The Dark Monk

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ISBN: 9780547807683
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 463
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Dark Monk in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Hangman s Daughter

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ISBN: 9780547745015
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 435
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Hangman s Daughter in PDF and EPUB After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.


The Beggar King

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ISBN: 054799219X
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 466
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books

Download and read online The Beggar King in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Monk and the Hangman s Daughter

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ISBN: 9781473360358
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Number of pages: 117
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Download and read online The Monk and the Hangman s Daughter in PDF and EPUB A masterpiece, written almost as a modern folktale. Follow the tale of the monk Ambrosius as he meets the shunned Benedicta, the local hangman's daughter. Ambrosius becomes embroiled in a dark and twisted tale of love, assault and the sins of the past.


The Ludwig Conspiracy

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ISBN: 9780547740133
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Number of pages: 448
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Ludwig Conspiracy in PDF and EPUB A bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangman’s Daughter series In 1886, Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, was deposed after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He died mysteriously soon thereafter, his eccentric and beautiful castles his only legacy. In The Ludwig Conspiracy, master of historical suspense Oliver Pötzsch brings the Mad King back to life. An encoded diary by one of Ludwig’s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare-book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective, Sara Lengfeld, to investigate each of Ludwig’s three famous castles for clues to crack the diary’s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwig’s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive? "This gripping thriller brings together the present and the past with high-action adventure in a bold, entertaining storyline." —Shepherd Express (Milwaukee) "Pötzsch makes clever use of Bavaria’s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Pötzsch’s sophisticated plotting and good use of a real-life historical puzzle place this far ahead of most Da Vinci Code wannabes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review


The Castle of Kings

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ISBN: 9780544317888
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Number of pages: 672
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Castle of Kings in PDF and EPUB An epic tale of murder, treachery, bravery, and love In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend who she can never marry due to his low birth status. But when a rogue knight attacks Agnes and Mathis shoots the knight to save her, the two are forced to go on the run together, into the midst of the raging Peasants’ War. Over the next two years, as Agnes and Mathis travel the countryside, they are each captured by and escape from various factions of the war, participate in massive battles, make new friends both noble and peasant, and fall in love. Meanwhile, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange, but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead the two lovers to revelations about their place in the world and in the emerging German states. With The Castle of Kings, Oliver Pötzsch has written a historical yarn that calls to mind Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and Bernard Cornwell’s Agincourt.


The Haunting of Hill House

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ISBN: 9781101663004
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Haunting of Hill House in PDF and EPUB The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Mumbo Jumbo

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ISBN: 9781453287972
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Number of pages: 221
Author: Ishmael Reed
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Mumbo Jumbo in PDF and EPUB Ishmael Reed’s inspired fable of the ragtime era, in which a social movement threatens to suppress the spread of black culture—hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the “Jes Grew” epidemic makes people desperate to dance, overturning social norms in the process. Anyone is vulnerable and when they catch it, they’ll bump and grind into a frenzy. Working to combat the Jes Grew infection are the puritanical Atonists, a group bent on cultivating a “Talking Android,” an African American who will infiltrate the unruly black communities and help crush the outbreak. But PaPa LaBas, a houngan voodoo priest, is determined to keep his ancient culture—including a key spiritual text—alive. Spanning a dizzying host of genres, from cinema to academia to mythology, Mumbo Jumbo is a lively ride through a key decade of American history. In addition to ragtime, blues, and jazz, Reed’s allegory draws on the Harlem Renaissance, the Back to Africa movement, and America’s occupation of Haiti. His style throughout is as avant-garde and vibrant as the music at its center. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ishmael Reed including rare images of the author.


Montezuma s Daughter

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ISBN: 9781775417620
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 426
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press

Download and read online Montezuma s Daughter in PDF and EPUB A series of misadventures lead Englishman Thomas Wingfield to join a Spanish expedition to New Spain. There he witnesses the first meeting between the conquerers and the natives, and the many abuses of the latter at the hands of the former. He marries the daughter of a native king, only to see his native family killed. He wreaks his revenge before returning to England.


Ruby Lee and Me

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ISBN: 9780545782326
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Number of pages: 224
Author: Shannon Hitchcock
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Ruby Lee and Me in PDF and EPUB Everything's changing for Sarah Beth Willis. After Robin's tragic accident, everyone seems different somehow. Days on the farm aren't the same, and the simple fun of riding a bike or playing outside can be scary. And there's talk in town about the new sixth-grade teacher at Shady Creek. Word is spreading quickly--Mrs. Smyre is like no other teacher anyone has ever seen around these parts. She's the first African American teacher. It's 1969, and while black folks and white folks are cordial, having a black teacher at an all-white school is a strange new happening. For Sarah Beth, there are so many unanswered questions. What is all this talk about Freedom Riders and school integration? Why can't she and Ruby become best friends? And who says school isn't for anybody who wants to learn--or teach? In a world filled with uncertainty, one very special teacher shows her young students and the adults in their lives that change invites unexpected possibilities.


The Prisoner

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ISBN: 9780553577624
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 363
Author: Karyn Monk
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online The Prisoner in PDF and EPUB A convicted murdered and condemned fugitive, Haydon Kent, Marquess of Redmond, finds refuges with the unconventional Genevieve MacPhail, a beautiful social outcast who dedicates her life to rescuing the innocent from the brutalities of a corrupt prison system, but their efforts to find the real killer are hampered by their growing passion for each other. Original.


Ehrengard

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ISBN: 0140180745
Release Date: 1998-09-24
Number of pages: 111
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publisher:

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Immodest Acts

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ISBN: 0735104328
Release Date: 2000-09
Number of pages: 222
Author: Judith C. Brown
Publisher:

Download and read online Immodest Acts in PDF and EPUB The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, and Sister Bartolomea Crivelli represents the earliest documented lesbian relationship in Western history.


A Tale of Two Beasts

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ISBN: 9781444927368
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Number of pages: 32
Author: Fiona Roberton
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online A Tale of Two Beasts in PDF and EPUB There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective. 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. [...] Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews


The Castle of Kings

Filename: the-castle-of-kings.pdf
ISBN: 9780544317888
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Number of pages: 672
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Castle of Kings in PDF and EPUB An epic tale of murder, treachery, bravery, and love In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend who she can never marry due to his low birth status. But when a rogue knight attacks Agnes and Mathis shoots the knight to save her, the two are forced to go on the run together, into the midst of the raging Peasants’ War. Over the next two years, as Agnes and Mathis travel the countryside, they are each captured by and escape from various factions of the war, participate in massive battles, make new friends both noble and peasant, and fall in love. Meanwhile, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange, but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead the two lovers to revelations about their place in the world and in the emerging German states. With The Castle of Kings, Oliver Pötzsch has written a historical yarn that calls to mind Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and Bernard Cornwell’s Agincourt.