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Madame Fiocca: The Remarkable True WWII Story of Nancy Wake

A gripping tale of love and espionage in Occupied France, based on true events. Perfect for fans of Kate Quinn's "The Alice Network", Sebastian Faulk's "Charlotte Gray", and Imogen Kealey's "Liberation"."What an incredible story that becomes almost more unbelievable when you realize that this is based on the true account of Nancy Wake, a reporter for the Hearst Newspaper Group. The author has done a fabulous amount of research to bring this history alive." 5 Stars (NetGalley Reviewer)"Based on a true story, the words flow smoothly off the page and grabbed my interest right from the beginning." 5 Stars (NetGalley Reviewer)February 1933: When her aunt gifts her two hundred pounds, twenty-year-old Nancy Wake embarks on a world cruise. Afterwards, she becomes a journalist and finds work in Paris. The city is glamorous, brimming with journalists, artists, and refugees.While travelling across Europe on assignments, she catches the eye of wealthy industrialist Henri Fiocca, and destiny intervenes.But as clouds of war swarm over Europe, German troops are on the march. Horrified when she witnesses Nazis whipping Jews on Vienna’s streets, Nancy vows to stop them if she ever has the chance.When Paris falls, an encounter with a British officer draws her into the heart of an escape network. Soon she is caught in a deadly game of espionage.As the iron fist of the enemy tightens, Nancy and Henri face a heart-breaking decision.What happens when doing right is the road to ruin?A must-read gripping adventure based on the true story of Nancy Wake, "The White Mouse" & Gestapo’s most wanted in World War Two France."There have been a lot of books written about this era, but I found Nancy's story particularly inspiring as a beacon of courage in the terrible times of the Nazi Occupation." 5 Stars (Goodreads reviewer)."A highly recommended read for lovers of WWII history." (Goodreads Reviewer)

One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mysterya??a??Book One)

“First read by this new upcoming author and she has a winner with this series. Suspenseful from beginning to end.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“Absolutely loved this first in the series from start to finish. Fast paced and easy to follow with a storyline that was tense and exciting, I found it hard to put down.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton.Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also now available!

No Kiss Goodbye

From the Amazon top #5 bestselling author of Under Lying. Is there such a thing as the perfect life?Laura's life is amazing; so close to perfect it's almost unbelievable - a loving husband and wonderful children. But a car crash changes everything. Suddenly Laura is confined to a wheelchair. Unable to care for her children, her husband's family step in.What if Laura can't thrust them? What if the people who are supposed to care the most are the people who took everything from her? What if they want her gone?Kids change everything, they said. They weren't lying.What people are saying about No Kiss Goodbye:''Wow! What a roller-coaster of a book. Can't wait for more from this author.'' - Tracy Fenton, CompulsiveReaders.comFor a debut novel, No Kiss Goodbye is totally spellbinding. It's one that has the reader desperate for answers and leaves you feeling like you've just walked away from some sort of wreck. - By The Letter Book Reviews''This book has completely blown me away. No Kiss Goodbye is an incredibly well plotted psychological suspense thriller, and you will not know who to trust.'' - Little Miss No Sleep Daydreams Of Books''Right from the beginning I knew something wasn't quite right. The psychological game-play is very well written.'' - Natalie K. Martin, #1 Bestselling Author

The Kerrigan Kids Box Set Books #1-3

USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! Grab the first three books of the 12 book series!Book 1 - School of PotentialHow do you save the world, when it's already been saved?Eighteen-year-old Aria was supposed to have it all. A tight-knit circle of friends, a loving family, and a magical tatu on her lower back that gave her every superpower under the sun. When it came to the battle between good and evil, she was ready to do her part. There was just one little problem.…good had already won.Trapped beneath their parents' legacy, Aria and her friends find themselves restlessly pacing the halls of Guilder University, desperate to come into their powers, desperate for whatever comes next. The months blend together, each more monotonous than the next, until one day, no different than any other, a mysterious stranger comes to school.Determined to uncover his secrets and driven by a fierce need to prove themselves, the new gang does whatever it takes to show the rest of the world they're ready. But that readiness comes at a cost.Will it be a price they're willing to pay? Book 2 - Myths & MagicIt was a trial by fire…When a vicious murder rocks the Guilder Boarding School, Aria and her friends find themselves on shaky ground. When everyone has motive, everyone's a suspect. And thanks to a public brawl with the victim, Aria Wardell was seen to have more motive than most.While fending off a ward of accusations from both the students and the faculty alike, Aria struggles to find balance in her life amidst the shocking development of some new powers. A new group of shifters on campus raise more questions than answers, and no matter how the world is crumbling around her, she can't get a certain moonlit kiss out of her mind.Trouble is brewing. Secrets can't stay secret for long.Will she ever get answers? Or should some secrets be taken to the grave?Book 3 - Kith & KinIf you can't beat them, join them…When yet another attack leaves the students of Guilder University looking for answers, Aria decides to take matters into her own hands. Armed with a set of powers she'd vowed never to use, she follows the clues to the killer—only to find that nothing is as it seems.The world is changing. Alliances are shifting. And the very foundations of the supernatural community are at risk. Like it or not, people are starting to take sides.But will Aria and her friends find themselves on the right side of the fight? Or are some sins too big to come back from?Kerrigan KidsBook 1 - School of PotentialBook 2 - Myths & MagicBook 3 - Kith & KinBook 4 - Playing With PowerBook 5 - Line of AncestryBook 6 - Descent of HopeBook 7 – Illusion of ShadowsBook 8 – Frozen by the FutureBook 9 – Guilt of My PastBook 10 – Demise of MagicBook 11- Rise of the ProphecyBook 12 – Deafened by the Past

