The Golden Pool

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143744
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The Golden Pool from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Richard Austin Freeman recounts an incredible voyage to North Africa and Ashanti in search of a mine dug by Christians in search of gold. A young Englishman steals a local ritual treasure and his misadventures and dangers faced are retold. Once required reading by the British colonial services in Africa, this is a tale of high adventure.

The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Stokowski Press
ISBN: 9781444659337
Size: 45.66 MB
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The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Golden Pool' is one of Freeman's many works of fiction. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

Swimming In The Steno Pool A Retro Guide To Making It In The Office

Author: Lynn Peril
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393341461
Size: 19.52 MB
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Swimming In The Steno Pool A Retro Guide To Making It In The Office from the Author: Lynn Peril. Feed your boss’s ego. Dress for success. And don’t let your heels trip you up on the corporate ladder. Millions of women have held the position of secretary, alternately lauded as a breakthrough opportunity and excoriated as dead-end busy work. From the female pioneers who infiltrated Capitol Hill offices during the Civil War to today’s tech-savvy administrative assistants, secretaries have withstood criticism for abandoning their rightful sphere (the home), weathered the dubious advice of secretarial guide- books, taken hits from feminists and antifeminists alike, and demanded the right to resist making coffee—all while making their bosses look good. In Swimming in the Steno Pool, author-secretary Lynn Peril profiles the various incarnations of the secretary, from pliable, sexy mate of the “office husband” to postfeminist executive-in-training, drawing inspiration from a wide range of “femorabilia” and secretarial guidebooks of yesteryear. Featuring an array of fabulous illus- trations promoting office equipment and office girls alike, Peril delivers a feisty, witty celebration of the women who’ve been running the show for decades.

The Mad Planet

Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775456552
Size: 64.26 MB
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The Mad Planet from the Author: Murray Leinster. In the aftermath of massive, large-scale destruction, civilization must begin again. "The Mad Planet" details the halting development of a new society after the planet has been ravaged by environmental damage. The tale focuses on a simple but decent and well-intentioned hero, Burl, who seeks to survive against the odds in this dangerous era.

The Man With The Golden Torc

Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101212875
Size: 49.25 MB
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The Man With The Golden Torc from the Author: Simon R. Green. New York Times bestselling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series. The name’s Bond. Shaman Bond. Actually, that's just his cover. His real name is Eddie Drood, but when your job includes a license to kick supernatural arse on a regular basis, you find your laughs where you can. For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night. As a Drood field agent he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world. He loved his job. Right up to the point where his own family declared him rogue for no reason. Now, the only people who can help Eddie prove his innocence are the people he used to consider his enemies... From the Paperback edition.

Summer House With Swimming Pool

Author: Herman Koch
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782390731
Size: 33.67 MB
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Summer House With Swimming Pool from the Author: Herman Koch. Marc Schlosser is a doctor to the rich and famous. When his most famous patient, the actor Ralph Meier, invites him and his family on holiday, Marc finds that he can't refuse. But by the time the suntans fade, Ralph Meier is dead. The medical board accuses Marc of negligence. Ralph's wife, however, accuses him of murder...

The Dragon Pool

Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416553892
Size: 59.82 MB
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The Dragon Pool from the Author: Christopher Golden. Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven-hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....

Boy S Life

Author: Robert R. McCammon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453231560
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Boy S Life from the Author: Robert R. McCammon. A bizarre murder in an idyllic southern town propels a boy and his father into a world of evil in this World Fantasy Award–winning horror novel. Small town boys see weird sights, and Zephyr has provided Cory Jay Mackenson with his fair share of oddities. He knows the bootleggers who lurk in the dark places outside of town. On moonless nights, he’s heard spirits congregate in the churchyard to reminisce about the good old days. He’s seen rain that flooded Main Street and left it crawling with snakes. Cory knows magic, and relishes it as only a young boy can. One frosty winter morning, he and his father watch a car jump the curb and sail into the fathomless town lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a naked corpse handcuffed to the wheel. This chilling sight is only the start of the strangest period of Cory’s life, when the magic of his town will transform him into a man. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of [Stephen] King and [Ray] Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life represents the finest work of one of the most accomplished writers of modern horror (Kirkus Reviews).

Golden State

Author: Sichan Siv
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491726571
Size: 12.89 MB
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Golden State from the Author: Sichan Siv. It is the eve of his inauguration and President-Elect Bill Kartona is looking forward to the next twelve hours. Tomorrow, he will become the youngest person ever to be sworn in as president of the United States. With his wife asleep, Kartona answers a knock at the door, greets his national security adviser with a passionate kiss, leads her into the bathroom across the hall, and closes the door. A historic and potentially scandalous presidency is about to begin. The next day, when Kartona takes the oath of office, other leaders driven by greed and hunger for power pause and take note. China and Russia want control of the world’s largest mining resource. France is taking steps to rescue its former colony from being plundered by the nouveaux riches. While Kartona immerses himself in the various crises, his national security advisor tells him she knows the perfect person to help him defuse the tension among the four countries: Goldie Baume, a cowboy from West Texas. With a world war appearing imminent, Kartona has no choice but to follow her lead. But soon, the new president will have more problems to deal with than he ever imagined. In this political thriller, a president weakened by scandals must rely on a Texas cowboy to restrain the powerful leaders before they destroy each other and the entire planet. As a romance is rekindled between the cowboy and his former French lover, only time will tell if love will triumph over conflict.