Books tagged: convicts

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Shadow of the Grave, Volume One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,140. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One, 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.
By the Pleasing Countenance of My Superiors
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The life of Dungog Police Magistrate Thomas Cook, Esq. (1788-1866)
The Witch's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult
It doesn't matter if you don't believe... When fifteen-year-old Alex is caught out in the secluded forest admiring the giant ancient tree set in a moss-covered clearing, she is sure Josh is pulling a prank on her. Be careful of the witch's curse, he says. The tree has the power to kill you in the most horrible of ways. Alex didn't believe him. Maybe she should have.
The Silent Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Irish convict in this true story battles with authority across three continents. The story unites major events from convict life in Australia and the gold rushes of Victoria and California. It includes Australia’s first ever Escort Robbery; a great mystery of the sea; executions; corruption and crime. A truly international story with a pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero.
Flashes II
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
To follow first book, 'Flashes', here is another collection of miscellaneous writings.
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
A miscellany of short stories, flash fiction, anecdotes, poetry and quotations.
Letters of a Convict Girl, Age 11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
At age 11 Rosie O'Brien is sentenced to 14 years in prison and transported to the other side of the world – the far Colony of New South Wales. In this wild place she has only herself to rely on. Her letters home record the trials, hardships and miracles that befall her. Somewhere in this God forsaken land is her convict father, but is he alive? Based on actual convict experiences.
Jeremy Kane: A Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion and its brutal aftermath in the Australian penal colonies.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,230. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Jeremy Kane: A Canadian Historical Adventure Novel Of The 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion And Its Brutal Aftermath In The Australian Penal Colonies. A young Ontario rebel's adventures in love, politics and war, amidst violent events that helped shape Canada's early nationhood. Romantically involved with two beautiful and very different young sisters, Jeremy is caught up in the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion.
Nathaniel's Bloodline
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A novel about Australian First Fleet convicts and their families. Nathaniel's Bloodline is based on historical events in the earliest days of convict settlement in New South Wales. It is also about fair-dinkum Aussie battlers chasing their dreams, and running from gangsters and corrupt law men. Fast moving, gripping action with lots of twists and turns.
Bound with an Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » History » American
In 1723, James Bell stole a book from a London bookstall. As punishment, he was loaded on a ship and sent to colonial America, where he was sold as an indentured servant. In telling the epic story of how thousands of British convicts like Bell were separated from families and transported to America in the 18th century, Anthony Vaver challenges the way we think about immigration to early America.