Download PDF by M.E. Mayer: Six for Gold (Death in Byzantium)

By M.E. Mayer

DEATH IN BYZANTIUM: on the middle of what's left of the Roman Empire, lies a urban simmering with intrigue & treachery. Amid this maelstrom stands John, a slave who has risen to turn into the correct hand of Justinian, the best of Byzantium's emperors. With violence and homicide typical, it really is John's talents as an investigator that the Emperor prizes the main.

SIX FOR GOLD: advert 542. John is chained and imprisoned, accused of murdering an imperial senator – and worse a favorite of the notorious empress Theodora. His existence is nearly definitely forfeit yet Justinian spirits him out of Constantinople and to a distant Egyptian shrine. Why? and what's the relationship among a sequence of brutal deaths during this distant outpost and what occurred in Constantinople? If John can remain alive lengthy adequate, he could locate the foremost to returning domestic.

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Read e-book online The Burning of The Piping Rock PDF

By Joseph Cutshall-King

Saratoga Springs in post-WW II the USA. The Racing Capital is within the grips of the mob, America's social elite, unlawful playing and a corrupt political computing device. The feds are stepping in to scrub it up and a person needs to erase the evidence--but at what cost? dependent upon the real-life, unsolved arson of Piping Rock on line casino, "The Burning of the Piping Rock" is a mystery with a dangerous mixture of blackmail and arson.

In July 1987, a small city pharmacist named George A. King races loss of life to tape a confession of his position within the arson of Piping Rock on line casino in Saratoga Springs in 1954. The tapes lay misplaced for almost 20 years till performed by means of King's son. The son hears his father exhibit a scary confession of deception, blackmail and dying implicating his personal father, an arsonist, the mob, Saratoga’s political desktop and the social elite of North Shore lengthy Island’s famed “Gold Coast.”

King’s dying confession describes the evening of August 16-17, 1954, from the instant whilst an arsonist identified basically as Harry the Torch steps again into King's lifestyles, bringing the pharmacist’s previous again with him. King relives how he used to be lured to force the arsonist to torch Piping Rock on line casino and the way the invitation becomes blackmail. because the trip unfolds, pressing questions come up and secrets and techniques are unraveled. Why are they racing to burn an uninsured, defunct on line casino close down 3 years earlier than by way of the U.S. Senate? Why is the arsonist blackmailing King? What are the connections among the racing fortress of Saratoga Springs and North Shore lengthy Island’s Gold Coast? What are the arsonist’s connections among these two?

Run through Meyer Lansky and fellow mafia participants, Piping Rock on line casino used to be an essential component of Saratoga's mixture of horse racing, playing, excessive society, and the mob from the Roaring Twenties to simply after WW II. Broadway and Hollywood stars entertained at Piping Rock, whereas hundreds of thousands replaced fingers over its unlawful gaming tables. In 1949, US Senator Kefauver’s Committee on equipped Crime attacked America’s biggest crime facilities. That integrated Saratoga Springs, which observed its playing heyday destroyed. Seized for again taxes, Piping Rock on line casino used to be deserted. yet what mystery did it nonetheless carry risky adequate to have it torched?

The "Burning of The Piping Rock" unearths that mystery and divulges the lives of 2 males formed and misshapen via the nice melancholy and international conflict II—and Saratoga Springs. certain jointly through arson, they notice too overdue at Piping Rock who're the deceivers and who're the deceived.

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Download PDF by Jakob Schopmans,Klaus Schopmans: Grenzvolk (German Edition)

By Jakob Schopmans,Klaus Schopmans

Der Roman ist im niederrheinschen Grenzmilieu zu den Niederlanden angesiedelt. Er spielt in den 20er Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunders, als in der gravierend sich unterscheidenden Wirtschaftspolitik in den Niederlanden und Preußen der Grenzschmuggel seine Blütezeit hatte. Der Roman erzählt vom tragischen Schicksal der Familie van Dorenkamp. Gespannt und innerlich gerührt verfolgt der Leser das Schicksal des Dores van Dorenkamp, dessen Lebensweg vom Förster über eine Tätigkeit als Verwalter einer Kaffeeplantage auf Java bis hin zum Anführer einer Schmugglerbande führt und der als „Schmuggeldores“ ein unrühmliches Ende findet.

