Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence

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?

Frederic Dannay, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story

Frederic Dannay, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story

Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) was—with his partner Manfred Lee—the creator of the Ellery Queen detective novels and short stories. Dannay was also a literary historian and critic, and the editor of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Queen—both a pen name and the fictional protagonist of the stories—was also a vital force behind the continuing popularity of crime fiction in the early to mid–20th century, after the deaths of Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Melville Davisson Post, and other Old Masters of the genre. This book presents the first critical study of Ellery Queen’s role in the preservation of the detective short story. Many of the writers, characters and stories EQMM championed are covered, including such celebrated authors as Allingham, Ambler, Ellin, Innes, Vickers, and even William Butler Yeats.

A Full Report of the Trial of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, Before the Peers of Great Britain

The Whole of the Evidence, as it Came Out on the Various Examinations and Cross-examinations of the Witnesses : the Speeches and Proceedings of the Peers, the Opinions of the Judges, the Arguments of Counsel on Points of Law, and the Practice, of Various Tribunals

A Full Report of the Trial of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, Before the Peers of Great Britain


A Full Report of the Trial of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, Before the Peers of Great Britain

The Whole of the Evidence, as it Came Out on the Various Examinations and Cross-examinations of the Witnesses; the Speeches and Proceedings of the Peers; the Opinions of the Judges; the Arguments of Counsel on Points of Law, and the Practice, of Various Tribunals. The Whole Arranged for Dolby's Parliamentary Register; of which Work it Forms a Part; But, Being Complete in Itself, it is Intended Also to be Bound Separately for Those who Do Not Continue the Register ...

A Full Report of the Trial of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, Before the Peers of Great Britain

Explores the application of critical theory, communications and media theory to understanding digital information 3. Historical and critical perspective The Author: Luke Tredinnick is a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at London Metropolitan University and Course Director for the MSc on Digital Information Management. He teaches on a wide range of topics around the digital information area, including digital libraries, intranets and extranets, knowledge applications and technologies, cyberculture, and the social, political and theoretical aspects of digital information. He is the author of Why Intranets Fail (and How to Fix Them), also published by Chandos Publishing. Readership: Information management academics and students; information management professionals; allied academic fields, such as cultural studies, communications studies and media studies.

4 African Mysteries: Zoraida, The Great White Queen, The Eye of Istar & The Veiled Man (Illustrated Edition)

Zoraida, The Great White Queen, The Eye of Istar & The Veiled Man

4 African Mysteries: Zoraida, The Great White Queen, The Eye of Istar & The Veiled Man (Illustrated Edition)

"Zoraida" is a tale of a romance in the harem and the adventures in the great Sahara desert. "The Great White Queen" – Scars is a young boy who gets sent to a boy's preparatory school outside London where he befriends Omar, a strange kid from Africa. When Omar is called back home by his mother, Scars decides to join him on what he thought it would be a great adventure. "The Eye of Istar" – Zafar-Ben-A'Ziz, called by some El-Motardjim or the translator, has spent a couple of years in London. Upon his return from the land of infidels, Zafar becomes a dervish in the service of Mahdi. "The Veiled Man" is an account of the adventures and misadventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Maraude. William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."

The Trial at Bar of Sir Roger C.D. Tichborne, Bart

In the Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster, Before Lord Chief Justice Cockburn, Mr. Justice Mellor, & Mr. Justice Lush, for Perjury, Commencing Wednesday, April 23, 1873, and Ending Saturday, February 28, 1874 ; to which is Prefixed a Biographical Sketch of the Defendant ; Dedicated to Her Majesty the Queen

The Trial at Bar of Sir Roger C.D. Tichborne, Bart


The Queen's Man

A Medieval Mystery

The Queen's Man

Epiphany, 1193: the road out of Winchester was hidden by snow, and Justin de Quincy was making slow progress when he heard the first faint shout. It came again, louder and clearer, a cry for help. Spurring his stallion, de Quincy raced toward the source. But he was already too late. As the two assailants fled, de Quincy cradled the dying man, straining to make out his whispered words. "They did not get it," he rasped. "Promise me. You must deliver this letter to her. To the queen." Eleanor of Aquitaine sits on England's throne. At seventy, she has outlived the husband with whom she had once scandalized the world. But has she also outlived her favorite, her first-born son? Richard Lionheart, England's king, has been missing these last months. It is rumored that he is dead. Many think his youngest brother plots to steal the crown. Only Eleanor's fierce will can keep John from acting on his greed. Only a letter, splattered with the blood of a dying man murdered on the Winchester road, can tell her if Richard still lives. With the same sure touch she has brought to her historical fiction, Sharon Kay Penman turns to the mystery form. Setting her story in a period she captured brilliantly in earlier novels, she introduces Justin de Quincy. Bastard-born, de Quincy is the son of a high cleric who never acknowledged him, bestowing on the boy--in lieu of name or fortune--only an education. As it happens, it is a gift that will take young de Quincy into the very centers of power--and into the heart of danger, making him the Queen's man. Moving from the royal chambers in the Tower of London to the alehouses and stews of Southwark, from the horrors of Newgate Gaol to the bustling streets of Winchester, de Quincy proves his mettle as he tracks a brutal and cunning murderer and uncovers the sinister intrigues of Eleanor's court.

Chambers' Encyclopaedia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

Chambers' Encyclopaedia


1950s Omnibus

1950s Omnibus

Brings together the four stand-alone novels Agatha Christie wrote in the 1950s - They Came to Baghdad, Destination Unknown, Ordeal by Innocence, and The Pale Horse.