The postmortem reveals that she has been murdered. Her current partner, ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who frequented her restaurant are all suspects. Before Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond can solve the mystery, more will die.
Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
Delia Williamson, a waitress and mother of two young girls, is reported missing. She is soon found in a public park, hanging from the crossbar of a children’s swing set. The postmortem reveals that she has been murdered. Her current partner, ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who frequented her restaurant are all suspects. Before Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond can solve the mystery, more will die. But even as he pursues a killer, he finds himself pursued by a secret admirer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
What is the secret, and who hanged the hangman? From award-winning author Laura Joh Rowland, The Hangman’s Secret builds suspense about the darkness that lurks within and the deadly secrets that beg to be revealed.
Author: Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
From award-winning author Laura Joh Rowland, a story about the darkness that lurks within and the deadly secrets that beg to be revealed. Intrepid photographer Sarah Bain and her motley crew of friends are back to hunt criminals in the dark, seedy underbelly of Victorian London, but little do they know, the darkness may lurk closer than they first divined. Photographer Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and sometime street urchin Mick O’Reilly are private detectives with a new gig—photographing crime scenes for London’s Daily World newspaper. The Daily World is the latest business venture of their sole client, Sir Gerald Mariner, a fabulously wealthy and powerful banker. One cold, snowy January morning, Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they’ve ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged and decapitated amid evidence of foul play. His murder becomes a sensation because he was England’s top hangman and he’s met the same fate that he inflicted on hundreds of criminals. Sir Gerald announces that the Daily World—meaning Sarah and her friends—will investigate and solve Harry Warbrick’s murder before the police do. The contest pits Sarah against the man she loves, Police Constable Barrett. She and her friends discover a connection between Harry Warbrick’s murder and the most notorious criminal he ever executed—Amelia Carlisle, the “Baby-Butcher,” who murdered hundreds of infants placed in her care. Something happened at Amelia’s execution. The Official Secrets Act forbids the seven witnesses present to divulge any information about it. But Harry had a bad habit of leaking tips to the press. Sarah and her friends suspect that one of the other witnesses killed Harry to prevent him from revealing a secret related to the execution. What is the secret, and who hanged the hangman?
Nonsense , Fletcher , nonsense , I have no secrets from my family . They ' re
interested in the business as much as I am . " " A secret ! ” exclaimed Linda
Towner . “ What is it ? " “ A secret , ” said Johnny desperately . Then Linda turned
the full ...
Author: Dorothy Cameron Disney
Dr. Victoria Grant travels to Charleston for the annual Azalea Festival and ends up investigating the tragic death five years previously of her best friend's husband's first wife. Four gentlemen from some of Charleston's finest families eventually confess, but Dr. Grant must determine whether they confessed out of gallantry or guilt.
Since the WordContentHandler class is nested within the
Hangman_WordFileParser class, our content handler has ... Once bExtract is true
, the contents of the parsed <word> tag can be extracted and returned as the
secret Hangman word.
Author: Simon Brown
Java has fimly established itself as the major enterprise development platform and has been widely adopted by many corporations around the world. Wrox's commitment to the Java programming community continues with timely updates to its core technology libary with Professional Java Server Programming J2EE 1.3 Edition and Professional JSP 2nd Edition and builds on this solid base with more focused drill down titles on topics such as WebObjects and Web design.
... the Lord will discover their secret parts . ' The final phrase took board and
lodging in the attics of my mind . Sitting cross - legged on the floor , I let my
thoughts slide to the daughters of Zion , my curiosity about those secret parts
stirring with ...
Author: Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards reopens the file on one of the most notorious and fascinating cases in crime history. Edwards merges imaginative insight with detailed and extensive research to bring to life the characters and events of 100 years ago.
Heck , he might even be the secret leader of the gang , a crooked lawyer or
politician , like in the TV cop shows sometimes . That possibility was , of course ,
absolutely ... brain could decide in that fraction of a second . He 139 The
Author: Randall Boyll
Two years after the accident that turned him into Darkman, Peyton Westlake continues his research on artificial skin and becomes involved with a new evil that is devouring the city's youth. Original.
