"The year is 1870. Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is found murdered in the public gardens of London with an enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When more mysterious murders erupt across the city, all in the style of the punishments Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her brother, the Dante-obsessed artist and writer Gabriel Rossetti, will...
In this intricately crafted thriller, most people in 1849 Baltimore believe Edgar Allan Poe drank himself to death. But attorney Quentin Clark is determined to restore Poe's reputation, and he knows Poe's fictional detective, Auguste Dupin, was based on a real man. Putting everything on the line, Clark travels to France to track down the sleuth who can determine the true cause of Poe's death.
Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens's untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends Daniel Sand to take possession of the unfinished novel. When Sand is killed, Osgood and Rebecca Sand journey to England determined to recover the manuscript and stop a murderous mastermind.
As the 19th century draws to an end, two bookaneers are caught up in a colonial war on Samoa as they compete to steal Robert Louis Stevenson's last manuscript and make a fortune before a new international treaty ends the bookaneers' trade forever.
The first graduating class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is thrown into turmoil by bizarre phenomena that cause instruments to inexplicably spin out of control, challenging enterprising students to protect lives while combating Harvard rivals.
Winner of the Whitbread Award and both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, Philippa Pearce's books are classics. In this charming tale, young Bet befriends a talking mole while reading aloud in a field. Bet learns that, despite the Little Gentleman's amazing powers, his deepest wish is to be "wholly mole." Only Bet can help him-but the cost may prove too great.
"Follow in the footsteps of much loved authors, discover the landscapes that sparked their imaginations, and learn behind-the-scenes stories in this expanded and completely updated second edition of Novel Destinations. Across more than 500 literary locales in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, experience famous authors' homes, book festivals, literary walking tours, lodgings, restaurants, bars for bibliophiles, and much more."--page 4 of cover...