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Revolution By Murder: Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and the Plot to Kill Henry Clay Frick (Kindle Single), 2014

The heart-pounding true story of the plot to kill the most powerful man in America. In 1892, America was on the verge of another civil war, this one over industrial slavery. It was the era of robber barons, and none was more reviled for his harsh treatment of workers than industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The deadly Homestead Steel Strike that summer had left Frick with blood on his hands, and two young, impassioned radicals thought he should ...


The Thief (The Queen's Thief Book 1)

Greenwillow Books, 2009

Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut," wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise. The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the ...



Acid Core Books, Inc., 2014

23rd Century San Francisco. Man has conquered light and gravity. A new wave of terrorism and a new class of explosive have forced the Feds to embrace a stunning technology called Massing. Developed and tightly controlled by an unscrupulous Asian conglomerate, not much is known about the massing field except that it makes for an elegant weapon—one that is unforgiving and very lethal. Its nature invites speculation as to its limitations, for ...


Capture the Flag
Kate Messner

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2013

A stolen flag, a secret society, and three complete strangers . . . Anna, José, and Henry have never met, but they have more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, DC, airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have just announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled ...


The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Book 3)

Del Rey, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin) , acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his most captivating novel yet.   With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, ...


Midnight Thief

Disney Hyperion, 2014

Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can't quite resist his pull. ...


The Whipping Boy
Sid Fleischman

Greenwillow Books, 2003

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal. A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no ...


The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards Book 1)

Spectra, 2006

“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.”— The Times (London)   An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. ...


Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book)
Richard Scarry

Golden Books, 2000

From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, alphabet and counting stories, lots of new words and concepts, and visits around town, to the airport, and across the world make this essential book that will captivate even the most restless child.


Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Donald J. Sobol

Puffin, 2007

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does ...


Shock and Awesome (Lexi Graves Mysteries Book 4)

Audacious, 2013

When a thief who preys on the super rich women of a high-end dating website turns up in Montgomery, it’s up to Private Investigator, Lexi Graves, to lure him out before he goes to ground. To make matters worse, he's evaded capture numerous times, and this might be the last chance to catch him before he retires altogether from the high stakes game. Newly single and thoroughly confused, the last thing Lexi wants to do is date a string of men ...


Benny and the Bank Robber

Findley Family Video, 2013

Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father's death, but he's got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don't reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri. Still, Benny can’t shake the Scripture’s promise that God “will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”


LEGO City: Detective Chase McCain: Save That Cargo!
Trey King

Scholastic Inc., 2013

Detective Chase McCain is always ready to protect justice! So when the mayor needs an important box guarded on a cargo plane, it is up to Chase to make sure it arrives safely.   Too bad for Chase that the infamous criminal Rex Fury shows up with other plans!    A new LEGO (R) City cargo plane-themed adventure 8x8, featuring Detective Chase McCain--hero of LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U videogame, in stores March 2013).


The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)

Penguin Classics, 1999

Lucius, a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to believe he can be transformed into a bird, instead becomes a donkey. Whirled off by robbers, he embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures. Confronted eventually with the prospect of a stage performance where he is supposed to demonstrate his sexual prowess with a woman, he is overwhelmed by a religious vision and is finally initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis. ...


The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 5)

Planet Ann Rule, LLC, 2013

AS SEEN ON 48 HOURS -- AN EXPLOSIVE ACCOUNT OF LETHAL GREED AND TWISTED DESIRE, FROM THE FILES OF AMERICA'S #1 TRUE CRIME WRITER, ANN RULE They were best friends, four talented and charismatic young men who lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, ...


Hunt-U.S. Marshal IX: Desperados

Cox Publishing, 2014

Hunt and his men travel to Arizona to find a group of Mexican Revolutionary Militia that have been crossing the border, killing ranchers, and herding cattle across the Rio Grande to feed their militia. It is up to Hunt and his men to locate and destroy the Mexicans that are causing all the trouble. Hunt and his brother-in-law Clover are wounded in the first of many skirmishes with the Mexican Militia, and Hunt returns with Clover to seek ...


Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Scholastic Press, 2013

A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their ...


City Adventures, No. 3: Calling All Cars! (Lego Reader, Level 1)
Sonia Sander

Scholastic Inc., 2010

Explore the world of LEGO City! Sound the alarm! The bank is being robbed! Will the police solve the crime or will the bank robbers get away?


The Pirates Own Book Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Into the Beautiful North: A Novel
Luis Alberto Urrea

Back Bay Books, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her ...



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