By Steven Saylor
As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts within the urban, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own residence, the physique of Pompey's favourite cousin. ahead of fleeing the town, Pompey exacts a poor cut price from the finder of secrets-to unearth the killer, or sacrifice his personal son-in-law to carrier in Pompey's legions, and sure demise. Amid the city's sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered guy was once a deadly secret agent. Now, as he follows a path of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is stuck among the chaos of struggle and the negative fact he needs to ultimately reveal.
Rubicon, set in early days of the Roman Civil warfare, is a pivotal novel in Saylor's bestselling and significantly acclaimed sequence of novels set in overdue Republican Rome.
By Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper is a singular through American writer Mark Twain. It used to be first released in 1881 in Canada, earlier than its 1882 ebook within the usa. the unconventional represents Twain's first try out at historic fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the tale of 2 younger boys who're exact in visual appeal: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives along with his abusive father in Offal court docket off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.
By Frank Baker
When, at the spur of the instant, Norman Huntley and his good friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old lady referred to as leave out Hargreaves, they're encouraged to submit a letter to their new fictional pal. it is just intended to be a foolish, risk free game―until omit Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman's utter disbelief, precisely as he had imagined her: mesmerizing, eccentric, and eternally miraculous. He hadn't imagined, even though, how a lot havoc an imaginary octogenarian might wreak on his sleepy Buckinghamshire hometown.
By Lisa Kleypas
The Friday Harbour sequence of women's fiction novels is determined in San Juan Island simply off of the Washington country Coast - romantic and sundry, with rocky seashores, sandy shorelines, wealthy woodlands and pasture land - and the wealthy Friday Harbour quarter.
The sequence is established round the Nolan relations, together with brothers and a sister, the proprietors of an island winery and eating place. The Nolans' mom Jessica has simply gave up the ghost, and a mysterious stranger attends the funeral. He unearths that he's an illegitimate baby Jessica had given delivery to, and given up for adoption, ahead of she married. This relatives mystery ends up in many new questions and demanding situations, which attempt the bonds of affection and loyalty, and finally express the Nolans what relations is all about.
By Bonnie MacBird
London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and again on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper research. Watson can neither convenience nor rouse his good friend – till a surprisingly encoded letter arrives from Paris.
Mlle l. a. Victoire, a gorgeous French cabaret celebrity writes that her illegitimate son through an English lord has disappeared, and she or he has been attacked within the streets of Montmartre.
Racing to Paris with Watson at his aspect, Holmes discovers the lacking baby is just the top of the iceberg of a far better challenge. the main worthy statue because the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several other kids from a silk mill in Lancashire were came upon murdered. The clues in all 3 circumstances aspect to a unmarried, untouchable man.
Will Holmes recuperate in time to discover the lacking boy and forestall a emerging tide of murders? to take action he needs to remain one step prior to a perilous French rival and the threatening interference of his personal brother, Mycroft.
This most up-to-date event, within the sort of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the long-lasting duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which checks Watson's friendship and the fragility and presents of Sherlock Holmes' personal inventive nature to the limits.
By V. A. Stuart
By Robert Vaughan
For one committed reporter, Vietnam wasn't politics, wasn't procedure, wasn't parades. It used to be reality.
The genuine battle did not ensue in a Pentogon or Saigon briefing room. the genuine struggle occurred in -country. For the soldier within the box, Vietnam used to be the phobia of jogging element deep within the Jungle, it was once a white knuckled helicopter flight into the center of darkness. Vietnam used to be an enemy you by no means observed, a budd's existence snuffed out in entrance of you.
That used to be the true tale of Vietnam, the tale that did not make the papers as usually as a general's speech or a politition's press convention. yet one reporter is altering all that. And his stories from then and there carry readers immediately to part of hell.
By Pauline Gedge
Twelve-year-old Amunhotep III has ascended the throne to turn into pharaoh of Egypt, the richest empire in the world. The boy’s mom is regent, and she or he has dropped at courtroom the well known seer, Huy, son of a humble farmer, to behave as scribe and tips to her royal son. It’s a place of energy and accountability, one who is fraught with intrigue and the trap of corruption. For it's Huy who controls the treasury, the army, and all building and taxation—and probably most vital, it's Huy who chooses the younger pharaoh’s queen. His activities and premonitions, in addition to his mythical prior, make him only a few acquaintances and an exceptional many enemies.
In The King’s Man, Huy’s upward push to energy and fame—as chronicled first in The two times Born after which in Seer of Egypt—reaches its resounding climax.
along with her meticulous examine and compelling prose, Pauline Gedge transports readers into the traditional and engaging tradition that was once Egypt.