Some spirits never leave until a mystery is solved. Six weeks after the Uniontown Speedway board track president ran to Cuba with the money, his attorney, Senator William Crane, passed away. That was 1922. Today at the Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania, the Senator watches out the studio window, waiting to be set free. Marty has worked at the winery for almost two decades, waving to the Senator on the way to her car each evening. This night he spoke. He had never talked to anyone before. She called her cousin, Cedar Jace, and enlisted her help. Who really holds the secret to Crane's freedom? Marci Lynn McGuinness, cleverly weaves Laurel Highland legends, dead and alive, into her fictional tale, Murder in the Vineyard.
A Middle Eastern potentate and his entourage are descending on Martha's Vineyard -- and chaos is in the salt air. Ex-Boston-cop Jeff "J.W." Jackson would rather be fishing with his lady Zee, but the island's overtaxed police force needs his help to control the madness their visitor's arrival has stirred up -- especially since the great man will not leave before ceremoniously reclaiming an emerald necklace stolen from his nation a century ago. But when both the jewels and Zee vanish, J.W. is quickly transformed from rent-a-cop to frantic investigator. Because an ill tide has carried desperate men to this idyllic island with murder on their minds. And Jackson suddenly stands to lose everything that he dearly loves.
A souvenir, a gift, or a portable way to immerse yourself in the island charm of Oak Bluffs this small-format book captures on each page a new colourful view to treasure for years to come. The town of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard shines here in beautiful images showing all the seasons. Revisit the paths and walkways as you tour the Campground, Ocean Park, and many more iconic sites. Boats docked in the harbor, the 1870s carousel complete with brass rings to grab, the sandy beaches, the intricately-decorated cottages?these photos provide an enjoyable keepsake of magnificent Oak Bluffs and its idyllic hideaways and seaside vistas. AUTHOR: Arthur P. Richmond has been a photographer for more than fifty years. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his images are also found in calendars and postcards, as well as on display at several galleries in Massachusetts. 97 colour images
Historical Fiction, First World War, Ireland, Animals at War. December 24th 1914 and all along the western front soldiers are settling down for a night of disturbed sleep, foraging rats, and the evil attentions of enemy snipers. Suddenly from across No Mans Land comes the sound of singing.. not sure at first what is happening the troops look at each other in disbelief and then slowly, slowly, they join in â€¦. Jim O'Hallorans latest novel is set in the trenches of World War One and it tells the story of Irish soldiers in British uniforms, fighting Germans, to win Home Rule for Ireland. Their various motivations and reasons for being at war are exposed as they meet for the first and only time with the enemy. Young men just like themselves with wives, sweethearts, dreams and secrets, the inhumanity of war is slowly exposed for what it is. The complex issue of the Irish at the front is developed as some of the soldiers return to Ireland after the war, some injured physically, all impacted emotionally and psychologically. Through some of this characters Jim O'Halloran also looks at the plight of animals during the war including soldiers pets and the carrier pigeons used by all armies to carry messages on the battlefields.
Journeys to a Graveyard examines the descriptions provided by eight Russian writers of journeys made to western European countries between 1697 and 1880. The descriptions reveal the mentality and preoccupations of the Russian social and intellectual elites during this period. The travellers' perceptions of western European countries are treated here as an ambivalent response to a civilization with which Russia was belatedly coming into close contact as a result of the imperial ambition of the Russian state and the westernization of the Russian elites. The travellers perceived the most advanced European countries as superior to Russia in terms of material achievement and the maturity and refinement of their cultures, but they also promoted a view of Russia as in other respects superior to the western nations. Heavily influenced from the late eighteenth century by Romanticism and by the rise of nationalism in the west, they tended to depict European civilization as moribund. By this means they managed to define their own emergent nation in a contrastive way as having youth and promising futurity.
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