Arsenic with Austen

Arsenic with Austen
Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 146687242X
ISBN 13: 9781466872424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arsenic with Austen Book Review:

When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life. Emily travels to the sleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town's eccentric inhabitants--including her own once-and-possibly-future love, Sheriff Luke Richards--she learns of a covert plan to develop Stony Beach into a major resort. She also hears hints that her aunt may have been murdered. Soon another suspicious death confirms this, and before long Emily herself experiences a near-fatal accident. Meanwhile, Emily reads Persuasion, hoping to find belated happiness with her first love as Anne Elliot did with Captain Wentworth. She notices a similarity between her not-quite-cousin Brock Runcible, heir to a smaller portion of her aunt's property, and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion, and her suspicions of Brock crystallize. But as she and Luke continue to investigate and events speed toward a climax, Emily realizes that underneath the innocent-looking rocks of Stony Beach lurk festering jealousies that would have shocked even the worst of Jane Austen's charming reprobates.

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen
Author: Lindsay Ashford
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1402282133
ISBN 13: 9781402282133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen Book Review:

"Where would I begin to explain it all...?" Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story-a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder... Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion-was someone out to silence her?

Death with Dostoevsky

Death with Dostoevsky
Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780727892942
ISBN 13: 0727892940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death with Dostoevsky Book Review:

Professor Emily Cavanaugh makes a horrific discovery while writing her book on Dostoevsky in the entertaining fourth Crime with the Classics cozy.Professor Emily Cavanaugh has left Windy Corner behind and is back at Reed College on her sabbatical, determined to finish writing her book on Dostoevsky. She is soon reunited with one of her promising students, Daniel Razumov, as well as familiar faces on the teaching staff - her friend, Marguerite Grenier, her half-brother, Oscar Lansing, the abrasive division chair, Richard McClintock, and the predatory Taylor Curzon. Known for her relentless pursuit of young male students, Taylor now has Daniel firmly in her sights.Emily knows Taylor must be stopped, but as she starts gathering evidence of Daniel's harassment, she has a disturbing flashback, and then makes a gruesome discovery . . . Can Emily catch a dangerous campus killer while also confronting events from her own past?

Jane Austen at Home

Jane Austen at Home
Author: Lucy Worsley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1250131618
ISBN 13: 9781250131614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Austen at Home Book Review:

"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity."--Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but--in the end--a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home.

Fatality with Forster

Fatality with Forster
Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1448305306
ISBN 13: 9781448305308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatality with Forster Book Review:

Emily Cavanaugh walks into a family drama that recalls Forster's classic work while honeymooning at an English country house in the gripping fifth Crime with the Classics cozy. Retired professor Emily Cavanaugh and her husband, Luke, are taking a much-needed break from Windy Corner and spending their honeymoon five thousand miles away as paying guests at Fizhugh Manor in Oxfordshire. Quaint nearby villages and the manor's impressive turrets and arches capture Emily's Anglophile heart, but when she meets its dashing young heir, James Fitzhugh and his American wife, Allison, James's cousin Penelope, his dithering uncle Roger and the manor's formidable dowager, Lady Margaret Fitzhugh, it's clear that class prejudice, resentment and secrets threaten to tear the family apart. Is there more to a fatal accident than meets the eye? Emily soon finds herself in the middle of a family drama redolent of Forster's classic novels, but can she pull off her own masterstroke to catch a killer?

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781906784263
ISBN 13: 1906784264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen Book Review:

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen imagines the summer of 1805 and Jane's close friendship with Anne Sharp, governess to her brother Edward's children. As the bond between the two women deepens, Anne senses a dark undercurrent within the family, something that troubles Jane and threatens those she loves. Anne feels compelled to investigate - could her vivid imagination be leading her astray, or was someone out to silence Jane before her novels revealed a shocking family secret?

