Dead on Dartmoor

On the day Juno Browne's van goes up in flames and nearly cooks a dog, Juno meets James Westershall, owner of Moorworthy Chase, a large family estate.

Dead on Dartmoor

On the day Juno Browne’s van goes up in flames and nearly cooks a dog, Juno meets James Westershall, owner of Moorworthy Chase, a large family estate. She is invited, along with her friends from Old Nick’s, to bring along their goods for sale at an upcoming garden fete. Included in the invitation is the newest and most irritating member of the Old Nick’s team, Gavin. During the fete Gavin wanders off and is later discovered dead in nearby woods, apparently the victim of a bizarre accident. A police investigation ensues, but results are inconclusive and Juno has a theory of her own. As she begins to investigate, she discovers that Gavin’s is not the only strange death to have occurred at Moorworthy Chase, including that of an expert researching colonies of rare bats in caves on the estate. It soon becomes clear to Juno that there is something very wrong at Moorworthy and the caves contain a dark and dangerous secret.

Known Military Dead During the War of 1812

... Reams Bartly, Ш. Barton, David Barton, Samuel Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison. Private Pa. Died 2-17-15 Dartmoor Prison ïeoman Essex Killed З-28-ll» ii it it 7-3-H» Sgt. 22nd Inf. Died ...

Known Military Dead During the War of 1812

Presents an alphabetically arranged listing of 3,500 know military dead from the War of 1812, providing the name of the deceased, rank, company or branch name, date of birth, and whether the individiual died in battle or was a prisoner of war.

Death at Dartmoor

Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, have heard some truly awful things about Britain's most notorious prison.

Death at Dartmoor

Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, have heard some truly awful things about Britain's most notorious prison. But Dartmoor and its mist-shrouded environs hold special appeal for both Sheridans. Kate hopes to find inspiration for her new Gothic novel, while Charles plans to implement a fingerprinting program at the prison - and arrange a meeting with one of its most infamous inmates, Samuel Spencer. He's convinced that Spencer - a Scotsman who admitted to killing his wife - is, in fact, innocent. What's more, he believes he has the evidence to prove it. But Spencer continues to maintain his own guilt - and, as if to confirm it, he soon stages a daring prison escape. Lord Charles and his acquaintance Arthur Conan Doyle are most perplexed by this odd turn of events. And when a body turns up on the moor, it's up to the two men - and the clever Kate - to discover if the missing convict is connected to this murderous new case...

Burying the Dead

Unbeknownst to many, during the Napoleonic Wars of 18091816 and the Anglo-American War of 1812-1815, 1,200 French and 271 American PoWs died while in custody at Dartmoor Prison in Devon. A surviving journal, entitled The Prisoners' ...

Burying the Dead

An archeological study of burial grounds across England, shedding light on pagan executions, the Black Death, and much more. In the heart of North Yorkshire, at a place called Walkington Wold, archeologists unearthed twelve skeletons—ten without heads. Later examination revealed the place to be a cemetery for ancient Anglo-Saxons who had been sentenced to death. In the Middle Ages, those who committed suicide were subjected to desecration, a practice that went largely unrecorded. While plague pits, mass graves for victims of the Black Death, have only recently started betraying their secrets. Although unpalatable to some, these burial grounds are an important record of cultural history and social change. Burying the Dead explores how these sites reveal the attitudes, practices, and beliefs of the people who made them.

The Case of the Dead Diplomat

An inquest is held in South Devon on the death of a man apparently killed in a motor accident on Dartmoor: the verdict is “Death from misadventure.” But soon afterwards Scotland Yard and the Devon Chief Constable receive anonymous ...

The Case of the Dead Diplomat

He flung open a drawer and took from it a heavy dagger in a sheath with blood-stains upon it. On the blade were engraved the words, “Blut und Ehre!” Frank Everett was a rising young press attaché at the British Embassy in Paris - until he was found dead in his Rue St. Georges apartment, a knife wound to the throat. Was it a political assassination, a crime passionnel, or possibly even suicide? The foreign office call in the redoubtable Detective Inspector Richardson, who travels to Paris and must work with the French police in solving the case. He soon discovers that a mysterious coded number is one of the primary clues - if only he can decipher its meaning and unmask Everett’s assassin. The Case of the Dead Diplomat was originally published in 1935. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Good entertainment as well as a perfectly sound detective story.” Daily Telegraph “The story is remarkably well written...highly entertaining reading.” Birmingham Gazette

Really Wild Cycling

Conditions were awful: 27 Americans and 1,500 French soldiers died, and in 1815 the institution was closed, only to be reopened in 1850 as a prison for convicted criminals. Various incidents, including several riots, gave HMP Dartmoor a ...