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Download e-book for kindle: Altas esferas (Marlow) (Spanish Edition) by Leo Anders

By Leo Anders

Las altas esferas se abre con los problemas a los que se enfrenta Gloria Sans, una antropóloga forense que está investigando las fosas de los angeles guerra civil española, cuando de repente topa con l. a. oposición de los angeles Iglesia. Sin embargo, esta novela de ritmo trepidante se caracteriza por los constantes giros inesperados de l. a. acción, y Gloria emprende un viaje por Europa que l. a. llevará a remontarse a los orígenes y a l. a. historia de un cura rural asesinado durante l. a. guerra civil, y en su periplo por Europa pondrá su vida en muy serios peligros.

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Download e-book for iPad: Please Come Back: A Novel by Lee Irby

By Lee Irby

Paris, 1937. On a sultry July evening, a gorgeous younger American vanishes into skinny air. first and foremost the gendarmes deny that she is lacking. She may have run off with a lover, they cynically recommend. however the woman's aunt is aware another way and starts to believe helpless while the ransom notes, each one stranger than the final, arrive at her hotel.

Reporter Ansley Sage stumbles upon the tale and launches an research that might propel her at once into the trail of the main blood-thirsty gang of killers Paris has ever visible. as a result of police indifference, Ansley has to take calculated dangers to discover the reality, yet she will get support from a good-looking American diplomat and a socially awkward drifter who writes undesirable love poetry.

Based on a real tale, PLEASE come again attracts on painstaking old learn to supply the main points that make this strange and tragic episode come to life.

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Download PDF by Patricia Sumerling: The Noon Lady of Towitta

By Patricia Sumerling

Bertha Schippan, attractive yet headstrong daughter of a Wendish–German kin, is murdered on New Year's Day, 1902. A posse of Adelaide police arrive on the family's lonely Murray apartments farm thirty-six hours later, yet by the point an Aboriginal tracker can begin his paintings, a gale has blown all clues away. An inquest sends her elder sister Mary to trial. yet why could she kill Bertha whilst everybody knew them as loving partners? The midday girl of Towitta, a unique in accordance with genuine occasions, entwines truth and folktale to delve into the secrets and techniques of a kin haunted by means of its previous and governed through a religious and tyrannical father.

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Giulio Leoni's La sindone del diavolo: Un'indagine di Dante Aligheri PDF

By Giulio Leoni

Venezia, property 1313. Nel corso del suo lungo esilio, Dante Alighieri non ha mai visto un luogo simile. È come se quella città sospesa sull’acqua fosse in perenne movimento e si divertisse a disorientare chi vi si avventuri senza guida. Il poeta according toò non ha scelta: deve affrontare quella labirintica selva di calli e canali according to rintracciare uno speziale saraceno, Nazeeh Al Bashra, che si nasconde nei tenebrosi recessi della città. Un uomo accompagnato da una fama sinistra, ma che forse è l’unico in grado di curare Arrigo VII. Dante ha ancora negli occhi il viso sofferente dell’imperatore, sul quale un male antico ha scritto l’esito fatale del suo destino. Un destino legato a filo doppio a quello del poeta, che con l. a. morte del suo protettore perderebbe anche l’ultima speranza di rientrare da trionfatore nell’amata Firenze. Eppure, fin dall’inizio, los angeles missione presenta risvolti inquietanti. Chi sono gli oscuri personaggi che lo avvicinano e che sembrano sapere tutto dell’opera che sta ancora scrivendo, il suo viaggio negli inferi? E perché si ostinano a ripetere di aver visto il Diavolo aggirarsi in step with Venezia e di conoscerne le reali fattezze? Dapprima incredulo, Dante viene assalito dai dubbi quando l’uomo cui period stato indirizzato consistent with avere notizie del saraceno viene ucciso, in un modo così atroce che solo un demone avrebbe potuto escogitare. Forse davvero l. a. Serenissima è il palcoscenico di una macchinazione diabolica. Forse davvero il Diavolo ha deciso di sfidare le leggi del cielo e di rivelare all’umanità il proprio volto...