Cyanide with Christie

Cyanide with Christie
Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 1448301785
ISBN 13: 9781448301782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyanide with Christie Book Review:

A game of charades ends in coldblooded murder in this entertaining cozy mystery, third in the Crime with the Classics series. Having finished transforming Windy Corner, the grand Victorian mansion she inherited from her great aunt, into a writers’ retreat, widowed literature professor Emily Cavanaugh is ready to receive her first set of guests. But her careful planning is thrown into disarray by the unexpected arrival of outrageous true-crime writer, Cruella Crime, whose unpardonably rude behaviour is causing great offence. As a ferocious ice storm rages outside, the guests entertain one another with a game of charades. But their revelries are brought to a sudden halt by the discovery of a body in one of the guest bedrooms. When it transpires the victim was poisoned, Emily decides to take a leaf out of the book of her favourite detective writer, Agatha Christie, and investigate. But as she pursues her enquiries, it becomes chillingly clear that she herself may have been the intended victim...

The Arsenic Century

The Arsenic Century
Author: James C. Whorton
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-01-28
ISBN 10: 0191623431
ISBN 13: 9780191623431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arsenic Century Book Review:

Arsenic is rightly infamous as the poison of choice for Victorian murderers. Yet the great majority of fatalities from arsenic in the nineteenth century came not from intentional poisoning, but from accident. Kept in many homes for the purpose of poisoning rats, the white powder was easily mistaken for sugar or flour and often incorporated into the family dinner. It was also widely present in green dyes, used to tint everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing (it was arsenic in old lace that was the danger). Whether at home amidst arsenical curtains and wallpapers, at work manufacturing these products, or at play swirling about the papered, curtained ballroom in arsenical gowns and gloves, no one was beyond the poison's reach. Drawing on the medical, legal, and popular literature of the time, The Arsenic Century paints a vivid picture of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian daily life, weaving together the history of its emergence as a nearly inescapable household hazard with the sordid story of its frequent employment as a tool of murder and suicide. And ultimately, as the final chapter suggests, arsenic in Victorian Britain was very much the pilot episode for a series of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever more common during the twentieth century and still has no end in sight.

The Murder of Mr Wickham

The Murder of Mr  Wickham
Author: Claudia Gray
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN 10: 0735241783
ISBN 13: 9780735241787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Mr Wickham Book Review:

From New York Times–bestselling author Claudia Gray—a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Mr. Wickham, one of literature’s most notorious rakes, finally gets what's coming to him in this brilliantly imagined murder mystery featuring Jane Austen’s leading literary couples. After many years of happy marriage, Emma Knightley and her husband are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—not all of whom are well known to the Knightleys but are certainly beloved by every Jane Austen fan: Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Marianne and Colonel Brandon, Anne and Captain Wentworth, and Fanny and Edmund Bertram. Very much not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him newfound wealth—and a broadening array of enemies. With his unexpected arrival, tempers flare and secrets are revealed, making it clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet the Knightleys and their guests are all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst. With everyone a suspect, it falls to the house party's two youngest guests to solve the mystery of who finally delivered to Wickham his just deserts: Juliet Tilney, the smart and resourceful daughter of Catherine and Henry Tilney, eager for adventure outside Northanger Abbey; and Jonathan Darcy, Elizabeth and Darcy's eldest son, whose adherence to propriety makes his father seem relaxed. In a tantalizing fusion of Austen and Christie, the unlikely pair must put aside their own poor first impressions—and uncover the guilty party before an innocent person is sentenced to hang.

The Annotated Persuasion

The Annotated Persuasion
Author: Jane Austen,David M. Shapard
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 0307950239
ISBN 13: 9780307950239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Persuasion Book Review:

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of Persuasion with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including: ● Explanations of historical context ● Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings ● Definitions and clarifications ● Literary comments and analysis ● Plentiful maps and illustrations ● An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Packed with all kinds of illuminating information—from what Bath and Lyme looked like at the time to how “bathing machines” at seaside resorts were used to how Wentworth could have made a fortune from the Napoleonic Wars—David M. Shapard’s delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen’s novel of second chances vividly to life.

