A Fatal Fabergé

A Fatal Fabergé PDF Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Beyond the Page
ISBN: 195046136X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128

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A new book in the Antiques & Collectibles mystery series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs! In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder. In the grips of a cold and drab autumn, Collector’s Weekly reporter Molly Appleby is thrilled to be attending a festive black-tie fundraiser hosted by the very private Natasha Gordon, an heiress known for her charitable events and aversion to the limelight. It’s Molly first chance to see the stunning interior of the Gordon estate, but when a rare book dealer is pushed from a high window to his death, she’s confronted with a sight that’s become all too common for her. And despite the fact that the crude and pompous victim was roundly disliked by all who knew him and that any number of people may have wanted him dead, Molly agrees to look into the murder for his surviving son. As the police go about their steady business of interviewing the dozens of people in attendance that night, Molly decides to look closer to home and begins questioning the staff and anyone else connected to the estate and the victim. More and more stories of the dead man’s troubled life and marriage begin to emerge, including a potentially lucrative deal that’s gone bust and an old Gordon family heirloom that’s gone missing—a rare jeweled Fabergé egg once owned by the Empress Alexandra of Russia. When clues to the murderer’s identity begin to accumulate, so too do the threats to Molly, and she knows she’s getting close to the truth. But with a secret family history and an untold amount of money on the line, Molly knows she’ll need to tread carefully before she becomes the latest victim of a killer trying to cover their tracks . . . “A wonderfully written, captivating cozy novel with likeable main characters and an interesting plot!” —Goodreads review on A Treacherous Trader

The Deeds of the Deceitful

The Deeds of the Deceitful PDF Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Beyond The Page
ISBN: 1950461831
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 133

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Welcome back to Hope Street Church, where friendships are formed, fresh starts are encouraged, and mysteries are solved . . . It’s June in Virginia, and the scent of flowers and the sound of wedding bells are in the air, an unwelcome reminder to Cooper Lee of the long-distance relationship she recently ended. When Cooper and her Bible study group are invited to spend a weekend at a newly renovated historic inn, it’s the perfect chance to get away with friends and put her bittersweet memories behind her—until the inn’s pompous co-owner is murdered and one of the suspects is Cooper’s own mother. Certain that someone on the inn’s staff must have done the cruel deed, the Bible study group begins piecing together the clues, only to learn that everyone there has a motive for murder. When they discover that a valuable painting has also been stolen from the inn, they know they’re up against an especially cunning evildoer. Determined to bring the culprit to justice and save her mother, Cooper and her friends devise a risky scheme to trap the killer, because even the Bible study group must sometimes work in mysterious ways . . . Includes heavenly recipes from Magnolia Lee’s kitchen!

Mint Condition Murder

Mint Condition Murder PDF Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Beyond The Page
ISBN: 1954717172
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 125

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A new book in the Antiques & Collectibles mystery series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs! In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder. When the female antiques dealer she was meant to interview turns up dead, Collector’s Weekly reporter Molly Appleby can’t help but wonder why anyone would kill a woman so new to the area. Before she can spend much time pondering means or motive, Molly discovers that the father she never knew is keen on a reconciliation. And while it seems unlikely that his sudden interest and the death of the dealer are connected, Molly soon learns otherwise. As she begins digging into the past of the victim, Molly realizes that the woman was not at all what she seemed. Not only did she possess a stash of rare coins linked to an unsolved murder, but she also engaged in illicit affairs with multiple married men. With suspects galore and a reunion with her long-lost father looming, Molly will have to uncover crimes both old and new before the secrets that refuse to stay buried turn fatal . . . “A wonderfully written, captivating cozy novel with likeable main characters and an interesting plot!” —Goodreads review on A Treacherous Trader

Faberge's Eggs

Faberge's Eggs PDF Author: Toby Faber
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230713963
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 344

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This is the story of Fabergé's Imperial Easter eggs – of their maker, of the tsars who commissioned them, of the middlemen who sold them and of the collectors who fell in love with them. It's a story of meticulous craftsmanship and unimaginable wealth, of lucky escapes and mysterious disappearances, and ultimately of greed, tragedy and devotion. Moreover, it is a story that mirrors the history of twentieth-century Russia – a satisfying arc that sees eggs made for the tsars, sold by Stalin, bought by Americans and now, finally, returned to post-communist Russia. There is also an intriguing element of mystery surrounding the masterpieces. Of the fifty 'Tsar Imperial' eggs known to have been made, eight are currently unaccounted for, providing endless scope for speculation and forgeries. This is the first book to tell the complete history of the eggs, encompassing the love and opulence in which they were conceived, the war and revolution that scattered them, and the collectors who preserved them.

