The first book in the Rose Simpson mysteries. When Sir William and Lady Withers invite friends and family to a weekend house party at their country home, Ashgrove House, they are faced with the arrival of both invited and uninvited guests, the consequence of which is murder. Set in 1930, Murder at Ashgrove House is full of intrigue, clues, and red herrings, with nearly everyone having a motive for wishing the victim dead. This is a classic country house murder mystery set during the golden age of crime and will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109335/bk_acx0_109335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather. What was left of Fred West´s eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests´ previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country outside the city. Several victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones the police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located. Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing this, the classic book about the case. Beginning with Fred´s and Rose´s bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000738/bk_twuk_000738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born from the blood soaked battlefields of the English countryside during the Wars of the Roses, the Tudor Dynasty begins with a sickly boy king and ends with a Virgin Queen. Over 200 years span the lifetime of one of history´s most notorious royal families. From political intrigue to religious revolution, the Tudors stamped an indelible imprint on humanity that can be still seen today. Meet Henry VIII and his six wives, Bloody Mary, Good Queen Bess, and explore the fascinating world of the House of Tudor. Excesses and universities, religious and civil disobedience, madness and brilliance, exile and murder were all parts of lives of the members of the Tudor line. Relive the history changing moments of the Tudor Dynasty beginning with the last king of the Lancastrian line, Henry VI, to the ushering in of the Golden Age under Elizabeth I. Follow the Tudor family as they defied convention time and again, spy on the powerful men and women at Court, and experience the unrest of the nation that embraced and rebuffed the Catholic Church. Escape the subterfuge and plotting of courtiers and explore the intellectual and architectural wonders patronized by the often nefarious family. Royal life may have been pampered, but the crown weighs heavier on some than others. Heartache, tragedy, arranged marriages, double dealings, war, and religious upheaval marked the lives of every member of the Tudor Dynasty. From warring houses to exploring the New World, the House of Tudor changed the world forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045834/bk_acx0_045834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder´s Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished best-selling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother´s story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027084/bk_adbl_027084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fue la guerra que enfrentó a los miembros y partidarios de dos casas de alcurnia (la Casa de Lancaster y la Casa de York entre 1455 y 1485) por hacerse del trono de Inglaterra. El nombre de este enfrentamiento, que partió en dos a la nación, fue dado en alusión a los emblemas de ambas casas, la rosa blanca de York y la roja de Lancaster. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000042/bk_olst_000042_sample.mp3.
Aurora Teagarden´s new husband, Martin, gives her a house as a wedding gift, but when she finds that its previous inhabitants disappeared, Roe´s suspicions are aroused. As questions about Martin´s past disturb her newfound happiness, Aurora resolves to solve the mystery of the house, and find out the truth about her new husband. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000776/bk_howe_000776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her dream home is about to become a house of nightmares.... From the moment Lacey glimpses the dusty-rose colonial cottage with its angled dormer windows and quaint wooden shutters, she knows she´s found her dream house. Walking through its cozy rooms, the expectant mother can see her future children sitting on the round bottom step of the house´s beautifully carved staircase, and she imagines them playing beneath the giant maple tree in the warm South Carolina sun. It doesn´t matter to Lacey and her husband, Eric, that people had died there years before. But soon their warm and welcoming house turns cold. There is something malevolent within the walls - a disturbing presence that only Lacey can sense. And there is Drew, a demanding and jealous little boy who mysteriously appears when Lacey is alone. Protective of this enigmatic child who reminds her of the troubled students she used to teach, Lacey bakes cookies and plays games to amuse him. Yet, as she quickly discovers, Drew is unpredictable - and dangerous. Fearing for her baby´s safety, Lacey sets out to uncover the truth about Drew and her dream house - a search for answers that takes her into the past, into the lives of a long-dead family whose tragic secrets could destroy her. To save her loved ones, Lacey must find a way to lay a terrifying evil to rest...before she, Eric, and their child become its next victims. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003730/bk_harp_003730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Sarah’s Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman’s resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a ´´modern city.” The reforms will erase generations of history - but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand. Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman’s indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001374/bk_aren_001374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the classic works on interior decoration, Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses offers a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. Co-written with architect Ogden Codman, Jr., this invaluable reference provides us with numerous keen and practical axioms for house design, such as (1) The better the house, the less need for curtains, and (2) the height of a well-proportioned doorway should be twice its width. In the words of John Barrington Bayley, President of Classical America, ´´this book has charm. The Decoration of Houses brings to mind the pictures of Walter Gay: There are the reflections in looking-glasses, and on parquet, and the garnitures of chimney-pieces, boiseriers, the odor of wax; outside the tall glazed doors there is a sunny silent terrace, we are now at Mrs. Wharton’s Pavillon Colombe—a well laid out parterre, a rose garden, and an orchard of Reinette apples and luscious double cherries.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005206/bk_blak_005206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rose Fell´s friends think she´s taking a big risk when she leaves the security of home and career to move to the beautiful but isolated village of Grosso, near Genoa. But after a year of emotional turmoil Rose no longer has any ties back home, and she relishes the challenges of a new start. Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy´s Riviera coast turns out to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. And it is only when she is asked to write a profile on one of her reclusive neighbours, the once-glamorous film star Elvira Vitale, that Rose feels her new life is really beginning. But when a young girl´s body is found on the local beach, and the following day Elvira´s hardworking cleaner, Ania, goes missing, Rose finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that threatens the idyll she has worked so hard to establish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Woodvine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002090/bk_twuk_002090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.