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The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

Written By: P. D. James
  • ID Book : 0345812050
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 129
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-mistletoe-murder-and-other-stories.pdf

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As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas--and here, together, are four of the best. P. D. James's understanding of human nature illuminates each of these stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. Each treats the reader to her masterfully atmospheric storytelling, a mystery to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles to keep the reader guessing. With wry humour, she pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at enforced family gatherings and in old country houses--from the title story about a strained family reunion on Christmas Eve, to another about an illicit affair that ends in murder, and two cases that introduce James's poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh as a young detective sergeant.

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  • File Pdf: mistletoe-cake-murder.pdf

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’Tis the season for celebrating when Gia Morelli’s holidays include both a wedding and yuletide festivities. Until someone naughty delivers a most unwanted Christmas gift—murder. . . For a native New Yorker, palm trees and warm temperatures don’t equal winter, much less Christmastime. Nevertheless, Gia Morelli’s friends have decked the halls and trimmed the trees to truly welcome her into their “family” with an old-fashioned Boggy Creek, Florida holiday season. Even more joyous, Savannah Mills is getting married on Christmas Eve—the greatest gift Gia could ever wish for her best friend. But when Gia and Savannah stop by the caterer for a final tasting a week before the wedding, they overhear another bride arguing with her son about her husband-to-be. Moments later, the woman is sampling a piece of wedding cake—gorgeously decorated with mistletoe frosting—then suddenly dies. Now Gia’s caterer friends are the prime suspects in what appears to be murder by poisoning. To clear their names and ensure Savannah has a merry matrimony will require Gia to conjure up a Christmas miracle . . . Includes recipes from the All-Day Breakfast Café! Praise for Lena Gregory “As breezy and salty as a gust of wind off the chilly bay waters.” —Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mysteries on Death at First Sight “An intriguing opening to a fun new series.” —E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries on Death at First Sight “Hold on to your plates for this fast-paced mystery that will leave you hungering for more!” —J.C. Eaton, author of the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, on Scone Cold Killer “It’s fast paced, [Gregory] never misses a beat. There’s mystery mixed with just a small hint of romance and paranormal activity. It’s the perfect blend for cozy mystery fans. I’m hoping to read more in this captivating series.” —Socrates Book Review on Occult and Battery

AMAZIN’ TALES

By Margaret J. Carr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 634
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 837
  • File Pdf: amazin-tales.pdf

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AMAZIN’ TALES A collection of truly amazing tales including: CHRISTOPHER’S LETTER A young boy writes a letter to his mother begging her to come home. He knows she find a way to answer him. DUSTER A terrible ecological disaster, which a happened fifty years before, or could it be about to happen sometime soon? VICTIMS: A TRILOGY Three complete interconnecting stories of crime and its victims. Except which is which? GOODBODY AND THE ECO WARRIOR: VULPINE A mini-mystery introducing the pair of unlikely amateur sleuths, Lucinda Goodbody and Shem. (Look out for more books in the series) THE SILENT PLACE A contemporary ghost story for Christmas. And many more ---

Murder at the Mistletoe Ball

By J.D. Griffo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Isbn : 1496730984
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 752
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Christmas in Tranquility, New Jersey, means togetherness for the Italian-American Ferrara family—and an unexpected reunion for Alberta Scaglione. But someone has murder on their holiday wish list . . . Alberta is delighted that her estranged daughter has arrived in Tranquility, even if Lisa Marie has an ulterior motive. Her son, Alberta’s twenty-one-year-old grandson, Sergio, hasn’t been heard from in six months, shortly after taking up with a woman named Natalie. Maybe Alberta and her crime- reporting partner-in-sleuthing granddaughter, Jinx, can track him down before Christmas? After some fruitless searching, the Ferraras take a break to attend the Mistletoe Ball, a fundraiser for the local hospital. But the night takes a chilling turn when a snowman decoration splits open, revealing a body. Lisa Marie screams that it’s Natalie—and screams again when she sees a man emerge from behind some Christmas trees. The good news is they’ve found Sergio. The bad news: he’s a prime suspect for murder. It seems Sergio’s former squeeze had some shady secrets. And with more than one family member’s future at stake, Alberta and Lisa Marie will have to put their past behind them and work together, or it’ll be a blue, blue Christmas . . . Includes Italian recipes from Alberta’s kitchen! “Imagine the Golden Girls starting a detective agency and you’ll get the general idea of J.D. Griffo’s charming Ferrara Family mystery series.” —Criminal Element

The dragon's blood

By Rebecca Mark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781617034947
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Feminism and literature
  • Reads : 615
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A en perdre le sommeil

By Phyllis Dorothy James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fayard
  • Isbn : 2213707847
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: a-en-perdre-le-sommeil.pdf

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La vengeance est un art qui profite au crime. Tel est le fil rouge qui relie les nouvelles rassemblées dans ce recueil. À la suite des Douze indices de Noël, À en perdre le sommeil nous fait découvrir six histoires inédites savoureuses et expertement ficelées, sous la plume de la regrettée P. D. James.

The Woman Who Rode Away and other stories

By D. H. Lawrence
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 165
  • File Pdf: the-woman-who-rode-away-and-other-stories.pdf

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"The Woman Who Rode Away and other stories" by D. H. Lawrence. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Les douze indices de Noël

By Phyllis Dorothy James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fayard
  • Isbn : 221370340X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 753
  • File Pdf: les-douze-indices-de-noël.pdf

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Une romancière à succès revient sur un crime commis dans la demeure de sa grand-mère pendant la guerre, un soir de réveillon. Un employé de bureau qui s’est introduit de nuit dans le bureau de son patron pour feuilleter ses revues pornographiques devient le témoin d’une aventure amoureuse illicite, et bientôt d’un meurtre qui le place face à un dilemme atroce. Le fringant inspecteur Adam Dalgliesh enquête sur la mort d’un patriarche qui s’est suicidé dans des circonstances suspectes, puis sur celle d’un très vieux monsieur très riche qui aurait été empoisonné par sa très jeune femme soixante-sept ans plus tôt... Dans la lignée de ses illustres prédécesseurs – Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie ou G. K. Chesterton –, Phyllis Dorothy James s’est adonnée avec brio à l’écriture de nouvelles piquantes et raffinées. Les plus savoureuses d’entre elles sont rassemblées dans ce recueil posthume où l’on retrouve avec bonheur la plume acérée de la grande dame de la littérature policière. Traduit de l’anglais par Odile Demange Préface de P.D. James Née en 1920 et disparue en 2014, Phyllis Dorothy James a exercé des fonctions à la section criminelle du Home Office avant de se consacrer à l'écriture. Mélange d'understatement britannique, d'analyse sociale et d'humour, ses livres lui ont valu d'être sacrée « nouvelle reine du crime ».

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

By David Punter,William Hughes,Andrew Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119210461
  • Pages : 880
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 808
  • File Pdf: the-encyclopedia-of-the-gothic.pdf

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies ... A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

By Bernard A. Drew
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1598844466
  • Pages : 439
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 747
  • File Pdf: 100-most-popular-contemporary-mystery-authors.pdf

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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

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