Science Goes Viral

Science Goes Viral
Author: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1773058096
ISBN 13: 9781773058092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Goes Viral Book Review:

Science has gone viral! In more ways than one. Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the science of essential oils, placenta creams, intermittent fasting, and of course the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in this new collection from the master of demarcating non-science from science Since we first heard rumblings about a novel type of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, terms like pandemic, spike protein, viral particles, variants, mRNA vaccines, antibodies, hydroxychloroquine, social distancing, immune response, convalescent plasma, aerosol transmission, and of course, face coverings, have entered our everyday vocabulary. The scientific literature has exploded with studies exploring every facet of COVID-19, but unfortunately the “viral” spread of misinformation about the pandemic has also reached epic proportions. Science Goes Viral provides a framework for coming to grips with the onslaught of COVID-19 information and misinformation in this ever-changing pandemic. Here, you’ll learn about the first antibodies ever identified, the connection between tonic water and coronavirus, and whether we can zap COVID with copper. And although our thoughts and daily activities have been hijacked by the pandemic, life does go on, as does the pursuit of science. Dr. Joe features his usual array of diverse topics, including biblical dyes, essential oils, Jean Harlow’s hair, Lincoln’s magician, and bioplastics along with assorted examples of quackery. Delving into the many fascinating facets of science can serve as a welcome distraction from the COVID curse. In fact, enchantment with science can also be contagious. Will you be infected?

The Secret Poisoner

The Secret Poisoner
Author: Linda Stratmann
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN 10: 0300219547
ISBN 13: 9780300219548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Poisoner Book Review:

“This fine social history charts the changing patterns of using poison” and the forensic methods developed to detect it in the Victorian Era (The Guardian, UK). Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in some ways even defined the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with scientific and legal authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. Separating fact from Hollywood fiction, Stratmann corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and their deadly effects. She also documents how the motives for poisoning—which often involved domestic unhappiness—evolved as marriage and child protection laws began to change. Combining archival research with vivid storytelling, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable rise of poison cases.

Dropped Dead Stitch

Dropped Dead Stitch
Author: Maggie Sefton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 1101057378
ISBN 13: 9781101057377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dropped Dead Stitch Book Review:

Seventh in the national bestselling Knitting mystery series. Spring has sprung for the knitters of Fort Connor, Colorado, and the House of Lambspun. But for one of Kelly Flynn's pals, things are unraveling... After Kelly's friend Jennifer is attacked by a stranger, their close- knit group of friends escapes to a ranch retreat in the mountains to stitch and talk. But they're in for a shock when the owner of the ranch turns out to be Jennifer's attacker-and he's found dead a few days later.

Emma Vintage Classics Austen Series

Emma  Vintage Classics Austen Series
Author: Jane Austen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 1473513715
ISBN 13: 9781473513716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emma Vintage Classics Austen Series Book Review:

Jane Austen's Emma is her masterpiece, mixing the sparkle of her early books with a deep sensibility' Observer Emma is young, rich and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of her new friend Harriet, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MOTION VINTAGE CLASSICS AUSTEN SERIES - all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed and introduced by our finest contemporary writers.

The Annotated Emma

The Annotated Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 897
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307390772
ISBN 13: 9780307390776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Emma Book Review:

Juxtaposing the complete text of the classic novel with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, an edition perfect for students and reading groups also provides historical and social context, definitions of archaic words and more. Original.

Sense and Second Degree Murder

Sense and Second Degree Murder
Author: Tirzah Price
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN 10: 0062889850
ISBN 13: 9780062889850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sense and Second Degree Murder Book Review:

In this second book of the Jane Austen Murder Mystery series, Tirzah Price takes readers for another fun, murderous romp through one of Austen’s beloved novels. Perfect for fans of The Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper. A Junior Library Guild pick! When eighteen-year-old aspiring scientist Elinor Dashwood discovers her beloved father slumped over the desk of his office study, she knows his death means dire straits for the Dashwood women. To make matters worse, an outdated will entails his estate—including Norland & Company, the private investigation firm where her younger sister Marianne worked as her father’s partner and protégé—to their half-brother and his haughty wife, who waste no time in forcing the Dashwoods out of their home and into a cramped apartment on London’s Barton Street. But before they go, the Dashwood sisters make a startling discovery: a suspicious substance in their father’s teacup—one that can only be described as poison. And poison, as Marianne’s father taught her, always points to murder. It could be dangerous; it could ruin their reputations; and most importantly, it won’t bring back their father. But if the Dashwood sisters can combine their talents and bring their father’s murderer to justice, it may bring them all some comfort—and it might even lead to love. “Pride and Premeditation is a romantic and entertaining page-turner, sure to delight readers of any genre.” —Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series

