertising executive in New York City, is forced to put her career on hold when she discovers her fiancé has been brutally murdered in his Long Island mansion on Christmas night. What was supposed to be a romantic weekend turned into a hideous nightmare for Maggie as she sets out to vindicate his untimely death. She vows to make sure whoever killed her beloved Edward will be brought to justice, even if it means soliciting the help of a former Secret Service Agent from Washington, D.C. A er arriving in New York, Maxwell Howard joins forces with Senior Inspector Morris of the NYPD to hunt down the diabolical killer that has eluded the police for months. As things unfold, Maxwell Howard follows the trail of art thieves to the back streets of New York and all the way to Miami Beach only to wind back up at the mysterious mansion of Beacon Hill. The thrills and suspense will lead you on an exciting adventure and keep you guessing who killed Edward. A family drama is intertwined throughout the search for a villain before they kill again.
Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Domestic fiction
Colin. May. Frank. Berenice. The Prime children grew up in a bleak country farm house called The Beacon. Colin and Berenice married locally. May went to university in London, but came home within a year and never left again. Only Frank, quiet, watchful Frank, got away. He left for Fleet Street and a career in journalism but its the publication of a book about his childhood that brings the fame and money he craves - and tears his family apart.