Blood and Guts: A Scottish Detective Mystery (DS Vicky Dodds Scottish Crime Thrillers)

Christmas Eve. A dead teenager, another missing. One hell of a case.Settling down for a nice Christmas Eve with her daughter and her best friend, a phone call pulls DS Vicky Dodds into work and to a deadly new case.A teenage girl, her body cooling in a cold, dark supermarket car park. Found next to her friend’s car, but she’s missing too — has the killer taken her? Or is she the killer?As the clock ticks down, Vicky digs deep as she investigates Dundee’s grim underbelly, and shows real blood and guts as she cuts through the lies of teenagers and a colleague’s furious rage in her pursuit of the truth.BLOOD & GUTS is an explosive crime thriller novel from bestselling author, Ed James, one of Scottish crime fiction’s grittiest writers. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, James Oswald and Stuart MacBride.

Romeo's Fight (Mike Romeo Thrillers Book 4)

”So you’re Mike Romeo. You don’t look so tough.”All Romeo wanted was to chill by the pool and talk to Zane Donahue, the man who’d summoned him. But trouble walked up to ruin a good day. When Romeo’s around somebody’s always spoiling for a fight. Dispatching a punk is one thing. Helping an old friend with a murder rap is another. Archie Jennison comes to Romeo when a gruesome and unsolved Hollywood murder is connected to him in a bizarre way. As Romeo begins his investigation, things take on a dark and twisted turn. Hidden secrets cast shadows over Archie’s case, and an open wound from Romeo’s own past threatens to take him down. Suddenly, Romeo is in the fight of his life, and somebody wants to make sure he loses—for good. Another in the International Thriller Writers Award-winning series that’s been called “sharp as a switchblade” (Meg Gardiner).

Samuel Leeds' Success Students (VOLUME 1): Thirty inspirational Property Investorsa?? case studies packed with hot tips from students who are all a??smashing ita?? as property investors

Every week Samuel Leeds transforms people’s lives by empowering them to become financially free through property investing.This has been his all-consuming mission since launching Property Investors – the biggest training company of its kind in the UK.The investors in this volume have all appeared on Samuel Leeds’ popular YouTube show, Winners on a Wednesday, talking about their journey and how they have been helped by Property Investors. The following chapters contain precious tips and examples of how they have each capitalised on what they have learned. Their successes offer inspiration and hope to others embarking on property ventures. The definition of financial freedom differs greatly from person to person. For some £2,000-£3,000 a month might be enough to meet their outgoings and leave enough over to enjoy life. For others the figure could be far higher. In 2014, as chairman of Property Investors, Samuel held his inaugural two-day crash course. The first student to enrol was Jael Spooner who, inspired by his teachings, went on to buy her council flat in London and open a late night bar in the City with 20 staff and a £1m turnover. Jael’s story is the first to be featured in this book about students whose lives have been changed by Property Investors. They were all fired by Samuel’s enthusiasm for his subject and inspired to carve out their own niche in the industry. Many of the featured students progressed enormously within a short space of time. Andrea Harber, for example, took just two years to build up a portfolio of seven properties generating thousands of pounds a month. Another hugely successful trainee was Alasdair Cunningham who now works closely with Samuel Leeds. Within two years of going into business, Alasdair was earning more than £30,000 a month from sourcing property deals for investors and renting out accommodation.John Raybould, who joined Property Investors Academy, became financially free before finishing his full-time university course. Former Royal Marine Joe Lane had to learn to talk and walk again after a horrific skiing accident. He fought back to become a property entrepreneur, having trained with the academy, and now makes a good living from his investments.This is the first volume of an ongoing series of success stories reflecting an ever increasing army of entrepreneurs becoming financially free through Samuel Leeds’ training. The publication of this book coincides with Samuel’s 30th birthday and aptly consists of 30 chapters, each dedicated to a different student.

The Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky

When two hot, haute heroines team up to solve a murder, neither can afford to be fashionably late.No one expected to find a dead girl in the Royal Suite at the Babylon’s posh London club. Who would kill her? And why?With little to go on and no friends to rely on, Lucky O’Toole, the Babylon’s Chief Problem Solver, is dispatched to…well, to solve the problem.But she needs to be in Paris. Her fiancé—and, worse, his mother—are counting on her presence at a party in her honor in seventy-two hours, more or less. With a personal-life time-bomb ticking, Lucky hopes for a quick solution.A mystery woman, seen leaving the Royal Suite just before the girl’s body is discovered, attracts Lucky’s attention. She has to be the key…On loan to the CIA, assassin Donna Stone Craig and her crack black-ops team have stepped into a viper’s nest. First, they darn near get out-bid and overwhelmed at an auction to acquire a vintage purse hiding some critical intel its lining. Then a very important source Donna is to meet at the Babylon London Club winds up dead. And the young woman’s intel—bearing incredible global consequences—is encrypted. She was the only one who could give Donna the cipher, and she’s dead. Surely someone else would know. But, who?It’s easy to see why Acme’s prime suspect is the tall brunette who acts like she owns the place. Lucky O’Toole shows up at the wrong time, and in the wrong place.But before Donna and Lucky can find the right answers, they’ll need to overcome their reservations, and resolve their differences. But can they learn to trust each other before the real killer gets away?They have to. Their lives—and world peace—depend on it.

The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series: Book 5-6

Multi-million-copy bestselling author Willow Rose’s new mystery series ensnares ex FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas in some confounding murder cases. Mystery, love, and action this series has it all.All books in this boxset were instant #1 bestselling New Releases on Amazon. LET ME GO: What if a stranger told you that she believed your child is about to be killed? What if that woman was an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation? Would you believe her? Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose? What they don’t understand is that the perfect murder is the one that doesn’t look like murder. Can Eva Rae convince local law enforcement to help her with this case before the killer strikes once more? Or will she have to take matters into her own hands – again? IT'S NOT OVER:Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back in a heart-pounding novel of suspense. It’s so shocking it’ll have you sleeping with your lights on. Peter and Mary Marshall went on a vacation with their son and daughter but returned without their children. They went missing from their hotel room one night while the couple was downstairs in the restaurant for dinner. They never saw them again. Ten years later, the Marshalls have put the murder of their children behind them, moved to a different state, and had another child, a son. When he disappears during a vacation trip to Florida, the parents are suddenly in the limelight again. Public opinion seems to be that this can be no coincidence. These things don’t happen twice to the same people, do they? Former FBI-profiler, Eva Rae Thomas is doing well in her life, and things are calm until an FBI agent suddenly shows up, asking for her help with the case of the missing child. The kidnapper seems to have a message for Eva Rae since she was the one who supposedly solved the case ten years ago.As she digs into the disappearance of the boy, racing to save the child’s life, she realizes this psychopathic killer lurking in the shadows has unfinished business, and he’s not stopping till his debt is paid in full. Scroll up and grab a heart-pounding mystery today.

Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters Series Book 1)

Historian Carrie Jo Dreams About the Past!Will the ghosts of Seven Sisters allow her to tell their secrets?Carrie Jo has a secret--she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets. Will Carrie Jo slip into the shadows of Seven Sisters, following in the ghostly footsteps of the lost young woman, or can she solve this tragic mystery and find her own happiness?Read all the books in the Seven Sisters series, and the spin offs, Idlewood, Return to Seven Sisters and Gracefield!Seven Sisters SeriesSeven SistersMoonlight Falls on Seven SistersShadows Stir at Seven SistersThe Stars That FellThe Stars We Walked UponThe Sun Rises Over Seven SistersIdlewood SeriesThe Ghosts of IdlewoodDreams of IdlewoodThe Whispering SaintThe Haunted ChildReturn to Seven SistersThe Roses of MobileAll the Summer RosesBlooms Torn AsunderA Garden of ThornsA Wreath of RosesThe Gracefield HauntingsHaunted GracefieldThe Three GracesGrace Before DyingIf you love fast paced ghost stories, scroll up and grab a copy now!

Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) (The Kate Redman Mysteries)

A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide... On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive...Hushabye (A Kate Redman mystery) is the the first novel in the best selling Kate Redman Mystery series from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Lost Girls and The House on Fever Street.Praise for The Kate Redman Mysteries from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers: “One of the best I have read this year. I read about a fourth of the book early in the day, then at bedtime, I thought I would read a bit more before sleep. I finished the book at 5:20 AM. Just could not put it down.” “At last, a mystery that delivers…I found this novel superb because I got all I needed to know and none of what I didn’t.” “…a gripping detective story but the main character engages you, and as well as wanting to know how the mystery turns out you want to learn more about her too.” “…amazing book, read it front to back in one visit, couldn`t help myself…” “…the most enjoyable Kindle book I have so far read since the 'low cost electronic revolution' which has been sweeping my reading habits for the last couple of years! Thoroughly recommended.” “This was my introduction to the author, and I'm so glad I discovered the book. Well-written and a real page turner.” “I was awake till the early hours to finish it !! I really enjoyed it and the characters in it so I'm pleased I also have the sequel downloaded to read at some point. I know it should be great.” “Attention to detail and great character building coupled with a mystery that keeps you guessing are all the ingredients that make me keep reading till the early hours of the morning.” "Celina Grace has done it again, she compels you from page to page and chapter to chapter, a great, riveting read..." "I found it difficult to put down and was completely distracted from all the other things I should have been doing with my time." "This is a great series that I couldn't put down and grabbed the next book right away at 1 a.m. to keep reading."

Vegan Diet: 101 Recipes For Weight Loss (Timothy Pyke's Top Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss, Good Nutrition and Healthy Living)

Free for Kindle Unlimited members!Burn Fat and Lose Weight Rapidly with these 101 Amazing High Protein Vegan RecipesGet this Amazon bestseller for your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have discovered the health benefits of the Vegan Diet and are losing that stubborn abdominal fat and lowering their risk for hundreds of obesity-related diseases. The Vegan Diet is a Low Cholesterol diet for Animal Lovers with that is designed to have your body shed excess weight and burn stubborn fat.It is not just effective in helping you with your weight loss goals but incredibly effective at other things such as reversing diabetes, reducing heart disease and cancer risks, lowering blood pressure, and reducing cholesterol.Inside this book You will find 101 delicious recipes to build muscle on a vegan dietRecipes Included Inside... Righteous Red Lentil Soup with PumpkinAwesome Figs, Arugula Flatbread, Grapes and Balsamic VinegarGratuitous Granola with Dark Chocolate and CherriesTremendous Thai Basil Coconut SoupFly Mushrooms and Green Stir FryTotally Tofu French ToastBrilliant Barbeque Seitan SandwichAnd Much, Much, More!Download your copy now!Take action with these amazing recipes and you will achieve all of your weight loss and health goals.Now with 8 Free Bonus eBooks!Supports 10 Extra Languages!

Hidden Justice: A Dark Vigilante Thriller (No Justice)

The bestselling authors of Yesterday's Gone, Pretty Killer, and No Justice bring you a brand new unforgettable thriller that blends mystery and suspense into pulse-pounding, revenge-seeking, fast-paced thriller action.Frank Grimm is a retired detective who breaks into his neighbors’ homes searching for clues to find the man who murdered his daughter. What was once an unrelenting obsession in solving a crime has turned into something else — Frank breaking and entering, vicariously living through their lives, searching for a connection to anything.One day he finds something waiting for him — a letter from a teenage girl who knows what he’s doing. It also says one other thing:“Help, my father is raping me. Please kill him.”Frank must decide how far he’ll go outside the law to save a child from a monster.But his former ally, detective Mallory Black, is tracking his every move -- she believes he escaped justice once, and she is not going to let it happen again.Detective and ex-detective find themselves on a collision course as their lives are torn apart by their obsessions for delivering justice, no matter the costs.Hidden Justice is a new stand-alone thriller novel written within the King & Wright world of No Justice. Start reading your favorite new vigilante thriller right now!  

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw Book 1)

Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex.While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

Seven Sins: A Thrilling Horror Novel

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.Several individuals connected through a series of unfortunate events find themselves as participants in a twisted game of trials set up by a hacker who has chosen them based on their cardinal sins.This group of misfits will do anything in their power to survive and return any semblance of normality to their lives, even if it means destroying each other.Seven Sins is an action-packed, thrilling horror that will have you on edge on every page. Grab it now to see who will survive the night!

