By Harold Lamb,Howard Andrew Jones,Robert Weinberg
By Marcus Galloway
Kansas, Henry Whiteoak additionally indicates his abilities in a struggle and a brain that’s sharper than a stiletto. whereas Whiteoak could be a swindler, he isn't one to show clear of those people who are in desire. finally, if the gunmen
who’ve additionally came upon their solution to Barbrady kill off too lots of its voters, there'll be even fewer pigeons for him to pluck. Lyssa and Byron Keag witness firsthand the worries plaguing their city and shortly detect conniving salesman isn’t the worst of the bunch. actually, if the genuine probability comes from the various town’s such a lot upstanding voters, Professor Whiteoak could be the in simple terms medication for what ails Barbrady. as soon as the wheels of a violent scheme start to flip and blood begins to spill at the streets of Barbrady, Henry Whiteoak fast reveals himself in a scenario the place driving away is not any longer an choice. underneath the silver-tongued professor’s fancy outfits lies a silver-handled .38 and an organization unravel. may well that be adequate to outlive the scheme that’s set to place every body in Barbrady onto their backs?
By Jerry Bennett
The English defeat at Bannockburn in 1314 was once not only an army defeat. It plunged the entire of britain right into a nation of faction scuffling with and lawlessness from which it's going to now not emerge for nearly 20 years. King Edward II and his supporters have been continually adversarial by means of his cousin, Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. The Northern counties of britain have been mostly missed, and left to fend for themselves opposed to the raids of Robert Bruce and the successful Scots.
One Englishman emerged from these chaotic and disastrous years to guide resistance to the Scottish raids. Andrew de Harcla used to be no longer a superb manorial lord, yet he used to be a really able commander, and 365 days after Bannockburn he led the winning safety of Carlisle opposed to a tremendous Scottish assault. within the years that undefined, he grew to become the point of interest for the English resistance to the Scots within the West March – the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland - notable again from the depths of Inglewood woodland and the hillsides of the Pennines and the Cumberland fells, and revising his methods of struggling with as he did so. His unswerving squaddies gave him the nickname of “Black Andrew” as their method of claiming he was once pretty much as good a pace-setter because the infamous Scottish commander, “Black” James Douglas.
But the Scots weren't his simply challenge. He encountered a lot jealousy from different landowners within the counties, and the faction scuffling with within the remainder of England continually interfered with and undermined his activities. His love for Anne Neville additionally aroused the hatred of a few contributors of that influential family members. whilst the animosity among King Edward and Thomas of Lancaster finally erupted into civil conflict, he raised the boys of the 2 counties to confront and defeat the rebels, which earned him the short aid of King Edward.
But he couldn't defeat Robert Bruce on his personal, and Edward and his favourite-ridden courtroom proved both incapable of doing so. The 12 months 1322 observed greater Scottish raids penetrating deeper into England than ever ahead of, whereas Edward suffered a defeat much more destructive than Bannockburn. Andrew felt he needed to try to negotiate a extra lasting peace with the Scots, yet may possibly by no means make sure even if he had the aid of King Edward and the courtroom favourites.
But with the potential of the Scots reviving an previous declare to a lot of the North of britain, it was once a quandary he needed to face…
“Black Andrew” is a piece of fiction and lots of the characters within the publication are fictional. however it relies round genuine occasions and contains many genuine humans from heritage. i've got learn via as many heritage texts as i'll locate (mostly in Lancaster collage Library) to make this tale as sensible as attainable. however it is essentially written from Andrew’s point of view, as a person who needed to shield the border, and who used to be by no means a member of King Edward’s court.
This is the 1st publication of a brief sequence (Lords of the excessive state) that hide the restoration of England’s fortunes from utter defeat at Bannockburn to remarkable triumph at Crecy, 30 years later. Many best historians have pointed out the strategies that have been devised by means of Andrew de Harcla as taking part in an immense half in that technique of restoration, and it truly is his legacy that i've got attempted to exhibit during the series.
Kendal - 2010
By Roger R. Blenman
More than 100 years later, whereas on holiday in Mexico, Sean Hughes unearths a message at the seashore. again in Vancouver, the messages proceed and turn into extra ominous. Sean is confident that his condominium is haunted via malevolent spirits. Mandy, his neighbor, is sure that the messages are a plea for aid. Sean and Mandy’s decision to decipher the messages results in questions of belief and betrayal, loneliness and forgiveness. The solutions they locate will problem them to think that desire can live longer than death.
By Barbara Frale
By Dick Miller,Douglas Castleman,Ruben Colon
Book 2 within the Boxcar child Series
-Action & Adventure
They have been the "Glamour Boys" -- individuals of the elite workforce of airplane service fighter pilots who risked their lives and confronted off because the first defensive line with America's enemies in the course of global warfare II.
