Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction.
Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.
Author: Captain Charles JohnsonPublish On: 2017-06-05
'Tall trees, crowned with lustrous green vines and gemmed with small exotic-
hued birds flitting through their branches, rose about me. The musk of tropic
growths filled the air and the stench of blood as well. A man lay dead in the glade
. Flat on ...
Author: Captain Charles Johnson
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Treasure Island (R. L. Stevenson) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (R. D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Le Gallienne) Gold-Bug (Edgar A. Poe) The Dark Frigate (C. B. Hawes) Hearts of Three (Jack London) Captain Singleton (Defoe) Swords of Red Brotherhood (Howard) Queen of Black Coast (Howard) Afloat and Ashore (James F. Cooper) Pirate Gow (Defoe) The King of Pirates (Defoe) Barbarossa—King of the Corsairs (E. H. Currey) Homeward Bound (James F. Cooper) Red Rover (Cooper) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Book of Pirates (Howard Pyle) Under the Waves (R. M. Ballantyne) Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) Tales of the Fish Patrol (Jack London) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) Three Cutters (Marryat) Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) Coral Island (Ballantyne) Pirate City (Ballantyne) Gascoyne (Ballantyne) Facing the Flag (Jules Verne) Captain Boldheart (Dickens) Mysterious Island (Jules Verne) Master Key (L. Frank Baum) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Black Vulmea (Howard) Robinson Crusoe (Defoe) Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas) Ghost Pirates (W. H. Hodgson) Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) The Piccaroon (Michael Scott) The Capture of Panama, 1671 (John Esquemeling) The Malay Proas (James Fenimore Cooper) The Wonderful Fight of the Exchange of Bristol With the Pirates of Algiers (Samuel Purchas) The Daughter of the Great Mogul (Defoe) Morgan at Puerto Bello Among Malay Pirates: A Tale of Adventure and Peril The Ways of the Buccaneers A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby, 1735 (Captain Anselm) Francis Lolonois The Fight Between the Dorrill and the Moca Jaddi the Malay Pirate The Terrible Ladrones The Female Captive The Passing of Mogul Mackenzie The Last of the Sea-Rovers Pagan Madonna ...
It blinded them; and when the light faded and they could see, the cat wasn't there
and the man lay dead. Not writhing, not unconscious, not in pain – just still and
dead. Then the feet of other men were shown, approaching cautiously; and the ...
Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
A megalomaniac stumbles across a curious chemical in certain deposits of impure uranium which results in instant death as it is passed from one person to the other. Can Dr. Stanilaus Palfrey defeat Anak’s plan and can Banister and Rita be reconciled as she emerges from her murderous sleep? And just how should the United Nations react?
arrived , they say 3 but fearing he said she , they The next day when , man
camped the sight died y . Yi , égide ... And when the man went to the tent and
made a fire , behold , he saw the man who lay dead , with all his hair cut off , lying
A man lay dead at her feet where there shouldn't be one. He wasn't a good man,
but a man who had sought to better the world in his own way, a man who was
trying to survive. With one single action, she had become a worse monster than
Ralph and Sarah barely escaped the zombieclypse happening to the world, though not unscathed. Sarah is sick, delirious, and infected, while Ralph is out alone in the zombie-infested country looking for medicine to save her life. If she dies, she turns, and time is running out. A chance meeting binds Ralph’s fate to a stranger, a fate that brings him closer to his demise, and to a group of survivors. People get killed, others murdered, and the zombies are waiting, biding their time, for the time is theirs, to strike at those still breathing. Sarah experiences a whole other kind of misery than the chase of zombies and survivors, for she is not alone. In this apocalyptic world, all misery is shared. * A zombie survival story. SEARCH KEYWORDS/CATEGORIES: apocalypse pandemic Armageddon doom cataclysm disaster calamity ruin catastrophe destruction downfall fall of civilization storm havoc end of the world gritty chaos survival society safety zombies woodland urban earth landscape battle flu illness virus, third person dystopian post-apocalyptic horror ebooks books fiction novels stories , freebie free ebook free books
The men left, the huge draft animals carried out the last logs, and the hateful
sound of axes and saws were silenced on the mountain. A week or so later Star
... Within three seconds, as many men lay dead at my feet. I felt no remorse. I
Author: Rob Linson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A Man and His Mountain is the story of a man who starts and builds one of the biggest ranches in the southwest. It tells of the struggles against weather, wilderness, and men, in a time when the country was untamed, and so were the men. It was a tough time and required a tough man, to handle it. At times he took matters into his own hands, for there was no law. During this time, good or bad, he finds a woman. Together they raise a family, strong and just. Together, the family builds the great Star Ranch. They also add to the stories, legends and history of the great American southwest.