Slowly she picked up the coffee-stained book and read through the message with
the air of a schoolteacher intercepting a secret note. She had been silent for
almost an entire hour and clearly felt no need to break it now, offering Atkins only
Author: Daniel Cole
A detective with no one to trust A killer with nothing to lose Detective Emily Baxter is still reeling from the Ragdoll case, and from the disappearance of her friend William “Wolf” Fawkes. Despite her reluctance to jump into another gruesome case, she’s summoned to a meeting of a new FBI/CIA/UK law enforcement task force in New York. There, she is presented with photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up from the Brooklyn Bridge, the word “BAIT” carved deep into its chest. As the media pressure intensifies, Baxter is ordered to assist with the investigation and attend the scene of another murder, again with a victim inscribed with a word—“PUPPET.” The murders continue to grow in spectacle and depravity on both sides of the Atlantic, and the team helplessly plays catch-up. Baxter must shake off the grief and fear that have paralyzed her for the last year so she can stop another terrible killer before it’s too late.
But Sandra didn't meet Bobchi Pikul until Joe was twenty years old ; by then ,
family secrets were swept under the rug in order to yield the image of the bustling
, loving old - world family . ( “ I had no idea there had been family violence
Author: Sheila Weller
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
An account of domestic violence and murder set in the wealthy milieu of the Hamptons details the life and death of Diane Pikul, whose husband was arrested for the killing, and the legal battle for custody of their children
Until it was time to move , Brodhead was instructed to keep the “ intended
removal from the Tuscarawas a profound secret . ” When the marching orders
were received , Gibson was to abandon the fort as swiftly as possible . Colonel
Author: Glenn F. Williams
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
Confident that the American rebellion would be crushed in 1777, Britain devised a bold new strategy. Turning its attention to the frontiers, especially those of western New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Britain enlisted its provincial rangers, Tories, and allied warriors from the Iroquois Confederacy, to wage a brutal backwoods war. Burgoyne's defeat at Saratoga went shock waves through the British command, but the efforts along the frontier appeared to be impairing the American ability to conduct the war. Following massacres at the colonial settlements of Wyoming, Pa., and Cherry Valley, N.Y., the Continental Congress persuaded General Washington to conduct a decisive offensive to end the threat. Brewing for years, the conflict between the Iroquois and colonists would now reach its deadly climax. The campaign ended the political and military influence of the Iroquois and sealed Britain's fateful decision to seek victory in the south.--From publisher description.
Three yards of cord and a sliding board Are all the gallows ' need : So with rope
of shame the Herald came To do the secret deed . Oscar Wilde The Ballad of
Reading Gaol , 1898 Early in July 1896 , when Oscar Wilde was one of the
Author: Brian J. Bailey
For well over 300 years, the chilling figure of the hangman has fascinated and revolted in turns. Even the sinister shape of the gallows and the noose fade in comparison with the men who carried out the penalty. This book tells the story of the men who put capital punishment into practice.
When the Hangman Came to Galway is a chilling true story that delivers a meticulously researched, eye-opening portrait of Victorian Ireland and a spine-tingling tale of love, revenge, murder and retribution.
Author: Dean Ruxton
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Galway, the winter of 1885. The violent murders of John Moylan, killed in a dark boreen, and Alice Burns, shot dead in the dining room of the Royal Hotel, have shaken the county. Now, following painstaking investigations and charged courtroom drama, justice beckons for the guilty parties. James Berry, the notorious executioner who ended the lives of over one hundred criminals in Victorian Britain and Ireland, has come to town. The paths of a secret paramour, a jilted lover and a reluctant hangman are about to cross. When the Hangman Came to Galway is a chilling true story that delivers a meticulously researched, eye-opening portrait of Victorian Ireland and a spine-tingling tale of love, revenge, murder and retribution.
THE YANKEE HANGMAN Cole Rickard Dan Tate was given a virtually
impossible task : to save the murderer Jack Williams from the condemned cell .
Williams , scum that he was , held a secret that was dear to the Confederate
Author: Cole Rickard
Dan Tate was given a virtually impossible task: to save the murderer Jack Williams from the condemned cell. Saving Williams would test all Dan's ingenuity, courage and daring. His life was truly on the line if he didn't succeed.