By Bruce Holsinger
London, 1385. Surrounded by means of ruthless courtiers—including his robust uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's crafty mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's younger king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard throughout London, stated to originate from an historic booklet that prophesies the ends of England's kings—including Richard's assassination. just a couple of strong males be aware of that the cryptic strains derive from a "burnable book," a seditious paintings that threatens the soundness of the area. to discover the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a certified dealer in info with connections excessive and low.
Gower discovers a conspiracy that reaches from the king's courtroom to London's slums—and in all likelihood implicates Gower's personal son. because the intrigue deepens, it turns into transparent that John Gower, a guy with secrets and techniques of his personal, may perhaps carry the most important to saving the king, and England itself.
Read Online or Download A Burnable Book (John Gower, Book 1) PDF
Similar suspense books
Retail ePub from OverDrive
Book eight of the continued "Women's homicide Club" series
This is a trump of a Calibre conversion which was once uploaded incorrectly as Retail. (Books 2, four, 6 and eight have been formerly uploaded as deceptive retails)
* * *
As San Francisco's so much glamorous millionaires mingle on the celebration of the yr, a person is watching—waiting for an opportunity to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city's so much celebrated couple. ultimately, the killer pinpoints the suitable second, and it's the fitting homicide. now not a hint of facts is left at the back of of their glamorous domestic.
As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile homicide, another person is located brutally executed—a preacher with a message of wish for the homeless. His demise approximately falls during the cracks, but if reporter Cindy Thomas hears approximately it, she is familiar with the tale can be large. Probing deeper into the victim's historical past, she discovers he won't were particularly as saintly as each person thought.
As the quest for 2 criminals assessments the bounds of the Women's homicide membership, Lindsay sees sparks fly among Cindy and her accomplice, Detective wealthy Conklin. The Women's homicide membership now faces its hardest problem: will love damage. ..
Thomas cook dinner is certainly one of today's such a lot acclaimed writers of mental thrillers, penning hypnotic stories of forbidden love and devastating secrets and techniques. Now he has written an unforgettable novel that weaves one man's tortured existence with a dangerous secret that spans 5 a long time. .. .
Riverwood is an artists' group within the Hudson River valley, a serene position the place writers can excellent their craft. yet for all its attractiveness and isolation, it used to be touched via a bad crime--the homicide of a teenage woman who lived at the property fifty years in the past. Faye Harrison's killer used to be by no means caught--and now her loss of life mom is eager to research the reality approximately her daughter's murder.
Enter Paul Graves, a author who attracts upon the ache of his personal tragic previous to put in writing haunting stories of puzzle. Graves has been summoned to Riverwood for an strange project: to use the artwork of fiction to a criminal offense that was once genuine, after which write a narrative that may solution the questions that preserve Faye's mom from a relaxed loss of life. only a tale. It doesn't must be precise. Or does it?
An unwelcome customer arrives at a beach domestic to discover that loss of life awaits her there
The condo referred to as sundown has been Marcia’s summer time domestic for her complete lifestyles. either one of her mom and dad died there, and he or she and her brother spent their adolescence exploring its rambling hallways and beach grounds. They love the outdated condo, yet Marcia’s sister-in-law hasn't ever taken to it. Juliette loathes the ocean, and shortly involves detest her husband, besides. once they divorce, Juliette can pay a last stopover at to sundown, tough alimony. She is there for a couple of annoying days ahead of she disappears. It takes them per week to discover her body.
The peace at sundown has been shattered, and Marcia needs to paintings quick to maintain her cherished adolescence domestic from being without end spoiled. someplace within the creaky previous mansion, a assassin lurks. Will Marcia be accused of the crime? Or will she be the following sufferer?
Because the writer of the electrifying W. E. B. Griffin novels of the army, police, spies, and counterspies, William E. Butterworth III has been delighting readers for decades—but he has a distinct deal with for them now.
At the delicate age of 16, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding institution for committing a prank, and at the educate domestic clearly wonders the place his existence will take him now. It by no means enters his brain that he'll develop into a world-class marksman and a unique agent of the U. S. military Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key position within the defection of a Soviet officer after which courtroom hazard as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, develop into a well known bestselling novelist, and meet the affection of his lifestyles on a looking journey to Scotland.
Yet all of this, and very much extra, awaits him, in a raucous sequence of adventures throughout Europe and the us that may have readers guffawing, cheering, and propulsively turning the pages to find what occurs next.
It is a unique that basically invoice Butterworth may possibly write—and that his thousands of fanatics will enjoy.
Additional resources for A Burnable Book (John Gower, Book 1)
Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.
It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.
In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.