Free historical fiction Kindle books for 04 Jun 18

The Roof Bolter

by Joseph Carlton Porter

To feel responsible for another man’s death is a heavy burden, even for a strong man. When a young miner is killed in Sherman Evers’s section, he takes responsibility for it. After all, he’s the roof bolterâ??it’s his job to hold up the mine’s roof. Now he must atone for what he considers an act of cowardice. His penance comes in a promise he makes to God, but when a national coal strike is called on December 6, 1977, it’s a promise that might get him killed. The Roof Bolter is the story of a Kentucky coal miner who must redeem his honor or die trying.

Day Dog

by John R. Burns

This is a work of fiction set in the 1960s’ about a local working class boy who wins a scholarship to Giggleswick school, one of the most prestigious public schools in the North of England.
The place is the same, the names and characters have been changed.

Dzhek Vosmerkin – Amerikanets (Illustrated, Transliterated): L Edition (Ð?еÑ?ское и Ñ?ноÑ?еское) (Russian Edition)

by Nikolay Smirnov

Illustrated, Transliterated, “L” Edition: Russian With Use Latin Alphabet.
Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия о кÑ?есÑ?Ñ?янском малÑ?Ñ?иÑ?ке из глÑ?Ñ?ой Ñ?оссийской деÑ?евни, загадоÑ?нÑ?м обÑ?азом пеÑ?ебÑ?авÑ?емся во вÑ?емя гÑ?ажданской войнÑ? в АмеÑ?икÑ?. Ð?жек пÑ?овел восемÑ? леÑ? в США, возмÑ?жал, окÑ?еп Ñ?изиÑ?ески и моÑ?алÑ?но. Ð?Ñ?ойдя долгий пÑ?Ñ?Ñ? оÑ? беспÑ?изоÑ?ника до наемного Ñ?абоÑ?его, Ñ?нÑ?й амеÑ?иканеÑ? Ð?жек Ð?осÑ?меÑ?кин меÑ?Ñ?аеÑ? кÑ?пиÑ?Ñ? своÑ? землÑ?. СобÑ?аÑ?Ñ? денÑ?ги на Ñ?еÑ?мÑ? в АмеÑ?ике 20-Ñ? годов пÑ?акÑ?иÑ?ески невозможно. Ð?мея богаÑ?Ñ?й опÑ?Ñ? селÑ?скоÑ?озяйсÑ?венного Ñ?абоÑ?его и Ñ?елÑ? жизни – кÑ?пиÑ?Ñ? клоÑ?ок земли, Ñ?Ñ?обÑ? сÑ?аÑ?Ñ? на нем Ñ?еÑ?меÑ?ом, Ñ?озяином собсÑ?венного бизнеса, – возвÑ?аÑ?аеÑ?ся в СССРâ?¦ Чем законÑ?аÑ?ся его благие Ñ?сÑ?Ñ?емления пÑ?и сÑ?олкновении с Ñ?еалиями Ñ?оÑ?алиÑ?аÑ?ного Ñ?ежима в г& […]

Manxman’s Tin Box : As World War One breaks out theft and murder in the Isle of Man lead to a greed that continues even beyond his grave. (Manx Trilogy Book 2)

by Gerard Kelly

In 1914 the world is in turmoil with war fast approaching. The holiday town of Douglas, Isle of Man, is bursting with visitors eager to grab some sense of normality before the inevitable declaration tears their world apart.
The sparkle of diamonds and flashing eyes lead to a robbery, that quickly turns to murder. Edward is trapped with no hope of escape except the chance to enlist and hide in a crowd, sure that it would all be over by Christmas. However, life expectancy at the front line is measured in seconds.
The soldiers tin box lies hidden for many years, its location known only to a casualty of war. Edward’s desire to posess the jewel is so strong that it continues even beyond his grave.

The Scent of Death: Free Sampler

by Andrew Taylor

Discover the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2013 (Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award) with this FREE 100 page extract from the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY. â??Andrew Taylor’s historical crime fiction is always an event,’ Guardian.

August, 1778. British-controlled Manhattan is a melting pot of soldiers, traitors and refugees, surrounded by rebel forces as the American War of Independence rages on.

Into this simmering tension sails Edward Savill, a London clerk tasked with assessing the claims of loyalists who have lost out during the war.

Savill lodges with the ageing Judge Wintour, his ailing wife, and their enigmatic daughter-in-law Arabella. However, as Savill soon learns, what the Wintours have lost in wealth, they have gained in secrets.

The murder of a gentleman in the slums pulls Savill into the city’s underbelly. But when life is so cheap, why does one death matter? Because making a nation is a lucrative business, and some people cannot afford to miss out, whatever the priceâ?¦

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