A Fatal Footnote

A Fatal Footnote PDF Author: Margaret Loudon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 059309929X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Writer-in-residence Penelope Parish will need to use every trick in her quaint British bookshop to unravel a murderous plot that threatens to ruin a ducal wedding. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Upper Chumley-on Stoke has all the makings of a fairy tale, complete with a glowing bride and horse-drawn carriage. But it wouldn't be much of a story without a villain, and as American Gothic novelist Penelope Parish is coming to learn, happy-ever-afters are as fraught in this charming British town as they are in her books. When the Duke's former girlfriend is found murdered at the reception it's up to Penelope and her newfound family at the Open Book bookshop to catch the killer before they strike again.

A Fatal Yarn

A Fatal Yarn PDF Author: Peggy Ehrhart
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
ISBN: 1496723678
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble club must clear the name of one of their knitters when he's accused of murdering the mayor . . . The trees in Arborville, New Jersey, have started sporting sweaters. Part of the trend of public knitting art? Not exactly. An anonymous activist has been wrapping trunks in yarn to cover red X's that mark certain trees for removal by the town so they don't interfere with power lines. When the town's mayor—who supports cutting down the trees—is murdered, Pamela wonders if the tree hugger committed homicide to prevent arborcide. A knitter is arrested, but it's one of Knit and Nibble's own—the harmless Roland DeCamp, who was seen arguing with the mayor. Pamela is sure the police are barking up the wrong tree. With the help of her reporter friend Bettina, she branches off on her own investigation to root out the real killer . . . Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!

A Fatal Winter

A Fatal Winter PDF Author: G.M. Malliet
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472106296
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416

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In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor, Anglican priest, former MI5 agent and village heart throb, investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a bucolic village setting and glamorous priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics! Praise for G.M.Maillet's Max Tudor series: 'Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth.' Louise Penny. 'There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that.' New York Times.

Christian Marlowe and the Fabergé Egg

Christian Marlowe and the Fabergé Egg PDF Author: C. A. Lockwood
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 148344516X
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
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“This is going to be impossible,” I whispered to Abi. “It can’t be,” she whispered back. “Failure is not an option.” Christian Marlowe’s parents have been keeping secrets from him. But when they disappear on a trip to London he discovers that secrets are the family business. Recruited into a spy school, hidden in the heart of the capital, he finally discovers the truth.

Conspiracy of Silence - How Scot Young's Fatal Fall in London Exposed An International Web of Unexplained Deaths

Conspiracy of Silence - How Scot Young's Fatal Fall in London Exposed An International Web of Unexplained Deaths PDF Author: Gordon Bowers
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1784186341
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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On 8 December 2014, the body of bankrupt property tycoon Scot Young was found impaled on the railings below his ?3-million penthouse apartment. The police felt his death was not suspicious, but a Russian radio station asked: 'Did he jump or was he pushed?' Soon everyone was wondering.For six years, Young had been fighting an acrimonious divorce case. His wife accused him of hiding his vast wealth offshore; he claimed that he had lost it all in an ill judged Moscow property deal, yet opted for jail rather than provide evidence. And although he claimed to have debts of over ?27 million, he was still seen driving a Ferrari and swigging champagne.Then his wife accused him of involvement with the Adams family, the notorious London crime syndicate. There were rumours, too, that he had fallen foul of the Russian mafia, who had once dangled him over a Dorchester Hotel balcony. Five businessmen involved in the property deal died in strange circumstances, three in mysterious falls. One was Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, found hanged in his Berkshire home.Meanwhile, other super-rich friends - including Sir Philip Green and Simon Cowell - distanced themselves when Scot's dealings brought them into the spotlight, shunning any involvement in this strange conspiracy of silence.

The Final Faberge

The Final Faberge PDF Author: Thomas Swan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1557049793
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Rumor has it that a mysterious Fabergé Egg disappeared in the days just before the Russian Revolution. It's up to Scotland Yard art crime detective Jack Oxby to solve the mystery and find the infamous art treasure. Trouble is, whoever attempts to find the Fabergé Egg turns up dead. No matter for Oxby, the fearless hero of Thomas Swan's two previous art crime thrillers, The Da Vinci Deception and The Cezanne Chase. The Final Fabergé is a page-turning novel of suspense that fans of the British television series Lovejoy, the art history mysteries of Iain Pears, and the classic film The Thomas Crowne Affair, will thoroughly enjoy.