John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the family the will bequeaths the whole estate minus a small endowment for the family, to the city authorities.
The northern English sea coast provides a compelling backdrop for this genre of writing; a mysterious disappearance, a love interest, and plot twists 'se mijotent' to produce an intriguing read. (Summary by Cate Barratt)
Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a hurry, but Allerdyke's mind is elsewhere.
A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery. (Summary by Gesine)
The dead body of a man is found on the steps to some chambers of Middle Temple Lane, near London's law courts. A journalist and a young lawyer start investigating. - This classic English murder mystery was written in 1920 by J.S. Fletcher, himself a lawyer turned journalist and author.
A habitual late night stroll down Markendale Square plunges Viner into the middle of things most mysterious and most perplexing. A murder, an imposter, secret papers, all combine to mystify even the police themselves. Is Hyde as innocent of the crime as he claims? What is the clue of the veiled woman and the diamond ring? Things are not what they seem to be and how can Viner prove the man's innocence? (Summary by Kehinde)
This classic mystery produces its first dead body during a clandestine midnight meeting. Already nothing is what it seems... (Summary by Gesine)
Bank manager John Hornbury is missing, as are securities and jewels from the bank’s vault. Gabriel Chestermarke and his nephew Joseph have unaccountably refused to call in the police to investigate the theft from their bank. When Betty Fosdyke shows up to visit her Uncle John, she finds it past belief that he would simply disappear – let alone that he would commit larceny.
The sudden death of wealthy and prominent financier, Pennington Lawton from an apparent heart attack, followed by the shocking revelation of his impending bankruptcy, leaves his sole heir and only daughter, Anita, distraught and nearly penniless. Nonetheless, she is determined to unravel the mystery surrounding her father’s death and the loss of his great fortune.
A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the contributors wrote a chapter (stories within a story, or, in the case of Adelaide Anne Procter, poetry) and the story was edited by Dickens, who also wrote the first and last chapters with Wilkie Collins.
A bestselling author and well-known expert on early Christianity, Jesus, and the New Testament gives the first complete account of the discovery and impact of the Gospel of Judas.
Lost for nearly 1,700 years, newly restored and authenticated, the Gospel of Judas presents a very different view of the relationship ...
Combining their own memories with those of other Lutherans who grew up in the 1940s through the 1960s, Janet and Suzann have written a delightful expose of what it means to be Lutheran and how it’s done. Endearing often hilarious stories shine a light on Lutheran life from baptism (“And His Name Shall Be Called Gilman Einar...
Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch includes the attitudes of Jewish legal scholars toward such far-reaching topics as artificial insemination, birth control, and intermarriage, while expanding on answers included in the first volume.
Why does the groom break a glass in a Jewish wedding ceremony? Why isn’t pork kosher? Why can’t a person be half-Jewish?
If you’ve ever asked or been asked any of these questions, The Jewish Book of Why has all the answers.
Some cell memories are negative, some positive, but all exert a palpable influence that, when understood, can lead to tremendous joy and healing.
Browne begins by explaining what cell memory is and how she began to research it. She describes the negative effects cell memory has inflicted on her clients; these inc...
Born into a family with a long psychic lineage, Sylvia Browne became aware as a child that life existed in dimensions beyond our own. Life on the Other Side is Browne's vision of this other existence. The Other Side, she believes, is our home—where we came from and where we will return between lifetimes.
Will we find a cure for cancer? Will humans colonize Mars? Will the asteroid hit Earth as predicted? How long will it be until peace prevails in the Middle East? Is nuclear war approaching? Sylvia answers all this and more, comforting readers and predicting what life will be like in 5, 10, 20, 100 and 500 years.
In 1992, Neale Donald Walsch-depressed, in poor health, unhappy with his life, wrote an angry letter to God. His frustrated questions, What does it take to make life work? What have I done to deserve a life of such continuing struggle?, poured out onto a yellow legal pad.
In America today there is a spiritual renaissance and profound interest in developing a deeper relationship with the sacred, but the current spirituality scene can be overwhelming to those attempting to find the right spiritual practices for them. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussa...
Many enlightened leaders and their organizations are learning that Jesus' teachings can be applied to contemporary leadership principles, leading to tremendous payoffs—both professional and personal. Remarkably contemporary, The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus challenges listeners to evaluate their own leadership style and consi...