The Holywell Dead

Author: Chris Nickson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750986034
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1364: The plague has returned and fear fills the air as the pestilence claims its first victims in Chesterfield. When the local priest vanishes, John the Carpenter believes the man is simply scared – until he discovers a body left in an empty house. Charged with finding the murderer by the coroner, John must dig deep into the past to discover who in the present has enough hatred to kill. But as the roll of the dead grows longer, can he keep his family safe from malign forces outside of his control? The third title in a gripping series following the best-selling titles The Crooked Spire and The Saltergate Psalter.

The Subtle Serpent Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 4

Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755382145
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sister Fidelma is thrown into a sinister mystery full of intrigue, danger and violence in Peter Tremayne's fourth Celtic mystery. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Definitely an Ellis Peters competitor' Evening Standard, 'This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the worth he is writing about' Belfast Telegraph A headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in south-west Ireland. One hand clasps a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol... A merchant ship is encountered under full sail on the high seas off the Irish coast. But the crew and cargo have vanished - as if by sorcery... Whose is the body in the well? Where is the crew of the vessel? Are these bizarre events connected? And if so, who is responsible? The year is AD 666, and Sister Fidelma of Kildare, advocate of the Brehon law courts, must follow a trail of clues and investigate a host of enigmatic suspects to unravel the puzzle. What readers are saying about THE SUBTLE SERPENT: 'An excellent story to keep you riveted, with marvellous insight into the life and times of old Ireland' 'As always, a gripping yarn, told with plenty of period detail. Tremayne is a master of his art' 'Full of suspense, intrigue and information'

Medieval Mysteries

Author: Karen Ralls
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892541725
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Journey into twelve of the world's favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages. From Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" to Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose" to Dan Brown's bestselling "The Da Vinci Code," the medieval period continues to intrigue, inspire, entertain and fascinate many today. For the general reader and specialist alike, medieval expert, former Rosslyn Chapel museum exhibition curator and bestselling author Dr. Karen Ralls guides the reader through the key historical facts, legends and lore, affiliated places and major symbolism of each of these 12 popular medieval enigmas, providing a lively introductory portal which includes some of the lesser-known, sidelined or unacknowledged aspects of each of these enduring topics. The story of each subject comes alive as never before, providing a solid introduction for all readers as well as further suggested resources for teachers and researchers. Also included are photographs, a recommended reading section, maps, a list of the key major sites associated with each topic, and a full Bibliography. Topics covered include: King Arthur, Merlin and GlastonburyThe Grail Quest Mary MagdaleneThe real meaning of Black MadonnasThe Knights Templar, the Cathers, and Rosslyn ChapelMedieval Guides and TroubadoursHeresy and Heretics Let this book serve as your personal pilgrimage back to the High Middle Ages - a time of potent symbolism, occult knowledge, and spiritual quests.

An Ancient Evil Canterbury Tales Mysteries Book 1

Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755350510
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As the travellers set out on their pilgrimage, the first tale of death and deceit falls to the Knight... Paul Doherty relates the Knight's tale in An Ancient Evil - a tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. As the travellers gather in the Tabard Inn at the start of a pilgrimage to pray before the blessed bones of St Thomas à Becket in Canterbury, they agree eagerly to host Harry's suggestion of amusing themselves on each day of their journey with one tale, and each evening with another - but the latter to be of mystery, terror and murder. The Knight begins that evening: his tale opens with the destruction of a sinister cult at its stronghold in the wilds of Oxfordshire by Sir Hugo Mortimer during the reign of William the Conqueror, and then moves to Oxford some two hundred years later where strange crimes and terrible murders are being committed. The authorities seem powerless but Lady Constance, Abbess of the Convent of St Anne's, believes the murders are connected with the legends of the cult and she petitions the King for help. As the murders continue unabated, special commissioner Sir Godfrey Evesden and royal clerk Alexander McBain uncover clues that lead to a macabre world sect, which worships the dark lord. But they can find no solution to a series of increasingly baffling questions, and matters are not helped by the growing rift between Sir Godfrey and McBain for the hand and favour of the fair Lady Emily... What readers are saying about Canterbury Tales Mysteries: 'Simply one of the best books ever written' 'An intriguing tale which keeps one entertained up to the last page' 'Spellbinding'

The Cygnus Mystery

Author: Andrew Collins
Publisher: Watkins Pub Limited
ISBN:
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It was a universal belief in ancient civilizations that life came originally from the cosmos and ultimately would return there after death. The shamanic journey was always to this sky-world - and it appears that it was always located in the direction of the stars of Cygnus - also known as the Northern Cross - and was accessed either via the Milky Way or an imagined cosmic axis. Andrew Collins has found that this ancient belief is based on an early astronomy which is about 17,000 years old. All over the world, standing stones, temples and monuments are orientated towards the rising and setting of the stars of the Cygnus constellation or the "entry point" of the Milky Way. Collins has discovered that the use of deep caves by Palaeolithic man was essential to the rise of religious thought and the belief in life's stellar origins. Science has now confirmed the existence of high-energy particles in the caves - particles that come from a binary star known as Cygnus X3. Therefore it would seem that these ancient people were aware of what science is now telling us - that the DNA of life came originally from deep space.

Nacht ber Blackheath

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364114485X
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Der neue Thomas-Pitt-Krimi als deutsche Erstausgabe London 1897: In einer eisigen Winternacht verschwindet Kitty, die Zofe der ehrwürdigen Familie Kynaston. Zurück bleiben nur einige Haare von ihr – und Blut. Da Mr. Kynaston hochsensible militärische Geheimnisse hütet, übernimmt Thomas Pitt als Chef des Staatsschutzes den Fall. Er spürt, dass der Kynaston etwas zu verbergen sucht, kommt aber mit den Ermittlungen nicht weiter. Bis eine schrecklich zugerichtete Leiche auftaucht ...

Die Wahrheit ist der L ge Tod

Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841214207
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„Eine brillante und bezaubernde Heldin. Unheimlich anziehend.“ Publishers Weekly. Fidelma möchte die Sommerferien bei einer Freundin im Norden Irlands verbringen. Als sie die Burg der Familie erreicht, muss sie erfahren, dass die Freundin verschwunden ist und ihre Eltern sie bereits für tot halten. Fidelma nimmt gegen allen Widerstand, der vor allem von der Stiefmutter kommt, die Ermittlungen auf. Sechs spannende Abenteuer von Fidelma, die schon in jungen Jahren ihre hohe Begabung als geschickte und kluge Ermittlerin zeigt. „Gegen Schwester Fidelma kommen selbst die besten Kommissare der Gegenwart nur äußerst schwer an.“ Literaturmarkt.

British Mystery and Thriller Writers Since 1960

Author: Gina Macdonald
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787660208
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Spans much of the modern history of the mystery genre and, along with it, many of the political and social changes from the classical detective story, the World War II spy story, and the Cold War thriller to postmodern detective and spy adventures and the politics of terrorism and confrontation of the twenty-first century.

The Real Middle Earth

Author: Brian Bates
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466891092
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J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to these people and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.

Enchanted Warrior Mills Boon Nocturne

Author: Sharon Ashwood
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 147404560X
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An ancient evil rises. An ancient warrior awakens. In an age clouded by legend, Gawain was one of King Arthur’s greatest knights. When he awakens centuries after the fall of Camelot, he faces his most daunting quest yet – the search for his missing companions.