The Westminster Poisoner by Susanna Gregory

The Westminster Poisoner
  • Title : The Westminster Poisoner
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0748124551
  • Pages : 480
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Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series of medieval mysteries, has created another compelling fictional detective set in Restoration London. -------------------------------------------- The fourth adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series. Christopher Vine, a Treasury clerk working in solitary piety in the Painted Chamber of the Palace of Westminster, is not alone. A killer waits in the draughty hall to ensure Vine will not live to see in the New Year. And Vine is not the only government official to die that season. The Lord Chancellor fears his enemies will skew any investigation to cause him maximum damage, so he decides to commission his own inquiries into the murders and, with his suspicions centred on Greene, another clerk, he instructs Thomas Chaloner to prove that Greene is the killer. Chaloner can prove otherwise, but unravelling the reasons behind his employer's suspicions is as complex as discovering the motives for the killings. His search for the real murderer plunges him into a stinking seam of corruption that leads towards the Royal apartments and to people determined to make Christmas 1663 Chaloner's last . . . 'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times) 'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide) 'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)


The Westminster Review by N.A

The Westminster Review
  • Title : The Westminster Review
  • Author : N.A
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The Westminster Review by N.A

The Westminster Review
  • Title : The Westminster Review
  • Author : N.A
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The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster and foreign quarterly review [afterw.] The Westminster review [ed. by sir J. Bowring and other]. by sir John Bowring

The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster and foreign quarterly review [afterw.] The Westminster review [ed. by sir J. Bowring and other].
  • Title : The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster review [afterw.] The Westminster and foreign quarterly review [afterw.] The Westminster review [ed. by sir J. Bowring and other].
  • Author : sir John Bowring
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The Westminster and Foreign Quarterly Review by N.A

The Westminster and Foreign Quarterly Review
  • Title : The Westminster and Foreign Quarterly Review
  • Author : N.A
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Blood On The Strand by Susanna Gregory

Blood On The Strand
  • Title : Blood On The Strand
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 0748124535
  • Pages : 464
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Rebellion is in the air of London in the spring of 1663. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but soon realises that England's capital is no haven of peace. He is ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession. He soon learns the man is no vagrant, but someone with links to the powerful Company of Barber-Surgeons. He master, the Earl of Clarendon, is locked in a deadly feud with the Earl of Bristol, and an innocent man is about to be hanged in Newgate. Chaloner is embroiled in a desperate race against time to protect Clarendon, to discover the true identity of the beggar's murderer, and to save a blameless man from the executioner's noose.


Wainewright the Poisoner by Andrew Motion

Wainewright the Poisoner
  • Title : Wainewright the Poisoner
  • Author : Andrew Motion
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code : 9780375402098
  • Pages : 276
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The life of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, a minor London litterateur, con man, and painter from the Regency era, is reconstructed here, revealing a con artist in search of respectability. 15,000 first printing.


Poison Mysteries in History, Romance and Crime by Charles John Samuel Thompson

Poison Mysteries in History, Romance and Crime
  • Title : Poison Mysteries in History, Romance and Crime
  • Author : Charles John Samuel Thompson
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  • Pages : 412
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The Sanctuary Murders by Susanna Gregory

The Sanctuary Murders
  • Title : The Sanctuary Murders
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 9780751562668
  • Pages : 400
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The twenty-fourth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew. In 1360 Edward III issues a call to arms, as sporadic attacks by the French threaten to turn into a full-blown invasion. In Cambridge, fear of the enemy is magnified by the belief that foreign agents are lurking in the area. Tension runs ever higher as rumours and ignorance fan the flames of suspicion amid preparations for war. And then the first murder occurs - of a French scholar living in the town. At Michaelhouse, Brother Michael is now Master, but his reach of power in the University is under threat by the election of a new Chancellor and his cohort of dubious advisors. Soon, the Colleges begin to squabble amongst themselves, as well as with the town that never wanted a University in the first place. Amidst this atmosphere of swelling distrust, physician Matthew Bartholomew is called upon to investigate mysterious deaths in a nearby hospital. He quickly realises that there is something odd about the inmates and their keepers - something dark and deadly, which seems to be connected to the growing number of murders in the town. Pressure mounts as the University and the town clamour for answers, leading Bartholomew and Michael in a frantic quest for a solution before the powder-keg of animosity in Cambridge is ignited. 'A first-rate treat for mystery lovers' (Historical Novels Review) 'Susanna Gregory has an extraordinary ability to conjure up a strong sense of time and place' (Choice)