He's dead. We'd better wait for the police and let them sort this whole thing out.”
Betsy's eyes grew wide at the lack of emotion in Mark's words. What was the
matter with him? A man lay dead at their feet, and he acted like it was just a
Author: Sandra Robbins
When a gunshot victim dies in front of Betsy Michaels, his last words make her a killer's next target. The undercover agent investigating the murder is none other than Mark Webber, the man who'd broken her heart. Now she has to trust him with her life. Mark feels duty bound to protect Betsy from the drug smugglers responsible for his partner's death. Yet every time he looks at her, he's reminded of the choices he made that hurt Betsy to the core. And despite their rekindled attraction, this time the danger isn't just to their hearts.
10 Another man who was hesitant to enlist received a special package from his
fiancée containing a skirt and ... at the Battle of Chickamauga in southern
Tennessee and northwestern Georgia, 4,000 men lay dead and 24,000 others
Author: John Bateson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Nearly every day an active-duty soldier in the United States military resorts to suicide, and nearly every hour a veteran does the same. In recent years the problem of military suicides has reached epidemic proportions, but it's all too easy for most of us to gloss over the headlines or tune out the details. In The Last and Greatest Battle--the first book devoted exclusively to the problem of military suicides--John Bateson brings this neglected crisis into the spotlight. Bateson, the former executive director of a nationally certified suicide prevention center, surveys the history of suicide in the United States military from the Civil War to the present day and outlines a plan to save lives-and ultimately end the tragedy of military suicides. He uses the stories of individual soldiers to illuminate the unique challenges faced by American troops today. Transitioning from the front lines to the home front is difficult for many service members, and many need help both during and after their deployments. But even though the military is spending millions of dollars on suicide prevention programs, record numbers of soldiers continue to take their lives. To that end, Bateson outlines a plan of action. If the military works to remove stigma, to make treatment more effective and more accessible, and to limit risk factors for suicide in the first place by taking measures like reducing the number and length of deployments and adjusting pre-deployment training to take into account the way that wars are waged today, an end to the problem of military suicide is as possible as it is essential.
But a man lay dead on the ground because of him. No matter how good and right
his actions were, he still felt sick. It took an hour for investigators to arrive and
collect 371 – Karen Kingsbury –
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Based on the tragedy of the Twin Towers ... twopowerful novels of heroism, loss, and redemptionby New York Times bestselling author Karen KingsburyONE TUESDAY MORNING The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the sound of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing. Not rushing with his teammates up the stairway of the south tower to help trapped victims. Not being blasted from the building. And not the woman sitting by his bedside who says she is his wife. Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory. But that means helping Jake rediscover the one thing Jamie has never shared with him: his deep faith in God.BEYOND TUESDAY MORNING Determined to find meaning in her grief three years after the terrorist attacks on New York City, FDNY widow Jamie Bryan pours her life into volunteer work at a small memorial chapel across from where the Twin Towers once stood. There, unsure and feeling somehow guilty, Jamie opens herself to the possibility of love again. But, in the face of a staggering revelation, only the persistence of a tenacious man, questions from Jamie’s curious daughter, and words from her dead husband’s journal can move Jamie beyond one Tuesday morning ... toward life.
Leland Babbitt slowly opened his eyes, struggled weakly against the man
holding him by the throat, and took in the scene ... In front of them, two Jumper men lay dead; one facedown in the wreckage of the shattered glass coffee table,
and the ...
Author: Mark Greaney
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry gets hit with a blast from the past in the fourth Gray Man novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney. Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows—to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before: a killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life—right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it...
No woman can read that line and comprehend the awful horror; no woman
knows the significance of 250,000 dead men, but you tell me that one man lay dead and I might be able to tell you something of its awful meaning to one
Author: Xin-An Lu
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Public speaking is one of the things many fear the most. This fear is justified-Many eyes to look into and many minds to contend with. Thoughts are elusive. The catcher of powerful thoughts-the apt words-are even more elusive. Yet, you do not need to despair. By standing on the shoulders of great orators, you can also speak with facility, felicity, cogency, and potency. Great orators have produced immortal thoughts couched in immortal words. This book selects the gems and the most versatile phrases in the top 100 speeches in the history of American rhetoric of the last century, so that you do not have to tire your mind and tax your time spending months going through all these speeches to mine the diamonds of powerful thoughts and felicitous words. This book furnishes you with powerful and ready blocks for the efficient construction of edifices of powerful ideas embodied in powerful words. The top 100 speeches are the most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars of American public address. Their inclusion and ranking are based on their "social and political impact," "rhetorical artistry," "eloquence," and "power."