"Bucky Ellis has left the rail driving lifetime of dire poverty. he is rescued a tender lady from a sordid destiny and gained the distinction of her prosperous father. he is approximately to accomplish his ambition of turning into a military pilot, but Bucky's destiny is doubtful. he is dogged at each flip via a demon out of his previous, Crusher, a crazed railroad cop became grasp legal, bent on revenge.
These sagas of the misplaced kids of the good melancholy supply a cautionary story for trendy attempting monetary instances, and you can love the historic aspect mixed with the cliff-hanger pacing."
- Sara Williams, writer of The Don Juan Con, The Serenoa Scandal and One colossal Itch
"A younger boy joins the tough and tumble global of hobos - by means of hopping a freight educate. From there it’s a curler coaster journey with its ups and downs of possibility, pleasure, tragedy and love. I loved each minute from the 1st web page of The Boxcar child to its end with The Glamour Boys."
- Ruben Colon, writer of Clarissa, Painted Eyes and Damon & The Furies
By Carl Baker,Marc Heberden
France is present process a political upheaval in contrast to something it has recognized prior to. Louis XVI is utilizing savage mercenary forces and nutrients blockages, to carry the folk to heel. the rustic is a powder keg, and Paris is the fuse. in the middle of what may develop into bloody chaos, shadowy humans— together with the sinister and brutal leader of the Paris police—discover younger Parisian laundress, Michèle Duvallier, whose fiancé is imprisoned for his political actions, is familiar with a dangerous, historic mystery that can shake France’s monarchy to its middle. Michèle unearths herself the article of a murderous manhunt. Her imprisoned fiancé’s citizen’s team, now led by means of his brother, is being chased from one hiding position to a different. it's only throughout the fall of the Bastille that she learns why such a lot of strong everyone is attempting to find her, yet to boot the stunning id of who has been betraying them ….
September 1654, Burgundy — a hundred thirty five years sooner than the Revolution
A good-natured younger guy, an orphan, is mysteriously imprisoned with ugly directions to hide his identification in corresponding to means as to make sure he's to be forgotten all the time ….
The guy within the iron masks was once no longer a natural invention of Alexandre Dumas. The rumor of the lifestyles of dual boys being switched, one among whom used to be to develop into Louis XIV, have been speculated on for good over 100 years by means of many excessive resources— together with Voltaire, who secretly informed buddies he had obvious the fellow unmasked, and observed he used to be the king’s dual. yet what Dumas, and nobody else, wrote approximately, was once the much more risky rumor that there has been not just a swap, yet to boot ... one other lineage ….
By Taylor Caldwell
Hambledon, Pennsylvania, remains to be reeling from the sensational homicide trial that shattered the peace of the bucolic hamlet below a 12 months in the past. Dr. Jonathan Ferrier used to be accused of killing his appealing younger spouse after she died following a botched abortion. The scion of a robust previous jap family members, Jonathan employed the simplest legal professionals cash may perhaps purchase. while he used to be acquitted, many believed he had received his freedom. Now, he has again domestic to promote his perform and circulation on. yet haunted through his wife’s loss of life, Jonathan nonetheless strives to heal the judgmental humans of his divided town.
Robert Morgan, a tender, idealistic physician, is decided to make up his personal brain in regards to the accused’s innocence or guilt. of 1 factor he's yes: Jonathan is an effective health professional, even perhaps a good one. he's additionally a guy who feels deserted through God, his church, his relations, and his associates. As Jonathan remains to be pilloried by way of the city, a brand new sequence of accusations are leveled at him. Is he a cold-blooded killer who murdered his spouse and their unborn baby? Or a guy unjustly accused and wrongly maligned?
Testimony of 2 Men explores the evolution of recent drugs and the tireless physicians who're its unsung heroes. writer Taylor Caldwell’s bestselling novel touches on religion, faith, and the then-new box of psychological overall healthiness because it tells a enthralling story of hope, betrayal, and love that may break or redeem.
By Gerald R. Schmidt
By AJ MacKenzie
On the frozen fields of Romney Marsh stands New corridor; silent, dead, abandoned. In its grounds lies an unforeseen Christmas providing: a corpse, frozen into the ice of a horse pond.
It falls to the Reverend Hardcastle, justice of the peace in St Mary within the Marsh, to enquire. yet with the victim's id unknown, no homicide weapon and no identified cause, it kind of feels like an most unlikely activity. operating with his depended on pal, Amelia Chaytor, and new arrival Captain Edward Austen, Hardcastle quickly discovers there's extra to the secret than there first seemed.
With the coming of an American relatives torn aside via warfare and desirous to reclaim their ancestral domestic, a French secret agent returning to the scene of his crimes, old loyalties and new vengeance mix to make Hardcastle and Mrs Chaytor's makes an attempt to find the key of recent corridor the entire extra dangerous.
The physique within the Ice, with its precise forged of characters, beautiful beginner sleuths and a sour kin feud at its middle, is a twisting story that vividly brings to existence eighteenth-century Kent and attracts readers into its pages.