The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain, tr. by C.D. Yonge by Matthaeus (Westmonasteriensis.)

The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain, tr. by C.D. Yonge
  • Title : The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain, tr. by C.D. Yonge
  • Author : Matthaeus (Westmonasteriensis.)
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The Flowers of History by Matthew Paris

The Flowers of History
  • Title : The Flowers of History
  • Author : Matthew Paris
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A Cassandra at Westminster by Donald McIntosh Johnson

A Cassandra at Westminster
  • Title : A Cassandra at Westminster
  • Author : Donald McIntosh Johnson
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  • Pages : 227
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The Butcher Of Smithfield by Susanna Gregory

The Butcher Of Smithfield
  • Title : The Butcher Of Smithfield
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0748124543
  • Pages : 512
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Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series of medieval mysteries, has created another compelling fictional detective set in Restoration London. -------------------------------------------- The third adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series. Having just returned from a clandestine excursion to Spain and Portugal on behalf of the Queen, Thomas Chaloner finds London dank and grey under leaden skies. He finds many things changed, including the Government slapping a tax on printed newspapers. Handwritten news reports escape the duty, and the rivalry between the producers of the two conduits of news is the talk of the coffee houses with the battle to be first with any sort of intelligence escalating into violent rivalry. And it seems that a number of citizens who have eaten cucumbers have come to untimely deaths. It is such a death which Chaloner is despatched to investigate; that of a lawyer with links to 'the Butcher of Smithfield', a shady trader surrounded by a fearsome gang of thugs who terrorise the streets well beyond the confines of Smithfield market. Chaloner doesn't believe that either this death or the others are caused by a simple vegetable, but to prove his theory he has to untangle the devious means of how news is gathered and he has to put his personal safety aside as he tries to penetrate the rumour mill surrounding the Butcher of Smithfield and discover his real identity. 'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times) 'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide) 'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)


The Clerkenwell Affair by SUSANNA. GREGORY

The Clerkenwell Affair
  • Title : The Clerkenwell Affair
  • Author : SUSANNA. GREGORY
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 9780751562743
  • Pages : 464
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The Body in the Thames by Susanna Gregory

The Body in the Thames
  • Title : The Body in the Thames
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Little Brown Uk
  • ISBN Code : 9780751541830
  • Pages : 468
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Thomas Chaloner is part of a delegation attempting to secure a peace settlement between Holland and England when negotiations are interrupted by the discovery of the murdered body of his brother-in-law and Chaloner suspects that someone in London to trying to ensure that the talks fail.


The Crowd by Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd
  • Title : The Crowd
  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • ISBN Code : 1775416275
  • Pages : 273
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The following work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. Organized crowds have always played an important part in the life of peoples, but this part has never been of such moment as at present. The substitution of the unconscious action of crowds for the conscious activity of individuals is one of the principal characteristics of the present age. Crowds, doubtless, are always unconscious, but this very unconsciousness is perhaps one of the secrets of their strength. In the natural world beings exclusively governed by instinct accomplish acts whose marvelous complexity astounds us. Reason is an attribute of humanity of too recent date and still too imperfect to reveal to us the laws of the unconscious, and still more to take its place. The part played by the unconscious in all our acts is immense, and that played by reason very small.


