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The Dark Monk
  • Author : Oliver Pötzsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780547807683
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure. Original. 100,000 first printing.

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    Dark Tide Rising
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780399179938
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • “Riveting . . . one of the series’ more powerful recent entries.”—Publishers Weekly When kidnappers choose a broken-down waterside slum as the site of a ransom exchange for the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter, the Thames River Police and Commander William Monk shadow Harry to the spot to ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Certain that one of his colleagues has betrayed him, Monk delves into each of their pasts, one of which hides a dreadful secret. Soon facing a series of deadly obstructions, Monk must choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the mystery—and to figure out where his men’s loyalty really lies. Praise for Dark Tide Rising “Perry makes cunning work of the plot, which raises issues of trust and loyalty while driving home a grim message about the vulnerability of women who entrust their fortunes to unscrupulous men.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of the most successful of prolific Perry’s recent Victorian melodramas. The opening chapters are appropriately portentous, the mystification is authentic, and if the final surprise isn’t exactly a shock, it’s so well-prepared that even readers who don’t gasp will nod in satisfaction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Another deftly crafted gem of a suspense thriller by a master of the mystery genre . . . a ‘must read.’ ”—Midwest Book Review “Superb . . . [a] brilliant piece of historical fiction . . . No one writes Victorian-era stories quite like Perry.”—BookReporter

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    A Sunless Sea
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780345510648
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Monk discovers a shocking truth while investigating the murder of a high-end prostitute with ties to an opium-dispensing doctor's widow.

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    The Dark Monk
  • Author : M. F. Tedesco
  • Publisher : M.T. Words
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0985641800
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Croatia, Yugoslavia. November 1991: Anka Banovic, age twenty-five, is giving an exam to her middle-school students. While she daydreams about her secret engagement and upcoming wedding, the Yugoslav National Army and its renegade militias attack the village without warning. From that moment forward, Anka will rarely have control over her own life. After suffering absolute horror and degradation, she is sold to an Italian brothel network. Anka laments time and again that she must be nothing less than the perfect victim until an unusual patron appears in her bedroom. Not only is he a celibate in a whorehouse, he is an elite forger, and his current project concerns Boston s stolen Vermeer. At first, Anka thinks of him as an odd dark monk, but he is actually the man who will gamble everything to save her.

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    A Wish in the Dark
  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781536211726
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.

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    The Book of Longings
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780525429760
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

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    The Face of a Stranger
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307777836
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this exhilarating series debut, police detective William Monk must solve the mystery of his own past. His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else. “Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside . . . Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date.”—Kirkus Reviews

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    The Beggar King
  • Author : Oliver Pötzsch
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 054799219X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • After the hangman Jakob Kuisl is framed for his sister's murder, his daughter Magdalena and her paramour, Simon, enlist the help of a network of beggars in order to save him from the noose.

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    Mr. Monk is Miserable
  • Author : Lee Goldberg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781440643590
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Based on the hit USA network series- from edgar(r) Award - nominated Monk screenwriter lee Goldberg Adrian Monk and his assistant Natalie are in Paris, touring the shadowy catacombs that wind beneath the city streets, lined with millions of centuries-old human bones. Of course, Monk notices one particular skull, declaring that the person was killed recently. With the delights of Paris overshadowed by murder, Monk will have to think fast-and see in the dark-if he's going to catch a cunning killer.

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    Defend and Betray
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9780345513960
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle but at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident, but the general’s beautiful wife, Alexandra, readily confesses that she killed him–a story she clings to even under the threat of the noose. Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family. With the trial only days away, these there sleuths inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery.

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    Dark Assassin
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780345492852
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : London (England)
  • A superintendent in the Thames River Police, William Monk is on a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge when he and his men notice a young couple standing at the railing, apparently engaged in an intense discussion. The woman places her hands on the man's shoulders. Is it a caress or a push? He grasps her. To save her or kill her? Seconds later, the pair plunges to death in the icy waters. Has Monk witnessed an accident, a suicide, or a murder? The ensuing investigation leads him toward a conspiracy that reverberates into the highest levels of Her Majesty's government.

