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By David Wishart

The fascinating, witty and irreverent new secret that includes historical Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus

May, advert 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the voters of Rome stay up for an period of peace and balance. now not so Marcus Corvinus even though, who reveals himself embroiled in now not one yet investigations. a chum of his spouse has requested him to seem into the homicide of her brother, chanced on stabbed to loss of life on the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and infamous womaniser, not anyone turns out to have an exceptional note to assert approximately Gaius Tullius, no longer even his less-than-grieving widow. yet who may have an outstanding sufficient cause to need him dead?

At an analogous time, Corvinus’s daughter comes throughout a useless physique within the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to enquire. at the beginning Marcus refuses to become involved – but if his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome’s busy buying and selling port, he uncovers a annoying connection among the 2 deaths.

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Download THE HADRIAN ENIGMA - A Forbidden History by George Gardiner PDF

By George Gardiner

Caesar's deadly look for love ...

Ancient Rome, one hundred thirty years after Christ yet nonetheless centuries earlier than Christians in attaining nation acceptance. Caesar Hadrian is the ruler of an unlimited Empire on the peak of its wealth & energy. one among "the 5 stable emperors", Hadrian dominates a tradition governed through pagan values, inequities, & ambiguous sexualities.

From a merciless war's victory Triumph via Rome's discussion board, to a drunken revel at Athens' Acropolis; from the stirring pleasure of a board hunt within the forests of Bithynia, to the steam rooms of a grand Roman bath-house; from the opulent bordellos of Alexandria, to the privateness of an emperor's mattress chamber, Hadrian's look for love destroys the very individual he so much adores.

During his 400-strong touring Court's leisurely excitement trip via Egypt Hadrian's better half & 'Favorite', Antinous of Bithynia, is located lifeless one sunrise underneath the waters of the River Nile. Hadrian is distraught. Is it a drunken prank long past flawed, suicide, homicide, or anything way more sinister?

Hadrian instructions the historian, barrister, & renown libertine Suetonius Tranquillus to urgently examine. he's given seventy two hours to figure out the reason for demise. Suetonius, ever opportune, hires a hetaera sex-worker concubine, Surisca of Antioch, as an an interpreter & paramour to help the research. among them & their courtier colleagues, they interrogate participants of the court docket as a number of new deaths take place. during their research they discover a subterranean conspiracy which unearths greater than Hadrian might need to grasp, or wish others to grasp. They divulge the uninhibited appetites of the ruling periods amid the elemental human desire for affection & bonding, regardless of the relationship.

THE HADRIAN ENIGMA is Suetonius's mystery list of the research into one in every of history's such a lot fascinating, suspicious fatalities. It depicts an period of comfy morals one of the elites which sanctions males loving males in a sexist macho tradition of warrior delight, honor & disgrace.

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Download La cupola del mondo (Italian Edition) by Sebastian Fleming,Paolo Scopacasa PDF

By Sebastian Fleming,Paolo Scopacasa

Firenze, 1494. Donato Bramante è folle di dolore: il suo miglior amico, Pico della Mirandola, è stato misteriosamente ucciso. Nel tentativo di scoprire l'autore del delitto, Bramante raccoglie due singolari oggetti abbandonati accanto al cadavere: un anello che custodisce una striscia di carta, vergata con caratteri ebraici, e una copia della Divina Commedia, dentro los angeles quale sono nation cucite alcune pagine, anch'esse in ebraico. Quale può essere il loro significato? E l'enigmatico cardinale Giacomo Catalano, giunto a Firenze proprio in quei giorni, ha forse avuto un ruolo nel brutale assassinio?
Roma, 1505. L'antica basilica di San Pietro, ormai in rovina, sta finalmente in step with risorgere. Diventerà l'edificio più grandioso di tutto l'Occidente, l'imponente simbolo della Cristianità. Ma chi sarà degno di mettere l. a. propria firma su quell'opera destinata advert attraversare i secoli? Bramante è l'architetto di papa Giulio II, eppure Michelangelo è disposto a vendere l'anima al diavolo pur di ottenere l'incarico? D'un tratto, Roma intera diventa il palcoscenico su cui si succedono cortigiane affascinanti e artisti geniali, prelati senza scrupoli e nobili crudeli, tutti coinvolti nel dramma scatenato dall'ambizione e dalla sete di potere. E, dietro le quinte, c'è proprio il cardinale Giacomo Catalano, più che mai deciso a lasciare l. a. propria impronta su quella che sarà considerata los angeles cupola del mondo?

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Download The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase PDF

By Eve Chase

'An captivating tale of secrets and techniques, sisters and an unsolved secret' Kate Morton, number 1 Sunday occasions bestselling writer of The Lake House

From the current day . . .

Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with it promise of hazy summers within the Cotswolds. She believes it is the excellent get away for her family members. however the condo has an unsettling historical past, and unusual rumours encompass the estate.

to the fifties . . .

When teenage Margot and her 3 sisters arrive at Applecote through the heatwave of '59, they locate their aunt and uncle nonetheless reeling from the disappearance in their daughter, Audrey, 5 years prior to.

The sisters are drawn into the secret of Audrey's vanishing - till the stifling summer season takes a surprising, lethal flip. Will one unthinkable selection bind them jointly, or tear them apart?

Step again in time for a richly evocative secret, the place the wonderful thing about a Cotswolds summer time is vividly contrasted with the violence which shatters it.

