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Lois Meade 01: Murder on Monday (EN, 2002) (2002)

But tonight, the present chairman, Dr Rix, sat uneasily on his hard chair and tried to concentrate on the minutes of the previous meeting, banishing thoughts of Gloria and how she must have stood in abject terror in the kitchen behind him. Janice Britton, the Special who had been so encouraging t...

Lois Meade 01: Murder on Monday (EN, 2002) (2002) by Ann Purser

The Dressmaker.docx

The story takes place in a fictional Australian town. The writer managed to raise a lot of important questions: revenge, hate, love and haute culture. Tilly Dunnage, the main character worked in Paris as a dressmaker at culture houses. Due to her vast experience in this field, she knows various f...

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The Innocent.docx

It may be said that the book has a double benefit for the reader: apart from vivid emotions, it gives him an invaluable insight into history, revealing some unknown facts. The novel takes place in Berlin; the Cold War is in an embryonic state. Can you imagine that British and Americans came up wi...

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The Boathouse

Zoe was sitting upright at her desk hard at work; wearing a black designer suit and high heels with her long dark hair flowing in waves. “I thought the voice recordings from the ransom calls would have provided us with some leads by now,” Archer sighed and handed over her coffee. “Thanks. The voi...

The Boathouse by R. J. Harries

On a Darkling Plain

The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human understanding. — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Frowning, Gunter circled Roger’s desk, glaring down at Judy’s marked'up map of Sarasota and its environs. Seated in one of the shabby b...

On a Darkling Plain by Unknown Author

A Bird in the Hand (2015)

Wentworth with concern, although I myself have been guilty of the same response. When I am misunderstood, I can howl with the best of them. However, Ms. Wentworth's tears, which were threatening to undo the little makeup she was wearing, did not seem to fall in that category. I believed that the ...

A Bird in the Hand (2015) by Dane McCaslin

Antony and Cleopatra

From where he stood at the top of the Velia, Octavian could see down into the Forum Romanum and beyond it to the Capitoline Mount; if he turned to face the other way, he could look across the swamps of the Palus Ceroliae all the way along the Sacra Via to the Servian Walls.  Octavian loved Rome w...

Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

The NextWorld 02: Spawn Point

The truth is, I don't want to move. I have an apathy for everything that's making my body refuse to cooperate.     He sets me down on the bed and I'm able to take in my surroundings. I know I'm in my old tower room. Same rust spot on the wall. Same scratches on the floor. But ...

The NextWorld 02: Spawn Point by Jaron Lee Knuth

The Song of Orpheus (2016)

DEATH IS FOREVER—OR IS IT?     Why are you getting up? Was that one too sad or something? Sorry about that, but life in ancient Greece was pretty tough. You’re lucky that not many people die young these days, the way Kleobis and Biton did. I know, I know—some still do, and it’...

The Song of Orpheus (2016) by Tracy Barrett

A Killing Winter

But I’d never been involved in the murder of a pregnant Russian army officer before; my first and probably best idea was to head to the Kazakh border and hole up for a couple of decades. But Marina Gurchenko’s murder put me firmly in between two of the country’s most powerful men: the Minister fo...

A Killing Winter by Tom Callaghan

All Seeing Eye

Hector didn’t move other than his eyes narrowing. There was rage there, searing and hot, but pain, too. The kick-in-the-gut kind, an agony that sucked the oxygen from your lungs and the hope from your soul. Then he blinked, and it faded. “I know.” It was my turn to blink. “You know?” “I helped Ch...

All Seeing Eye by Rob Thurman

Pushed to the Limit (an Emma Cassidy Mystery Book 2)

Emma bumped her head against the table as she scrambled around to see her interrogator. Her racing heartbeat slowed as she saw it was only Sherilee in her cop uniform. “God damn it, Sherilee! You nearly gave me a heart attack!” The police woman lifted one eyebrow. “What’s made you so jumpy?” “I—I...

Pushed to the Limit (an Emma Cassidy Mystery Book 2) by Karen Chester

The Case of the Stolen Film (2008)

It was blistered and blackened but it would heal more quickly than the terrible injuries Almaz and Elsinor had sustained during their exile.     He had left them on the beach waiting for Minertia to appear. He hadn’t told them about her final confession. She had said the secre...

The Case of the Stolen Film (2008) by Gareth P. Jones

The War of the Supers (The First Superhero Book 3)

That was when Clarissa and her soldiers would begin their attack. We were supposed to wait until 6:35 before we made our move, just to make sure that as many soldiers as possible had moved away from the Carlton. We didn’t want to wait too long, though, because Clarissa’s soldiers wouldn’t last ve...

The War of the Supers (The First Superhero Book 3) by Logan Rutherford

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)

Add the sugar and orange juice concentrate, and stir. Let the mixture cool slightly. Add the eggs, baking soda, salt, and orange zest, stirring after each addition. Add the flour in increments and mix thoroughly. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough at least 2 hours (overnight’s even better)....

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) by Fluke, Joanne