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    Dark Assassin
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780345514202
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder? Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the woman, Mary Havilland, had planned to marry the fair-haired man who shared her fate. He also discovers that Mary’s father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But Mary’s friends share their own darks suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk searches for answers. From luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers beneath the city where poor folk fight crippling poverty, Monk must connect the clues before death strikes again.

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    THE MONK
  • Author : Matthew Lewis
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000058949
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lewis, Matthew Gregory is a famous British novelist and playwright. The Monk: A Romance is his most famous so called “gothic novel” that he wrote only in ten days. Ambrosio, once an exemplary Spanish monk, is passionate about his student: there is a beautiful woman Matilda under the monk robe. After his passion is satisfied he shifts his attention to an innocent Antonia. With Matilda’s help he rapes and kills the young woman. Later it is discovered that Antonia was hid sister and Matilda is Satan’s messenger whose aim was to seduce the devout hermit and lead him to the sin. In the end, he falls under inquisition, but...

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    Buddhism in a Dark Age
  • Author : Ian Harris
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780824865771
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  • Genre : History
  • This pioneering study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia’s history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption that the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot had a centralized plan to liquidate the entire monastic order. Based on a thorough analysis of interview transcripts and a large body of contemporary manuscript material, it offers a nuanced view that attempts to move beyond the horrific monastic death toll and fully evaluate the damage to the Buddhist sangha under Democratic Kampuchea. Compelling evidence exists to suggest that Khmer Rouge leaders were determined to hunt down senior members of the pre-1975 ecclesiastical hierarchy, but other factors also worked against the Buddhist order. Buddhism in a Dark Age outlines a three-phase process in the Khmer Rouge treatment of Buddhism: bureaucratic interference and obstruction, explicit harassment, and finally the elimination of the obdurate and those close to the previous Lon Nol regime. The establishment of a separate revolutionary form of sangha administration constituted the bureaucratic phase. The harassment of monks, both individually and en masse, was partially due to the uprooting of the traditional monastic economy in which lay people were discouraged from feeding economically unproductive monks. Younger members of the order were disrobed and forced into marriage or military service. The final act in the tragedy of Buddhism under the Khmer Rouge was the execution of those monks and senior ecclesiastics who resisted. It was difficult for institutional Buddhism to survive the conditions encountered during the decade under study here. Prince Sihanouk’s overthrow in 1970 marked the end of Buddhism as the central axis around which all other aspects of Cambodian existence revolved and made sense. And under Pol Pot the lay population was strongly discouraged from providing its necessary material support. The book concludes with a discussion of the slow re-establishment and official supervision of the Buddhist order during the People’s Republic of Kampuchea period.

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    The White Cat and the Monk
  • Author : Jo Ellen Bogart
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781773065595
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world.

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    The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter
  • Author : Ambrose Bierce,Richard Voss,Adolphe Danziger De Castro
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066099633
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter" by Ambrose Bierce, Richard Voss, Adolphe Danziger De Castro. 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.

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    The Awakening of Cthulhu
  • Author : Johnn A. Escobar
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN : 9781667429946
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • During a conference, held at Miskatonic University, Arkham, Massachusetts - United States, addressed to students and professors of the institution, where the successful writer and businessman, John Howard Brown, will be presented, who will talk about his recent book, he will end up getting to know to Miguel O'donojú, a young accountant, who has inherited the notebook from his late grandfather, Aaron Cedric O'donojú, whose discoveries haunt the insane existence of monstrous creatures associated with terrible and primordial events that occurred in Innsmouth , Dunwich, Paris, London, among other places and various times; where the appearance of a mysterious being predominates, wrapped in dark robes, with his face always covered, comparable to a desert dweller, known as the Dark Monk.

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    The Monk of Mokha
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101947326
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

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    A Dangerous Mourning
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780307777195
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Inspector William Monk has his hands full when an aristocrat's daugher is stabbed to death in her own bed. He is instructed to proceed without delay, but finds his efforts hamstrung by the lingering traces of amnesia and the craven ineptitutde of his supervisor, who would love to see him fail. With the help of Hester Latterly, formerly a nurse with Florence Nightingale, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth.... "A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story." THE KIRKUS REVIEWS

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    The Ludwig Conspiracy
  • Author : Oliver Pötzsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9780547740102
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When an encoded diary about Ludwig, the fairytale king of Bavaria who was declared insane and died mysteriously soon thereafter, falls into his hands, rare book dealer Steven Lukas is forced to go on the run as he becomes the target of Ludwig's deranged modern-day followers. 100,000 first printing.

