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Die Hebamme und der Meuchelmörder

beHEARTBEAT | Die Hebamme - Ein Fall für Bridget Hodgson (Midwife Mysteries)


Spionage und Mord, Liebe und Verrat in den Wirren des englischen Bürgerkriegs

England 1649. Als ihr Neffe Will im Tower landet, bricht Hebamme Bridget sofort nach London auf. Um Wills Leben zu retten, muss sie als Spionin für den mächtigsten Mann Englands arbeiten: Oliver Cromwell. Doch dann wird ausgerechnet der Mann, den Bridget ausspionieren soll, erstochen aufgefunden. Ebenso wie Cromwells wichtigster Waffenlieferant und sein engster Vertrauter. Wird es der Hebamme gelingen, den skrupellosen Meuchelmörder aufzuhalten, der ganz London ins Chaos zu stürzen droht?

Noch gefährlicher, noch spektakulärer: der vierte Fall für Hebamme Bridget und ihre Gehilfin Martha!

"Sam Thomas versteht es, die Unruhen der Zeit in einen gelungenen Kriminalroman zu verpacken" Publishers Weekly

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Martin Luther wird entführt

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Martin Luther wird entführt

von Alfred Bekker

Historischer Krimi für junge Leser.

Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 139 Taschenbuchseiten.

Reichstag zu Worms, Anno Domini 1521. Luther soll sich von seinen kritischen Aussagen gegenüber Kirche und Kaiser distanzieren. Wolfgang, Sohn der Gauklerfamilie Schreyer, belauscht zufällig ein Gespräch, in dem es darum geht, Luther aus dem Weg zu schaffen. Es gelingt ihm, ihn zu warnen, doch dann wird er Zeuge von Luthers Entführung. Monate später auf der Wartburg bemerkt Wolfgang einen geheimnisvollen Mann, der ihm seltsam bekannt vorkommt ...

 
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Leonardo und der Flugdrachen: Da Vincis Fälle 7

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Band 7 aus der Serie "Da Vincis Fälle - die Abenteuer des jungen Leonardo".

Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 148 Taschenbuchseiten.

Der junge Leonardo da Vinci soll in Florenz das Malerhandwerk erlernen. Kaum angekommen, verhindert er ein Attentat auf Piero de Medici, den Stadtherrn von Florenz. Er erhält Einblick in kostbare, alte Dokumente und stößt auf Konstruktionszeichnungen von Flugdrachen, die er sofort begeistert nachbaut. Doch plötzlich tauchen die Attentäter erneut in der Stadt auf und suchen nach Leonardo. Wird er eine Möglichkeit finden, ihnen zu entkommen?

 
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Amsterdam, 1636. Pieter, der neue Lehrling von Rembrandt van Rijn, ist ein Sonderling. Vor allem seine Begeisterung für höhere Mathematik weckt Befremden. Seine Begabung kann er indessen unverhofft anwenden, als auf einmal die Preise für Tulpenzwiebeln in schwindelnde Höhen steigen und Pieter gewisse Gesetzmäßigkeiten erkennt. Doch dann werden mehrere Tulpenhändler tot aufgefunden, und Pieters Meister gerät selbst in den Sog dieser rätselhaften Mordserie. Denn alle Opfer wurden von Rembrandt porträtiert ...

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"Der historische Roman ist spannend bis zur letzten Seite" Karin Lohsa, Ratgeber Frau und Familie, 01.04.2018

"Äußerst spannender Historien-Roman." Inside, 01.07.2018

"Eine interessante Geschichte, in der die Historie Amsterdams beleuchtet wird. Ein gut recherchiertes, spannendes Buch" Buchprofile/Medienprofile, 2018

 
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Die Formel des Feuers

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Im Osmanischen Reich werden dunkle Pläne geschmiedet: Der Herrscher von Algier sucht nach der Formel des 'Griechischen Feuers'. Um das Abendland vor dieser Bedrohung zu retten, stürzen sich der römische Maler Fulminacci und seine Muse Beatrice in eine gefährliche Mission ...

