Historical Fiction

Ruddy Gore: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)

By Kerry Greenwood

Operating overdue to a gala functionality of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets a few thugs in darkish alley and handles them convincingly ahead of they could damage her silver costume. She then reveals that she has rescued the good-looking Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who in brief mistake her for a deity. Denying divinity yet accepting cognac, she later maintains properly to the theatre the place her evening is back interrupted via a weird and wonderful loss of life onstage. What hyperlinks can Phryne locate among the ridiculously unique plot of Ruddigore, the chinese language group of Little Bourke St., or the actors treading the forums of His Majesty’s Theatre?

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The Zoo at the Edge of the World

By Eric Kahn Gale

From the writer of The Bully Book comes a undying tale a couple of younger boy, his father, and the realm that comes among them, which New York Times–bestselling writer Peter Lerangis referred to as "magical, mysterious, clean, unique, and whole of heart."

Marlin isn't gradual, or mute; what he's is a stutterer, and that makes it very unlikely for him to persuade humans another way. What he's is also a Rackham: the more youthful son of the world-famous explorer Ronan Rackham, the landlord and owner of the Zoo on the fringe of the area, a inn the place the well-to-do from all around the globe can come to event the final little bit of the wild left on the finish of the 19th century.

In order to provoke a strong duke who involves stopover at the zoo, Marlin's father ventures into the jungle and brings again a mysterious black jaguar, the one one in captivity. everyone seems to be fearful of it, together with Marlin—until one evening, while the jaguar confers upon him a robust reward. quickly, Marlin unearths himself with a tricky option to make and, eventually, whatever to claim. If in basic terms he can determine tips to say it.

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Pagan's Vows (Pagan Chronicles, Book 3)

By Catherine Jinks

Monks, priests, clergymen. clergymen all over the place ... stuffed jointly on their chapter-house seats like bats in a cave. Like crows round a corpse.

Pagan is again! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble Lord Roland develop into beginners on the Abbey of Saint Martin, the place they are going to arrange to profit the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. yet as Pagan quickly unearths out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes simply to him. And whereas Roland units his eyes firmly at the face of God, the extra worldly Pagan discovers simply how corrupt and hazardous lifestyles in a monastery can be.

Book 3 within the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Vows is a full of life, engrossing medieval mystery - a super sequel to Pagan's campaign and Pagan in Exile.

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The Fire-Eaters

By David Almond

Bobby Burns is aware he's a fortunate lad. turning out to be up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is uncovered to all demeanour of wondrous issues: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a pal which may heal injured fawns together with her goals, a guy who can consume hearth. yet darkness appears imminent Bobby's existence from either side. Bobby's new college is a chilly, merciless position. His father is struggling with a mysterious disease that threatens to rip his relations aside. And the us and USSR are trying out nuclear missiles and creeping nearer and towards a world-engulfing war.

Together together with his wonder-working good friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn how to think in miracles that would retailer the folk and position he loves.

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The Peculiars

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar comes to a decision to go looking for her father, who disappeared into the northern barren region of Scree while Lena was once younger. Scree is inhabited by way of Peculiars, humans whose strange features lead them to unacceptable to trendy society. Lena wonders if her father is the resource of her personal amazing features and if she, too, is strange. at the educate north, she meets Jimson Quiggley, a tender librarian who's touring to a city at the fringe of Scree to paintings in the house and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The educate is quickly boarded by way of a good-looking younger marshal, Thomas Saltre, who learns who Lena’s father is and convinces her to secret agent on Mr. Beasley and the unusual folks who disappear into his domestic, known as Zephyr residence. finally, although, Lena needs to enterprise into the wilds of Scree and confront her private fears.

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Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys

"Few books are fantastically written, fewer nonetheless are very important; this novel is both."--The Washington Post

From New York Times bestseller Ruta Sepetys, writer of Salt to the Sea

A New York Times striking book
An foreign Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee

Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian lady dwelling a standard life--until Soviet officials invade her domestic and tear her relatives aside. Separated from her father and compelled onto a crowded educate, Lina, her mom, and her younger brother make their strategy to a Siberian paintings camp, the place they're pressured to struggle for his or her lives. Lina unearths solace in her artwork, documenting those occasions through drawing. Risking every thing, she imbeds clues in her drawings in their situation and secretly passes them alongside, hoping her drawings will make their technique to her father's felony camp. yet will power, love, and desire be sufficient for Lina and her kin to survive?

A relocating and haunting novel for readers of The e-book Thief

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Turtle in Paradise

By Jennifer L. Holm

In Jennifer L. Holm's long island occasions bestselling, Newbery Honor successful heart grade old fiction novel, lifestyles isn't the same as the films. yet nonetheless, 11-year-old Turtle isn't any Shirley Temple. She's clever and difficult and has visible adequate of the realm to not count on a Hollywood finishing. in the end, it truly is 1935 and jobs and cash and infrequently even desires are scarce. So while Turtle's mama will get a task house responsibilities for a girl who does not like youngsters, Turtle says see you later with out a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to reside with kin she's by no means met. Florida's like not anything Turtle's ever obvious ahead of notwithstanding. it truly is scorching and weird, jam-packed with rag tag boy cousins, family members secrets and techniques, scams, or even buried pirate treasure! prior to she is familiar with what is occurred, Turtle reveals herself popping out of the shell she's spent her existence development, and as she does, her international opens up within the such a lot unforeseen methods. packed with event, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an fast vintage either girls and boys with love.

Includes an Author's notice with pictures and additional history at the nice melancholy, in addition to extra assets and websites.

Starred evaluate, Kirkus Reviews:
"Sweet, humorous and superb."

Starred assessment, Booklist:
"Just the ideal mix of knowingness and wish . . . a hilarious mixture of relatives drama professional with a dollop of adventure."

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The Black Pearl

By Scott O'Dell

From the depths of a collapse the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and pleasing that his father, knowledgeable pearl broker, is sure Ramon has came across the mythical Pearl of Heaven. this sort of treasure is bound to deliver nice pleasure to the villagers in their tiny coastal city, or even better renown to the Salazar identify. No diver, now not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever came upon a pearl like this!

But is there a value to pay for a prize so nice? whilst a poor tragedy moves the village, outdated Luzon’s caution approximately El Diablo returns to hang-out Ramon. If El Diablo really exists, it is going to take all Ramon’s braveness to stand the winged creature looking forward to him offshore.

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Crow

By Barbara Wright

The summer time of 1898 is full of ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. he is transforming into except his ally, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads regularly along with his pragmatic, informed father, and his mom is reeling from the invention of a relations mystery. but there are strong instances, too. he is instructing his grandmother the right way to learn. For the 1st time she's sharing tales approximately her lifestyles as a slave. And his father and his neighbors are ultimately getting the honor and positions of energy they have earned within the Wilmington, North Carolina, group. yet no longer everyone seems to be pleased with the political alterations at play and a few will do whatever, together with a violent plot opposed to the govt, to take care of the prestige quo.

One new release clear of slavery, a thriving African American community—enfranchised and emancipated—suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn-of-the-century North Carolina while a bunch of neighborhood politicians levels the one profitable coup d'etat in US background.

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