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    The Blanket of the Dark
  • Author : John Buchan
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9781473373679
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A grand, sweeping historical drama. Set in Medieval England during a tense time as a the country waits for the new king to be crowned. A enthralling, richly detailed story of intrigue and passion.

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    The Invention of Wings
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780698175242
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes. Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content

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    Blood Crime
  • Author : Sebastià Alzamora
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781616956288
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : FICTION
  • It is 1936, and Barcelona burns as the Spanish Civil War takes over. The city is a bloodbath. Yet in all this death, the murders of a Marist monk and a young boy, drained of their blood, are strange enough to catch a police inspector's attention. The Marist brothers of the murdered monk are being persecuted; meanwhile, a convent of Capuchin nuns hides in plain sight, trading favours with the military police to stay alive. In their midst is a thirteen-year-old novice who stumbles into the clutches of the murderer. Can she escape in this city of no happy endings?

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    The William Monk Mysteries
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : 9780307767660
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Anne Perry’s acclaimed William Monk novels have captivated readers with their rich texture and masterly suspense, leading The New York Times Book Review to exclaim, “Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.” Now, the first five books in the spellbinding series are collected in this addictive eBook bundle: FACE OF A STRANGER His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. With his memory erased after a terrible accident, Monk intends on hiding his condition and starting a new life by tackling a grisly murder case in which each new revelation leads him to the answers he seeks—but dreads to find. A DANGEROUS MOURNING Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a blue-blooded young widow, Monk is plagued by both his lingering amnesia and an inept supervisor. But when nurse Hester Latterly offers her assistance, together they grope warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the aristocrat’s demise. DEFEND AND BETRAY After a brilliant military career, General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death not on the battlefield but at a London dinner party. Although his wife confesses to the murder, Monk and Hester suspect deceit. With the trial only days away, they feverishly work to unravel the dark heart of the mystery. Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk series “Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The New York Times Book Review “There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe “[The] reigning monarch of the Victorian mystery.”—People “Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[A] master of crime fiction.”—The Baltimore Sun “[Among] Perry’s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist.”—The Wall Street Journal

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    Book of the Night
  • Author : Oliver Potzsch
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1503938425
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Potzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas s life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the "Book of the Night" out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer."

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    A Psalm for the Wild-Built
  • Author : Becky Chambers
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781250236227
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Winner of the Hugo Award! In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot. Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Hell's Children
  • Author : John L. Monk
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1535181494
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  • Genre : Books
  • The world has gone to hell and it isn't coming back. It happened in a year: starvation, gangs of kids with guns, and every adult in the world dead from the Sickness. Houses are now mausoleums. Civilization lies in the hands of children who've never had to feed themselves or survive a winter without gas or electricity. Most will die. Others - a bare few - will tread a different path. Fourteen-year-old Jack Ferris is a survivor - because his parents raised him that way. Leveraging qualities rare for his age, he must lead his desperate companions to a secret refuge. Too late, he learns that safety is a mirage, and that the high price of hope is paid in blood. "An emotional and action filled post-apocalyptic story with unforgettable characters. You won't want to put this one down!" - Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of the "Extinction Cycle." "John L. Monk brings a remarkable wit and elegance to his storytelling through the use of vivid descriptions and complex characters." - J. Thorn, Amazon Top 100 Author in Action & Adventure. "A Post Apocalyptic Lord of the Flies that's both terrifying and uplifting." - Nick Cole, author of CTRL-ALT-REVOLT, creator of Apocalypse Weird. Fans of One Second After, The Hunger Games, and Alas Babylon should enjoy this what-if tale of inventiveness, character, and courage. Order your copy today.

