Ambitious lawyer Nelson Roberts, embittered by war, jilted by his fiance, and trusting no one, aims to make his name solving the mysterious thefts and violence at Thatcham Hall, a country house in Victorian England. Olivia Martin, headstrong and talented, will stop at nothing to overcome the conventions of the day, avoid a miserable fate as a governess and fulfill dreams of a musical future. The pair stumble on a body. Is the farmhands death a simple accident, or something more sinister? Who attacked the livestock at the Hall and why are the villagers so reluctant to talk? Can Nelson and Olivia overcome their differences and join forces to unravel the web of evil that imperils the Hall?
Geoffrey Turner's definitive study of the mid-19th century excavations by the British Museum at the Assyrian site of Nineveh documents the complete history of these excavations and provides detailed reconstructions of the architecture and sculpture in the palace of Sennacherib.
Mina Murray returns in this suspenseful retelling of a classic tale... Transylvania, 1890. Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and whispers of monsters who wear human skin. As Mina prepares for the final showdown with her fiance's abductors, the last descendants of the supernatural Draculesti family... She discovers her own shocking connection to the hidden world of vampires. You'll love Fortress of Blood because it's a thrilling historical fantasy with romance, shocking twists, and suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Scroll up and grab your copy today! This book will be of interest to readers seeking the following: free books, Dracula retellings, Dracula, Mina Harker, Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Mina Murray, Victorian London, gaslamp, historical mysteries, supernatural thrillers, vampires, mysteries, adventure, gothic, gothic romance, historical fantasy, gaslamp fantasy, paranormal suspense, action-adventure, historical thrillers
Love cosy crime, murder mysteries, clever animals and chocolate? Don't miss Murder on the Levels, the second Exham on Sea mystery, set in a seaside town in Somerset. Two cyclists die on the Somerset Levels, and the Exham bakery gets the blame. Libby Forest runs into danger as she sets out to solve the mystery, save the bakery and rescue her career, helped by Bear, the enormous Carpathian Sheepdog, Fuzzy, an aloof marmalade cat and the handsome, secretive Max Ramshore. Set in the coastal resort of Exham on Sea, Murder on the Levels features a cast of local characters, including Mandy the teenage Goth, her new boyfriend, Steve, Frank the baker and Detective Sergeant Joe Ramshore, Max's estranged son. The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the West Country provide the perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery. For lovers of Agatha Christie novels, Midsomer Murders, lovable pets and delicious food, the series offers a continuing supply of quick crime stories, each short enough to read in one sitting, as Libby solves a mixture of intriguing mysteries and uncovers the secrets of the past.