The Great Portrait Mystery

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143752
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The Great Portrait Mystery from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. The National Portrait Gallery is the opening setting for this mystery of theft and fraud. A painter copies diligently from a watercolour one morning when an enigmatic musician appears and causes mayhem. The copyist replaces a masterpiece and makes an infamous escape. Who are the mysterious musician and copyist?

The Great Portrait Mystery And Other Stories

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781495960536
Size: 30.86 MB
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The Great Portrait Mystery And Other Stories from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories By R. Austin Freeman This collection of seven short stories includes two featuring Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke, a fictional detective in a long series of novels and short stories by British author R. Austin Freeman (1862-1943). Thorndyke was described by his author as a 'medical jurispractitioner': originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first - in modern parlance - forensic scientists.

The Shakespeare Game

Author: Ilya Gililov
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875861873
Size: 45.73 MB
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The Shakespeare Game from the Author: Ilya Gililov. Gililov, Secretary of the Russian Academy of SciencesOCO Shakespeare Committee, sets out in intricate detective-novel detail why he believes the fifth Earl of Rutland and his wife actually wrote most of Shakespeare''s work."

The First R Austin Freeman Megapack

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479401897
Size: 46.99 MB
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The First R Austin Freeman Megapack from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. "The First R. Austin Freeman Megapack" collects 27 mystery tales featuring the forensic sleuth Dr. Thorndyke (and others). Included in this volume are: THE RED THUMB MARK (1907) THE MAN WITH THE NAILED SHOES (1909) THE STRANGER'S LATCHKEY (1909) THE ANTHROPOLOGIST AT LARGE (1909) THE BLUE SEQUIN (1909) THE MOABITE CIPHER (1909) THE MANDARIN'S PEARL (1909) THE ALUMINIUM DAGGER (1909) A MESSAGE FROM THE DEEP SEA (1909) THE EYE OF OSIRIS (1911) THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN (1912) THE CASE OF OSCAR BRODSKI (1912) A CASE OF PREMEDITATION (1912) THE ECHO OF A MUTINY (1912) A WASTREL'S ROMANCE (1912) THE OLD LAG (1912) THE UTTERMOST FARTHING (1914) A SILENT WITNESS (1914) THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY (1918) THE BRONZE PARROT (1918) POWDER BLUE AND HAWTHORN (1918) THE ATTORNEY'S CONSCIENCE (1918) THE LUCK OF BARNABAS MUDGE (1918) THE MISSING MORTGAGEE (1918) PERCIVAL BLAND'S PROXY (1918) THE CASE OF THE WHITE FOOTPRINTS (1920) HELEN VARDON'S CONFESSION (1922) If you enjoy this volume, please search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in the series, collecting great tales of adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories, and much more. (Sort by publication date to see the most recent additions.)

R Austin Freeman Ultimate Mystery Collection 9 Novels 39 Short Stories Including Dr Thorndyke Series Romney Pringle Adventures Other Thriller Classics Illustrated

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026852524
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R Austin Freeman Ultimate Mystery Collection 9 Novels 39 Short Stories Including Dr Thorndyke Series Romney Pringle Adventures Other Thriller Classics Illustrated from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This carefully crafted ebook: “R. AUSTIN FREEMAN - Ultimate Mystery Collection: 9 Novels & 39 Short Stories, including Dr. Thorndyke Series, Romney Pringle Adventures & Other Thriller Classics (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography Dr. Thorndyke Series: Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession Short Stories Percival Bland’s Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Assyrian Rejuvenator The Foreign Office Despatch The Chicago Heiress The Lizard's Scale The Paste Diamonds The Kailyard Novel The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle The Submarine Boat The Kimblerley Fugitive The Silkworms of Florence The Box of Specie The Silver Ingots The House of Detention From a Surgeon’s Diary The Adventure at Heath Crest How I Acted for and Invalid Doctor How I Attended a Nervous Patient How I Met a Very Ignorant Practitioner How I Cured a Hopeless Paralytic How I Helped to Lay a Ghost The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories The Great Portrait Mystery The Bronze Parrot Powder Blue and Hawthorn The Attorney's Conscience The Luck of Barnabas Mudge

Chasing Portraits

Author: Elizabeth Rynecki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101987685
Size: 51.56 MB
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Chasing Portraits from the Author: Elizabeth Rynecki. The memoir of one woman’s emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. It was his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, setting upon a journey to seek out what had been lost but never forgotten… The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s paintings simply blended into the background of Elizabeth Rynecki’s life when she was growing up. But the art transformed from familiar to extraordinary in her eyes after her grandfather, Moshe’s son George, left behind journals detailing the loss her ancestors had endured during World War II, including Moshe’s art. Knowing that her family had only found a small portion of Moshe’s art, and that many more pieces remained to be found, Elizabeth set out to find them. Before Moshe was deported to the ghetto, he entrusted his work to friends who would keep it safe. After he was killed in the Majdanek concentration camp, the art was dispersed all over the world. With the help of historians, curators, and admirers of Moshe’s work, Elizabeth began the incredible and difficult task of rebuilding his collection. Spanning three decades of Elizabeth’s life and three generations of her family, this touching memoir is a compelling narrative of the richness of one man’s art, the devastation of war, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547536976
Size: 35.50 MB
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Antarctica from the Author: Gabrielle Walker. Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming. This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today.

Girl In A Green Gown

Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485900
Size: 67.97 MB
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Girl In A Green Gown from the Author: Carola Hicks. The Arnolfini portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. This haunting gem of medieval art, a subtle and beautiful portrait of a wealthy Bruges merchant and his wife, intrigues all who see it. Is the painting the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol? Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery. She also tells the fascinating story of the painting's survival through fire and battle, and of its owners. Uniquely, for a masterpiece of its age, its provenance can be tracked through every single owner - from the mysterious Mr Arnolfini via various monarchs to being an early star of the National Gallery in 1842- and these owners have a cameo appearance too, in this enthralling story of how an artwork of genius can speak afresh to each new generation.

Portrait Photography

Author: Erik Valind
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133579921
Size: 59.58 MB
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Portrait Photography from the Author: Erik Valind. In Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Erik Valind shows you how to get the best shots of your subjects–whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, at a family get-together, or at a formal event. Starting with the fundamentals of portrait photography, including how to select the right camera settings and lenses and how to compose your shots, Erik covers building a rapport with your subject, and offers suggestions for poses that flatter your subject to achieve great shots. He then addresses the problems and opportunities of both natural and indoor light, offering ways to resolve lighting challenges of both, showing when and how to use a flash and how to add and modify light to improve the quality of your images. Finally, he walks through several portrait scenarios, including creating single-person shots such as headshots and environmental shots, and group shots such as family and wedding photos. Follow along with Erik and you will: Learn the basics of capturing great portraits, such as focusing on the eyes, stepping back and zooming in, and turning your subject into the light Evaluate focal length, compression, and working distance to select the best lens for any given shoot Establish trust with your subject and provide helpful direction and feedback so they feel at ease and look their best Address challenges associated with natural light such as shade and direct light–and tame or redirect the light for improved photographs Improve the light with modifiers and other helpful tools such as strobes, umbrellas, and reflectors Go “behind the scenes” and walk through the process of creating great portraits with two chapters of start-to-finish examples Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the portraits you want every time you pick up your camera.