Books tagged: convicts

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Port Arthur
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Alternative history
Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence.
Rancho Alviso
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,910. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Rancho Alviso thrived for over one hundred years with no intention of ever dying. Generations proudly called Rancho Alviso home. But after Roberto passed away, Rancho Alviso began to slowly die in his wake. This would be the last generation for Rancho Alviso: it was a life in the past...until an escaped convict and his dimwitted partner decided to make an unscheduled visit.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume I The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s)
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 64,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Reference
A New Life in our History is the first account of the settlement of Australian and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. Volume I, The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s) follows the arrest of Solomon Bockerah and his transportation to Sydney on the notorious Second Fleet and the spectacular rise and fall of the emancipist Sydney merchant, John Laurie.
The Deadliest Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In this short story, a group of rich hunters, bored with the usual prey of deer and bears, take part in an illegal “game” where they can hunt the smartest prey – men! Death row inmates volunteer to be part of the game. If they survive, they win their freedom. Jim is one of the “runners” and he is determined to do whatever it takes to get back to his family!
Lured Guns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by Rosy Garland Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Australia 1840… a salty, fleshly, ghost mystery about bush rangers in the unforgettable days of gold, guns and wayward women. Two sophisticated seekers, intangible travellers in the outback, set up their props for a furnace of power. Read the "...and then" at end of story to have a revelation on the creating ray of success. Original engravings of Australian bush-rangers by Victorian artists.
Writing Vignettes On A Gumleaf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Rosy Garland Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Natty Old Australian Book Titles to Pump Your Thoughts. These Colonial, and most original book titles are yours to keep. Think of the short stories you could load up with these. Got your quill ready? Got the billy boiling for bush tea? Got your damper spread with cocky’s joy? Got yourself on a three-legged stool? Let's write for cash!
Sioras4 - The Recognition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,280. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sioras4 is a planet from our Universe. It can support life, similar to Earth. Sioras4 was colonized by former excluded from the Society. They had gotten back all their rights and freedom after serving their sentence. Some of them choose to live on Sioras4. The people of Sioras4 in collaboration with space pilots from the Society, fight against the excluded who took over Station Zero.
Buckley's Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
In the Australian vernacular “you’ve got Buckley’s Chance” or “you’ve got Buckley’s” means “you have no chance”, or “it’s nearly impossible”; despite the eventual outcome of his adventure, the phrase is believed to refer to the improbable survival of an escaped convict, William Buckley, who lived among the Aborigines of Victoria, Australia, for thirty-two years, before returning to civilization.
Two Killers on the Loose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,030. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Hit man Dick Blackwell escapes death row ahead of a hurricane. To elude capture, he assumes an old friend’s identity, hiding his role in the man’s death. Earl Madison, his former cellmate, also is on the run. Blackmailing his old pal Dick is his only hope to stay off death row. Walter Wellington, a young journalist, plays an unwitting role in reuniting the two killers and bringing one to justice.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,620. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.