Zebulon Finch, known as "the Black Hand," is a seventeen-year-old gangster operating on the streets of 19th-century Chicago, dealing death and visiting whorehouses. His lifestyle earns him a bullet in the back of the head and a one-way trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan. Only Finch does not die. His ability to move, think, and speak stays, but his body is slowly decomposing. Think Warm Bodies, but with not as nice a protagonist. With no clue why this has happened, Finch sets off on a long journey in search
Maisie Dobbs' first case as a private detective is not what she expected nor wanted. But in the spring of 1929 in her new London office her first client walks through her door and asks for her assistance with a love triangle. Maisie, who was born into a working class family, is aware of her status and sex and is trying to make her mark in the detective world and so takes on the case as professionally as she possibly can.
Jozef Vinich was born in Colorado in 1899 to Slovak immigrants. Following the tragic death of his mother, Jozef traveled with his father to Pennsylvania and then back to an impoverished shepherd’s life in rural Austria-Hungary. When war comes Jozef enters the army where his sharpshooter skills soon become evident. He battles the elements and the enemy in this war to end all wars. The book, loosely based on the author’s ancest
With the 100 year anniversary of World War I approaching, examination of this sometimes little understood event may well become a popular topic of study for the everyday reader. Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars is an excellent start if one would like to broaden understanding of the war that was often glossed over in our American history studies.
This second in Todd’s Ian Rutledge mystery series, finds the Scotland Yard inspector investigating two apparent suicides and one accidental death of three siblings. The family and people of the Cornish village are satisfied with the coroner’s verdicts regarding the deaths and do not welcome Rutledge in their midst. However, a cousin of those who died wants to know more about what happened and why.
This well-crafted mystery is the first in the Ian Rutledge series. Set in England following the devastation of World War I, Rutledge is a returning veteran trying to pick up the pieces of his sanity and his career with Scotland Yard. A prominent citizen of a Warwickshire village has been found brutally murdered in a field near his home. Rutledge is sent by his nemesis to “try and solve” this high profile crime.
This second in the Bess Crawford mystery series, finds the World War I nurse once again embroiled in solving a murder. She has returned to England from the trenches with a convoy of severely wounded men. One of her patients is a burned pilot who insists on having his wife’s picture pinned to his tunic at all times.