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    The Council of Twelve
  • Author : Oliver Pötzsch
  • Publisher : Hangman's Daughter Tales
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1328508315
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The seventh chilling mystery in The Hangman's Daughter series The year is 1672. Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family travel to Munich, the cosmopolitan heart of Bavaria, for a meeting of the prestigious--for dishonorable hangmen, at least--Council of Twelve, the leaders of the empire's hangmen's guild. But something dark is happening behind the scenes: in the past weeks, young women have begun turning up dead. At first, the authorities assume they are a rash of suicides, but when Kusil notices that each woman possesses a matchingamulet, suspicions arise that someone is murdering these women. With no suspects, the superstitious townsfolk of Munich blame the hangmen's guild, certain that they have called the devil upon the city. Joined by his daughter Magdalena, son-in-law Simon, the rest of his extended family, and a slew of eccentric hangmen, Kuisl must solve the mystery of who is murdering these girls. If he fails, the consequences could reverberate across the empire, affecting all the hangmen in Germany.

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    The Dark Flood
  • Author : Deon Meyer
  • Publisher : Grove Atlantic
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780802159618
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Disappearances ensnare two South African detectives in a web of corruption in this stunning thriller by the Barry Award–winning author of The Last Hunt. Assigned to investigate the disappearance of a young university student and brilliant computer programmer detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido hit dead ends. But the trail—including the death of a fellow police officer—leads to a series of gun heists and the alarming absence of certain weapons from the police registry, the ramifications of which could be devastating. As Griessel and Cupido intensify their search, real estate agent Sandra Steenberg confronts her own crisis: state corruption has caused the real estate market to crash, exacerbating the dire financial straits facing her family. She puts aside her misgivings to work for a notorious billionaire and playboy, only to have him disappear on her. Now Griessel is forced to juggle between the man’s bitter wife, protective lawyer, and Steenberg, the last person to see him alive. With propulsive and intricate plotting, sharp prose, and an ending that takes one’s breath away just when the dust seems to have settled, The Dark Flood spotlights the state capture and corruption that has overtaken the country, lending political weight to a powerful story. Praise for the Benny Griessel series “[An] outstanding series.” —The Wall Street Journal “Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “The undisputed champion of South African crime. Meyer grabs you by the throat and never lets you go.” —Wilbur Smith, New York Times–bestselling author

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    The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter
  • Author : Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781465518514
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Pillars of the Earth
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 9781101442197
  • Reader Reviews : 3319
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

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    From Monk to Money Manager
  • Author : Doug Lynam
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780785223887
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Build a better financial future for yourself and the world. Former monk turned financial advisor, Doug Lynam, shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to earning, saving, and investing. From Monk to Money Manager is an entertaining and self-deprecating journey through Lynam’s relationship with the almighty dollar—his childhood in a rich family, the long-haired hippie days running away from materialism, time in the Marine Corps looking for selfless service, and his twenty years in the monastery under a vow of poverty that led to his current profession as a financial advisor. In this unique look at wealth from a spiritual perspective, Lynam shares his belief that God doesn’t expect us to live in poverty. The truth is, we need financial peace so we can help others. When money becomes a part of our spiritual practice, used in love and service, it can bring us closer to our highest spiritual ideals. With humor and humility, Lynam uses stories told through the lens of his own money mistakes, and those of counseling clients, to understand how our attitudes about money hold us back. He also provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to grow a little bit wealthy. His insights include how to build a compassionate relationship to our finances; some of the good, bad, and ugly truths about money; and the tricks to unlocking financial freedom.

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    How the Irish Saved Civilization
  • Author : Thomas Cahill
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307755131
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : History
  • The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

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    Through the dark mist
  • Author : Marsha Canham
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9780440206118
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Traveling across medieval England to meet her future husband, the lovely Lady Servanne de Briscourt meets the notorious bandit, Black Wolf, and falls for the outlaw, discovering in the process that he is the rightful heir to her fiance's title

