Stranger In The Room (Keye Street 2)

Author: Amanda Kyle Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384237

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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In Creeklaw County the bodies are piling up... Stranger in the Room sees the return of the brilliant Keye Street as another deeply disturbing case puts her detective skills to the ultimate test. Amanda Kyle Williams' gripping Keye Street crime series will enthral fans of Lee Child and Karin Slaughter. 'Readers of this fast-paced thriller will be eager for the next Street tale' - Publishers Weekly Keye Street, ex-FBI profiler and private detective, always looks out for those closest to her. But sometimes looking after herself is quite enough to handle. She's teetering on the brink, not quite sure if she's winning or losing in her battle with herself. But when her cousin, Miki Ashton, sees a stranger inside her house, it's time for Keye to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Keye's mentor, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, is embroiled in a disturbing case. When a dog returns alone from its walk, the hunt is on for the missing boy. As the mystery deepens and the bodies pile up, Rauser needs Keye's expert profiling skills to unravel the killer's bizarre signature - tears. Battling her demons takes up a lot of Keye's time. But on top of that she's battling the bad guys. If she can ignore the voice from her past, that is... What readers are saying about Stranger In The Room: 'Keye is feisty, funny and very believable. The location is also very vividly described - we can almost feel the steamy heat of Atlanta. The novel is quirky with a lot of humour, some of it quite dark. Undoubtedly an exciting read' 'Thrill a minute action and a rollercoaster of a ride to the end' 'Streets ahead of other thrillers. Contains plenty of humour amongst the gore and the police procedural elements - this book is well worth a read'

A Stranger in Olondria

Author: Sofia Samatar

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1931520771

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7736

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

The Stranger's Shadow

Author: Max Frei

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575090154

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 7915

THE STRANGER'S SHADOW continues the adventures of Sir Max - the one-time loser who now heads the Minor Secret Investigative Force - as he hunts down trespassing monsters and investigates the use of illegal magic in the supernatural world of Echo. Joining Max on his adventures are Sir Melifaro, Sir Juffin Hully, Sir Kofa Yox, and a bizarre cast of otherworldly characters. When people begin to die in Echo, Max must travel to the Dark Side of Echo to destroy the Lonely Shadow - the shadows of the dead. But defeating the Lonely Shadow isn't the end of this battle. Someone has been using the shadows to attack Echo, which will lead the redoubtable Max into a realm of unparalleled danger. Will he be able to defend his adopted home, or will he be forced to return to our mundane world?

A Stranger in the Kingdom

Author: Howard Frank Mosher

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752451X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4940

This novel of murder and its aftermath in a small Vermont town in the 1950s is “reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird . . . Absorbing” (The New York Times). In Kingdom County, Vermont, the town’s new Presbyterian minister is a black man, an unsettling fact for some of the locals. When a French-Canadian woman takes refuge in his parsonage—and is subsequently murdered—suspicion immediately falls on the clergyman. While his thirteen-year-old son struggles in the shadow of the town’s accusations, and his older son, a lawyer, fights to defend him, a father finds himself on trial more for who he is than for what he might have done. “Set in northern Vermont in 1952, Mosher’s tale of racism and murder is powerful, viscerally affecting and totally contemporary in its exposure of deep-seated prejudice and intolerance . . . [A] big, old-fashioned novel.” —Publishers Weekly “A real mystery in the best and truest sense.”—Lee Smith, The New York Times Book Review A Winner of the New England Book Award

Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World

Author: Olivia Remie Constable

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139449680

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Greek pandocheion, Arabic funduq, and Latin fundicum (fondaco) were ubiquitous in the Mediterranean sphere for nearly two millennia. These institutions were not only hostelries for traders and travelers, but also taverns, markets, warehouses, and sites for commercial taxation and regulation. In this highly original study, Professor Constable traces the complex evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity, to the appearance of the funduq throughout the Muslim Mediterranean following the rise of Islam. By the twelfth century, with the arrival of European merchants in Islamic markets, the funduq evolved into the fondaco. These merchant colonies facilitated trade and travel between Muslim and Christian regions. Before long, fondacos also appeared in southern European cities. This study of the diffusion of this institutional family demonstrates common economic interests and cross-cultural communications across the medieval Mediterranean world, and provides a striking contribution to our understanding of this region.

The Sign of the Stranger

Author: William le Queux

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465560920


Page: 310

View: 8729