Violet and the Smugglers

Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making.

Author: Harriet Whitehorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471119002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making... Uncle Johnny has invited Violet and her friends to spend the summer with him on a sailing adventure around Europe and Violet couldn't be more excited! But when she suspects that the captain of a boat nearby might be up to no good, Violet needs to put her detective skills into action… could he be the head of a smuggling ring? With a beautiful paperback package complete with two-colour illustrations throughout from Becka Moore. Perfect for fans of Dixie O'Day, Ottoline and Goth Girl.

Faith Harrowby or the Smugglers Cave

We must confess now — we can't help it," pleaded Violet. "No, we must not, we
dare not betray Margaret; perhaps her life depends on our silence, and whatever
happens to us, we must be true to her." The day passed on, bedtime came, and ...

Author: Sarah Doudney

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ISBN: OXFORD:600060571

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Violet and the Mystery of Tiger Island

It used to be known as Smugglers' Island, because it was used by a gang of local
smugglers to store goods before they took them across to the mainland. That's
why the beach here is known as Smugglers' Cove.' 'Were there pirates too?

Author: Harriet Whitehorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471147210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Can YOU solve the case of Tiger Island? Join Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making, on her fifth adventure… Violet and her friends can’t believe their luck when they’re invited to a wedding on a tropical island. But when old enemies the Du Plicitouses show up at the same hotel, and a valuable figurine goes missing, Violet is sure the sneaky family are behind it. It’s a race against time – and a hungry tiger – to uncover the truth and make sure the big day goes to plan. Complete with two-colour illustrations throughout by Becka Moor, this is a fresh and funny mystery and readers will fall in love with Violet’s quirky charm. Perfect for fans of Dixie O’Day, Ottoline and Goth Girl.

Violet and the Hidden Treasure

Perfect for readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell' Times 'Effortlessly gorgeous' Moontrug 'Young readers, particularly fans of Lauren Child, will be very taken with Violet and her world' Books for Keeps 'A great heroine, an ...

Author: Harriet Whitehorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471118982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Praise for Violet's first adventure! 'Whitehorn's debut is pacey and imaginative and Becka Moor's illustrations a delight. Perfect for readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell' Times 'Effortlessly gorgeous' Moontrug 'Young readers, particularly fans of Lauren Child, will be very taken with Violet and her world' Books for Keeps 'A great heroine, an intriguing mystery, and brilliant use of language… Hugely recommended' YAyeahyeah 'Sherlock better watch out, 'cos Violet's about!' Wondrous Reads Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making... Violet has spent her holidays exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste's good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special cockatoo. But when she returns home, Violet gets a surprise visit from the Maharajah's butler, asking her to look after the bird. Violet couldn't be more amazed (and her cat Pudding couldn't be less pleased…), but the cockatoo holds the key to the Maharajah's fortune, and someone is trying to bird-nap her! Can Violet discover who the culprit is before they succeed? With a beautiful hardback package complete with two colour illustrations throughout by emerging talent, Becka Moore, everyone is bound to fall in love with Violet and the colourful characters that make up her world. Perfect for fans of Dixie O'Day, Ottolineand Goth Girl.

Violet and the Mummy Mystery

It’s up to Violet and the gang to save the day! Complete with two-colour illustrations throughout by Becka Moor, this is a fresh and funny mystery and readers will fall in love with Violet’s quirky charm.

Author: Harriet Whitehorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471147180

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

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Can YOU solve the case of the missing mummy? Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making… When Violet’s cousin Agnes and her Aunt Mathilde arrive from Cairo, Violet is delighted. Aunt Mathilde is a Professor of Ancient Egyptology and has discovered a mummy that may be the key to revealing the secret location of Queen Nefertiti’s tomb. Violet can’t wait to find out more! So when the precious mummy is stolen from the British Museum, it’s a disaster. Who has managed to pull off this crime right under the security guards’ noses and where is the mummy now? It’s up to Violet and the gang to save the day! Complete with two-colour illustrations throughout by Becka Moor, this is a fresh and funny mystery and readers will fall in love with Violet’s quirky charm. Perfect for fans of Dixie O’Day, Ottoline and Goth Girl.

