The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1594205787
ISBN 13: 9781594205781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Boy Book Review:

First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing.

The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 9781408851166
ISBN 13: 1408851164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Boy Book Review:

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 ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building.When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read.In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality - it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 9781408851142
ISBN 13: 1408851148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Boy Book Review:

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 in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read.In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality - it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep
Author: Shea Ernshaw
Publsiher: Simon Pulse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1481497359
ISBN 13: 9781481497350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Deep Book Review:

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 tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters. But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN 10: 140881241X
ISBN 13: 9781408812419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs Robinson s Disgrace Book Review:

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

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman Color Edition Captain Underpants 5

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman  Color Edition  Captain Underpants  5
Author: Dav Pilkey
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1338615130
ISBN 13: 9781338615135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman Color Edition Captain Underpants 5 Book Review:

George and Harold accidentally create a monster in the fifth book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

The Suspicions of Mr  Whicher
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN 10: 1408801582
ISBN 13: 9781408801581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Book Review:

Saville's corpse, already stiff, was laid on a table beneath the kitchen window; upstairs the shape of his sleeping self was still indented on the sheets and pillow of the cot. On a summer's morning in 1860, the Kent family awakes in their elegant Wiltshire home to a terrible discovery; their youngest son has been brutally murdered. When celebrated detective Jack Whicher is summoned from Scotland Yard he faces the unenviable task of identifying the killer – when the grieving family are the suspects. The original Victorian whodunnit, the murder and its investigation provoked national hysteria at the thought of what might be festering behind the locked doors of respectable homes – scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing.

The Queen of Whale Cay

The Queen of Whale Cay
Author: Kate Summerscale
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 1408832208
ISBN 13: 9781408832202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queen of Whale Cay Book Review:

Born in 1900 to a promiscuous American oil heiress and a British army captain, Marion Barbara Carstairs realised very early on that she was not like most little girls. Liberated by war work in WWI, Marion reinvented herself as Joe, and quickly went on to establish herself as a leading light of the fashionable lesbian demi-monde. She dressed in men's clothes, smoked cigars and cheroots, tattooed her arms, and became Britain's most celebrated female speed-boat racer - the 'fastest woman on water'. Yet Joe tired of the lime-light in 1934, and retired to the Bahamian Island of Whale Cay. There she fashioned her own self-sufficient kingdom, where she hosted riotous parties which boasted Hollywood actresses and British royalty among their guests. Although her lovers included screen sirens such as Marlene Dietrich, the real love of Joe's life was a small boy-doll named Lord Tod Wadley, to whom she remained devoted throughout her remarkable life. She died, aged 93, in 1993.

Kingdom of the Wicked

Kingdom of the Wicked
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publsiher: Jimmy Patterson
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 0316428442
ISBN 13: 9780316428446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdom of the Wicked Book Review:

A James Patterson Presents Novel From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes a new blockbuster series... Two sisters.One brutal murder.A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself...And an intoxicating romance.Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe - witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin...desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden. Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia's side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women's murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems...

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird
Author: Doug Crandell
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1556529880
ISBN 13: 9781556529887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pig Boy s Wicked Bird Book Review:

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 depression, a bevy of runt piglets saved from extermination. This is a story of love, loss, healing, and a family's relation with the land they love and know that they will lose.

Wicked

Wicked
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061792942
ISBN 13: 9780061792946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Book Review:

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1501167715
ISBN 13: 9781501167713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Wicked This Way Comes Book Review:

Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.

Wicked Lies Boys Tell

Wicked Lies Boys Tell
Author: K Webster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781687710505
ISBN 13: 1687710503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Lies Boys Tell Book Review:

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.

The Wicked Wallflower

The Wicked Wallflower
Author: Maya Rodale
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0062231154
ISBN 13: 9780062231154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Wallflower Book Review:

Maya Rodale's captivating new series introduces London's Least Likely—three wallflowers who are about to become the toast of the ton . . . Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade. A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring. London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers . . . being perfectly scandalous together.

The Wicked King

The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 0316310336
ISBN 13: 9780316310338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked King Book Review:

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

The Story of the Good Little Boy

The Story of the Good Little Boy
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1613100108
ISBN 13: 9781613100103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wise and the Wicked

The Wise and the Wicked
Author: Rebecca Podos
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 0062699040
ISBN 13: 9780062699046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wise and the Wicked Book Review:

Rebecca Podos, Lambda Literary Award–winning author of Like Water, returns with a lush, dark, and unforgettable story of the power of the past to shape our futures—and the courage it takes to change them. Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies—a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand, because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time. Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for—life, love, time—seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope.

Blue is the Night

Blue is the Night
Author: Eoin McNamee
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 0571278620
ISBN 13: 9780571278626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue is the Night Book Review:

1949. Lance Curran is set to prosecute a young man for a brutal murder, in the 'Robert the Painter' case, one which threatens to tear society apart. In the searing July heat, corruption and justice vie as Harry Ferguson, Judge Curran's fixer, contemplates the souls of men adrift, and his own fall from grace with the beautiful and wilful Patricia. Within three years, Curran will be a judge, his nineteen year old daughter dead, at the hands of a still unknown murderer, and his wife Doris condemned to an asylum for the rest of her days. In Blue Is the Night, it is Doris who finally emerges from the fog of deceit and blame to cast new light into the murder of her daughter - as McNamee once again explores and dramatizes a notorious and nefarious case.

The Wicked City

The Wicked City
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 0062405039
ISBN 13: 9780062405036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked City Book Review:

In the first book of a breathtaking new trilogy by bestselling author Beatriz Williams, two generations of women are brought together inside a Greenwich Village apartment —a flapper hiding an extraordinary past, and a modern-day Manattanite forced to start her life anew. When she discovers her banker husband has been harboring a secret life, Ella Gilbert escapes her SoHo loft for a studio in Greenwich Village. Her charismatic musician neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement after midnight, when a symphony of mysterious noise strikes up—laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano, the occasional bloodcurdling scream—even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the basement was home to one of the city’s most notorious speakeasies. In 1924, Geneva “Gin” Kelly, a quick-witted flapper from the hills of western Maryland, is a regular at this Village hideaway. Caught up in a raid, Gin lands in the office of Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson, who persuades her to help him catch her stepfather, Duke Kelly, one of the biggest bootleggers in Appalachia. But Gin is nobody’s fool. She strikes a risky bargain with the taciturn, straight-arrow Revenue agent, and their alliance rattles Manhattan society to its foundations, exposing secrets that shock even this free-spirited redhead. As Ella unravels the strange history of her new building—and the family thread that connects her to Geneva Kelly—she senses the Jazz Age spirit of her exuberant predecessor invading her own shy nature, in ways that will transform her existence in the wicked city.

Sylvester

Sylvester
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 1446456625
ISBN 13: 9781446456620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvester Book Review:

A highly amusing and wonderfully romantic comedy of errors set in Heyer's lovingly detailed Regency England. Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Honorable Phoebe Marlow will meet his exacting requirements for a bride. If he does not expect to meet a tongue-tied stripling wanting both manners and conduct, then he is intrigued indeed when his visit causes Phoebe to flee her home. They meet again on the road to London, where her carriage has come to grief in the snow. Yet Phoebe, already caught in one imbroglio, now knows she soon could be well deep in another ... A typically wonderful historical novel, Sylvester shows once more why Georgette Heyer is the undisputed queen of the genre she created - the Regency romance.