Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child
Author: Francis Selwyn
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904202
Language: en
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In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.

Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob

Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob
Author: Francis Selwyn
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904288
Language: en
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Sergeant Verity's adversaries in the underworld are as busy as ever, this time taking advantage of the Brighton Races to dupe the populace, and, more seriously, to steal the beautiful Shah Jehan clasp. Everyone knows that the glistening jewel is priceless, but only the likes of Sealskin Kite and Old Mole know its true worth. Down from Paddington Green with his family and his old accomplice Miss Jolly, Verity thinks he has crime at bay in Brighton. But the easy time he had anticipated soon turns into a nightmare of false alarms, public disgrace and, worst of all, personal disaster.

Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal

Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal
Author: Francis Selwyn
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904240
Language: en
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William Clarence Verity, Sergeant in 'A' Division of the Metropolitan Police, has seen most of the horrors of the nineteenth century, from the stews of Seven Dials to the prisons of the maharajahs. Now he is sent to the United States, to a nation on the brink of civil war, to guard two of his country's most precious possessions: her good name, and the heir to the throne. Both are threatened by Verney Dacre, thought to have died in the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 1857, but planning a coup to crown his career of evil: the robbery of the US mint in Philadelphia.

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
Author: Francis Selwyn
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904226
Language: en
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Immaculate officers and rough-bearded riflemen, evangelists, card-sharps and dandies face death at attention on the sloping deck of the Birkenhead. But who was the coward hidden among the women in the lifeboat, and who was the girl who lived to report his shame? Eight years later in the summer of 1860, the coward's legacy unfolds, and Verity must piece together a mystery that leads him to uncover an ingenious plot: a madman's revenge for the loss of the Birkenhead. And with this knowledge, only Verity can avert a tragedy unparalleled in English history since the loss of Prince William in the White Ship 700 years before.

The Arrest of Scotland Yard

The Arrest of Scotland Yard
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904370
Language: en
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When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

The Day the Sun Rose Twice

The Day the Sun Rose Twice
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904448
Language: en
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When Karl Rainer Andor came to Berlin for the last time it was sacrifice, not victory, that was uppermost in his mind. He intended to use the plutonium bomb he had elaborately planted to effect the reunification of Germany, but he didn't expect to survive. The 'allied' powers are concerned as much with scoring off each other as with finding the bomb - or with seducing or frightening Andor into telling them where it is. And eventually they are faced with the impossible task of evacuating the historic capital of Germany.

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose

Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904554
Language: en
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Relating Sherlock Holmes's part in real-life crimes of the day, Donald Thomas brings the Great Detective to life once again in six narratives that display Holmes at his most determined, inventive and downright devious. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? And what happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes uncover a loving husband as one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road? 'Thomas's imitation is wryly and subtly done' Guardian

Great British Fictional Detectives

Great British Fictional Detectives
Author: Russell James
Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Remember When
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781844680269
Language: en
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The first full-length study of its type highlighting over 400 British literary detectives, many famous through their film and TV adaptations. Using essays to highlight different types of detectives and focusing on some of the more famous such as Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse, popular crime fiction writer and former President of Britain's Crime Writers Association, Russell James celebrates the role of the detective in British fiction. Illustrations include original film posters and first edition covers from classic detective fiction. Future books by Russell James in this series will include Great British Fictional Villains and US Fictional Detectives and Villains.

Money With Menaces

Money With Menaces
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904509
Language: en
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Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his sergeant, Jack Chance, are meanwhile embroiled in a fruitless investigation of Billy Catte, seaside arcade proprietor and club-owner. In a political storm that pits zealous social workers against municipal gangsters, as well as police against revenge and kidnap, Hoskins holds the tenuous thread on which several lives depend ...

Scream Blue Murder

Scream Blue Murder
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904493
Language: en
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The Man had only once followed her home in the evening, after she had been to a Blue Moon concert with Claire and Viv. Still, Elaine was not frightened. It amused her to have an admirer who was far too timid to approach. On that evening, she had been tempted to give him a fright, to swing round and confront him. Or she might look down from the top of the bank and ask him if he had now seen everything he wanted. But that would be like breaking the rules of a private game. Then, perhaps, The Man might become dangerous ... 'The book shows a bleak and unprepossessing gallery of villainous talent' Punch

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904394
Language: en
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'Pretty Boy' Johnny McIver is a small-time crook thinking big. But when he and his girlfriend 'Solitaire' cross gangland chief Sonny Tarrant he is soon made to realise how small he really is. Forced on the run for a murder he did not commit, trying to lose himself among the post-war Bournemouth holidaymakers, Johnny McIver is a man in panic, a man 'dancing in the dark'. A man who could soon be dancing at the end of a rope...

