Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2012-10-30 ISBN :0755350308 Pages :160 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book Satan in St Mary's (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Will Hugh Corbett be able to discover the truth before London is overrun by a sinister secret society? Satan in St Mary's is the first thrilling book in the acclaimed Hugh Corbett series from Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. 'Vitality in the cityscape... angst in the mystery; it's Peters minus the herbs but plus a few crates of sack' - Oxford Times 1284 and Edward I is battling a traitorous movement founded by the late Simon de Montfort, the rebel who lost his life at the Battle of Evesham in 1258. The Pentangle, the movement's underground society whose members are known to practice the black arts, is thought to be behind the apparent suicide of Lawrence Duket, one of the King's loyal subjects, in revenge for Duket's murder of one of their supporters. The King, deeply suspicious of the affair, orders his wily Chancellor, Burnell, to look into the matter. Burnell chooses a sharp and clever clerk from the Court of King's Bench, Hugh Corbett, to conduct the investigation. Corbett - together with his manservant, Ranulf, late of Newgate - is swiftly drawn into the tangled politics and dark and dangerous underworld of medieval London. Will Corbett be able to find the truth before London is overrun by the Pentangle? What readers are saying about Satan in St Mary's: 'Doherty has a gift for bringing distant ages alive and for populating his books with endearing, believable characters' 'Doherty makes this period come to life' 'Excellent reading, I had difficulty in putting the book down!'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2013-06-06 ISBN :0755395611 Pages :172 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book A Shrine of Murders (Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A series of poisoned pilgrims requires the services of Canterbury's most intrepid sleuth.. . Paul Doherty introduces his medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke for the first time in A Shrine of Murders, the first in a gripping mystery series from the acclaimed historical novelist. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. A serial killer haunts 15th-century Canterbury. Kathryn Swinbrooke is an independent practitioner of medicine, discovering the benefits of an apple-rich diet for teeth, and prescribing herbs and vinegar for almost every known malady. Canterbury's tourist trade, already jeopardized by the War of the Roses, is further imperilled by a spate of poisoned pilgrims, each corpse accompanied by the appearance of a line or two of rough verse, in style remarkably similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's soon-to-be famous work. Suspecting the murderer is a doctor, the Archbishop asks for Kathryn's help. In a fascinating hunt that pits her against the august town physicians, Kathryn is aided only by her wits, her foul-mouthed, warm-hearted servant Thomasina, and Colum Murtagh, a powerful Irish mercenary. What readers are saying about A Shrine of Murders: 'This is well researched, well written and a good story to curl up with on a dark winter's evening' 'Paul Doherty is a superb writer' 'Superb plot and characters. Kathryn is so interesting and insight into the history of the time is so well documented. You feel as if you were there and can even smell it!'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2012-11-27 ISBN :0755397754 Pages :219 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book The White Rose Murders (Tudor Mysteries, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-27 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anarchy and unrest make for a deadly investigation... In the first journal of Roger Shallot, the Tudor sleuth writes of the murders and villainy perpetrated during the reign of King Henry VIII in Paul Doherty's masterful novel, The White Rose Murders. Perfect for fans of Susannah Gregory and C. J. Sansom. 'The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters' - Time Out In 1517 the English armies have defeated and killed James IV of Scotland at Flodden and James's widow-queen, Margaret, sister to Henry VIII, has fled to England, leaving her crown under a Council of Regency. Roger Shallot is drawn into a web of mystery and murder by his close friendship with Benjamin Daunbey, the nephew of Cardinal Wolsey, first minister of Henry VIII. Benjamin and Roger are ordered into Margaret's household to resolve certain mysteries as well as to bring about her restoration to Scotland. They begin by questioning Selkirk, a half-mad physician imprisoned in the Tower. He is subsequently found poisoned in a locked chamber guarded by soldiers. The only clue is a poem of riddles. However, the poem contains the seeds for other gruesome murders. The faceless assassin always leaves a white rose, the mark of Les Blancs Sangliers, a secret society plotting the overthrow of the Tudor monarchy... What readers are saying about The White Rose Murders: 'Roger is a rogue and a villain, but so engaging that the reader soon becomes entangled in the complex mysteries' 'The plots are always original and interesting and populated by a wonderful cast of characters' 'Paul Doherty has a great talent for describing the gory and realistic details of Tudor life and bases his story on facts, which make it credible as well as a very entertaining whodunit'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2013-06-11 ISBN :0755395727 Pages :194 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book A Murder in Macedon (Alexander the Great Mysteries, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexander must fight for his throne, his father... and his life. Paul Doherty transports his readers to Ancient Greece in A Murder in Macedon - a gripping mystery featuring Alexander the Great. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. 'If you want to know whodunit in ancient times, Doherty is your man' - Good Book Guide In the summer of 336 BC, Philip of Macedon is to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece, but he also has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip summons all of Greece to attend his great celebration in the old capital of Aegae, but the Macedonian court is plunged into chaos and bloodshed when he is murdered by Pausanias. Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others? What readers are saying about A Murder in Macedon: 'A very enthralling story' 'An interesting twist' 'Paul Doherty - brilliant - nothing more to say'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2012-11-27 ISBN :0755350189 Pages :300 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book The Templar (Templars, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-27 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the Crusades take hold, one man's legacy is yet to be determined... Journey with Paul Doherty to 1095 and experience the founding of the Templar Order in all its epic and brutal detail in his gripping novel, The Templar. Perfect for fans of Michael Jecks and Robin Hobb. 1095, and crusading fervour has swept Europe. Christ's fief of Jerusalem has been seized by the Infidels. The Frankish Knights of the West are to march east to liberate the Holy City. Hugh de Payens and Godefroi of St Omer, the soon-to-be founders of the Templar Order, and Hugh's younger sister, Eleanor, leave the security of their homes in Burgundy, France, with a plan to join Count Raymond of Toulouse's army, and march across the known world to Jerusalem. Follow the crusaders as they march through Europe into the glories of Byzantium and onto Syria. Witness the hardships, bloodshed and trickery on their treacherous travels to the Holy Land and know that though the crusaders' journey, and this novel, will end with their entry into the Holy City, the Crusades have yet to begin in earnest. What readers are saying about the Templar series: 'A masterful work of history-based fiction' 'A fun book and a good bit of light escapism' 'A page turner'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2013-06-06 ISBN :0755395778 Pages :241 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book The Whyte Harte (Matthew Jankyn, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The suspicious death of the Richard II prompts an unground movement known as the White Harte... The turbulent times of the 15th century are perfectly captured in Paul Doherty's gripping mystery, The White Harte. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. Jankyn's narrative relates his own past, a past spent unwillingly under the tutelage of priests and friars in an Augustinian monastery; his rebellious flirtation with the heresy of Lollardism; and finally his becoming a thief, an accused traitor, and yeoman to Bishop Henry Beaufort, illegitimate grandson of 'The Black Prince', and half-brother to King Henry V. It is Beaufort who 'rescues' Jankyn from Newgate prison to serve as his investigator of the rumours that Richard II is not dead, but alive in Scotland, encouraging the small rebellions under the sign of the White Harte. It is up to Jankyn to discover the truth... What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'The plot and mystery slowly unfolds with unexpected twists and turns before finally being unravelled. An enthralling tale by Doherty at his best' '[You] lose yourself in the story' 'Five stars'
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2013-06-06 ISBN :0755395743 Pages :247 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (755 users)
Download or read book The House of Death (Telamon Triology, Book 1) written by Paul Doherty and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Alexander the Great sits with his troops poised to attack, his guides are murdered. Can he uncover the spies in time? The House of Death is the first mystery in the magnificent Ancient Greece series featuring Alexander the Great and his physician Telamon, by master historian Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. 'Paul Doherty has created a vivid, credible picture of life in the Persian and Macedonian courts on the eve of Alexander's conquests' - The Times It is 334 BC and the young Alexander sits with his troops by the Hellespont, poised to attack the empire of the great King Darius III. To win the approval of the gods for his enterprise he makes many offerings, yet the smoke does not rise, the sacrificial animals are flawed. Worse, his guides are being brutally murdered, Persian spies are in the camp, and Alexander's generals have their own secrets. Into this turmoil comes Telamon, a physician and boyhood friend of Alexander. As the climax builds and Alexander throws off his nervous fears, winning a brilliant and bloody triumph over the Persians, Telamon must at last succeed in unmasking their enemies... What readers are saying about The House of Death: 'A book to fall in love with' 'Paul Doherty at his very best! Very well researched - a joy to read' 'Found myself totally engrossed in the book; I could not put it down till I got to the very last page'
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2024-02-09 ISBN :1000626199 Pages :634 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality written by K. R. Moore and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2024-02-09 with total page 634 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion covers a range of receptions of ancient Greek and Roman gender and sexuality. It explores ancient representations of these concepts as we define them today, as well as recent perspectives that have been projected back onto antiquity. Beginning in antiquity, the chapters examine how the ancient Greeks and Romans regarded concepts of what we would today call "gender" and "sexuality" based on the evidence available to us, and chart the varied interpretations and receptions of these concepts across time to the present day. In exploring how different cultures have "received" the classical past, the volume investigates these cultures’ different interpretations of Greek and Roman sexualities, and what these interpretations can reveal about their own attitudes. Through the contributions in this book, the reader gains a deeper understanding of this essential part of human existence, derived from influential sources. From ancient to modern and postmodern perspectives, from cinematic productions to TikTok videos, receptions of ancient gender and sexuality abound. This volume is of interest to students and scholars of ancient history, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and ancient societies, as well as those working on popular culture and gender studies more broadly.