Really Wild Cycling

An illustrated pocket guide to off-the-beaten-track cycling challenges Really Wild Cycling follows in the tracks of Chris's bestselling Wild Cycling. Most, if not all, the rides are off-road, but each one presents a challenge to inspire readers to train for it and have a go. Most take only a few hours, but some are longer, and a few much longer, taking even the fittest several days. An introduction explains safety techniques and underlines the skills, knowledge, equipment and fitness levels required. The rides are graded in ascending difficulty within each region. Each ride suggests regular escape points to get riders to a safe place should the weather close in and draws attention to places where extra care should be taken. Some rides are on marked routes, like the Trans-Pennine Trail, some are races or organised challenges, while others are routes the author himself has mapped out. Each ride is illustrated with photos, an annotated map and a profile of the terrain. The text includes a detailed route guide and historical, geological and natural points of interest.

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812 A Political Social and Military History 3 volumes

British massacre of American prisoners of war (POWs) at Dartmoor Prison located in Princetown, near Devonshire, England, ... Eventually the British government agreed to pay restitution to the families of the dead and wounded prisoners, ...

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812  A Political  Social  and Military History  3 volumes

This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

Death on Dartmoor

And this investiga-tion will challenge Hellier’s decisions as he races to catch a murderer before it’s too late. Previously published as Death and the Good Son by B.A. Steadman.

Death on Dartmoor

In Devon, England, two bodies in a bog send a police detective into the middle of a murky mystery . . . When an amateur archaeologist makes an unusual find, she calls a scholar at a local college. But this discovery—two headless, handless bodies buried in a bog on Dartmoor—doesn’t re-quire a professor but the police. DI Dan Hellier isn’t sure how he can identify the victims when nobody has reported them miss-ing. And the tension mounts when the death of a young man plunges Hellier into the murky world of the Garrett family. Could the peaceful, family-run Animal Rescue Centre really be a cover for murder and other criminal activity? Hellier is about to learn just how far people will go to get what they want. And this investiga-tion will challenge Hellier’s decisions as he races to catch a murderer before it’s too late. Previously published as Death and the Good Son by B.A. Steadman.

The Mystery of the Auction Trunk

Doug admired the neat way Mr. Dartmoor wound the strands of spaghetti around his fork. ... “It stood empty a long time after Jacob Whitcomb died,” Mr. Dartmoor said. ... “Why wasn't the missing nephew declared legally dead?

The Mystery of the Auction Trunk

Nancy, Barby, and Doug Holland looked forward to summer in New Hampshire without realizing what exciting secrets came with their new home. The summer would hold more than swimming and horseback riding, blueberry pancakes and picnics at the lake, but they didn’t begin to guess how much more until Nancy bid for an old trunk at a country auction. The Hollands were vacationing in an old house which had once belonged to a New Hampshire primitive artist whose paintings had lately become fashionable and valuable. A menacing art dealer, Mr. Cummings, was on the trail of yet undiscovered paintings and would stop at nothing to get hold of them. The children were afraid he might even get their marvelous house away from them. The suspense mounts until the very end of the book, when a squirrel, a secret hiding place and its peculiar contents help the Hollands outwit Mr. Cummings and solve the mystery hidden in the old house. Elizabeth Honness’ mysteries have built up a large audience for the author's special brand of action and excitement.

The Dartmoor Murders

When Juno Browne purchases a wardrobe to stock in her fledgling antiques store, she doesn't expect to find a dead body inside.

The Dartmoor Murders

When Juno Browne purchases a wardrobe to stock in her fledgling antiques store, she doesn't expect to find a dead body inside. And when the man she bought it from, rascally farmer Fred Crick, is found battered to death in his blazing cottage, the hunt for a double murderer is on. Despite the police struggling to connect the two deaths, this time Juno is resolved to ignore her impulse to investigate. Until, that is, a stranger arrives who bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead man in the wardrobe. Determined to discover how his identical twin brother died and impressed by Juno's reputation in the local press as Ashburton's amateur sleuth, Henry Gillow tries to drag her into his quest to solve the mystery, with disastrous results.

The Dartmoor Murders

When Juno Browne purchases a wardrobe to stock in her fledgling antiques store, she doesn't expect to find a dead body inside.