Violet Cove

In Violet Cove, home of what the bootleggers termed “Smuggler's Cove,” it meant
overtime. The rewards were great for those willing to grease the palms of the
corrupt officials who were inclined to turn a blind eye. Most of the guests brought
 ...

Author: Ann Reillet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462842582

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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VIOLET COVE IS THE STUNNING DEBUT NOVEL OF LOVE, OBSESSION, AND LIFE AFTER DEATH FROM THE MACABRE STORYTELLER ANN REILLET. July 1913: A servant in the employ of Mrs. John Austin leaves a poison-laden beverage on the kitchen counter, but it is not Mrs. Austin who drinks the tea. The servant can do nothing but watch as her mistress is accused of murder. Tormented by self-pity, she takes her own life but death has a servitude of its own. July 1930: A broke and desperate actor is looking forward to the company of his wealthy mistress, but she winds up missing and presumed dead. After watching the very last of his money go up in smoke and colorful shades of bursting fireworks, the actor takes a rope and then takes his own life but death is not the end for Mr. Witherspoon. July 1988: Ill spoken words cut straight to the heart of a young married couple. In an act of rage, Neil Eckers shoots his wife and then turns the gun on himself. No one understood why he did it, least of all his father. That is, until he withdrew a dusty old book from his bookshelf twelve years later. The answers uncover an even greater mystery. July has come again and with it, a fax detailing the specs of yet another property listing. Robert and Anna Ford set off to meet their real estate agent with hope of finding their dream home, but their agent has his own reasons for showing them this house. Of all the homes theyve looked at, it seems the least suitable for many reasons. The Fords may live to regret their decision, if they can only survive Violet Cove! Book Reviews Ann Reillets writing is freshly entertaining. She leaps across social boundaries to create likable characters that would otherwise be taboo. In her novel, Violet Cove, she successfully intertwines a ghost story and murder mystery. Although I can usually form a suspicion about the guilty character, I was truly surprised by the denouement here and realized only afterward that the clues were there all along; staring me in the face. Violet Cove is best suited to an adult audience; anyone who enjoys murder mysteries, ghost stories, or paranormal fiction will delight in this novel. And once youve read Violet Cove, youre going to want more from this talented author. --- Review by T. Steinbach for Midwest Book Review If you want to read a good murder mystery/ghost story, this is it. Ann Reillets unique writing style is a breath of fresh air. Her ability to draw you into the story, make you care about the characters, and keep you interested is on a level with well-known, best selling novelists. A little comedy, love, murder, mystery, ghosts. What more do you need in a one book? The ending alone is enough to make me want to read it again and when you read it and get to the last word, youll say exactly what I said, "Wow, I didnt see that coming." Awesome book! Im glad to have it in my personal library. ---Review by M. Hartman for Barnes & Noble

Violet

For a man who loved his wine and cognac as Lieutenant Barker did, preventing
the Gentlemen from making their runs was the devil's own work. He was an
expert at turning a blind eye, and the smugglers generally let him know when it
would ...

Author: Jane Feather

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307431233

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the extraordinary pen of Jane Feather, nationally bestselling author of Valentine, comes a bewitching tale of a beautiful bandit who's waging a dangerous game of vengeance—and betting everything on love . . . She was a bandit known as La Violette, and she had fallen into the hands of the French. Now it was Julian St. Simon's assignment to rescue her—then force her to reveal the strategic military secrets only she knew. But Tamsyn was no timid flower. Beneath her deceptively fragile beauty was a spirited young woman who would give Julian what he wanted—for a price. Soon the handsome officer is trapped into taking Tamsyn back with him to England and turning her into a proper lady. It's a mission more dangerous than he knows . . . as Tamsyn, exchanging rifle and bandolier for the sensuous glide of silk, plots a vengeance that could threaten both of their lives and his well-guided heart. “An author to treasure.”—Romantic Times

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Praise for the Violet series: 'Whitehorn's debut is pacey and imaginative and Becka Moor's illustrations a delight. Perfect for readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell.

