The Hellfire Club

Author: Peter Straub
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409171477
Format: PDF, Kindle
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They are dying, one by one. THE HELLFIRE CLUB is a reissued thriller from the multi-million copy bestselling author, Peter Straub. 'The Hellfire Club' moves like an express train - very fine work indeed' STEPHEN KING Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb have each disappeared from blood-spattered bedrooms. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . . THE HELLFIRE CLUB is Peter Straub at his very best. A nerve-jangling thriller of astonishing pace, featuring one of the most hypnotic killers ever created.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Daniel P. Mannix
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618867458
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Brilliant, amusing, and utterly immoral, young noblemen, politicians, artists and other eminent men of eighteenth century England thronged to the abbey of Medmenham and the elaborately decorated caves and gardens of West Wycombe Park to attend meetings of a club that outraged and threatened the security of an entire country — the notorious Hellfire Club. Dedicated to black magic, sexual orgies, and political conspiracies, the records of their elaborately obscene rituals, jests, and parties have both fascinated and appalled the world for over three centuries. The Hellfire Club became popular during an age of scandal. Standards of respectability had become middle class — a middle class who knew nothing of art and literature and whose outlook was bound by a set of stereotyped conventions. Respect for the monarchy, religion, or the ideals of decency and morality? Bah humbug. The club's members — "mad geniuses who. . . could do anything from writing double entendre verses in Greek to ruining an opposing statesman by a clever satirical sketch" — set out to ridicule and destroy these conventions and at times they almost succeeded. The originator and guiding presence of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood — son of a grim and fiercely ruthless baronet, heir to one of the great fortunes of the time, and George III's intimate friend. Possessing a flair for politics and a proclivity for the profane, it is largely because of his influence that the Hellfire Club was to eventually count among its members the Prime Minister of England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of London, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, several of England's greatest artists and poets, the Prince of Wales, and Benjamin Franklin. Red robes, screaming girls, unscrupulous madams, firelight on the walls of a cave, and unspeakable acts for the sake of amusement. Daniel P Mannix addresses the reasons for the rise of the Hellfire Club, its singular influence on the course of history, and its inevitable destruction.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316472336
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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*Instant New York Times Bestseller* The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost-- 1950's D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

Welcome To The Hellfire Club

Author: Kelly Addams
Publisher: PMO Publishing via PublishDrive
ISBN:
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In England during the 1750's a club was formed, and for a time, and under various names, it flourished. It was elitist and the membership strictly limited to only the high born, men with a penchant for the libertine lifestyle. It was called The Hellfire Club, and there were no rules except one. Now, almost 300 years later the club is back, & prude Penny is about to discover how naughty it can get.

Der Kreidemann

Author: C.J. Tudor
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641214157
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alles begann an dem Tag, an dem sie auf den Jahrmarkt gingen. Als der zwölfjährige Eddie den Kreidemann zum ersten Mal traf. Der Kreidemann war es auch, der Eddie auf die Idee mit den Zeichnungen brachte: eine Möglichkeit für ihn und seine Freunde, sich geheime Botschaften zukommen zu lassen. Und erst einmal hat es Spaß gemacht – bis die Figuren sie zur Leiche eines jungen Mädchens führten. Das ist dreißig Jahre her, und Eddie dachte, die Vergangenheit liegt hinter ihm. Dann bekommt er einen Brief, der nur zwei Dinge enthält: ein Stück Kreide und die Zeichnung eines Strichmännchens. Und als die Geschichte beginnt, sich zu wiederholen, begreift Eddie, dass das Spiel nie zu Ende war ...

The Hell Fire Clubs

Author: Evelyn Lord
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.

The President Is Missing

Author: Bill Clinton
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426452502
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Das Buchereignis 2018: Bill Clinton und James Pattersons »The President Is Missing« ist ein hochspannender Thriller über Ereignisse, die wirklich so eintreffen können – eine Geschichte am Puls der Zeit, die man sich auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen darf. »The President Is Missing« handelt von einer Bedrohung so gigantischen Ausmaßes, dass sie nicht nur das Weiße Haus und die Wall Street in Aufruhr versetzt, sondern ganz Amerika. Angst und Ungewissheit halten die Nation in ihrem Würgegriff. Gerüchte brodeln – über Cyberterror und Spionage und einen Verräter im Kabinett. Sogar der Präsident selbst gerät unter Verdacht und ist plötzlich von der Bildfläche verschwunden. In der packenden Schilderung dreier atemberaubend dramatischer Tage wirft »The President Is Missing« ein Schlaglicht auf die komplizierten Mechanismen, die für das reibungslose Funktionieren einer hoch entwickelten Industrienation wie Amerika sorgen, und ihre Störanfälligkeit. Gespickt mit Informationen, über die nur ein ehemaliger Oberbefehlshaber verfügt, ist dies wohl der authentischste, beklemmendste Roman jüngerer Zeit, eine Geschichte – von historischer Tragweite und zum richtigen Moment erzählt –, die noch jahrelang für Zündstoff sorgen wird.