Publisher :Worker Bee Press Release Date :2019-08-05 ISBN :1732974330 Pages :635 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (732 users)
Download or read book Mona Moon Mystery Box Set 1 written by Abigail Keam and published by Worker Bee Press. This book was released on 2019-08-05 with total page 635 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Murder Under A Blue Moon Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is broke. It’s during the Depression, and her application has just been turned down to join an expedition to the Amazon. What’s she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until the next assignment. There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase. “I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says. Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him. That’s how Mona does things in 1933. Murder Under A Blood Moon Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives a telegram from her friend, Lady Alice Morrell, begging her to come to England. It seems Lady Alice is receiving death threats! Alarmed that her dear friend needs help, Mona gathers her pistol, her steamer trunks, and Violet, her maid, to travel to Merry Old England. Once there, Mona encounters a nemesis she hasn’t seen for a very long time. She was lucky once to survive. Will she be as lucky now? Armed with her pistol, courage, and a bag of tricks, Mona is determined to save Lady Alice from harm, even if it means she might die trying. That’s how Mona does things in 1933. Murder Under A Bad Moon Mona has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Depression. But there’s a problem. Miss Mona is being accused of murdering her neighbor by a corrupt sheriff. Mona has made enemies in the Bluegrass, and the sheriff’s been told to make life difficult for her. Why? Because Mona pays good wages to her employees and offers free health care. She even let her miners unionize. Mona is considered a radical and dangerous to some of the other horse owners. They want to be shed of Mona’s extreme views. It’s too bad someone murdered Judge Landis Garrett, but if the evidence swings around Mona’s way––all the better if it sticks many of the locals think. Mona’s response is to tell the sheriff and his cronies to go to hell. You want a fight? Well, bring it on! That’s how Mona does things in 1933.
Publisher :American Library Association Release Date :2009 ISBN :0838909671 Pages :782 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (838 users)
Download or read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Publisher :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date :2001 ISBN :9780395984055 Pages :168 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (984 users)
Download or read book The Great Mystery written by Neil Philip and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2001 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of Native American mythology from various tribes including their different perspectives on how the earth was started and how it will end.
Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2014-07-28 ISBN :3110299550 Pages :274 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (11 users)
Download or read book Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World written by Jan N. Bremmer and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2014-07-28 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ancient Mysteries have long attracted the interest of scholars, an interest that goes back at least to the time of the Reformation. After a period of interest around the turn of the twentieth century, recent decades have seen an important study of Walter Burkert (1987). Yet his thematic approach makes it hard to see how the actual initiation into the Mysteries took place. To do precisely that is the aim of this book. It gives a ‘thick description’ of the major Mysteries, not only of the famous Eleusinian Mysteries, but also those located at the interface of Greece and Anatolia: the Mysteries of Samothrace, Imbros and Lemnos as well as those of the Corybants. It then proceeds to look at the Orphic-Bacchic Mysteries, which have become increasingly better understood due to the many discoveries of new texts in the recent times. Having looked at classical Greece we move on to the Roman Empire, where we study not only the lesser Mysteries, which we know especially from Pausanias, but also the new ones of Isis and Mithras. We conclude our book with a discussion of the possible influence of the Mysteries on emerging Christianity. Its detailed references and up-to-date bibliography will make this book indispensable for any scholar interested in the Mysteries and ancient religion, but also for those scholars who work on initiation or esoteric rituals, which were often inspired by the ancient Mysteries.
Publisher : Release Date :1854 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (3 users)
Download or read book The Ancient History of the Egyptians written by Charles Rollin and published by . This book was released on 1854 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1945 ISBN : Pages :314 pages Rating Book:4.B/5 (3 users)
Download or read book Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [C] Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures. New Series written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by . This book was released on 1945 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Page Publishing Inc Release Date :2016-05-06 ISBN :1682138585 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (682 users)
Download or read book Creation: The Untold Mystery of Man and the Devil written by Leo Moore and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Message from The Most High Tribute to Mother Earth and Mother Nature Leo Moore Forgive them Mother Earth, for they know not what they do. Forgive those fools Mother Earth, who showed no respect for you! For if Mother Nature sends destruction, as a natural attack No one would blame her, for getting those humans off your back. Your air was so pure, so clear, and so clean. Your vegetation, was so fresh, and so green. They are dying today, from too much pollution. I hope someone, will soon find a solution. Your rivers, your lakes, your oceans, and your seas, So blue, and so cool, like a midsummer’s breeze. Please don’t pollute our waters, you humans I plead, With all the waste, that big business don’t need. Forgive them Mother Earth, for they know not what they do. Forgive those fools Mother Earth, who showed no respect for you. For if Mother Nature sends destruction, as a natural attack, No one would blame her, for getting those humans off your back.