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    A Truth to Lie For
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780593359082
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A lethal new weapon endangers all of Europe—unless Elena Standish can rescue an ingenious scientist from Hitler’s clutches—in this action-packed mystery by bestselling author Anne Perry. It is the summer of 1934, and Hitler is nearing the summit of supreme power in Germany, his eyes set on European domination. When Britain’s MI6 gets word that a pair of German scientists have made breakthroughs in germ warfare, they send Elena Standish on a dangerous mission to get one of them out of Germany before he’s forced to share his knowledge and its devastating power with Hitler’s elite. But the British soon learn that it’s more than just time that Elena is working against. The new head of Germany’s germ warfare division is an old enemy of Elena’s grandfather Lucas, the former head of MI6. And he’s bent on using any means at his disposal to avenge his defeat at Lucas’s hands twenty years before. What starts as an effort to save Europe from the devastation of disease soon becomes an intensely personal fight. As Elena and the scientist make their way across Germany, from Berlin to Bavaria and beyond, they confront not only the Gestapo but also a ragtag group of unpredictable Nazi supporters. Elena finds her every decision challenged in this compelling thriller that takes a searing look at what it means to do what’s right in a world rife with so much evil.

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    Forging Truth
  • Author : Raymond F. Masters
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1516865006
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • LIBERTY IS GONE, BUT TRUTH REMAINS Kade Truth awakens in a strange house sideways of reality, where he learns he has "died" in a mysterious attack on the Statue of Liberty. Rather than facing the afterlife, he now wields energy powers, including flight. Kade joins and befriends Caduceus - eccentric caretaker, magician, and feeder of soup - and Mao F'Yang - an intoxicating girl with the uncanny ability to disappear - in a quest to regain his memories, uncover who is behind the attack, and discover why he has been so drastically altered. In a counter to Kade's mission, the malign Dark Monk joins forces with Richard Van Parson - arrogant CEO of VPI - to forward his own hellish agenda under the ruse of a retaliatory war. What ties does the Dark Monk have with Caduceus? What designs does he have for Kade? And will Kade unravel the truth in time to embrace his true destiny? Experience the first chapter in an exciting new series from author Raymond F. Masters and Pro Se Productions- Forging Truth!

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    Dark Night of the Soul
  • Author : John of the Cross
  • Publisher : Whitaker House
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781629118505
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • "In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God." —St. John of the Cross Why does God allow us to fall into this empty void? Does He not love us? Will He not help us? How do we deal with feeling abandoned in hopeless darkness? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? In sixteenth-century Spain, a poor monk became a spiritual giant. His life was devoted to prayer, poverty, solitude, and silence in pursuit of the beauty and goodness of God. When his intimacy with Jesus led to imprisonment, John used the time to compose a spiritual masterpiece in which he takes readers on a deeply spiritual journey through hardships and temptations to complete union with God. In a step-by-step process, he shows how God can use this "dark night" to eventually bring our human spirits into greater illumination, revealing heavenly wisdom and the passion of divine love. It is possible to walk securely through the darkness and experience the wonderful effects that are wrought in the believer as a result of the dark night.

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    Corridors of the Night
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780553391404
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best. Praise for Corridors of the Night “[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”—Historical Novels Review “Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.”—Providence Journal “Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory.”—Bookreporter Praise for Anne Perry and Her William Monk novels Blood on the Water “One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.”—The Washington Times Blind Justice “[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”—Huntington News A Sunless Sea “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger Execution Dock “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe

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    When the Heart Waits
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780061998140
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Religion
  • The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

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    When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East
  • Author : Quan Barry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781524748128
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the acclaimed author of We Ride Upon Sticks comes a luminous novel that moves across a windswept Mongolia, as estranged twin brothers make a journey of duty, conflict, and renewed understanding. "A dazzling achievement...The rhythms are more like prayer than prose, and the puzzlelike plot yields revelations." —The New York Times Tasked with finding the reincarnation of a great lama—a spiritual teacher who may have been born anywhere in the vast Mongolian landscape—the young monk Chuluun sets out with his identical twin, Mun, who has rejected the monastic life they once shared. Their relationship will be tested on this journey through their homeland as each possesses the ability to hear the other’s thoughts. Proving once again that she is a writer of immense range and imagination, Quan Barry carries us across a terrain as unforgiving as it is beautiful and culturally varied, from the western Altai mountains to the eerie starkness of the Gobi Desert to the ancient capital of Chinggis Khaan. As their country stretches before them, questions of faith—along with more earthly matters of love and brotherhood—haunt the twins. Are our lives our own, or do we belong to something larger? When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East is a stunningly far-flung examination of our individual struggle to retain our convictions and discover meaning in a fast-changing world, as well as a meditation on accepting what simply is.