Chapter 9 Ngaio Marsh Ngaio Marsh , the last of the Big Four female detective
writers , entered the trade considerably later than Christie , Sayers and Allingham
- her first novel , A Man Lay Dead , appeared in 1934 - and she did not really hit ...
Author: LeRoy Lad Panek
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Detective stories should be examined from a literary point of view, with special attention to literary history and to materials and patterns from which the writers created their fictions. This book sheds new light into the fascinating field of detective fiction.
The murderer dragged the now dead body to a spot off the path. He left him there
under a big tree. He was sure no one would find him, his secret was safe. I saw
the place where the dead man lay, I could find it again! I opened my eyes, and ...
Author: David Russo
Boy meats girl. They fall in love, only problem is the girl has "company". Follow the conflict against the dark forces. Can love survive, against the odds?
This man had been tortured to death. ... More horror was to be found, another man lay dead next to me in his chair. ... see happening. the control room was
small. just large enough for four men. four men and two dead bodies. a man
Author: Adam Gibson
A century of lies have brought upon this dark day, only a few knew it was coming, and those few are marked for death. A century old conspiracy is about to be unveiled on a hot august summer day, in the windy city of Chicago. The stage has been set, all the evidence is there, but time may be running out. A dark horde of men in black trench coats lurk in the shadows. A hideously deformed man has evil plans, a schizophrenic security guard with constant visions of the horror he witnessed as a child may hold the key, and a tragic bombing of thousands has thrown the nation into a tail spin. Have the myths all been true? Do they exist? Why have they been kept secret all these years? One man must face his deepest fears and journey deep into his dark forgotten past. Betrayal and deceit surround him at every corner. All that he held true has been a lie. And death will become his only welcome friend. Now he must face his ultimate challenge before it is to late, but first he must realize the fate of humanity rests in his own blood soaked hands.
“Some shootin',” a bystander commented. “Surprise,” Bowdrie said. “They didn't
expect anybody to come shooting. I had an edge.” Sheriff Hadley led the way into
the bank. Two men lay dead on the floor, one of them the banker. He had been ...
Author: Louis L'Amour
BOWDRIE, TEXAS RANGER Lawman, manhunter, peacemaker—it takes a hard breed of man to survive as a Texas Ranger, but Chick Bowdrie stands head and shoulders above the rest. The rough trails are his home, from the Big Thicket to the Pecos to the border. He’s dried by the desert sun and wind, scarred and toughened by uncounted gun battles, and when you look into his black eyes it’s like looking down the barrels of two .44s with their hammers drawn back. He rides in the name of justice, but he lives by his own law—Bowdrie’s Law. And if you’re thinking about walking on the wrong side of Bowdrie’s Law, you’d better start running. Fast.
The man lay dead in her dining room. Too bad poor old Sal and Leo hadn't even
had time to find out for sure why they were there. Sarah called out, “Are there any
more?” “I don't know,” Betty answered in a whisper as she moved to get more ...
Author: Sharon Kay Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Betty, a retired high school English teacher, witnesses a triple murder committed by a Mafia kingpin in Birmingham, Alabama of all places! Shes on the run for her life in the witness protection program. The killer is obsessed with finding her and so is Birminghams Detective Baileynot to mention the rival Mafia family who want to exert their own revenge on the killer. The chase is on from the Deep South to Naples to New York City. Betty changes from a lonely, withdrawn older woman into a self-confident force thats to be reckon with by all those who meet her.
The man who stood next to Shardo stepped forward to intercept, and died
instantly, the sword in his stomach lifting him off the ground with its savagery.
Before the first scream ended, five men lay dead or dying. Within seconds,
Shardo's force ...
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Thrust from their land many years ago and finding this haven they called Sperratraze the people believed they were safe. But that same enemy had followed them, through the very earth it seemed! Yet after numerous attacks and many setbacks Castle Altruis had survived. That day of salvation had been celebrated each year since then; but today was special, being its twentieth anniversary and the people made preparation for the festivities. To the North West something was not quite right; a schism of sorts. The Edac Lord looked out from the Twin Peaks and was at one. “The time is now” He said. “Set them free!”
Author: William Tecumseh ShermanPublish On: 2000-08-01
The intervening ground between us and the enemy was a dead level, with the
exception of one or two small gullies, and our men had no ... The fresh-made
parapet had been knocked down in many places, and dead men lay around very
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South. Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman.
The bodies of three more workers lay on the stained metal deck. A container of ...
Another man lay dead inside the open hatch of the escape pod, his body
sprawled facedown and a gaping, bloody wound on his back. At the main control
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Tor Books
It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats...and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of "dangerous technology," is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path. Every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.