The Dartmoor Murders

When Juno Browne purchases a wardrobe to stock in her fledgling antiques store, she doesn’t expect to find a dead body inside. And when the man she bought it from, rascally farmer Fred Crick, is found battered to death in his blazing cottage, the hunt for a double murderer is on. Despite the police struggling to connect the two deaths, this time Juno is resolved to ignore her impulse to investigate. Until, that is, a stranger arrives who bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead man in the wardrobe. Determined to discover how his identical twin brother died and impressed by Juno’s reputation in the local press as Ashburton’s amateur sleuth, Henry tries to drag her into his quest to solve the mystery, with disastrous results.

Death Comes to Dartmoor

The mist-shrouded moors of Devon proffer a trove of delights for two vacationing zoologists—but also conceal a hoard of dark secrets reaching down to the fathomless depths of the ocean.

Death Comes to Dartmoor

The mist-shrouded moors of Devon proffer a trove of delights for two vacationing zoologists—but also conceal a hoard of dark secrets reaching down to the fathomless depths of the ocean. Miss Merula Merriweather barely saved her uncle from the gallows after he was wrongly accused of murder—and now, she’s left the bustle of Victorian London to recuperate in the fresh air of Dartmoor with her fellow zoologist, Lord Raven Royston. The trip offers a unique treat, as they’ll be staying with a friend of Raven’s, who owns a collection of rare zoological specimens—including a kraken, a sea monster of myth and legend. But all is not right in the land of tors, heaths, and mist. Their host’s maid has vanished without a trace, and the townspeople hold him responsible, claiming that his specimens are alive and roam the moors at night, bringing death to anyone who crosses their path. Merula and Raven are skeptical—but the accusations become more ominous when they find several specimen jars empty. As the two hunt for clues across a desolate and beautiful landscape, a stranger appears bearing a shadowy secret from Merula’s past. Could there be a connection between her family history, the missing girl, and a fearsome monster that could be on the loose? The race is on to find the truth.

Songs of the West

... Oxford, and we worked at collecting, at South Brent, where besides Robert Hard, was John Helmore, a miller, who died in the Ivy Bridge Workhouse in 1900; also at Belstone, and we worked through the length and breadth of Dartmoor.

Songs of the West

"Songs of the West" by F. W. Bussell, S. Baring-Gould, H. Fleetwood Sheppard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Death Comes to Dartmoor

When Juno Browne returns to the picturesque Dartmoor town of Ashburton after a brief holiday, she's relieved to find that no one has been murdered while she was away.

Death Comes to Dartmoor

When Juno Browne returns to the picturesque Dartmoor town of Ashburton after a brief holiday, she's relieved to find that no one has been murdered while she was away. Though uncharitable friends suggest the quiet was simply due to her absence. Just as she's settling back into her routine at the antiques shop and as domestic helper and dog walker, the brutal killing of local journalist Sandy Thomas shocks the town. When it becomes clear that one of Juno's friends has managed to catch the killing on camera, Juno is swept up into a fresh murder inquiry. What was Sandy really investigating on the night she was killed? With a spate of dog kidnappings to contend with as well, the Devon countryside never felt less tranquil, and inevitably means Juno's amateur sleuthing skills will be called upon once again .

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

... W. Warder , Chatham ditto - ditto Night Watchman , Chatham Civil Guard , Dartmoor Warder , Dartmoor Died 20 Mar. 1875 14 4 2 Unclaimed since 31 Mar. 1873 16 1 2 Dead 20 13 7 Died 3 Oct. 1875 21 Oct. - 10 Sept . ,, 30 Sept.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons


Wiscasset in Pownalborough

The combat came on with its carnage and within the first hour of battle , John Card lay dead upon the bloody deck . The fight lasted but two hours when the Macedonian ... Francis Saul ( or Soul ) died at Dartmoor prison ship Mercury .

Wiscasset in Pownalborough


The Poetical Works of Hemans Heber and Pollok

The Forest Sanctuary , The Cid's Departure into Exile , The Cid's Death - Bed , The Cid's Funeral Procession ... 154 The Charmed Picture , Modern Greoce , 146 Parting Words , The Message to the Dead , Dartmoor , 172 The Two Homes ...

The Poetical Works of Hemans  Heber and Pollok


Newsletter

Dartmoor Chapel built by “ Our Boys ” was beautified by a Memorial Gateway placed at the entrance to the American Cemetery where rest two hundred and eighten of our prisoners who died during the War of 1812 .

Newsletter


The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences

DARTMOOR , which obtained the prize of Fifty Guineas proposed by the Royal Society of Literature , " is printed by ... current ebb'd away ; Till rock and turf grew deeply , darkly red , And the pale moon gleam'd paler on the dead .

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences