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Carter, Miranda 1965-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 157 publications in 6 languages and 7,528 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Biographies  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.A7735, 823.92
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Publications about Miranda Carter
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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,544 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 )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,106 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 infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,012 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 Devil's feast by Miranda Carter( Book )
10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 684 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?"--
The strangler vine by Miranda Carter( Book )
24 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 472 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 )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 375 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 )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 222 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
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 171 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 122 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 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 devil's feast by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
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?
The devil's feast by Miranda Carter( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
London, 1842. There has been 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. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club₂s handsome facade, and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, 'the Napoleon of food,' a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity
The infidel stain by Miranda Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 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
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 20 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
The printer's coffin by Miranda Carter( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Same book with "The Infidel Stain" but different title. Its 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
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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 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 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
Cei trei împăraţi : trei veri, trei imperii şi drumul către Primul Război Mondial by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Romanian and held by 1 library worldwide
The Devil's feast by Miranda Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 library 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?"--
 
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Alternative Names
Carter, M. J.
Carter M. J. 1965-....
M・J・カーター
Miranda Carter British writer
Miranda Carter Brits biografe
Miranda Carter écrivaine britannique
Miranda Carter escritora británica
ಮಿರಾಂಡಾ ಕಾರ್ಟರ್(ಎಂ.ಜೆ.ಕಾರ್ಟರ್)
カーター, ミランダ
Languages
English (130)
Japanese (5)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Romanian (1)
Dutch (1)
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