The Elements of Murder

The Elements of Murder
Author: John Emsley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2006-07-13
ISBN 10: 0192806009
ISBN 13: 9780192806000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Murder Book Review:

A fascinating account of the five most toxic elements describes the lethal chemical properties of arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, as well as their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history, with profiles of such deadly poisoners as Mary Ann Cotton, Michael Swango, and Saddam Hussein and a look at modern-day environmental catastrophes.

A Most Clever Girl How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice

A Most Clever Girl  How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice
Author: Jasmine A. Stirling
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1547601116
ISBN 13: 9781547601110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Most Clever Girl How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice Book Review:

For fans of I Dissent and She Persisted -- and Jane Austen fans of all ages -- a picture book biography about the beloved and enduring writer and how she found her unique voice. Witty and mischievous Jane Austen grew up in a house overflowing with words. As a young girl, she delighted in making her family laugh with tales that poked fun at the popular novels of her time, stories that featured fragile ladies and ridiculous plots. Before long, Jane was writing her own stories-uproariously funny ones, using all the details of her life in a country village as inspiration. In times of joy, Jane's words burst from her pen. But after facing sorrow and loss, she wondered if she'd ever write again. Jane realized her writing would not be truly her own until she found her unique voice. She didn't know it then, but that voice would go on to capture readers' hearts and minds for generations to come.

Sanditon

Sanditon
Author: Jane Austen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798517037312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanditon Book Review:

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen. In January 1817, Austen began work on a new novel she called The Brothers, later titled Sanditon, and completed eleven chapters before stopping work in mid-March 1817, probably because of her illness.

Love and Freindship

Love and Freindship
Author: Jane Austen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 0141394714
ISBN 13: 9780141394718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Freindship Book Review:

Jane Austen's brilliant, hilarious - and often outrageous - early stories, sketches and pieces of nonsense, in a beautiful Penguin Classics clothbound edition. Jane Austen's earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work: wit, acute insight into human folly, and a preoccupation with manners, morals and money. But they are also a product of the eighteenth century she grew up in - dark, grotesque, often surprisingly bawdy, and a far cry from the polished, sparkling novels of manners for which she became famous. Drunken heroines, babies who bite off their mother's fingers, and a letter-writer who has murdered her whole family all feature in these very funny pieces. This edition includes all of Austen's juvenilia, including her 'History of England' - written by 'a partial, prejudiced, and ignorant Historian' - and the novella 'Lady Susan', in which the anti-heroine schemes and cheats her way through high society. Taken together, they offer a fascinating - and often surprising - insight into the early Austen. This major new edition is the first time Austen's juvenilia has appeared in Penguin Classics. Edited by Christine Alexander, it includes an introduction, notes and other useful editorial materials. Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. In her youth she wrote many burlesques, parodies and other stories, including a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan. On her father's retirement in 1801, the family moved to Bath, and subsequently to Chawton in Hampshire. The novels published in Austen's lifetime include Sense and Sensibility(1811),Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16, and was published, together with Northanger Abbey, posthumously in 1818. Austen died in Winchester on 18 July 1817. Christine Alexander is Scientia Professor of English at the University of New South Wales and general editor of the Juvenilia Press. She has published extensively on the Brontës and has co-edited the first book on literary juvenilia, The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf (2005). 'Spirited, easy, full of fun verging with freedom upon sheer nonsense...At fifteen she had few illusions about other people and none about herself' - Virginia Woolf' [Her] inspiration was the inspiration of Gargantua and of Pickwick; it was the gigantic inspiration of laughter' - G. K. Chesterton