The Death of Oliver Cromwell by H.F. McMains

The Death of Oliver Cromwell
  • Title : The Death of Oliver Cromwell
  • Author : H.F. McMains
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813159105
  • Pages : 288
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For centuries, rumors have circulated in England that Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell did not die of natural causes. Now, in a fascinating book that reads like a historical whodunit, we have a motive, a means, a murderer (complete with his own deathbed confession), and a supporting cast that includes John Milton and Andrew Marvell. Almost from the moment of Cromwell's death in 1658, writers and biographers have dismissed suspicions of foul play as little more than the result of a powerful person's unexpected demise. They have assumed that at age fifty-nine Cromwell was in generally poor health and that his government's collapse was inevitable. But his family was generally long-lived and, contrary to royalist wishes, his government was becoming established. As the crucial first step toward the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660, his death proved to be a turning point in British history. In a wide-ranging investigation that draws upon the fields of history, toxicology, medical forensics, and literature, H.F. McMains offers a fresh reading of evidence that has sat quietly in libraries and archives for more than two centuries. He examines the development of Cromwell's illness in 1658, analyzes his symptoms, and evaluates persons with motive, method, and opportunity to do him harm. The result is a reassessment of Cromwell's relationship with the English people and their government and a convincing investigation of his mysterious death.


Macready's Reminiscences and Selections from His Diaries and Letters by William Charles Macready

Macready's Reminiscences and Selections from His Diaries and Letters
  • Title : Macready's Reminiscences and Selections from His Diaries and Letters
  • Author : William Charles Macready
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  • Pages : 750
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Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters. Edited by Sir F. Pollock, Bart by William Charles MACREADY

Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters. Edited by Sir F. Pollock, Bart
  • Title : Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters. Edited by Sir F. Pollock, Bart
  • Author : William Charles MACREADY
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Intrigue in Covent Garden by Susanna Gregory

Intrigue in Covent Garden
  • Title : Intrigue in Covent Garden
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 9780751562705
  • Pages : 464
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By January 1666, the plague has almost disappeared from London, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who had fled to the country turns to outrage as the court and its followers return, their licentiousness undiminished. The death of a well-connected physician, the mysterious sinking of a man-of-war in the Thames and the disappearance of a popular courtier are causing concern to Thomas Chaloner's employer. When instructed to investigate them all, he is irritated that he is prevented from gaining intelligence on the military preparations of the Dutch. Then he discovers common threads in all the cases, which seem linked to those planning to set a match to the powder keg of rebellion in the city. Battling a ferocious winter storm that causes serious damage to London's fabric, Chaloner is in a race against time to prevent the weakened city from utter destruction.


Some Notices of the Life of Henry, Lord Percy, Sixth Earl of Northumberland, and of the Parish Church of St. Augustine, Afterwards St. John at Hackney by Richard Simpson (of Lower Clapton.)

Some Notices of the Life of Henry, Lord Percy, Sixth Earl of Northumberland, and of the Parish Church of St. Augustine, Afterwards St. John at Hackney
  • Title : Some Notices of the Life of Henry, Lord Percy, Sixth Earl of Northumberland, and of the Parish Church of St. Augustine, Afterwards St. John at Hackney
  • Author : Richard Simpson (of Lower Clapton.)
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  • Pages : 81
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Macready's Reminiscences by William Charles Macready

Macready's Reminiscences
  • Title : Macready's Reminiscences
  • Author : William Charles Macready
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  • Pages : 721
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Fact, Fancy, and Fable by N.A

Fact, Fancy, and Fable
  • Title : Fact, Fancy, and Fable
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 536
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The Bermondsey Poisoner by Emily Organ

The Bermondsey Poisoner
  • Title : The Bermondsey Poisoner
  • Author : Emily Organ
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  • ISBN Code : 9781999343323
  • Pages : 336
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The sixth book in the Penny Green Victorian Mystery Series.