Author: Harriet Whitehorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471118968

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making... When a new family move in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but lovely neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a precious jewel stolen. Could the new family be to blame? Violet is on the case to uncover the truth… With a beautiful hardback package complete with two colour illustrations throughout by emerging talent, Becka Moore, everyone is bound to fall in love with Violet and the colourful characters that make up her world. Perfect for fans of Dixie O'Day, Ottoline, Goth Girl and Darcy Burdock. Praise for the Violet series: 'Whitehorn's debut is pacey and imaginative and Becka Moor's illustrations a delight. Perfect for readers who liked the Ottoline books by Chris Riddell.' The Times 'Effortlessly gorgeous' Moontrug 'An adventure brimful of charm, told with brio and a good deal of panache…Young readers, particularly fans of Lauren Child, will be very taken with Violet and her world' Books for Keeps 'A great heroine, an intriguing mystery, and brilliant use of language… Hugely recommended' YAyeahyeah 'Sherlock better watch out, 'cos Violet's about!' Wondrous Reads

Adventure

Violet stuck her tongue out at him . Dick was thinking . “ It ' s likely that the
Sellwood family were smugglers , ” he said . Violet agreed . “ Smugglers had to
have ships , and pretend to be respectable merchants . In the old days , they
were all at it ...

Author: Chris Roberson

Publisher: Monkeybrain

ISBN: 1932265139

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A collection of mystery and adventure stories culled from the pages of early twentieth century pulp magazines includes stories by John Edward Ames, Neal Asher, Lou Anders, Kage Baker, O'Neil De Noux, Paul Di Filipp, and many others. Original.

Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Itstruck him that Sellwood might be a smuggler of spies, or a spy for smugglers. “I'
ll wager 'Tiger'Bristow is in this, too,” he said, snapping his fingers. Ernest
shivered, audibly. “Is it spying or smuggling?” he asked. “It's both,” Dick replied.
Violet ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783291328

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century's master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft's “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Young Will Watch the Smuggler King beautifull Illustrated

The disguised girl approached him , and , resting her dainty little hands upon his
madly shoulders , apturned her eyes _ lovely , lustrous , soft violet oyes they were
, that seemed to melt and tremble like the i rening star at twilight - to bis .

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11336478

Category: Penny dreadfuls

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Brandy Row

Brandy Row takes place on the Isle of Portland between 1830 and 1851 – when smuggling was rife and the close knit community armed themselves against foreigners or ‘Kimberlins’.

Author: Shelagh Mazey

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781780882451

Category: Domestic fiction

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Brandy Row takes place on the Isle of Portland between 1830 and 1851 – when smuggling was rife and the close knit community armed themselves against foreigners or ‘Kimberlins’. A young fisherman, Matthew, has fallen for Violet, the beautiful daughter of a smuggler. They are childhood sweethearts when the new Customs Riding Officer arrives on the scene. Richard Dryer is handsome and shrewd and a worthy protagonist for the smugglers, but trouble is brewing for everyone when Violet falls in love with him. Knowing that she risks being ostracised by her family and friends Violet has to make a decision that will have repercussions throughout the rest of her life.Brandy Row is a family saga that encompasses two generations, it puts the flesh and bones on the history of Portland. It begins at a time when the only access to Portland was by rope ferry and leads up to the construction of the breakwater. Brandy Row also fictionalises the arrival of the convicts on their way to the Verne prison prior to transportation and the traditions, celebrations, superstitions and customs of Portland at that time. It features smuggling, sea rescues, attempted rape and murder, blackmail, imprisonment, tragedies and heartache.Brandy Row is the first of a new regional saga series that follows one family across a generation and takes place chronologically throughout the 19th century.

Smugglers Britain

The cottage is part of the smugglers ' row — a curious abode to have fostered his
Declaration of Rights which he had tried ... If the inland ones are sometimes
bedecked with primrose , violet and honeysuckle , the coastal ones often share in
a ...

Author: George Bernard Wood

Publisher: London : Cassell

ISBN: MINN:31951001873549E

Category: Great Britain

Page: 196

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Smugglers Ranch

There is no other pretty girl at Smugglers ' Ranch , and likely never will be . ... The
sun hung like a lurid eye above Raton Gap and there were violet shadows in the
canyons far to west when they rode down the dusty main street of Casa Prieta .

Author: Charles Horace Snow

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435058062811

Category: Ranch life

Page: 307

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The Hawkes of Smugglers Cove

War, romance, adventure, hardship, doubt... a young Christian couple realize their dream of building a log home in Alaska's wilderness. The author shares half a century of his own love affair with Alaska.

Author: Francis E. Caldwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1425123848

Category: Alaska, Southeast

Page: 402

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War, romance, adventure, hardship, doubt... a young Christian couple realize their dream of building a log home in Alaska's wilderness. The author shares half a century of his own love affair with Alaska.

The Smugglers

An Investigation Into the World of the Contemporary Smuggler Timothy Green ...
Their opium poppies , the white petals tinged with violet , are grown by the hill
tribes of northern Thailand , Laos , and the Shan states of Burma , for whom the
sale ...

Author: Timothy Green

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012778614

Category: Smuggling

Page: 310

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My Favorite Marquess

But smugglers? Really! Violet feared the only thing in danger of being overtaken
this evening was what was left of Hennie's feeble brain. Until recently, Hennie
had resided with her great-aunt Matilda, a querulous woman who had been the ...

Author: Alexandra Bassett

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420129236

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ma'am, Let me assure you that I will not be manipulated by any feminine wiles into offering you another penny for such a dilapidated piece of property.--Sebastian Cavanaugh After conventional means fail, Sebastian, Marquess of St. Just, takes reckless measures to secure that crumbling monstrosity known as Trembledown--a haven for local smugglers and moonlighting spies. He plans to scare, not seduce, its owner, but when a midnight encounter leaves them soaked, stranded, and possessing just one blanket for warmth, Sebastian, a.k.a. Robert the Brute, discovers that the widow Violet Treacher is not only willful and unafraid, she is maddeningly desirable. . . My Lord, Enclosed find your unsigned contract. Pray do consider your offer as being rejected.--Mrs. Percival Treacher Though the wilds of Cornwall hold no allure, Violet won't give the arrogant Marquess the satisfaction of a sale, so here she shivers, in a wreck of a house, with lips still burning from the passion of a masked smuggler. She knows he's near--for her own bit of real estate is quite the magnet for secrets, danger, even treachery. But how will she recognize the gentleman by day. . .with only the memory of his kiss in the dark?

A Smuggler s Bible

Scalloped wavelets of the strong , moving sea make steely violet shadows .
Everywhere . A man is beside him before David even knows he has been
approached . The man foregoes the customary transition — the moments of half -
expectant ...

Author: Joseph McElroy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056315321

Category: Fiction

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In its depth of vision and omnidirectional grasp of the rhythms and textures of modern life. A Smuggler's Bible marked the debut of one of contemporary fiction's most compelling and original authors. Upon its first publication in 1966, it drew a chorus of critical acclaim and comparisons to William Gaddis's The Recognitions and Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano. Used once upon a time to convey contraband, the familiar hollowed-out bible reappears transformed as a metaphor for the earnest attempt, perhaps futile, by David Brooke to project his life into the lives of those who have affected him to varying degrees of residual puzzlement, fascination, profit, frustration, and damage. These people -- a reserved English bookseller in Brooklyn Heights, the bizarre tenants of a Manhattan rooming house, his mother on a day of haunting insight, a mercurial and narcissistic professor of history, and finally his own father confronting death -- are the subject of David's vaunted "projections," the eight pseudo-autobiographical manuscripts he has written, now housed safely aboard a transatlantic liner on their way to a mysterious old man in London. David is the reader of his life, and as he broods over the stories, attempting to conjure his identity from its disjointed parts, yet another voice intercedes, a cunning interlocutor who alternately guides and thwarts his attempts to find a pattern of meaning in the profuse details of life. Book jacket.

The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club

It struck him that Sellwood might be a smuggler of spies , or a spy for smugglers .
“ I ' ll wager ' Tiger ' Bristow is in this , too , ” he said ... Violet sat down again , and
chewed on a long , stray strand of her hair . “ Tell Dick about the French Spy ...

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076159972

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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Founded by Sherlock Holmes's cleverer brother, the Diogenes Club is the least-known of Britain's intelligence services, protecting the realm from occult menace and magical perfidy. Now its secret files are opened, revealing to the public the truth about fairies and fish-folk, national heroes and national horrors, diabolical masterminds and the Weather.