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Download Unwanted Sidekick (Annie Grace Kree Chronicles Book 4) by Pam Kumpe PDF

By Pam Kumpe

The Annie Grace Kree Chronicles take you to the rail with a hobo lady, Shoelace, as she discovers she's a messenger of wish. She encounters the Phantom Killer, an angel named Chula, the Choctaw ladies, the weigh down Boys, and massive Jake and Uncle Silas. Her travels take her down the rail looking for wish and he or she adjustments every little thing alongside the best way. yet she comes away replaced too!

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Download Operation Firethorn (OCI Series Book 2) by Richard Bergeron PDF

By Richard Bergeron

Gunmen pull over a truck sporting spent Terrier and Talos anti-aircraft missiles to the recent military Museum in Washington, DC. They kill either drivers and take the first driver’s id. however it turns out that not anything else was once taken. or perhaps disturbed.
The place of work of legal research is assigned to unravel this crime since it concerned civilian staff of the U.S. Navy.
Captain Rena Skye publications her staff of OCI operatives to discover the murderers. yet quite a few possible unrelated occasions reason Skye to collect her entire workforce jointly back. by the point those occasions are hooked up, OCI has brokers at paintings to discover an incredible plot extending from California to manhattan and South Dakota to Florida.
Follow the OCI investigators in a posh and bewildering case to crack a plot which may in all likelihood break the U.S. in a nuclear holocaust.

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Download Mit Blut signiert: Ein Caravaggio-Roman (German Edition) by Matt Beynon Rees,Klaus Modick PDF

By Matt Beynon Rees,Klaus Modick

Italien, 1605: Michelangelo Merisi, genannt Caravaggio, ist auf dem Weg, zum berühmtesten Maler Roms zu werden, und ihm wird Zugang zum innersten Kreis der Borghese gewährt, einer der mächtigsten Familien der ewigen Stadt. Aber seine Liebe zu den einfachen Menschen, gerade auch zu den Frauen aus der Unterschicht, die er als Modelle in seinen Bildern verewigt, trägt ihm immer wieder Konflikte ein. Er gibt nicht nach, wird in einen Straßenhändel verwickelt und tötet einen Adligen. Caravaggio muss Rom verlassen, aber seine künstlerische Auffassungsgabe und Unabhängigkeit bleiben für die Mächtigen aus Klerus und Adel eine Provokation. used to be ist das Geheimnis dieses kurzen, genialischen Lebens und wer trägt die Schuld an Gewalt und frühem Tod? In seinem spannenden und glänzend geschriebenen Caravaggio-Roman erzählt Matt Beynon Rees von Liebe und Intrige, Verrat und Kunst, von Sinnlichkeit und Unterwerfung und führt uns ins Dunkel des Lebens eines der faszinierendsten Künstler Europas.

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Download Claves ocultas de El símbolo perdido (Spanish Edition) by Enrique de Vicente PDF

By Enrique de Vicente

Un libro esencial para entender mejor l. a. historia desconocida y tradiciones esotéricas que inspiraron los angeles novela de Dan Brown.

¿Quieres saber por qué nació l. a. masonería?, ¿detrás de qué importantes hechos históricos l. a. podemos descubrir?, ¿qué secretos esconden el Capitolio, el Obelisco y algunas de las más emblemáticas construcciones de Washington? En definitiva, ¿quieres descubrir las conspiraciones que mueven al mundo?

Claves ocultas de El símbolo perdido es un viaje apasionante a través de los angeles historia secreta y l. a. ciencia fronteriza: los antiguos dioses y los humanos que aspiran a los angeles inmortalidad, l. a. sabiduría de los antiguos misterios y sus ritos iniciáticos, los angeles astrología y l. a. alquimia, los angeles cábala y los angeles magia, los códigos cifrados y las sociedades secretas, los angeles arquitectura sagrada y los angeles planificación de Washington como una ciudad repleta de secretos insospechados, los angeles carrera por el keep an eye on de los angeles mente y el poder delpensamiento colectivo...

Avalado por su amplia experiencia y conocimiento de todos estos temas, Enrique de Vicente nos revela una visión extraordinaria e ignorada de l. a. historia. Desde las enseñanzas iniciáticas del antiguo Egipto a los escritos religiosos y ocultistas; desde los rosacruces que forjaron los angeles ciencia moderna a los secretos más profundos de l. a. masonería; desde los Padres Fundadores que intentaron convertir a Estados Unidos en los angeles cuna de una Nueva period hasta las nuevas ciencias noéticas, que auguran un salto evolutivo y una transformación planetaria más allá del 2012.

Claves ocultas de El símbolo perdido es mucho más que una síntesis, completa y unique, de los conocimientos heterodoxos y l. a. historia alternativa en que se basa l. a. última novela de Dan Brown.

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Download Lyle Findley: Detective: 1926 to 1940 by James Long PDF

By James Long

There i used to be at the Monday day-watch: seated, rocking from side to side in a squeaky swivel chair, at what will be my very own beat up, cigarette burn-scared, oak table -- entire with an out and in basket and doodle lined table pad. i ended rocking after a piece and patted my wallet looking for my Fatimas and a publication of suits. Then I shook a smoke out of the pack, edged an outdated tin lid that used to be doing responsibility as an ashtray nearer, lit up and drew in that first mammoth drag of the day. As I blew out the smoke, Detective Ennis Molien approached throughout the blue gray haze escorting a small prim girl. --Lyle Findley

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