When a young bride becomes a widow--and inherits a fortune--two weeks after her wedding, Hercule Poirot visits the sleepy village and tries to determine if the event is related to the brutal death of a mysterious stranger.
Chronicles Rome's policies in the Greek East, which began as self-rule so that the Empire could focus on the Carthaginian menace in the West, but later moved to more direct control several decades later.
Harsh attempts to discover what they believed their responsibilities were and what they tried to accomplish; to evaluate the human and logistical resources at their disposal; and to determine what they knew and when they learned it."--BOOK JACKET.
This early work by Mary Elizabeth Braddon was originally published in 1874 and we are now republishing it with a brand new biography of the author. 'Taken at the Flood' is one of Braddon's novels in the sensation literature genre. Mary Elizabeth Braddon was born in Soho, London, England in 1835. She was educated privately in England and France, and at the age of just nineteen was offered a commission by a local printer to produce a serial novel "combining the humour of Dickens with the plot and construction of G. P. R. Reynolds" What emerged was Three Times dead, or The Secret of the Heath, which was published five years later under the title The Trail of the Serpent (1861). For the rest of her life, Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than eighty novels, while also finding time to write and act in a number of stage plays.
Comet GABRIEL has sideswiped the Earth, triggering earthquakes . . . volcanoes . . . and a monster tidal wave. Bruce and Karen are among the few left alive - struggling to survive in the bleak, hostile aftermath of disaster. They are strangers but must unite. Because everything they know has been taken at the flood. And only the strongest will live.