The Publishers Weekly by N.A

The Publishers Weekly
  • Title : The Publishers Weekly
  • Author : N.A
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The Piccadilly Plot by Susanna Gregory

The Piccadilly Plot
  • Title : The Piccadilly Plot
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 0748121056
  • Pages : 352
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'Fans will be pleased to hear that Susanna Gregory has yet again hit on a winning formula of taking a likeable main character, involving him in a gripping plot and setting them within a commendably realistic setting. It is another bravura performance' - Historical Novels Review -------------------------- The seventh adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series. Thomas Chaloner is relieved to be summoned back to London. His master, the Earl of Clarendon, has sent him to Tangier to investigate a case of corruption. Chaloner will be glad to be home, to be reunited with his new wife, but the trivial reason for his recall exasperates him - the theft of material from the construction site of Clarendon's embarrassingly sumptuous new house just north of Piccadilly. Within hours of his return, Chaloner considers these thefts even more paltry as he is thrust into extra investigations involving threats of assassination, a stolen corpse and a scheme to frame the Queen for treason. Yet there are connections from them all which thread through the unfinished Clarendon House... 'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times) 'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide) 'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)


Mysteries of Police and Crime by Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

Mysteries of Police and Crime
  • Title : Mysteries of Police and Crime
  • Author : Arthur George Frederick Griffiths
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465604197
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ÊIt may be said that society itself creates the crimes that most beset it. If the good things of life were more evenly distributed, if everyone had his rights, if there were no injustice, no oppression, there would be no attempts to readjust an unequal balance by violent or flagitious means. There is some force in this, but it is very far from covering the whole ground, and it cannot excuse many forms of crime. Crime, indeed, is the birthmark of humanity, a fatal inheritance known to the theologians as original sin. Crime, then, must be constantly present in the community, and every son of Adam may, under certain conditions, be drawn into it. To paraphrase a great saying, some achieve crime, some have it thrust upon them; but most of us (we may make the statement without subscribing to all the doctrines of the criminal anthropologists) are born to crime. The assertion is as old as the hills; it was echoed in the fervent cry of pious John Bradford when he pointed to the man led out to execution, ÒThere goes John Bradford but for the grace of God!Ó Criminals are manufactured both by social cross-purposes and by the domestic neglect which fosters the first fatal predisposition. ÒAssuredly external factors and circumstances count for much in the causation of crime,Ó says Maudsley. The preventive agencies are all the more necessary where heredity emphasises the universal natural tendency. The taint of crime is all the more potent in those whose parentage is evil. The germ is far more likely to flourish into baleful vitality if planted by congenital depravity. This is constantly seen with the offspring of criminals. But it is equally certain that the poison may be eradicated, the evil stamped out, if better influences supervene betimes. Even the most ardent supporters of the theory of the Òborn criminalÓ admit that this, as some think, imaginary monster, although possessing all the fatal characteristics, does not necessarily commit crime. The bias may be checked; it may lie latent through life unless called into activity by certain unexpected conditions of time and chance. An ingenious refinement of the old adage, ÒOpportunity makes the thief,Ó has been invented by an Italian scientist, Baron Garofalo, who declares that Òopportunity only reveals the thiefÓ; it does not create the predisposition, the latent thievish spirit.


The Manual of Dates by George Henry Townsend

The Manual of Dates
  • Title : The Manual of Dates
  • Author : George Henry Townsend
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  • Pages : 1082
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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier,Lisa Evans

Jamaica Inn
  • Title : Jamaica Inn
  • Author : Daphne du Maurier,Lisa Evans
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • ISBN Code : 1783193859
  • Pages : 96
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Shrubs of broom grow black and twisted As if by Devil's fingers And the wind that never ceases, Like a chorus from the dead. Those who lived here it's for certain, would grow dark and tortured too' In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor, young Mary Yellen soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of night. But worse is yet to come as Mary finds herself helplessly ensnared in the deadly activities taking place around her. Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Jamaica Inn has all the hallmarks of a great adventure classic — murder, mystery and malevolence. Jamaica Inn was produced at the Salisbury Playhouse in May 2004 and was followed by a UK tour.


