THIN AIR BY MICHELLE PAVER

Thin Air By Michelle Paver

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SYNOPSIS

In 1935, young medic Stephen Pearce travels to India to join expedition with his brother, Kits. The élite team of five will climb Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain and one of mountaineering’s biggest killers. No one has scaled it before, and they are, quite literally, following in the footsteps of one of the most famous mountain disasters of all time – the 1907 Lyell Expedition.

Five men lost their lives back then, overcome by the atrocious weather, misfortune and ‘mountain sickness’ at such high altitudes. Lyell became a classic British hero when he published his memoir, Bloody, But Unbowed, which regaled his heroism in the face of extreme odds. It is this book that will guide this new group to get to the very top.

As the team prepare for the epic climb, Pearce’s unease about the expedition deepens. The only other survivor of the 1907 expedition, Charles Tennant, warns him off. He hints of dark things ahead and tells Pearce that, while five men lost their lives on the mountain, only four were laid to rest.

But Pearce determined to go ahead and complete something that he has dreamed of his entire life. As they get higher and higher, and the oxygen levels drop, he starts to see dark things out of the corners of his eyes. As macabre mementoes of the earlier climbers turn up on the trail, Stephen starts to suspect that Charles Lyell’s account of the tragedy was perhaps not the full story…

 

AUTHOR : MICHELLE PAVER
TITLE : THIN AIR
Genres : Historical fiction,Mystery,Horror,Psychological fiction,Adventure,Ghost story
Recommendation Links :  http://www.michellepaver.com
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MURDER SCANDAL IN CHICAGO ( THE DARKNESS KNOWS )

The Darkness Knows By Cheryl Honigford

Chicago, 1938. Late one night before the ten o’clock shoe, the body of a prominent radio actress is found dead in the station’s lounge. All the evidence points to murder and one young, up-and-coming radio actress, Vivian Witchell, as the next victim. But Viv isn’t the type to leave her fate in the hands of others – she’s used to stealing the show.

Alongside charming private detective Charlie Haverman, Vivian is thrust into the world of clues and motives, suspects and secrets. And with so much on the line, Viv finds her detective work doesn’t end when the ” on Air ” lights ho out…

AUTHOR: CHERYL HONIGFORD
TITLE: THE DARKNESS KNOWS
Genre: Historical fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Recommendation Links: Barnes & Noble > mobile > the-darkness-knows

A MAN IN VATICAN CALLED THE BLACK POPE

Vatican Protocol By Brain Gallagher

Struggling writer and nearly bankrupt Sean O’Shea is searching for the blockbuster story from which he can create a best seller. The goal is to regain his financial independence and self esteem. When he learns of a horrific 1936 UFO crash in Germany’s Black Forest, he chases the story to its origin.

The discovery of insidious Nazi involvement peaks his interest and when he unearths secret assassinations of previous investigators, he is hooked. As his probe continues, witnesses are murdered and he becomes the target of deadly agents sent by the most powerful man in Vatican. The cover up, greater than he ever imagined. When he discovers that UFO’s, Welsburg Castle, Nazi’s and the Vatican are connected, he has the killer story he envisioned, though it just may kill him to get it published.

AUTHOR: BRAIN GALLAGHER

TITLE:      VATICAN PROTOCOL

Genre:     Mystery, Historical Fiction, Espionage Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com.Vatican-Protocol

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LAMENTATION OF A SINNER BY C.J. SANSOM

Summer,1546,King Henry VIII is Catholic councillors engaged in a last and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London,and the radical protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake,the catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Mattew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

Shardlake’, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before,is working on the Cotterstoke Will case,a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then,unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall place and asked for help by his old patron,the now beleaguered and desperate Queen,For Catherine Parr has a secret.

She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a sinner,so radically protestant that if it came to the King’s attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queens private chamber,it has-inexplicably-vanished.Only one page has been found,clutched in the hand of a murdered London painter.

Shardlake’s investigations take him on trail that begins among the backstreet print shops of London but leads him a Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal count,a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive Whitehall Place, where Catholic enemies and protestants friends can equally be dangerous,and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind when it blows, more dangerous than either.

The secrets of Queen Catherine’s books proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotter Stroke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

AUTHOR: C.J. SANSOM
TITLE: LAMENTATION
Genre: Mystery-Crime,Historical-Fiction,Mystery,Fiction,Historical-Mystery

Recommendation Links: CJ Sansom > Shardlake > Lamentation
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