Books tagged: vaudeville

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Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Sinister Chinaman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A Sherlock Holmes short story of 7.300 words, narrated by Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson are in San Francisco, defending a Chinese magician accused of kidnapping a child. They are aided by that renowned prestidigitator and aeronaut Oscar Zoroaster Diggs - otherwise known as the Great and Powerful Oz.
Vamps, Villains and Vaudeville (A Jazz Age Mystery #4)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In 1920s Galveston, society reporter Jazz Cross must review a travelling vaudeville show and discovers that an old flame acts in the production. That night, they find a stabbing victim behind the Oasis, her brother’s speakeasy, a vaudeville actor. After a second performer is murdered, Jazz must help prove that Sammy isn’t the killer. A cozy Jazz Age mystery inspired by vaudeville's fading glory.
Cora Livingston World Champion Female Wrestler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Cora Livingston's training regimen is still relevant today. The world champion female wrestler considered brisk walks, of 5 and 8 miles daily, an essential part of preparing for important wrestling matches. In the early 1900s she bested much larger women, pinning them quickly because of her use of scientific methods. Noted wrestler Dan McLeod of San Francisco was one of the men she trained with.
Life is a Vaudeville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by The Little French eBooks. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » Caribbean & Latin American
It tells the secret story of a family which because of its precarious economical situation, decides to take advantage and impose its artistic talents over established social prejudices during the early years of the XX century, to dedicate to Vaudeville and Couplet in countries and times not yet prepared.
South of the Deadline
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,580. Language: American English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1910, Seattle’s red light district, called the “Deadline,” is doing booming business in gambling, boozing and prostitution. Clara Johnson, a singer and prostitute, is found murdered in a cheap hotel. Suffragette Sophie Bramson, fleeing the music halls of Paris, returns to Seattle and meets Dr. Lars Haglund, a surgeon and pioneer forensic scientist. Together they investigate Clara's death.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
In 1935 Evita travels to Buenos Aires, a bustling city of eight million. It’s the train ride of her life. An actress job leads to the stage, films and radio soap operas. Famous already she meets the dashing Colonel Juan Peron. Soon enough she’s his lover, companion and trusted adviser; together they dazzle Argentina.
Sleight of Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
One foot planted in tradition, the other stepping into the unknown, Margaret Morehouse finds herself at a personal crossroads in 1910 Los Angeles. Appointed one of the nation’s first policewomen with arrest powers, Margaret searches for two missing women and struggles to identify an abandoned corpse. Surrounded by intrigue, she battles personal, social, and psychological demons.
Little Satchmo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love.
The Nova In The Attic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,330. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
"The Nova In The Attic" is a queer ghost story, one hundred years in the telling, that describes the enduring remnants of love after death.
Victory Garden: A Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,060. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
It's 1917, during World War 1, and while Rose Scofield does her part to make woman suffrage a reality, she falls in love with Adam Bell, a vaudeville actor who travels the country with his brothers gathering laughs and hard knocks. She goes to Washington D.C. to help the suffrage movement and she is arrested for her work. After her release she must come to terms with her dreams for the future.