Murder in the Secret Garden

Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101612934
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

Things really go to seed in the newest novel in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries... There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward’s book-themed resort—a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane’s current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder. With thousands of books at her disposal, Jane believes she has the proper materials to solve this deadly problem. If she’s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton’s secret library... From the Paperback edition.

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1993-09-20
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Geheimer Ort

Author: Tana French
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104023885
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Fiction

Ein Toter. Acht Mädchen. Nur ein Tag für die Wahrheit. Mord im Dubliner Internat: der psychologisch-literarische Kriminalroman von Tana French; Platz 1 der Spiegel-Bestsellerliste. »Überwältigend. Die Sprache glüht.« Stephen King »Absolut hypnotisierend.« Gillian Flynn Vor einem Jahr ist im Park des traditionsreichen Mädcheninternats St. Kilda der sechzehnjährige Chris Harper erschlagen worden. Nun hängt sein Bild am Schwarzen Brett – mit der Überschrift: ICH WEISS, WER IHN GETÖTET HAT. Nur eines von acht Mädchen kann die Karte aufgehängt haben. In zwei Cliquen stehen sie sich gegenüber – unverbrüchliche Freundinnen, erbarmungslose Feindinnen. Der junge Detective Stephen Moran kann die toughe Ermittlungsleiterin Antoinette Conway überreden, ihn mit nach St. Kilda zu nehmen. Denn Stephen kennt eines der Mädchen, Holly Mackey, aus einem früheren Fall. Die Detectives wissen beide, was auf dem Spiel steht, auch für sie selbst. Doch sie haben unterschätzt, in welch verfängliches Netz sie sich begeben. Tana Frenchs fünfter Kriminalroman

Bruce Springsteen

Author: Peter Basham
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 9781842435502
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Music

Bruce Springsteen grew from a dishevelled, bearded singer of youthful street ballads to become the hottest name in the rock world - twice. The resilience of the New Jersey troubadour has seen him top the album charts in four successive decades, and his epic world tours with the legendarily hard-working E Street Band are still sell-outs well into the new millennium. Once seen as another Bob Dylan wannabe, Springsteen became rock's definitive chronicler of blue-collar life and inheritor of the spirit of Woody Guthrie. When the world needed a compassionate artistic statement, he delivered. This guide examines the growth of Bruce Springsteen's career, from the optimistic youth who wrote Born To Run to the respected heavyweight songwriter of today.

Moving Is Murder

Author: Sara Rosett
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780758272805
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Fiction

"A fun debut for an appealing young heroine." --Carolyn Hart Meet military spouse, soccer mom, professional organizer, and savvy sleuth, Ellie Avery! Moving four times in five years has honed Air Force wife Ellie Avery's packing and unpacking skills. But moving with a newborn daughter and husband Mitch in tow, during a heat wave, is enough to make her turn to chocolate for comfort. And when Ellie finds a local environmentalist dead on the side of the road, her instincts tell her this was no accident … Ellie snoops into the activist's suspicious demise, only to realize she's getting closer to the killer . . . maybe too close! This first Ellie Avery mystery launched a series that continues to win readers' hearts. Includes great tips for an organized move! "A fresh new voice…a terrific read." --Denise Swanson "Rosett's cute cozy debut introduces perky Ellie Avery…an appealing heroine." –Publishers Weekly "Armed with her baby and her wits, Ellie Avery battles to unmask a wily killer in this exciting debut mystery." –Nancy J. Cohen

Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a Masquerade

Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871407337
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: True Crime

A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 "Equals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood as a nonfiction novel of crime.”—Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend’s murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew—a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself. Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con.

A Secret Garden

Author: Annie Bullen
Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
ISBN: 1841651400
Release Date: 2006-04
Genre: Gardening

Whether you long to be surrounded by roses or something on a grander scale, this beautifully illustrated book written by nursery woman and garden expert Annie Bullen is full of ideas for creating a green and secret place where the pressures of the world can be forgotten.

New York

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Secret Garden 2013

Author: Mike Scantlebury
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781291507263
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Fiction

Melia is suffering from the fact that her boyfriend Mickey is out of town, sent away on a secret mission, according to her boss. She's on her own, left to pick up the pieces of a favour he promised to a friend, to meet with her ex-husband and see if their marriage can't be saved. It's a mundane matter, far removed from Melia's day job as a Secret Agent. Just her bad luck, then, that she is on hand to witness a murder, taking place at that most unlikely setting, an arts centre on the renovated banks of the River Irwell in Salford. What lofty heights such a setting promises, and what depths of depravity it delivers. Melia is shocked to find evidence of corruption and double-dealing, forgery and fraud. She is swept along by a tide of wickedness, and then another attempted murder forces her to re-consider again; is she out of her depth? Are the murky waters of the river merely concealing worse things than she ever thought possible? Is it time to leave? If only she could: it isn't easy, once you've been kidnapped.

Encyclopedia of the British Short Story

Author: Andrew Maunder
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 9781438140704
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Genre: LITERARY CRITICISM

Provides a comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth, featuring some of the most popular writers and works.

Murder in the Queen s Garden

Author: Amanda Carmack
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698158641
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Fiction

The author of Murder at Westminster Abbey and Murder at Hatfield House is back with an absorbing and surprising new Elizabethan Mystery… 1559. Elizabeth has been on the throne for six months, and life in England seems newly golden. But for the Royal Court, murder and betrayal are foretold in the stars.... Kate Haywood, the young queen’s personal musician, has been keeping busy playing for a merry round of summer parties where famed astrologer Dr. John Dee and his fantastic horoscopes are all the rage. However, Elizabeth’s favorite stargazer fails to predict the discovery of a skeleton in the queen’s garden—and that the victim’s identity will call his own innocence into question. When the doctor’s pupil is the victim of a second murder, the concerned queen enlists her trusted Kate to clear the accused killer of wrongdoing. But will the stars align to light Kate’s path through a tangled thicket of treachery to save Elizabeth’s prized astrologer and protect the queen from those who threaten her reign?