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Silvia Stolzenburg's Die Launen des Teufels: Historischer Roman (Der hochgelobten PDF

By Silvia Stolzenburg

Ulm, Oktober 1349: Nachdem die schweren, bürgerkriegsähnlichen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den Handwerkszünften und dem städtischen Patriziat beigelegt sind, herrscht dank der Unterzeichnung des Kleinen Schwörbriefes wieder Frieden in der mächtigen Handelsmetropole an den Ufern der Donau. Um den Reichtum der Stadt zu mehren und Gott ein Denkmal zu setzen, wird mit dem Aushub einer riesigen Baugrube begonnen, die schon wenige Jahre später den Grundstein zum Bau des gewaltigsten und himmelstürmendsten Kirchenbaus der Welt empfangen soll.

Als der habgierige und grausame Glockengießermeister Conrad beschließt, sowohl das Bauvorhaben als auch die damit einhergehende Korruption zu missbrauchen, um Reichtum und einen Sitz im Rat der Stadt zu erlangen, findet sich seine vierzehnjährige Tochter Anabel plötzlich mitten im turbulenten Stadtgeschehen wieder. Begehrt vom Abt der Barfüßerabtei, in der sie als Helferin im health facility arbeitet, erfährt sie die ungeschminkte Wahrheit über ihren Vater, als dieser sie an den Klostervorsteher verpfändet...

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Sylvia Maultash Warsh's Season of Iron: A Rebecca Temple Mystery PDF

By Sylvia Maultash Warsh

Short-listed for the 2007 ReLit Award

the latest Dr. Rebecca Temple ebook is determined alternately in 1979 Toronto and Thirties Berlin. In Toronto, Rebecca follows a path that starts off while Birdie, the schizophrenic homeless girl she is making an attempt to assist, is killed. From the German fencing teacher in whose yard Birdie lived to the Egyptian health care professional on the town to speak up the hot drug he's constructing from snake venom, no one is who they seem like. unusually, the 2 males appear to comprehend one another, even if neither will say how.

Alternating chapters keep on with a Jewish relatives, the Eisenbaums, in the course of the Nazi upward thrust to strength and the slow stripping away of the rights of Jews in Germany. The youngest baby, Frederika, turns into a physician opposed to all odds. yet because the Nazi grip tightens, she loses definitely the right to perform and is ultimately despatched to a focus camp. Rebecca’s and Frederika’s tales attach within the startling conclusion.

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Richard A Lupoff's Quintet: The Cases of Chase and Delacroix PDF

By Richard A Lupoff

The period of fantastic Nonsense was once over, changed via the grimmer, grittier global of the good melancholy. yet millionaire autodidact polymath Akhenaton Beelzebub Chase and his exceptional, lissome affiliate Claire Delacroix, survive with ease of their neo-Tudor mansion. They perform duets on helpful classical tools, dine on haute food and sip selection classic wines. it's a milieu similar to the environment of Philo Vance, younger Ellery Queen, and different novice sleuths of that bygone period. Chase and Delacroix's luxuriant lives are interrupted while Captain Cleland Baxter, head of the San Francisco Police division s detective bureau, calls on them to unravel baffling circumstances. they have to resolve the mysteries of a recognized Hungarian actor stumbled on lifeless in his dressing room, tiny puncture wounds in his neck . . . a deep-water explorer who disappears from his diving go well with 40 toes underneath the skin of Monterey Bay . . . a try out pilot who flies an experimental fighter airplane right into a cloud with a passenger on board and emerges seconds later, alone.

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