Historical Fiction

Jackaby

By William Ritter

“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” —Chicago Tribune

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and wanting a role, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a prepared eye for the extraordinary--including the facility to determine supernatural beings. Abigail has a present for noticing traditional yet vital information, which makes her excellent for the location of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail reveals herself in the course of an exhilarating case: A serial killer is at the unfastened. The police are confident it’s a normal villain, yet Jackaby is sure the foul deeds are the paintings of the type of creature whose very lifestyles the neighborhood authorities--with the exception of a good-looking younger detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

“The wealthy global of this debut calls for sequels.” —Kirkus reports, starred review

“We truthfully couldn’t placed it down.” —Nerdist.com

“Toss jointly an alternative 19th-century New England urban, a robust culture of Sherlockian pastiche, and one heavily gruesome hat, and this lighthearted and warranted debut emerges, all motion and quirk.” —Publishers Weekly

• A most sensible Ten Fall ’14 childrens’ Indie subsequent Pick
• A 2014 Kirkus Reviews most sensible e-book for younger Adults
• A 2015 YALSA most sensible Ten most sensible Fiction for teens Title
• A 2015 Pacific Northwest ebook Award Winner
• A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
• A Junior Library Guild Selection

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The Sign of the Beaver

By Elizabeth George Speare

Although he faces accountability bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is greater than a bit frightened while his father leaves him on my own to protect their new cabin within the wasteland. whilst a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no option to shoot online game or to guard himself. while Matt meets Attean, a boy within the Beaver extended family, he starts to higher comprehend their lifestyle and their becoming challenge in adapting to the white guy and the altering frontier.

Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival tale is stuffed with incredible element approximately residing within the desert and the relationships that shaped among settlers and natives within the 1700s. Now with an creation through Joseph Bruchac.

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By Murder's Bright Light (Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan)

By Paul Doherty, Paul Harding

It is the wintry weather of 1379 and a sea of difficulty is besetting England as French privateers proceed to assault the southern coast on a route to threaten London itself. In reaction an English flotilla of warships, with God’s vibrant Light in its quantity, has dropped anchor within the Thames. while the sunlight rises at the flotilla’s first morning, the 1st mate and of the team of God’s vibrant Light have disappeared with out a hint. Sir John Cranston—the wine-loving Coroner of the City—and his clerk Brother Athelstan are summoned to solve the mysteries on board the ill-omened warship. specifically, they have to seek out the reality at the back of the dying of Sir Henry Ospring, who after vacationing the ship’s captain was once later viciously stabbed to dying in a tavern chamber. As Cranston and Brother Athelstan examine, they locate themselves within the thick of a bloody conflict as scandal, treason, and homicide rule the day.

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A Rose Before Dying (A Second Sons Inquiry Agency Regency Mystery Book 2)

By Amy Corwin

The one family members Charles has left is his uncle, Sir Edward. while Sir Edward is accused of murdering his mistress, Charles is decided to turn out his uncle's innocence. regrettably, the single clues left in the back of are a couple of enigmatic roses and a be aware threatening to kill an unidentified sufferer except the riddle is solved.

Ariadne is suffering to make successful of the gardening enterprise left to her by means of her father, and whilst an earl, Charles Vance, tells her stranger's existence depends on her id of a rose, she is torn. She desires to support him, but when she is inaccurate, a person may possibly die and her attractiveness as a rosarian will be ruined.

The stakes are excessive, yet Ariadne reluctantly has the same opinion to aid the horny earl. because the plunge deeper into the secret, they have to struggle the distraction in their becoming love in the event that they wish to avoid a killer from claiming yet one more lifestyles.

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The Gathering Storm (Katerina)

By Robin Bridges

As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, attempts to conceal a dismal mystery: she will elevate the lifeless. nobody is aware. no longer her kinfolk. now not the ladies at her completing university. no longer the tsar or somebody in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her expertise a curse, no longer a present. but if she makes use of her precise ability to guard a member of the Imperial kinfolk, she unearths herself stuck in an online of intrigue--and pulled among younger males who belong to very diverse and warring royal bloodlines. The time has come for Katerina to embody her strength as a necromancer, yet which facet will she choose--and to whom will she supply her heart?

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The King's Fifth

By Scott O'Dell

In this deeply affecting novel Scott O’Dell envelops the reader within the heroic international of the conquistadors—a international that's instantaneously somber and many-colored. notwithstanding they could were ruthless, those steel-helmeted younger males of Spain lived their lives at the very fringe of eternity with sort and unusual courage.

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An Act of Mercy

A exciting story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. ideal for enthusiasts of RIPPER highway, THE MANGLE highway MURDERS, and C. J. SANSOM. formerly released as A KILLING KINDNESS.

London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of clinical marvels, poverty, sickness and death.

When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a girl in a Hackney cab, the case turns out elementary – until eventually the single suspect is located murdered in his cell.

Pilgrim is hindered in his research by means of his personal darkish prior – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and likewise through the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'.

The case becomes a dangerous online game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?

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Death in a White Tie

Secret Guild in organization with Little Brown and corporate. challenging disguise. 352 p.; 0.94" x 6.78" x 4.17".
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Wealthy, captivating bon vivant Sir Robert Gospell used to be a celebrity of London's champagne-and-caviar circuit. Then at the morning after the main glittering ball of the season, anyone unearths a cause to asphyxiate Gospell in a taxi headed throughout city. yet who would wish to kill "Bunchy" Gospel? leader Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire the homicide of his previous frined and to discover a nefarious scheme that all started faraway from the ballroom floor...

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Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Pompeii

By Tim Collins

Dorkius is frustrated while he has to maneuver together with his relations to Pompeii for the summer season in his 3rd adventure

Dorkius has to go away in the back of the entire joys of Rome for a humdrum 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 enliven whilst he meets Decima, a local girl who's confident a demon is haunting within reach Mount Vesuvius. They burst off to enquire and Dorkius unearths that the demonic rumbles are coming from contained in the volcano itself. confident that Vesuvius is set to erupt, Dorkius rushes all the way down to town to warn everybody, yet will they listen? 

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