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman
Author: Francis Selwyn
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904189
Language: en
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William Clarence Verity is a sergeant in Scotland Yard's 'Private Clothes Detail'. His beat is the underworld of Victorian London - as seething maze of alleys and bordellos, peopled with sneak thieves, thugs, murderers and their doxies. From far-off Bengal there comes to Verity a tantalising hint of major crime in the making. Despite his superiors' instructions, Verity determines to run the plotters down. And there begins a battle between Verity's sturdy resolve and the devilish cunning of his unseen adversary: Lieutenant Verney Dacre, retired officer of cavalry, woman-beater and gentleman cracksman. The stakes are Verity's career - indeed his freedom - and half a ton of bullion.

Mad Hatter Summer

Mad Hatter Summer
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904301
Language: en
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The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to wear'. When evidence of the Reverend's pastime falls into the hands of Charles Augustus Howell, the infamous Victorian blackmailer, and a murder victim is fished out of the Isis, Inspector Swain is called to investigate the case that casts the shadow of doom over Dodgson. 'One of the most entertaining mysteries of the year' Julian Symons 'Catches the authentic whiff of steaming sexuality behind the Victorian whiskers' Guardian

Jekyll Alias Hyde

Jekyll  Alias Hyde
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904349
Language: en
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Robert Louis Stevenson's strange and sinister tale of the gentle Dr Jekyll and the sadistic Mr Hyde is filled with oddities suggesting a dark reality behind a classic fiction. That dark reality is laid bare in the casebook of Inspector Swain. The 'parliamentary murder' of 1884 leads the inspector and his portly sergeant, Lumley, from plush drawing-room to madhouse cell in search of the link between a coward in the red-coated ranks at Isandhlwana, a killer in Cheyne Walk and the satanic persona of Edward Hyde.

The Ripper s Apprentice

The Ripper s Apprentice
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781471904332
Language: en
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In the slum alleys of Lambeth in 1891 a sinister silk-hatted figure lurks in the shadows - but trade is there for the taking and a girl must make a living. Now, one after another, the girls who work the Waterloo Road wake in the morning to feel the slow agony of the most vicious of poisons . . . victims of the man called Fred. The police have only a string of 'catch me if you can' letters to taunt them, whilea whole mailing list of Victorian worthies find demands for money with menaces in their mail. Inspector Swain investigates . . . 'Original story told in a highly individual manner' Times Literary Supplement

The Blood Runs Hot

The Blood Runs Hot
Author: Donald Thomas
Release: 2013-07-14
Editor: Orion
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471904462
Language: en
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Two petrol bombs thrown on the Cakewalk promenade, a sports reporter and his bike rammed off a cliff, a policeman thrown through a plate-glass display window in the city centre and left to die. All this is 'a quiet summer weekend' in the dockland city of Canton and its Art Deco resort town of Ocean Beach. Chief Inspector Sam Hoskins links the investigation of these crimes, but political chicanery hampers him on both sides: on the left is ambitious young Eve Ricard riding to national fame and fortune on 'women's issues, media bias, and insensitive policing'; to the right is the monstrously corrupt councillor and aged razor-boy Carmel Cooney, with his girls and clubs and rackets ... 'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

The Cater Street Hangman

The Cater Street Hangman
Author: Anne Perry
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9781453219089
Language: en
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In the debut of the New York Times–bestselling Victorian crime series, Inspector Thomas Pitt seeks an elusive strangler among upper-class British society. Panic and fear strike the Ellison household when one of their own falls prey to the Cater Street murderer. While Mrs. Ellison and her three daughters are out, their maid becomes the third victim of a killer who strangles young women with cheese wire, leaving their swollen-faced bodies on the dark streets of this genteel neighborhood. Inspector Pitt, assigned to the case, must break through the walls of upper-class society to get at the truth. His in-depth investigation gradually peels away the proper veneer of the elite world, exposing secrets and desires until suspicion becomes more frightening than truth. Outspoken Charlotte Ellison, struggling to remain within the confining boundaries of Victorian manners, has no trouble expressing herself to the irritating policeman. As their relationship shifts from antagonistic sparring to a romantic connection, the socially mismatched pair must solve the mystery before the hangman strikes again. Rich with authentic period details and blending suspenseful mystery with a budding romance between Inspector Pitt and Charlotte Ellison, The Cater Street Hangman launched the long-running series by Edgar Award–winning author Anne Perry, with recent titles including The Angel Court Affair and Treachery at Lancaster Gate. Also the creator of the William Monk Novels, Perry has become one of the great names in detective fiction. As the Philadelphia Inquirer says, “Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters. . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] seem immediate and very much alive.”

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015079755941
Language: en
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Fiction Index

Fiction Index
Author: Gerald Brooks Cotton
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106020263056
Language: en
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Cumulated Fiction Index

Cumulated Fiction Index
Author: Anonim
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015079873322
Language: en
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