The Wicked Boy
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author: Kate Summerscale
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • File Size: 26475722 Bytes


Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book! From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era LondonIn the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent ...

The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement
Score: 4.5
From 93 Ratings

The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement


  • Author: Maya Rodale
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 827467 Bytes


The first installment of a sexy series about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it's discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she'll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.With his hard-partying playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150-million-dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the sexy but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be v...

The Wicked Boy
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1408851164


The Wicked Boy Book Description :

The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday TimesEarly in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer.Over the next te...

The Wicked Boy
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile homicide
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1408851148


The Wicked Boy Book Description :

Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. But as the sun beat down on the Coombes house, a strange smell began to emanate from the building.When the police were finally called to investigate, the discovery they made sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up i...

The Wicked Boy
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594205781


The Wicked Boy Book Description :

First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing....

The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698135000


The Wicked Boy Book Description :

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book! From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for ...

The Suspicions of Mr  Whicher
Score: 3.5
From 90 Ratings

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802779298


The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling account of the real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction. In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land. At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking, as Kate Summerscale relates in her scintillating new book, that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher. Whicher quickly believed the unb...

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace


  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408812419


Mrs Robinson s Disgrace Book Description :

From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher comes a brand new true story of Victorian scandal...

The Wicked Deep
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Wicked Deep


  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481497350


The Wicked Deep Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller. “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal “Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist “Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe “A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be “Eerie and enchanting.” —Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were t...

Wicked Lies Boys Tell

Wicked Lies Boys Tell


  • Author : K Webster
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1687710503


Wicked Lies Boys Tell Book Description :

From USA Today Bestselling author K Webster comes an angst-filled, friends-to-enemies-to-lovers MM romance! I'm in love with my best friend.Lie.I'm in love with my enemy.Truth.But they're the same.They. Are. The. Same.Lines in my world are blurry between fantasy and reality.Truth and lies. Love and hate.Copeland Justice is my enemy. My once best friend. The sadist in my heart plucking and pulling at every thread of who I am until I'm unraveled at his feet.His mouth says he hates me. His eyes burn with animosity for me. His heart beats for someone else.But Copeland Justice is the best liar of us all....

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird


  • Author : Doug Crandell
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556529887


Pig Boy s Wicked Bird Book Description :

This gritty tragicomic memoir is set in one memorable year--1976, the Bicentennial, when Jimmy Carter ran for president and seven-year-old Doug Crandell lost two fingers in a farming accident. More than anything, Doug wants to shed his nickname, Pig Boy, and grow up to be a hog man like his father. His older brother Derrick reads pulp novels to him each night as he soaks his remaining fingers in Epsom salts. His brothers urge him to "flip the Wicked Bird" any time another child makes fun of his "lobster-red hand." Doug shares his summer of healing in Wabash, Indiana, with humans and animals who've suffered life-changing traumas: a brutal grandfather gentled by stroke, a deaf dog with a deadly taste for pig's ears, a tough-love mother coping with depr...