Dance with Death by Barbara Nadel

Dance with Death
  • Title : Dance with Death
  • Author : Barbara Nadel
  • Publisher : Headline Book Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780755321315
  • Pages : 384
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A body is discovered in a cave in the remote region of Cappadocia, Turkey. The woman died of gunshot wounds, and her corpse has lain undisturbed for twenty years. Who is she and who killed her? Inspector Ikmen is summoned from Istanbul to investigate but discovers a complex web of intrigue. Was it her boyfriend, driven mad by love, or her husband, believing she would never bear the son he wanted so badly? When it is revealed the girl was pregnant when she died, the whispers and accusations increase. Ikmen, stifled among a rural community thriving on legend, folklore and intrigue, begins to think he will never see clearly through the lies surrounding this case. One thing, however, is clear: the past is as potent as the present.


Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries by Charles John Samuel Thompson

Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries
  • Title : Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries
  • Author : Charles John Samuel Thompson
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465611142
  • Pages : 295
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The bushmen of the South African district "Kalahari," use the juice of the leaf beetle "diamphidia" and its larva for poisoning their arrow-heads. Lewin, who calls the beetle Diamphidia simplex, found in its body, besides inert fatty acids, a toxalbumin which causes paralysis, and finally death. According to Boehm, the poison from the larva also belongs to the toxalbumins, and Starke states, that it causes the dissolution of the colouring matter of the blood and produces inflammation. A halo of mystery, sometimes intermixed with romance, has hung about the dread word poison from very early times. In the dark days of mythology, allusions to mysterious poisons were made in legend and saga. Thus a country in the Far North was supposed to be ruled and dominated by sorcerers and kindred beings, all of whom were said to be children of the Sun. Here dwelt Æëtes, Perses, Hecate, Medea, and Circe. Hecate was the daughter of Perses and married to Æëtes, and their daughters were Medea and Circe. Æëtes and Perses were said to be brothers, and their country was afterwards supposed to be Colchis. To Hecate is ascribed the foundation of sorcery and the discovery of poisonous herbs. Her knowledge of magic and spells was supposed to be unequalled. She transmitted her power to Medea, whose wonderful exploits have been frequently described and depicted, and who by her magic arts subdued the dragon that guarded the golden fleece, and assisted Jason to perform his famous deeds. Hecate's garden is described by the poets as being enclosed in lofty walls with thrice-folding doors of ebony, which were guarded by terrible forms, and only those who bore the leavened rod of expiation and the concealed conciliatory offering could enter. Towering above was the temple of the dread sorceress, where the ghastly sacrifices were offered and all kinds of horrible spells worked. Medea was also learned in sorcery and an accomplished magician. It is related that, after her adventures with Jason, she returned with him to Thessaly. On their arrival they found Æson, the father of Jason, and Pelias, his uncle, who had usurped the throne, both old and decrepit. Medea was requested to exert her magical powers to make the old man young again, an operation she is said to have speedily performed by infusing the juice of certain potent plants into his veins.


Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer of Rugeley by William Palmer

Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer of Rugeley
  • Title : Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer of Rugeley
  • Author : William Palmer
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  • Pages : 136
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Death in St James's Park by Susanna Gregory

Death in St James's Park
  • Title : Death in St James's Park
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0748121064
  • Pages : 352
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Superspy of Restoration London, Thomas Chaloner foils an uprising in his eighth outing ------------------------------------- Five years after Charles II's triumphant return to London there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court and of corruption among his officials - and when a cart laden with gunpowder explodes outside the General Letter Office, it is immediately clear that such an act is more than an expression of outrage at the inefficiency of the postal service. As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why a man of known incompetence is put in charge of investigating the attack while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park. Then human rather than avian victims are poisoned, and Chaloner knows he has to ignore his master's instructions and use his own considerable wits to defeat an enemy whose deadly tentacles reach into the very heart of the government: an enemy who has the power and expertise to destroy anyone who stands in the way ...