Tongue Twisters for Kids

"Rubber baby buggy bumpers" - Say this three times as fast as you can. How about, try saying " Loopy lizards lying lazily aloft a little lane of logs," without messing up. This Tongue Twister book is huge collection of funny phrases, ridiculous rhymes, and silly sentences that will have kids laughing for hours. Each one challenges your mouth muscles as you try to say these tongue twisters faster and multiple times. A tongue twister is a phrase that is supposed to be difficult to articulate properly. Often times they take practice to say correctly. Tongue twisters are good practice for children as they learn to form words, phrases, and vowels. It's hard to say a tongue twister without a smile on your face. Each tongue twister in this book has it's own silly illustration. Kids will be entertained with these tongue twisters for hours.

Genghis Khan: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 3)

☆ Genghis Khan ☆Genghis Khan was the most unlikely of conquerors. An orphan of the Mongolian Steppes, his rise went all but unnoticed by all the great powers around him. His people had been divided and discounted by the Chinese dynasties to his south and completely dismissed by the encroaching Islamic empires to his west.Inside you will read about...✓ Mystery of the Steppes✓ When Warriors Are Made✓ Rites of Passage✓ A Battle Against Shamanic Destiny✓ United They Stand✓ Throwing Sand at an Empire✓ Genghis Khan’s Crusade✓ The Last Days of Genghis KhanKnown as little more than bandits and nomads, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian horde would shake Kings and Emperors to their very core as they descended like locusts upon all four corners of the known world.

Another Nice Mess - The Laurel & Hardy Story

Arguably the greatest comedy duo in show business history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy delighted filmgoers and theatregoers for over thirty years. The public not only found Laurel's serene simpleton and Hardy's pompous buffoon hilarious, but they also thought of them as friends. Laurel and Hardy may have been nitwits, but they were loveable nitwits.Another Nice Mess: The Laurel and Hardy Story explores the lives and careers of Laurel and Hardy. The book examines how the comedians teamed up and it explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.Raymond Valinoti, Jr.. is a resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ. He has a Master's in Library Science from Rutgers University and is a freelance researcher. His articles on film have been published in the magazines Midnight Marquee and Films of the Golden Age. He also writes film reviews for an online news publication, The Alternative Press.

Blood of a Gladiator (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries Book 1)

Leonidas, champion gladiator of Rome, is set free from the games by a mysterious benefactor who grants him freedom, a place to live, and a servant—Cassia, a scribe—to look after him.But the benefactor is only so generous—Leonidas must pay his own way and Cassia’s, which means hiring himself out. The sharp-witted Cassia quickly lands him a post as a bodyguard, escorting a retired senator to Ostia.The trip soon turns deadly, as Leonidas and Cassia find themselves squarely in the middle of intrigue that reaches from the slums of the Subura to the Palatine Hill and the emperor Nero himself.Book 1 of the Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries. Events in this book take place before the novella, Blood Debts.

An Oxford Murder: A Golden Age Mystery (Catherine Tregowyn Mysteries Book 1)

". . . characters are colorful, their world engaging, and Dr. Harry is especially charming. Details of food and fashion give a lush touch to the well-painted period settings--Oxford is evoked especially well--and the portrayal of factions, competition, and power plays within the scholarly world lend amusement and intrigue. Ongoing references to poetic theory, the Bloomsbury group, and the dark shadow of Hitler add to the textured sense of place. Those who aren't yet fans of Vandagriff will be hooked." --Historical Novel Review“. . . the well-educated, literary characters . . . are enjoyable, and the plot is nicely balanced between tense action and the love triangle. . . an entertaining historical mystery." --Kirkus Reviews Fans of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane will love this tale! A stylish mystery is set in Oxford in the 1930's with loveable characters and a cast of eccentric suspects.After Miss Catherine Tregowyn, poet, and Dr. Harry Bascombe, her bête noire, discover a body in the Somerville College chapel, they are declared suspects in a murder inquiry. How can they prove their innocence? The pair decide they must launch their own investigation into the strangling of Oxford don, Agatha Chenowith. But working as a team will not be easy. Their relations are anything but cordial.It is not long before they uncover motives aplenty. Apparently, Dr. Chenowith was not at all what she seemed. As the surprises about the victim’s secret life multiply, they are awash in a sea of suspects.Into this scenario sails the former love of Catherine’s life as he returns from Kenya. Is she going to give Rafe another chance to break her heart? He convinces her to give him a six-month trial, and eager to show his worth, he joins in the investigation. Rafe offers to fly Catherine and Harry in his de Havilland six-seater to the Isle of Man where they must pursue a lead. Inevitably, Rafe and Harry square off in a battle for Catherine’s affections.Meanwhile, playing detectives proves to be a dangerous pursuit. Catherine and Harry shortly embroil themselves in a plot much larger than mere murder. No one wants to hear their theory, however. It contains truths too painful to contemplate. And it makes Catherine and Harry’s lives expendable.