Books tagged: guillotine

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Knit One
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Tales of Two Cities Press is based on the two cities where I have spent most of my life — London and Paris. The association of the two cities brought to mind that Dickensian tale of the French revolution. Hence, you will find my own interpretation in the following short story. Madame Defarge leads a relentless combat against French aristocrats and then takes pleasure in seeing them die...
Paris : Walks on the Dark Side
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » European
A practical guide for the tourist interested in exploring the dark and macabre side of the City of Light. This book focuses on sites of Paris connected with events that occurred from the 16th century to just after the French Revolution..
The Ties That Bind
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
The story of Clovis, a French lieutenant issued to look over the execution of Antione, the head of a local terrorist group. Antione is dead, but his memory will always remain.
Game of Patience
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,660. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Paris, 1796. Police investigator Aristide Ravel is confronted with a double murder in a fashionable apartment--the daughter of a wealthy family and the man who was blackmailing her. From Paris's gritty back alleys to its glittering salons, in feverish, decadent postrevolutionary France, Ravel's investigation leads him to hidden secrets, crimes of passion, and long-nurtured hatreds.
Off With Their Heads!
Series: 31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volume 6. Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Queen Victoria took being a queen to the head literally. Anyone she didn’t like would be sent to the chopping block where she became famous “Off with their heads,” and off they went, but one day that would all change when she yelled out “Off with his head.”
Keeping Your Head...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: British English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Terror is rife in the city’s streets. Fourteen-year-old Flora has been given refuge in a slum cellar, along with her mother and older sister, but it is only a matter of time before they are found. To survive, they are forced to separate, and Flora wonders if they will ever meet again.
Murder In Lyons, France A French President Is Assassinated June 24, 1894
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European
Cesario Santo told police in Lyons that he had nothing personally against the President of France whose life he ended with his dagger. He qualified this by saying that Marie Sadi Carnot was one of many tyrants. Santo despised him because of this and for not pardoning three anarchists who were imprisoned in French jails. My ebook details Santo's quick trial and his gruesome execution by guillotine.
Palace of Justice
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,170. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » European
Paris is hungry, restless, and fearful in the autumn of 1793. Amid distrust and anxiety, police agent Aristide Ravel must stop a ruthless killer who is terrorizing the city. Ravel soon learns, however, that hunting a murderer who leaves headless corpses on the streets, paralleling the victims of the guillotine, is a task that will lead him to dark secrets and echoes from an even darker past.
Executions & Horrible Tortures From Olden Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,740. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
During past centuries, crimes such as filing metal shavings from a coin, shoplifting a handkerchief, or a bit of lace was usually punished with torture or even death. More serious crimes like treason, inciting civil disobedience, or witchcraft could result in some truly horrendous punishments like being drawn and quartered. People accused of witchcraft were subjected to a water test & burned if-
The Overconfident Milk Truck and More Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
Life in the country is often unique and filled with adventure. Whether it's the neighbor claiming a crazy rooster or a fish slapping Mom's face at the 4-H lake outing, few things happen as planned. This collection of short, short stories about rural living is humorous, down to earth, and unexpected.