A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy by Estela V. Welldon,Cleo Van Velsen

A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy
  • Title : A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy
  • Author : Estela V. Welldon,Cleo Van Velsen
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781853023897
  • Pages : 304
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Forensic Psychiatry has expanded over the last twenty years with a dramatic increase in forensic psychiatry posts and medium secure unit beds. There has been increased concern with the treatment, which is seen by many to be of great importance, and management of mentally ill offenders which has led to more interest in understanding.


The Tarnished Chalice by Susanna Gregory

The Tarnished Chalice
  • Title : The Tarnished Chalice
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 0748124489
  • Pages : 512
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For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers. ------------------------------------ The winter of 1353 has been appallingly wet, there is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague. The increasing reputation and wealth of the Cambridge colleges are causing dangerous tensions between the town, Church and University. Matthew Bartholomew is called to look into the deaths of three members of the University of who died from drinking poisoned wine, and soon he stumbles upon criminal activities that implicate his relatives, friends and colleagues - so he must solve the case before matters in the town get out of hand... On a bitter winter evening in 1356, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and their book-bearer Cynric arrive in Lincoln. Michael is to accept an honour from the cathedral, and Bartholomew is looking for the woman he wants to marry. It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered. It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.


The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory

The Chelsea Strangler
  • Title : The Chelsea Strangler
  • Author : Susanna Gregory
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 9780751552836
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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In the sapping summer heat of 1665 there is little celebration in London of the naval victory at the Battle of Lowestoft. The King, his retinue and anyone with sufficient means has fled the plague-ridden city, its half-deserted streets echoing to the sound of bells tolling the mounting number of deaths. Those who remain clutch doubtful potions to ward off the relentless disease and dart nervously past shuttered buildings, watchful for the thieves who risk their lives to plunder what has been left behind. At Chelsea, a rural backwater by the river, with fine mansions leased to minor members of the Court avoiding the capital, there are more immediate concerns: the government has commandeered the theological college to house Dutch prisoners of war and there are daily rumours that those sailors are on the brink of escaping. Moreover, a vicious strangler is stalking the neighbourhood. Thomas Chaloner is sent to investigate the murder of the first victim, an inmate of a private sanatorium known as Gorges. There have been thefts there as well, but the few facts he gleans from inmates and staff are contradictory and elusive. He realises, though, that Gorges has stronger links to the prison than just proximity, and that the influx of strangers offers plenty of camouflage for a killer - a killer who has no compunction about turning on those determined to stop his murderous rampage.


The Elements of Murder by John Emsley

The Elements of Murder
  • Title : The Elements of Murder
  • Author : John Emsley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780192806000
  • Pages : 418
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A fascinating account of the five most toxic elements describes the lethal chemical properties of arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, as well as their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history, with profiles of such deadly poisoners as Mary Ann Cotton, Michael Swango, and Saddam Hussein and a look at modern-day environmental catastrophes.


The Rookery by Emily Organ

The Rookery
  • Title : The Rookery
  • Author : Emily Organ
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780992909383
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"There's a killer in the slums. London 1884. When a thief robs Penny Green, she finds herself caught up in a horrifying murder. Someone is terrorizing the residents of St. Giles Rookery and Scotland Yard sends Inspector James Blakely to investigate. When the serial killer claims a victim outside the slums, Victorian London is sent into a panic. Can Penny's friendship with the people of St.Giles uncover the culprit? Penny and James must overcome their complicated relationship to work together, but each new murder threatens to derail their work for good"--Back cover.


The Lancet by N.A

The Lancet
  • Title : The Lancet
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Lancet London by N.A

The Lancet London
  • Title : The Lancet London
  • Author : N.A
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  • Language : English
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