Ordeal

Author: Jorn Lier Horst
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250111374
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Tense and suspenseful, the only reason to stop racing through the pages of Jorn Lier Horst's Ordeal will be to pause for a quick glance over your shoulder... "The best Scandinavian crime fiction available." - Yrsa Sigurdardottir Frank Mandt died after a fall down his basement steps, the same basement that holds a locked safe bolted to the floor. His granddaughter, Sofie Lund, inherits the house but wants nothing to do with his money. She believes the old man let her mother die in jail and is bitterly resentful. Line Wisting’s journalist instincts lead her into friendship with Sofie, and Line is with her when the safe is opened. What they discover unlocks another case and leads Chief Inspector William Wisting on a trial of murder to an ordeal that will eventually separate the innocent from the damned.

Mrs Marden S Ordeal Murder Mystery Novel

Author: James Hay
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026867017
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This carefully crafted ebook: "MRS. MARDEN'S ORDEAL (Murder Mystery Novel)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ruth Marden was disappointed with her marriage and her husband George whose affairs with other women led them to a verge of divorce, but his relationship with Marjorie Nesbit was the thing that troubled Ruth the most. Ruth feelings towards Marjorie became more severe, after her close friend Charlie Corcoran also fell in love with her. After a party thrown by Ruth and George, Marjorie is found dead. Many are suspected and Charlie is accused, but old family friend Dr. Doyle stumbles upon an unexpected revelation. James Hay, Jr. (1881–1936) was American novelist and journalist, born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Most of his books are crime mysteries and detective stories, three of which are set in Asheville, place where he spent part of his life, and worked as an editor in the Asheville Citizen magazine. Some of his other detective novels have their settings in Washington, where Hay spent his final years. Hay was the founder of the National Press Club, and had friendly relations with presidents Wilson and Taft.

Mystery Crime Collection The Winning Clue Mrs Marden S Ordeal No Clue The Man Who Forgot Detective Novels

Author: James Hay
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075832302
Size: 45.68 MB
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This carefully edited collection of mystery & detective novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Winning Clue" - Enid Withers is found dead and amateur detective Lawrence Bristow takes up on a challenge to solve the mystery of her murder. But after hitting few dead ends, Bristow is joined by a professional investigator Samuel Braceway. Both have their unique ways and different theories, and believe the other one is on the wrong trail. "No Clue!" - Detective Jefferson Hastings is invited at Sloanehurst, home of Arthur Sloane, rich and eccentric man deeply interested in study of crime and criminals. During his stay at Sloanehurst a young woman is found dead at the estate and Sloane's daughter wants Hastings to help solving mystery of the murder. In the beginning it appears that there are no clues at all, and every suspect has a perfect alibi… "Mrs. Marden's Ordeal" - Ruth Marden was disappointed with her marriage and her husband George whose affairs with other women led them to a verge of divorce, but his relationship with Marjorie Nesbit was the thing that troubled Ruth the most. After a party thrown by Ruth and George, Marjorie is found dead… "The Man Who Forgot" - An alcoholic gets himself to a point where he is unable to recall his own name or anything at all about his past. James Hay, Jr. (1881–1936) was American novelist and journalist, born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Most of his books are crime mysteries and detective stories, some of which are set in Asheville, place where he spent part of his life, and worked as an editor in the Asheville Citizen magazine. Some of his other detective novels have their settings in Washington, where Hay spent his final years. Hay was the founder of the National Press Club, and had friendly relations with presidents Wilson and Taft.

The Cotswold Mysteries Collection

Author: Rebecca Tope
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749015845
Size: 50.20 MB
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The Cotswolds are filled with idyllic and quintessentially English villages: the perfect, peaceful location for recently widowed Thea Osbourne to housesit, if perhaps a little dull. Until a body turns up. At the centre of the tragedy, Thea discovers that the cosy facades hide than their share of secrets... Includes the first four instalments in the Cotswold Mysteries series: A Cotswold Killing, A Cotswold Ordeal, Death in the Cotswolds and A Cotswold Mystery.

Ordeal By Innocence

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422644
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Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life – so who did kill her?

The Puritan Ordeal

Author: Andrew DELBANCO
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674034171
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More than an ecclesiastical or political history, this book is a vivid description of the earliest American immigrant experience. It depicts the dramatic tale of the seventeenth-century newcomers to our shores as they were drawn and pushed to make their way in an unsettled and unsettling world. Reviews of this book: "A powerfully imaginative and personal book--perhaps as all great American books on the Puritans must be." DD--Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books "The arguments in this book will resonate in the study of American culture for years to come...There is much to recommend this book ... historians and literary critics alike will be challenged by [it]. The Puritan Ordeal shows great promise for the continuing study of the life of the mind in America." DD--Bruce Tucker, Journal of American History "Delbanco's singular achievement in The Puritan Ordeal remains his sensitive, attentive, and generous recovery of the first emigrants' voices...[This book] may well provide the richest transcription we have of the hesitant, bewildered yet ultimately hopeful new-world inflections that register everywhere in early American culture." DD--Donald Weber, American Literary History "The author of this study, displaying an ideal combination of sensibility and judgement, discusses the Puritans who fled to New England and traces the effect of their immigrant experience on American literature. Like later immigrants, they found that emotional rifts opened between the first and second generations, and, like other English religious radicals, they were disturbed by women's demands for religious equality. The Puritan hope of creating a Christian--nonexploitative--economy in the New World was disappointed, and the dominant strand in Puritan thought became the need to constrain sinful human beings. However, Mr. Delbanco believes that it was the other strand in Puritan thought--the aspiration toward a community of saints--which became an important influence on American literature." DD--New Yorker "Against those historians whose primary interest has been the life of the mind or the development of the ecclesia, Delbanco emphasizes the fact that the Puritans were first and foremost a group of immigrants. This book offers a perceptive look at the inner history of that particular group." DD--American Journal of Theology and Philosophy "Andrew Delbanco's book is concerned with one of the most famous achievements of the Puritan spirit, the colonisation of New England. Popular American mythology depicts this as a classic triumph of faith over adversity. Mr. Delbanco shows convincingly that it is more truly seen as an 'ordeal', marked by tensions already present in the old world and intensified in the new." DD--The Economist "A noteworthy historical analysis." DD--Kirkus Reviews "This is a learned, well-researched, quotable text, delving deeply into matters of scholastic debate; yet the most interesting parts illuminate the felt experience of the earliest New Englanders: their passion for sermons, their Pauline belief in sudden transformations through grace." DD--Virginia Quarterly Review

Ordeal By Fire

Author: Sarah Hawkswood
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 074902092X
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September 1143. Serjeant Catchpoll hopes a fire at a Worcester silversmith's is just an accident, but when a charred corpse is discovered following a second fire, he has no choice but to call in the undersheriff, Hugh Bradecote, to help find the culprit. Bradecote may be new to the job compared to his weather-beaten, wily and experienced colleague, but his analytical eye is soon hard at work. With further fires, a hooded figure stalking the streets, and a possible murder that has gone undiscovered for some months, the duo must avoid getting more than their fingers burnt as they piece together the arsonist's vengeful motive.