Onehouse Island

Author: Andrew Hixson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480077980
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A classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious island in the North Sea, when John Handful is asked by Ian Hammond, his ex-brother-in-law to attend the Oxmarket Baccarat Club's annual soirée at the luxury hotel on Onehouse Island because he believes his life is in danger. Accompanied by his girlfriend Kimberley, John Handful arrives too late to save his ex-brother-in-law who was murdered by an unknown assailant whilst in the process of blackmailing the greatly distressed fiancée of Lord Danvers, the famous actress Nikki Fritz. John Handful finds himself enmeshed in a violent, multi-layered plot in which very few of the persons staying at the hotel are whom they claim to be and the only witnesses are the other members of the Baccarat club who were playing a practice game near an open window when Miss Fritz staggered in, crying 'Murder!'

Atlanta

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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.

In The Heart Of The Sea

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sea House

Author: Elisabeth Gifford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466841400
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In 1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies—mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal motive, too; family legend states that Alexander is descended from seal men. As he struggles to be the good pastor he was called to be, his maid Moira faces the terrible eviction of her family by Lord Marstone, whose family owns the island. Their time on the island will irrevocably change the course of both their lives, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after they are gone. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together—a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? To heal her own demons, Ruth feels she must discover the secrets of her new home—but the answers to her questions may lie in her own traumatic past. The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford is a sweeping tale of hope and redemption and a study of how we heal ourselves by discovering our histories.

The Ants

Author: Bert Hölldobler
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674040759
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Discusses the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants

The Oxmarket Aspal Murder Mystery A John Handful Novel 2

Author: Andrew Hixson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512138818
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An old widow is brutally killed with a vicious blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on a local man Marcus Dye whose clothes revealed traces of the victim's blood and hair. Yet something is amiss and the Suffolk Constabulary believe he is innocent and they ask John Handful to help save the man from a lifetime in prison.

Ten Days In A Mad House

Author: Nellie Bly
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736815107
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Ten Days In a Mad-House (1887) by Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly (1864-1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism. Nellie Bly, whose given name was Elizabeth Jane Cochran, was a pio-neer of investigative journalism. She died in 1922. Of her many exposé assignments for Joseph Pulitzer’s NEW YORK WORLD, her voluntary (and undercover) journey into the "lunatic asylum” on Blackwell’s (now Roosevelt) Island is perhaps the most well known. In previous chapters of the series, she has (without much difficulty) fooled various doctors and authorities into deeming her insane and admitting her tothe asylum, which is located on an island just east of Manhattan. "SINCE my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies.