The Shortest Way to Hades
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Shortest Way to Hades


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472102683


The Shortest Way to Hades Book Description :

Everyone in the family had decided that changing the trust arrangement seemed the perfect way to avoid three million in taxes. However, when dreary cousin Deirdre has a mysterious accident after demanding a fee for her signature, the young London barristers handling the trust seek advice from mentor Hilary Tamar. Julia believes it's murder; whilst Hilary wonders why the raven-haired heir did not die. But with more deadly accidents occurring, it is Hilary who is given the perilous quest of unmasking the killer....

The Sibyl in Her Grave
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Sibyl in Her Grave


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570666


The Sibyl in Her Grave Book Description :

Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss? That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure. So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud...

Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Thus Was Adonis Murdered


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472102676


Thus Was Adonis Murdered Book Description :

When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few metres away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue. Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the tax man, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?...

The Sirens Sang of Murder
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Sirens Sang of Murder


  • Author : Sarah Caudwell
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-09-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570673


The Sirens Sang of Murder Book Description :

Young barrsiter Michael Cantrip has skipped of to the Channel Islands to take on a tax-law case that's worth a fortune -- if Cantrip's tax-planning cronies can locate the missing heir. But Cantrip has waded in way over his head. Strange things are happening on these mysterious, isolated isles. Something is going bump in the night -- and bumping off members of the legal team, one by one. Soon Cantrip is telexing the gang at the home office for help. And it's up to amateur investigator Hilaray Tamar (Oxford don turned supersleuth) to get Cantrip back to safety of his chambers -- alive!...

The Moving Toyshop
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

The Moving Toyshop


  • Author : Edmund Crispin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448214235


The Moving Toyshop Book Description :

When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind is what he needs to recover his inspiration for writing, but little he suspects that what he envisioned as a leisurely time spent on long walks and visiting friends will turn into a mystery solving adventure full of unexpected and dangerous twists. After an eventful train journey, Cadogan arrives in Oxford late at night only to realise that he has forgotten the exact address of his stay. Relying on a distant memory of the place he boarded in years ago he accidentally enters a toyshop where, to his surprise and fright, he finds the dead body of a wo...

Fatal Fictions

Fatal Fictions


  • Author : Alison L. LaCroix
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190610784


Fatal Fictions Book Description :

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equippedwith a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This volume explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime, investigation, and criminal justice. The collected essays explore three themes that connect the world of law with that of fiction. First, defining and punishing crime is one of the fundamental purposes of government,along with the protection of victims by the prevention of crime. And yet criminal punishment remains one of...

Shroud for a Nightingale
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Shroud for a Nightingale


  • Author : P.D. James
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451697797


Shroud for a Nightingale Book Description :

Hailed as “mystery at its best” by The New York Times, Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh mystery series. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills....

The False Inspector Dew
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The False Inspector Dew


  • Author : Peter Lovesey
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569478073


The False Inspector Dew Book Description :

“Absolutely riveting . . . A masterpiece. I defy anyone to foresee the outcome.”—Ruth Rendell The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate....

Modern Robotics

Modern Robotics


  • Author : Kevin M. Lynch
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107156302


Modern Robotics Book Description :

A modern and unified treatment of the mechanics, planning, and control of robots, suitable for a first course in robotics....

FROGS
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

FROGS


  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1362107387


FROGS Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missi...