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Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years

By Michael Kurland

In 1891, Sherlock Holmes in a fight along with his arch-enemy, the Napoleon of Crime, Professor James Moriarty, plunged with him over the Reichenbach Falls to his inevitable dying. All of britain - certainly the whole global - mourned the irreplaceable lack of the world's maximum detective. and that is the place issues stood until eventually 1894 while Holmes by surprise reappeared in London, revealing himself to his buddy Dr. John Watson, and resumed his actions as a consulting detective. Holmes remained very quiet and mysterious on these lacking 3 years, by no means particularly revealing accurately the place he'd been and what he'd performed within the 'hidden years."

Now, during this anthology of unique tales the reality approximately these thirty-five months is unveiled and Holmes' adventures defined. whereas a few tales position Holmes in such normal destinations as long island and San Francisco, others locate him excessive within the Himalayas or above the Arctic Circle. With tales from such writers as Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, Carolyn Wheat, Michael Collins and so on, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years is a must have e-book for each fan who has each puzzled concerning the untold adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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Red Station (Harry Tate, Book 1)

By Adrian Magson

First within the brand-new Harry Tate mystery sequence - Having been made the scapegoat for a botched medicinal drugs intercept operation, MI5 officer Harry Tate is dispatched to ‘Red Station’, a distant outpost within the Balkans, ostensibly to prevent press scrutiny, yet the place in impression the protection prone ship ‘problem’ brokers they’d prefer to be rid of. however the outpost is thrust into the overseas highlight whilst troops commence massing within the quarter; and, because the scenario turns into more and more risky, Tate discovers the genuine, really stunning, function at the back of ‘Red Station’ – and comes to a decision to struggle again . . .

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London: The Novel

By Edward Rutherfurd

“A journey DE strength . . . LONDON TRACKS THE heritage OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM the times OF THE CELTS till the current TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.”
—The Orlando Sentinel

Now in a good-looking new alternate paperback version, this is Edward Rutherfurd’s vintage novel of London, a wonderful competition spanning thousand years. He brings this vivid city’s lengthy and noble heritage alive throughout the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen households, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20 th century. iteration after new release, those households include the fervour, fight, wealth, and verve of the best urban within the world.

“REMARKABLE . . . The invasion through Julius Caesar’s legions in fifty four B.C. . . . the increase of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The development of the Globe theatre . . . and the arrival of the commercial Revolution. . . . What a pleasant strategy to get the texture of London and of English heritage. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer finding out to put in writing The Canterbury stories. . . . each one episode is a punchy story made of bite-size chunks finishing in tiny cliffhangers.”
—The long island instances

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Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

By Lindsey Davis

"There are ideas for personal informers accepting a brand new case. by no means tackle consumers who can't pay you. by no means do favours for neighbors. do not paintings with family. If, like me, you're a girl, hold away from males you discover appealing.

"Will I by no means learn?"

In historical Rome, the variety of slaves used to be a ways more than that of unfastened voters. for this reason, frequently the folks Romans feared such a lot have been the "enemies at home," the slaves less than their very own roofs. due to this, Roman legislations decreed that if the top of a loved ones was once murdered at domestic, and the wrongdoer wasn't quick found, his slaves―all of them, responsible or not―were presumed dependable and have been positioned to demise. with no exception.

When a pair is located lifeless of their personal bed room and their residence burglarized, a few of their loved ones slaves understand what's approximately to occur to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by means of culture is revered as a haven for refugees. this is often the place Flavia Albia is available in. The gurus, stressed from either side, desire a resolution. Albia, a personal informer similar to her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is requested to resolve the murders, during this secret from Lindsey Davis.

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Weighed in the Balance: A William Monk Novel

By Anne Perry

While Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to shield her opposed to a cost of slander, he's astonished to discover himself accepting. For with out a shred of proof, the countess has publicly insisted that the onetime ruler of her small German principality used to be murdered by way of his spouse, the girl who was once liable for the prince’s exile to Venice 20 years sooner than. deepest investigator William Monk and his good friend Hester Latterly trip to town of Water in an test be sure the countess’s claims, and although the 2 have the ability to identify that the prince was once certainly murdered, as occasions spread the likeliest suspect seems Countess Zorah herself.

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Ghost Hawk

By Susan Cooper

A friendship among a tender local American and a colonial New England settler endangers them either during this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred evaluation) event tale from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

On the iciness day Little Hawk is shipped into the woods on my own, he can take just a bow and arrows, his hand made tomahawk, and the superb steel knife his father traded for with the hot white settlers. If Little Hawk survives 3 moons by way of himself, he'll be a man.

John Wakely is simply ten whilst his father dies, yet he has already skilled the heat and friendship of the close by tribes. but his fellow colonists aren’t as accepting of the local humans. whilst he's apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quick the relationships among settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will positioned either boys in grave danger.

The intertwining tales of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a desirable story of friendship and an eye-opening examine the heritage of our kingdom. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper additionally encompasses a timeline and an author’s word that discusses the old context of this significant and relocating novel.

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The Girl from Everywhere

By Heidi Heilig

Heidi Heilig's debut teenager fable sweeps from modern day manhattan urban, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to areas of fantasy and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed around the globe and during centuries aboard her time-traveling father's send. but if he gambles along with her very life, all of it might be approximately to finish. The woman from Everywhere, the 1st of 2 books, blends fable, historical past, and a contemporary sensibility. Its witty, fast moving discussion, breathless experience, multicultural forged, and mesmerizing romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix's lifestyles started in Honolulu in 1868. seeing that then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, modern day big apple urban, and lots of extra areas either genuine and imagined. so long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his send, The Temptation, to anywhere, any time. yet now he is exposed the only map he is continuously sought—1868 Honolulu, sooner than Nix's mom died in childbirth. Nix's life—her complete existence—is at stake. not anyone understands what is going to ensue if her father alterations the previous. it could possibly erase Nix's destiny, her goals, her adventures . . . her reference to the fascinating Persian thief, Kash, who is been a part of their group for 2 years. If Nix is helping her father reunite with the affection of his lifestyles, it is going to fee her her own.

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Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Pompeii

By Tim Collins

Dorkius is pissed off while he has to maneuver together with his kinfolk to Pompeii for the summer season in his 3rd adventure

Dorkius has to go away in the back of all of the joys of Rome for a monotonous small city. He reveals the folks of Pompeii to be much more superstitious than his mother, and watches in disbelief as they base all their judgements round animal innards readings. issues liven up whilst he meets Decima, a local girl who's confident a demon is haunting close by Mount Vesuvius. They burst off to enquire and Dorkius reveals that the demonic rumbles are coming from contained in the volcano itself. confident that Vesuvius is set to erupt, Dorkius rushes right down to town to warn each person, yet will they listen? 

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Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Novels of the Roman Empire)

By Ruth Downie

Back at his publish as a physician within the 20th legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso uncovers a brand new hazard even towards domestic than the neighboring barbarians.

As mysterious accidents, or even deaths, start to seem within the clinical ledgers, it truly is transparent that every one isn't good among the local recruits to Britannia's imperial military. Is the a lot- adorned Centurion Geminus preying on his weaker infantrymen? and will this be with regards to the looks of Emperor Hadrian?

Bound by means of his feel of accountability and ill-advised interest, Ruso starts to invite questions not anyone desires to listen. in the meantime his barbarian spouse, Tilla, is checking out a number of the answers-and marked as a safety probability via the very officials Ruso is interrogating.

With Hadrian's stopover at looming huge, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself hold within the balance.

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Vespasian: The Crossroads Brotherhood

By Robert Fabbri

Rome 25 advert. Marcus Salvius Magnus, client of the Crossroads Brotherhood, has an issue. actually, he has . one of many brothels lower than his defense has been raided via a rival Brotherhood, and valuable... merchandise... has been stolen. He can't lose face and allow the assault cross unpunished, yet how can he retaliate with out igniting a gang warfare? on the different finish of the social spectrum, woman Antonia - the emperor's sister-in-law - has allow has permit Senator Gaius Vespasius Pollo be aware of that she has a ranking that basically blood will settle, and Magnus owes the Senator a favour. Now, an easy assassination wouldn't be an issue for a guy like Magnus, however the guideline is this dying needs to be a bit more... inventive... than the standard knife-in-the-back-in-a-dark-alley. probably the Patronus of the Crossroads Brotherhood can kill birds with one stone?

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