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Carter, Miranda 1965-

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Works: 24 works in 107 publications in 4 languages and 6,333 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.A7735, 823.92
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Publications by Miranda Carter
Most widely held works by Miranda Carter
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I by Miranda Carter( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Miranda Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it. This book is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men: damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George, and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures: Queen Victoria, grandmother to two of them, grandmother-in-law to the third, whose conservatism and bullying obsession with family left a dangerous legacy; and Edward VII, the playboy arch-vulgarian who turned out to have a remarkable gift for international relations and the theatrics of mass politics. At the same time, Carter weaves through their stories a riveting account of the events that led to World War I, showing how the personal and the political interacted, sometimes to devastating effect. For all three men the war would be a disaster that destroyed forever the illusion of their close family relationships, with any sense of peace and harmony shattered in a final coda of murder, betrayal and abdication
Anthony Blunt : his lives by Miranda Carter( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of art historian Sir Anthony Blunt, exploring his private and public personas and how he used his connections within English high society to work as a Soviet spy until he was exposed by Margaret Thatcher in 1979
The strangler vine by Miranda Carter( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
"India, 1837. William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair--trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society--becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression"--Dust jacket flap
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
"Blake and Avery return in the stunning sequel to M. J. Carter's lauded fiction debut, The Strangler Vine. London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter press forces them back together. The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate, then connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers, and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again. But what if the murderer is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?"--
The strangler vine by Miranda Carter( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
India. 1837. William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off. A few months earlier, so rumour has it, the infamous and disgraced poet Xavier Mountstuart leaves Calcutta in order to track down the last of the remaining Thugs, a sinister secret fraternity notorious for strangling thousands of travellers. But after reaching the kingdom of Jubbulpore, Mountstuart mysteriously disappears
The three emperors : three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it
The strangler vine : a novel by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Set in the untamed wilds of nineteenth-century colonial India, a dazzling historical thriller introducing an unforgettable investigative pair. India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule
The strangler vine by Miranda Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Calcutta 1837. The East India Company rules India -- or most of it -- and its most notorious and celebrated son, Scottish author Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. William Avery, a down-at-heel junior officer in the Company's army, is sent to find him, in the unlikely company of the enigmatic and uncouth Jeremiah Blake. A more mismatched duo couldn't be imagined, but they must bury their differences as they are caught up in a search that turns up too many unanswered questions and seems bound to end in failure. What was it that so captivated Mountstuart about the Thugs, the murderous sect of Kali-worshippers who strangle innocent travellers by the roadside? Who is Jeremiah Blake and can he be trusted? And why is the whole enterprise shrouded in such secrecy? In the dark heart of Company India, Avery will have to fight for his very life, and in defence of a truth he will wish he had never learned
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Time and distance have weakened the close bond forged in the jungles. Then a shocking series of murders forces them back together. With the police mysteriously unwilling to investigate, Blake and Avery race against time to find the culprit. But what if he is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of Londons gutter press forces them back together
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
It's 1841, and three years after we left them at the close of The Strangler Vine, Blake and Avery are reunited in very different circumstances in London. There has been a series of dreadful murders in the slums of the printing district, which the police mysteriously refuse to investigate, and Blake and Avery must find the culprit before he kills again
De ondergang van het oude Europa : drie dynastieën, één familie en de weg naar de Eerste Wereldoorlog by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de familiebanden tussen koning George V van Groot-Brittannië, keizer Wilhelm II van Duitsland en tsaar Nicolaas II van Rusland, en de betekenis van die banden bij het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog in 1914
The Devil's feast by Miranda Carter( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"Investigative team Blake and Avery find themselves entangled in a case involving political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's first celebrity chef. London, 1842. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club--a death the club is desperate to hush up. What he soon discovers is a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome facade. At the center is its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, "the Napoleon of food," a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner in crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death is only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?"--
Three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
As cousins, George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last Tsar Nicholas II should have been friends - but they happened also to rule Europe's three most powerful states. This potent combination together with their own destructive personalities led to their own dramatic fallouts and falls from grace, and also to the outbreak of the First World War
Anthony Blunt : el espía de Cambridge by Miranda Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Gentleman espion : les doubles vies d'Anthony Blunt by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The printer's coffin by Miranda Carter( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Het speurdersduo Blake en Avery duikt op verzoek van een rijke filantroop de negentiende eeuwse Londense sloppenwijken in om de moorden op drukkers van erotische en politieke lectuur op te lossen
His Lives by Miranda Carter( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The printer's coffin by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
London, 1841. Mr Jeremiah Blake and Captain William Avery, recently returned from India, are invited by Viscount Allington to examine the particulars of a grisly pair of murders. Two printers from the seditious gutter presses have been brutally dispatched in distinct but similar circumstances. Fearing the deaths will stoke the fires of Chartism sweeping the capital, Allington hopes Blake and Avery's determination to uncover the truth will solve these crimes and help restore civic order. But there are others who seem equally determined that the pair shall fail
 
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Alternative Names
Carter, M.J. 1965-
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Miranda Carter British writer
Miranda Carter Brits biografe
Languages
English (99)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
French (1)
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