 
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Uncertain Weights and Measures

Goose Lane Editions


Winner, 2017 Quebec Writers’ Federation Concordia University First Book Prize

Shortlisted, 2017 Governor General's Award for Fiction

Shortlisted, 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Named a Favourite Book of 2017 by The National Post

Moscow, 1921. Tatiana and Sasha meet in a bookstore the night it is bombed. In the aftermath of the explosion, Sasha grabs Tatiana's hand and together they run to safety. They fall in love.

A promising young scientist, Tatiana follows her mentor, Dr. Bekhterev, to the Institut Mozga, established to study the source of genius. She thrives in the state-sponsored research institute, but Sasha, an artist, feels left behind in this new world where his art seems without place or function. A rift between them grows.

When Bekhterev suddenly dies, Tatiana is prompted to speculate about the shadowy circumstances of his death. Disconcerted and unable to find answers to her questions, she plunges into doubt — about her work as a scientist, her naiveté about the Revolution, her faith in the state, and her relationship with Sasha.

Provocative and compelling, Uncertain Weights and Measures takes place in the heady days of post-Revolution Russia, when belief in a higher purpose was everything. Written in beautifully incisive prose, Jocelyn Parr vividly captures the ambiance of 1920s Moscow and the frisson of real-life events while also spinning a captivating tale of a love torn apart by ideology and high-stakes politics.

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"The story of a Russia—and a love—at the precipice, poised between dreaming and giving in. As in Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels or Bellow’s Seize the Day, Parr’s characters seem to move under the surface of the page—breathing, changing, flawed, and resilient."

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"An illuminating and assured debut. Parr deftly incorporates her historical research into an affecting story about a young woman grappling with the tense intersections between art and science, politics and idealism, duty and love."

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"A historical novel that feels refreshingly contemporary, Uncertain Weights and Measures exposes the tensions between ideology and conviction, politics and art, truth and power. This remarkable debut novel is both a compelling love story and a thoughtful exploration of the human heart and mind."

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"Uncertain Weights and Measures goes for it and gets there."

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"In this confident and accomplished novel, Parr creates a detailed portrait of a world haunted by the past but uncertain of its future direction."

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Jocelyn Parr was born in New Zealand, but grew up on Canada's West Coast. Her writing has been published in France, Germany, and Canada and in magazines such as Matrix, Grain, and Brick Magazine. She now lives in Montreal, where she teaches history at Dawson College.

 
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Cold Moon

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Full Moon Trilogy


All Kitty Irish wants to do is complete the task given to her by Daniel Phinney—free their small town from the werewolves that plague it. But every move she makes sets off an unforeseen reaction. She burns Phinney’s cabin to the ground to lay her mentor to rest. Instead the hot ashes raise up a detective bent on connecting the dots between Kitty and his cold case list. The truth she tells to free a friend brings her an unexpected ally in the fight. And the letter she opens shows her a window into a past she never knew she had. Kitty’s mission is gathering speed.

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Ms. Grant is a master in painting word pictures and creating action in this fast-paced story. Kitty Irish faces big challenges for a seventeen year old. She worries about her Dad who is serving in Iraq. And she is the hunter responsible for eradicating the werewolf population in the woods behind her house. Say, what? Yes, she and an 85-year-old WWII Veteran team up for this almost impossible venture. Keeping the secret from her mom and friends is also a challenge. Grant weaves the everyday life of a teen together with her mission to hunt werewolves in a story you can't put down. You will fall in love with this teen-aged girl. Looking forward to the next book in the Full Moon Trilogy.

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After nearly ten years as a forensic anthropologist, Tess Grant semi-retired to a farmette in the backwoods of Michigan to raise organic veggies, free-range children, and novels. Besides those books listed here, her writing can be found in the Journal of Forensic Sciences and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | Affinities


In Confrontations by J.L. Walters, a Books We Love Young Adult Fantasy, Ash, Bran, Ky and Jay along with their friends have now mastered their affinities. They now control their ability to use Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The time has come for them to face Dom Senet and He Who Walks with Evil. They have learned a disturbing fact. He Who Walks With Evil is able to exchange an old body for a new one. Dom Senet wishes to obtain the secret and he is willing to sacrifice even his own son to gain this power. The four sets of companions set off to rid the doms and domas of Dom Senet’s bonds and to defeat the two evil men. Can they or will they become pawns to evil?

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Awesome world building.

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Janet Lane Walters has been writing and published since the days of the typewriter. She has 30 plus novels and seven novellas plus four non-fiction books published. Janet lives in the scenic Hudson River valley with her husband, a psychiatrist who has no desire to cure her obsession with writing. She is the mother of four and the grandmother of five with two children expected to arrive soon from China. Janet writes in a number of genres - Romance from sweet to sensual and from contemporary to fantasy and paranormal. She has published cozy mysteries and medical suspense. She also has a number of YA fantasies published.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | The Jewels' of Erda


Two of the Jewels have no Holders and they must be found. The Brotherhood of Wizards also seeks to find them. Jindera is one of the pair and she must escape her cruel uncle. She wishes to find her twin brother taken by the Wizards who will use him in their attempt to destroy the Jewels of Erda. As twins, they can speak via the Inner Path. The Wizards hope to use this. Mara, is a clanless desert dweller and faces life as the abused plaything of a future clan leader. She flees into an unknown future. On the winds, the jewels call this pair.

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The adventure continues in the second book of the Jewels of Erda series. Can't wait for the next book.

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Janet Lane Walters has been writing and published since the days of the typewriter. She has 30 plus novels and seven novellas plus four non-fiction books published. Janet lives in the scenic Hudson River valley with her husband, a psychiatrist who has no desire to cure her obsession with writing. She is the mother of four and the grandmother of five with two children expected to arrive soon from China. Janet writes in a number of genres - Romance from sweet to sensual and from contemporary to fantasy and paranormal. She has published cozy mysteries and medical suspense. She also has a number of YA fantasies published.

 
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Murder. Abduction. An attic full of frightened children.

London, 1810. The industrial revolution roars across England like a steam locomotive. Cotton mills and factories rake in profits thanks to cheap labor. Not from illicit African slave trade-but by enslaving little children.

When young Harry is lured from home with a penny, he can hardly believe his luck. Now he can help his widowed mother put food on the table. But Harry doesn't return home. Just another victim from the slums. Until Peter Frobisher takes on the case.

Frobisher has his own dark past. He's a 'thief taker,' a bounty hunter of sorts. He tracks down criminals for a living, so finding a child should be easy. But the more Frobisher unravels, the more sinister the reality becomes. The trail leads Frobisher away from the city, onto the English canal network, and beyond to Derbyshire.

When a dead body turns up, what started as a missing child case becomes a hunt for survival.

Author Joan Sumner spins adventure and mystery into The Thief Taker's Trek-a meticulously researched tale of London's industrial boom and the dark side of prosperity.

About the Author

Joan Sumner, MBA (Dundee)and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a working background across the private, public, and voluntary sectors. Semi-retired, she has settled in Midlothian, Scotland to write, closer to family and friends.

An award winning historical novelist, Joan formerly contributed self-help articles to a national weekly. Her travel abroad articles and occasional BBC radio contributions mostly starred her vintage MGB car.

Joan's small garden hosts a family of hedgehogs, giving enjoyment to everyone she knows! She is a member of the Society of Authors, the Edinburgh Writers' Club, and the National Trust for Scotland. She paints, plays tennis and golf, and loves to travel - particularly by car.

But her passion is weaving mystery stories around little known historical facts.

Author Website: www.joansumner.com

 
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