This book describes every material excess you can imagine: second homes, private jets, mistresses and servants, and a chapter about how rich people keep warm. It is essential reading for the vicarious millionaire by the same author who brought us "Toujours Provence".
What appears to be an autumn house party is really a meeting between Irish Protestants and Catholics gathered in reluctant parley over home rule for Ireland. When the meeting's moderator is found murdered in his bath, the negotiations seem doomed. Superintendent Thomas Pitt of Scotland Yard and wife Charlotte must find the truth and save the day.
Regency romance as the complacent lifestyle enjoyed by Sir Andrew Graylin is overturned when he encounters Lord Eduardo Danville's impetuous daughter, Teresa, who has spent her life in the wilds of Costa Rica.
Dalgliesh is delayed by illness in accepting an invitation to visit an old friend in Dorset. When he does arrive, his friend has died and the body cremated. A number of other `natural' deaths and suicides occur. Foul play is suspected.
In this sea-based thriller, two identical ships commissioned to transport nuclear waste safely across the North Atlantic are slightly damaged by a bomb at their launch. Then, months later, the crew learns that terrorists, who will stop at nothing to destroy the ships, are on board and have plans to continue their attack.
Samson continues to peel away the mystery surrounding his sister-in-law Tessa's murder in Berlin. Again he is forced to confront the key relationships in his own life: Fiona, his wife; Gloria, his estranged mistress; and Werner, his childhood friend. All the while his father's spectre hovers over him.
Set in the twelfth century, the mystery novel concerns the sudden death of a prisoner intended for an exchange between the warring King Stephen and the Empress Maud. Brother Cadfael shows that the death was not natural.
This mystery is set in a coastal town near Vancouver. Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg is on a boat trip with his on-again, off-again woman friend, when a body turns up on the beach. In seeking the victim's identity, and that of the killer, Alberg has to contend with the odd foibles of local residents.
Inspector Charlie Salter is called in to play watchdog on a movie set. Somebody wants the production stopped, as practical jokes turn serious, and even lead to murder. The inspector must seek a highly motivated killer who will stop at nothing in an attempt to keep this movie off the screen.
Henry Grey led a double life. Actually the son of aristocracy, Henry avoided that part of his life and concentrated on his love of horses and the steeplechase. A new job ferrying horses between the Continent and the U.S. brings new challenges.
George Dawson was hired by the Geological Survey of Canada to record the geology of B.C. Because very little topography had been mapped, he was also required to act as a surveyor. In this first volume of his journals (1875-76), he presents a wealth of information on fauna, flora and the settlements of First Nations.
Fast-paced adventure in which Nicholas Bailey, Special Branch Commander for British Intelligence, investigates a routine assignment which turns out to have strong roots in the French Resistance against the Nazis during World War II.
It has been six years since Jurassic Park was dismantled, the dinosaurs destroyed, and the island closed to the public. Still, rumours abound that something has survived. There is terror awaiting those who must investigate.
In this exciting and humorous travel-adventure book, Yeadon takes readers to nine unique and remote regions of the world located in Zaire, Venezuela, Australia, Barbuda, Panama, Chile and Fiji. Sometimes guided by natives and sometimes travelling solo, Yeadon captures the unique qualities of local life and culture.
This book continues the adventures of a New York couple who left promising careers to live in a stone farmhouse in an Irish village. Since their book "O Come Ye Back to Ireland" they have renovated their cottage, created a grand garden and adopted two children. Although struggling, they are still committed to their dream.
Fast-paced suspense as Ian Ferrier's vacation is interrupted with a murder and the discovery that he holds the key which will expose a vicious conspiracy for assassination. Ferrier is both the hunter and the hunted as the chase moves through Malaga and Granada.
First published in 1915, this is the popular story of impulsive Mickey. He disturbs the lives of a small Indiana town with his behaviour. Yet, because he accepts responsibility for his actions, his disruptions are tolerated, and even admired. Adding to the attraction of the story is an appealing rural setting.