A Dire Isle

Harith Athreya is back, this time to face a centuries old-curse in the second novel in the internationally acclaimed series!

Author: Rv Raman

Publisher: Harith Athreya

ISBN: 1951709527

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An archaeological expedition is excavating in the heart of Bundelkhand, a place rich in history and legend. The location is on the banks of the Betwa River near Jhansi. The abrasive lady who runs the expedition (Mrs. Markaan) is disliked by every member of her team. When Mrs. Markaan defies the myth of Naaz Tapu, the fallout is swift and deadly. Investigating her disappearance, Harith Athreya, an investigator with a vivid imagination, finds her body on the island. Her skull has been crushed by a large mace-like weapon and her body bears deep fang and claw wounds, presumably inflicted by a huge dog. The doctor's opinion corroborates the initial impression. Athreya discovers that Mrs. Markaan had been secretly excavating at Naaz Tapu, and had taken away an old bracelet from the isle. Before Mrs. Markaan's disappearance, Athreya had been hearing about a spate of thefts from museums and archaeological missions across the country. Precious antiques have been disappearing for over two years, and the thieves have been getting away every time. As Athreya begins investigating along with Inspector Bhupinder, he reaps a rich harvest of evidence and motives - anonymous letters that accuse Mrs. Markaan, financial misappropriation at the expedition, Mrs Markaan's habit of stealing her juniors' work and publishing it as her own, as well as suspicious activities by the people involved in the expedition. As he begins to piece together the riddle, Athreya discovers that few of the archaeologists are what they seem to be. Athreya begins his dramatic dénouement by unmasking some of the archaeologists and bringing to light the multiple smaller crimes at play. And when he finally confronts the killer with the evidence gathered during the trap, he has to be fully prepared for a violent retaliation. Coming to his aid, very aptly, is a huge, ferocious Great Dane.

Quiggin s illustrated guide and visitor s companion through the Isle of Man with a Directory for Douglas The Natural History of the Island by E Forbes Second edition Fifth thousand

... c'est - à - dire vers l'année 184 de notre ère ; il prétend aussi que pendant la persécution des chrétiens par les ... Le quartier dans lequel l'abbaye de Westminster est situé était autrefois une île formée par un bras de la Tamise ...

Author: J. QUIGGIN

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Revue de Gascogne

... pour ainsi dire , la patrie du saint , puisque les deux localités sont également comprises dans le territoire et sous le nom de la commune actuelle de l'Isle ; et de plus , on peut admettre qu'elle laisserait très probablement saint ...

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Collection de Manuscrits 1492 1712

Joinct que ces deux grands géographes Ptolemée et Strabon , disent expressément qu'il n'y a point de terre ferme au delà de l'Espagne et des costes d'Afrique , et Ptolemée met les Isles Fortunez au bout de l'occident , se persuadant ...

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Collection de Manuscrits 1714 1755

Le traité spécifie ensuite ce que c'est que les dites mers ; ce sont celles qui commencent depuis l'Isle appellée ... L'article XII cède à l'Angleterre toute l'Ancienne Acadie , terres et isles qui en dépendent , c'est - à - dire les ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112037633564

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Census of Canada

... l'Isle Saint - Jean , c'est à dire 12,083 habitants , en 1754 , sans tenir compte des populations des côtes Sud et Est de la Péninsule , de l'Isle Royale , des côtes NordEst , de la Baie des Chaleurs et de la Rivière Saint - Jean .

Author: Canada. Department of Agriculture

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ISBN: UCAL:B5208577

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Andr Thevet s North America

a esté depuis nommée par moy l'Isle de Roberval , esloignée du continent du blanc sablon de l'Isle de Baccaleos et de celle de Foulques , et du Cap du Bonne Veue de quelques trois lieües et non plus . Ayant traversé ces dangereux ...

Author: André Thevet

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773505873

Category: History

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André Thevet was one of the most widely travelled Frenchmen of the sixteenth century, visiting almost all the main countries and regions of western Europe, the Near East, and Brazil. He served four consecutive French kings, beginning with Henry II, as Royal Cosmographer and "garde des singularitez." As cosmographer, he wrote three major books dealing with the discovery and subsequent exploration of the New World: Les Singularitez de la France antarctique (1556), La Cosmographie universelle (1575), and the Grand Insulaire (unpublished, 1586). Although the portions of these works devoted to South America have received considerable attention from scholars, Thevet's work on North America has remained inaccessible to students of the Age of Discovery. Professors Schlesinger and Stabler have now added Thevet to the list of enjoyable books by early European explorers of North America.